Our Instructors


At Seattle Reflexology we encourage dynamic learning in the field. You can count on us for a solid educational foundation as well as a strong set of continuing education opportunities.

Each year we welcome highly esteemed instructors who offer our students new approaches, techniques, and maps. We think of it like pollination of our reflexology community, making it, and us individually, stronger and more vibrant.

In order to accomplish this we draw from our local community of experts, as well as from the whole of the U.S. and beyond. We invite instructors from around the world so you don’t have to travel so far to learn from the best and brightest!

In past years Seattle Reflexology and our students have been graced with the presence of extraordinary instructors including these:

Hanne Marquardt (Germany)  Reflexotherapy of the Feet (known as the “Mother of European Reflexology”)
Bill Flocco (California)  American Academy of Reflexology
Dorthe Krogsgaard and Peter Lund Frandsen (Denmark)  Touchpoint
Dr. Jesus Manzanares  Manzanaresmethod
Lynne Booth (UK) 
Vertical Reflex Therapy
Sharon Stathis  Ayurvedicreflexology
Susanne Enzer (UK)  Maternity Reflexology
Lone Sorenson (Spain)  Facial Reflexology
Sally Kay (UK)  Reflexology Lymph Drainage
Nico Pauly (Belgium)  MNT-NR
Chris Stormer-Fryer (South Africa)  Chris’ website
Maryejo del Meijer (California)  Metamorphosis and Maryejo’s info
Bill Runquist (California)  Osteopathic Foot Joint Mobilization
Inge Dougans (South Africa)  Inge’s info
Bill Mitchell, ND (Seattle) 
Pathologies & Reflexology
Anne Williams (Colorado) 
Anne’s info
Jade Shutes (Vermont) 
Aromatic Studies
Teri Hoskins (WA)

Michelle Thibert (Bothell)  Michelle’s info

It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s lineup:

Kate Benak, RF will teach Vertical Reflexology Technique.

Jessica Crofoot, LMP, RF has a private reflexology and massage practice in Redmond, Washington.  Jessica’s practice fosters an increase in body awareness, client education, and self empowerment to directly influence personal health.  She teaches Introduction to Reflexology, Structural Analysis of the Foot & Lower Leg, Fundamentals of Addressing Foot Pain and Reflexology for Fertility, Pregnancy and Birth.

Bill Flocco, LMP, NBCR is a well-known national and international lecturer and has been a pioneer of Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology, instructing classes for 34 years. His research study documenting the effectiveness of reflexology was the first to be published in scientific medical literature in the world with his article to Journal of American Medical Association magazine in the United States (December 1993 Obstetrics and Gynecology). In 2013 he was inducted into the International Reflexology Hall of Fame. In 2015 he published the long-awaited Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reflexology. Bill adds unique dimension to his classes by incorporating the most current international reflexology updates, which he picks up in his world travels. Bill’s classes are in hot demand every year! He is widely known and loved as a highly knowledgeable, skilled and whimsical instructor. Bill teaches Integrated Ear, Hand and Foot Reflexology and Self-Help, Pain Control and Stress Reduction with Ear, Hand and Foot Reflexology most years, and sometimes offers an additional feature class. In past years at SRMC, he has instructed World Reflexology, Beginning Ear Reflexology Intensive, Advanced Ear Reflexology, a 5-day Advanced Integrated Ear, Hand and Foot Reflexology and Neuro-Endocrine Disorders and Ear Hand Foot Reflexology and Working with Seniors via Ear Hand Foot Reflexology. This year his feature classes are Integrated Ear, Hand and Foot Reflexology for Musculoskeletal Issues and The Hidden Power of Reflexology for Chemical Dependency. To find out more about Bill and his classes, please visit his website. His extensive reflexology research summary page is available here.

Pam Foster, LMP, RF has over 20 years experience practicing and 15 years teaching in the field of massage/bodywork in Seattle. She has owned successful small businesses in various fields of expertise. Along with her experience, Pam brings her intelligence, humor, and a wealth of practical knowledge and ideas to students in her fun and lively instruction of Business for Reflexologists, Ethics & Reflexology, Tax Tips for Reflexologists, Documentation Parts I & II, Supervised Practice Clinic.

Since her graduation from SRMC in 2011 Christine Freeland, RF has been dedicated to continuing her reflexology education, taking classes from teachers in the Puget Sound Area and from around the world. In 2014, Christine earned her Reiki Practitioner certificate from the Reiki Training Program in Seattle and in 2015 she became a certified aromatherapist through Bastyr University. In 2016 Christine graduated from the massage therapy program at Northwest Academy for Healing Arts. She has facilitated the ARCB Study Session for SRMC for the past 4 years and has received rave reviews from students taking the ARCB test.

Lisa Hensell, LMP, NBCR, RF, owner and Director of Education at SRMC since 1999, has been practicing reflexology in Seattle for 19 years.  Drawing on her years of experience with a busy practice, Lisa enjoys sharing what she knows of reflexology with her clients and students.  She is passionate about the power of reflexology to assist physical healing and enhance psychological and spiritual well-being, and infuses her classes with dynamic clinical and holistic approaches.  Her love of the science and art of this healing work comes through in her instruction of Introduction to Reflexology, Advanced Reflexology, Parts I & II, The Law of Attraction: Manifesting Your Ideal Reflexology Practice and Hand Reflexology.

Bethany Jorgenson, LMP has been teaching massage since 2003.  She endeavors to teach in a creative, engaging manner that supports students to be an active part of their learning process by appealing to multiple learning styles/preferences.  Bethany believes it is crucial to teach from the foundation of her passion for massage and holistic approaches to understanding the human body and interactions with our clients.  Through this passion, students are able to see the practical application of all subject matter to their future massage career and are encouraged to participate fully in the learning community.  Bethany teaches Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Parts I & IIA&P Review, and Holistic Approaches to Communication.

Sally Kay, BSc (Hons) is a multi-award winning reflexology practitioner, researcher and provider of specialist training. She is an Expert Adviser to the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Honorary Fellow of the Association of Reflexologists AoR, Fellow of Federation of Holistic Therapists FHT, Honorary Member of National Register of Reflexologists Ireland, Winner of 2012 FHT Excellence in Practice Award, and Winner of 2015 International Council of Reflexologists ICR Research award. Since 2005 she has worked in Private Practice, Hospice and NHS Hospital Cancer Care, and in 2009 was the resident therapist, at internationally renowned holistic holiday retreat. Through clinical practice Sally has developed and researched unique Reflexology Lymph Drainage RLD techniques. Sally has been a guest speaker at many conferences, including the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR) silver jubilee conference where she was presented with a prestigious International Research award. She will be a guest speaker at the 2016 Reflexology Association of America conference in Anchorage. For more information visit reflexologylymphdrainage. Sally will be presenting Reflexology Lymph Drainage for SRMC in May.

Karen Kraft, EAMP, RF graduated from Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2002 with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.). She is licensed by the State of Washington and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (Dipl.O.M.). Her postgraduate studies included extensive training in Chinese herbal gynecology with a specialist in Melbourne, Australia, as well as additional training in dermatology, pain and trauma. In addition to her formal training, she spent several years as a volunteer, providing care for low income populations in the U.S. and abroad. In 2007 she volunteered at a birthing center in Indonesia, treating women in all stages of pregnancy, including prenatal care, breech-positioned babies, labor and postpartum care. Karen has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 14 years. She also specializes in sliding cupping and teaches cupping and gua sha techniques classes at Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. In 2014 she became a certified reflexologist (RF) and is passionate about the combination of these two modalities. Her gentle approach has great focus on calming the nervous system and allowing the body to internally rearrange, balance and repair. Karen will teach Reflexology Approaches for Acupuncturists.

With 33 years of full time experience in her Copenhagen-based practice, Dorthe Krogsgaard is a reflexology veteran in Denmark. Throughout her career she has been actively involved in raising the profession’s standards and documenting its effects. Dorthe has served as chairperson for the Danish Reflexologists Association, FDZ, and was instrumental in establishing FDZ’s Research Committee in 1991. International lecturer, past board member and vice-president of the International Council of Reflexologists. She will co-teach (with Peter Lund Frandsen) Round About:  the Arm & Hand.  For more information, please visit touchpoint.

Peter Lund Frandsen has studied modern physics and philosophy in the US, and medicine at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has studied and practiced reflexology since 1990. For many years Peter has been actively involved with the Danish Reflexologists Association (FDZ), where he coordinates the association’s international activities.  International lecturer and author of many articles on various aspects of reflexology, Peter will co-teach (with Dorthe Krogsgaard) Round About:  the Arm & Hand.  Visit touchpoint for more information.

Dr. Jesus Manzanares (Spain) is a Medical Doctor practicing in Barcelona, Spain. He specializes in family medicine, while integrating homeopathy and reflexology with his conventional medicine. His contributions as a pioneer in reflexology research are invaluable to the field of medicine and natural healthcare, elevating the profession of reflexology more solidly into the scientific realm. In an effort to understand and explain certain elements of reflexology (i.e. its neurophysiological basis, a more precise mapping of the organs and optimal protocols), he has documented over 70,000 clinical cases and conducted numerous scientific research studies on reflexology, some of which are available here. He has written multiple scientific papers specific to reflexive organ location and approach. Dr. Manzanares has presented at eight conferences internationally and has taught for schools around the globe. He was a featured speaker at the conference for Reflexology Association of Canada in 2017 and will present for the Reflexology Association of America conference in Chicago in April, 2018. His cutting edge research has offered a foundation of evidence-based studies to the field of reflexology, increasing the much-needed understanding and acceptance of it in the scientific medical community. In his book, Principles of Reflexology, he diagrams his investigations, charts and protocols and illustrates the specific maps he has developed. To find out more about Dr. Manzanares, please visit his website. Dr. Manzanares will teach Manzanares Reflexologic Method.

Neil McNeill, RF has had a private reflexology practice since 2007. He holds a Mastery Certification in reflexology from Seattle Reflexology & Massage Center, where he has been a core class instructor since 2007. In addition to reflexology, Neil is an experienced practitioner with Reiki, other subtle energy modalities, and shamanic-based spiritual guidance services. Neil is a respected scholar and educator in the fields of parapsychology, consciousness research and paranormal experience. He currently teaches Introduction to Reflexology, Hand Reflexology, Elder Care & Reflexology, Energy Awareness & Reflexology, Documentation, and Supervised Practice Clinic.

Nico Pauly (from Belgium) is an expert in physical therapy, manual neuro therapy, manual therapy, neuro-dynamics, and cranio-sacral therapy. He is a member of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain). Nico developed the concept of science-based MNT-NR. He put the current understanding of pain physiology in a practical clinical reasoning and treatment instrument. He co-founded MNT-NR International, which is responsible for information and spreading of MNT and NR, training and NR MNT, assisting Manual Neuro Therapists and Nerve Reflexologists, and the development of qualified tutors. Nico will teach The Stress-Response: A sympathetic nervous system, hormonal and immune challenge.

Astrid Zuppinger, RN, CCN, CDN, LMP, RF has over 20 years of experience in the field of Medical Nutrition Therapy.  She is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Reflexologist. After working 13 years as a Chief Dietitian in a hospital, Astrid began studying holistic care and quantum physics. Astrid has balanced allopathic and holistic care by working as a nutritionist and health coach for Share Care while simultaneously operating her own business, in which she uses many modalities including reflexology, Morphogenic Field Technique, Nutrition Response Testing, Bio Photon Therapy scar tissue work and frequency work. She is currently pursuing certification as a Neurolink practitioner. Astrid has a heart to share her knowledge and experience with all types of practitioners and the community at large. She sees education as an active way to touch lives, one person at a time. Astrid will teach Nutrition for Reflexologists.

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