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The South African Reflexology Society [TSARS]

Established in 1985 as a non-profit national professional society to promote the professional development of its members and be a supportive network for therapists who are registered as Therapeutic Reflexologists with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA].

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REFLEXOLOGY IS A REGISTERED HEALTHCARE PROFESSION

Reflexology in South Africa is a registered healthcare profession with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA]

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The South African Reflexology Society [TSARS]

The South African Reflexology Society [TSARS] was established in 1985 as a non-profit national professional society to promote the professional development of its members and be a supportive network for therapists who are registered as Therapeutic Reflexologists with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA]. In 2007 TSARS registered as a non-profit organisation [053-289-NPO].

The Society was instrumental in gaining statutory recognition for therapeutic reflexology from the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) in 2007 and obtaining Procedure Codes for the Therapeutic Reflexology profession in 2015.

Origin of reflexology

There is a general misconception about where and when Reflexology was developed and practised. It is known that a form of foot and hand massage was practised by a number of cultures in Arabia, Australia, Egypt, Japan, East India, North America, Grecian countries and in certain African communities.

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Therapeutic reflexology is a safe treatment

Reflexology treatment cannot be used to diagnose or cure diseases. The pressure techniques stimulate the Central Nervous System (CNS) and cause the body to provide endorphins from the brain which naturally reduce the sensation of pain and bring down stress levels.

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Evidence-based Studies

Evidence-based Studies indicate possible benefits of reflexology treatment, in reducing pain, enhancing relaxation, and reducing psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, tension headache and other health conditions. Research on Reflexology – Research in hospitals on the international level indicates positive benefits of reflexology for various conditions.

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Reflexology is a registered healthcare profession

Reflexology in South Africa is a registered healthcare profession with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA]

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Medical Schemes: Therapeutic Reflexology Treatments

The S.A Reflexology Society has been instrumental in obtaining Procedure Codes for the Therapeutic Reflexology profession since 2014 and there are various Medical Schemes that include therapeutic reflexology treatment in their Health Benefit Plans.

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The South African Reflexology Society [TSARS]

TSARS is recognised by the Allied Health Professions Council, S.A. [AHPCSA] as an independent entity to act in the interest of its members on professional matters relating to the therapeutic reflexology profession. Membership is voluntary and there are 215 members [46% of registered Therapeutic Reflexologists – October 2019]

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