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 (Spain)  Manzanares Method
Lynne Booth (UK) 
Vertical Reflex Therapy
Sharon Stathis (Australia)  Ayurvedic Reflexology
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:

Jessica Crofoot, LMT, CR 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.

Maryejo del Meijer, LMP, MA has been in the healing/transformational field since 1983. She studied with Robert St John, the founder of Metamorphosis, for two years and has been practicing and teaching this approach since 1984. Maryejo is a Licensed Massage Therapist and holds an MA degree in Spiritual Counseling Psychology. She has a Bodywork/Coaching Practice in Santa Barbara California and has worked with thousands of clients.  Currently she’s specializing in working with pregnant women and writing a book for birth educators with the principles of the class she will present for SRMC, Metamorphosis.

Bill Flocco, LMT, NBCR (U.S.) 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, LMT, CR has over 27 years experience practicing and 21 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, LMT, CR 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 5 years and has received rave reviews from students taking the ARCB test.

Lisa Hensell, LMT, NBCR, CR, owner and Director of Education at SRMC since 1999, has been practicing reflexology in Seattle for 21 years.  In 2018 she received the national Education Award by Reflexology Association of America “In honor of her Talent and Vision for promoting Excellence in reflexology education”. 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, LMT 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; UK) 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 2018 Reflexology Association of America conference in Chicago in May. For more information visit reflexologylymphdrainage. For Seattle Reflexology, Sally will present Reflexology Lymph Drainage.

Karen Kraft, EAMP 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 in 2018 and Round About:  Fertility in 2019. 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 in 2018 and Round About:  Fertility in 2019. 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.

Dr. Ray McClanahan is a podiatrist in Portland, Oregon. In his 18 years as a podiatrist, he has learned that most foot problems can be corrected by restoring natural foot function. His professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options as well as education on proper footwear. Dr. Ray’s practice, Northwest Foot & Ankle, allows him to care for those who find their highest joy when in motion. He is also the inventor of Correct Toes, silicone toe spacers. Through his clinic and the website, Dr. McClanahan treats and educates on a variety of foot conditions—including many running injuries as well as plantar fasciosisAchilles tendonitisshin splints, heel spurs, bunions, and others. Dr. Ray is an active runner and athlete. In 1999, he finished 14th in the U.S. National Men’s Cross-Country Championships and had a near Olympic Trials qualifying 5,000 meter mark of 13:56 in 2000. He then qualified for the World Duathlon Championships in 2001. He will instruct Achieving Natural Foot Health for the first time with SRMC this summer.

Neil McNeill, CR has had a private reflexology practice since 2006. 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 (Belgium) has more than 40 years of experience in physiotherapy. He is an expert in physical therapy, manual neuro therapy, manual therapy, neuro-dynamics, and cranio-sacral therapy as well as reflex zone therapy. Nico is responsible for the development of the science-based concept behind Manual NeuroTherapy and Nerve Reflexology (MNT-NR). He translated the current understanding of pain physiology into practical clinical reasoning and transformed it into an instrument for treatment. Along with Griet Rondel and Norbert Gosch, Nico co-founded MNT-NR International, which is responsible for developing information about and spreading the techniques of Manual NeuroTherapy and Nerve Reflexology through classes, assisting Manual Neuro Therapists and Nerve Reflexologists, and the development of qualified tutors. Nico currently serves as a senior tutor at MNT-NR and is a member of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Together, Nico Pauly and Griet Rondel will teach The Stress-Response: A Sympathetic Nervous System, Hormonal and Immune Challenge.

Griet Rondel (Belgium) is a very experienced practitioner in physiotherapy, manual neuro therapy, neuro-dynamics, breathing techniques, and eastern meridian diagnostics. She specializes in the relationships between organs, emotions and brain centers. Along with Nico Pauly and Norbert Gosch, Griet co-founded MNT-NR International, which is responsible for developing information and spreading the techniques of Manual NeuroTherapy and Nerve Reflexology through classes, assisting Manual Neuro Therapists and Nerve Reflexologists, and the development of qualified tutors. She currently serves as a senior tutor at MNT-NR. Together, Griet Rondel and Nico Pauly will teach The Stress-Response: A Sympathetic Nervous System, Hormonal and Immune Challenge.

Sharon Stathis is a registered nurse, international educator, author and holistic health practitioner based in Brisbane, Australia. She is co-director of Feel-good Health Services with her psychologist husband Richard Rigby. Sharon began her reflexology training in 1989 and has studied under many leading reflexology instructors from around the world. She opened the first reflexology college in Australia to receive government accreditation. Sharon created the concept of Ayurvedic Reflexology in 2003 and has won international acclaim for her presentation of this work at seminars and conferences in 17 countries. She is a Charter member of the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR) and received ICR’s Ollie Bailey Service award in 2007 for her contribution to Reflexology. Sharon is a Life Member of the Reflexology Association of Asutralia and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She is in the process of writing three books: Ayuredic Reflexology for the FeetAyurvedic Reflexology for the Hands and To Cancer with Love. To find out more about Sharon, please visit her website. Sharon will teach Ayurvedic Reflexology:  SMART 1 and SMART 2 and SMART Energy.

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