About Us

Mission Statement
Working closely with the pioneering Reflexology Forum the I.F.R will strive to achieve common high standards of Reflexology practice for ALL reflexologists, both in the U.K and worldwide, throughout its membership and via a nationally agreed framework of qualifications, to the benefit and protection of the general public.

History of the I.F.R.
The I.F.R was founded in 1983 by a group of like-minded professional reflexologists. These therapists felt that training standards and levels of professional competence were not high enough and that the general public had no way of contacting a therapist whom they could trust to treat them with care and competence.
The I.F.R is a constituted body with its own Constitution, Code of Ethics and Practice and a Disciplinary Procedure to govern the conduct of its members. It is a non-profit making organization whose members are professionally qualified therapists and practitioners, or those undergoing training for professional qualification.

Who are the I.F.R Today?
Today the Federation has grown to be a leader organization in the field and now has several thousands of members working all over the world, bound together by the strict code of ethics and practice. As well as keeping a register of professional therapists, the I.F.R is largely involved in educational activities and has a list of accredited schools all of which teach to a centrally agreed syllabus. All therapists take a separate course in Anatomy and Physiology over and above the requirements of study for Reflexology.

Our Chairperson
Renée Tanner is widely acknowledged as the foremost voice in Reflexology, within the international community of therapists. The I.F.R benefits enormously from Renée’s knowledge, dedication and experience and we are most fortunate to have her unique input, personal involvement and support.

Our Environmental Policy
The International Federation of Reflexologists will use policies and procedures that will ensure the conservation of natural resources while minimising any adverse environmental impact from our operations, including, but not limited to, waste reduction and recycling.

We aim to review our environmental policies and procedures regularly to improve our performance and quality.

All employees are made aware of this policy and their responsibilities for environmental issues.

IFR operates an energy conservation policy to ensure that all non-critical equipment is switched off when not needed.

Low energy electrical equipment will be preferred for purchase.

IFR will endeavour to conduct as many tasks as are appropriate by electronic means in order to reduce paper usage.

IFR will always seek to purchase products that are environmentally friendly, re-usable, and recyclable and that do not damage the environment.

Whenever possible, appropriate and safe IFR re-uses incoming packaging materials.
This policy statement is on display at our premises and is made available to the public via our website.