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For an overview of our Membership types and inclusions please refer to our Member Benefits Document.

Here's 21 reasons why being a member of the Reflexology Association of Australia will help you and your business (downloadable PDF).

 

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For non-members, you can subscribe to our quarterly publication "Footprints" or you may wish to give it as a gift to someone else.

Footprints contains many educational and informative articles about Reflexology, other natural therapies, medical conditions, legislation updates, health fund news, educational workshop opportunities, RAoA news and more! Click the link below to download our subscription form and return it to our office for processing. A yearly subscription includes four issues of Footprints with options for Australian and overseas subscribers and pricing. 

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Gift Subscriptions

Give someone special a subscription to either the Association's Footprints Journal or an Associate Membership!

  • To give a subscription to our printed Journal Footprints, please download and complete our Footprints Yearly Subscription Form including the section whom the subscription is gifted from.
  • An Associate Membership can be for anybody that has an interest in Reflexology and wants to keep up-to-date with industry and Association news as well as upcoming workshop events, it is not a requirement of Associate Membership that the person be qualified in Reflexology. For more information regarding the inclusions of Associate Membership please refer to our "Member Benefits" Document above in our Member information.  To give an Associate Membership (AM) Subscription, please download and complete the special application form here Associate Membership Application including the section whom the subscription is gifted from. 

 

Research

Use of reflexology in managing secondary lymphoedema for patients affected by treatments for breast cancer:
A feasibility study; Judith Whatley, Rachael Street, Sally Kay, Philip E. Harris

A full copy of this study is available to all members of RAoA as part of the yearly Membership fee; see ‘Members Home Page’ and click on ‘Articles and Research’.

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this feasibility study was to examine the use of reflexology lymphatic drainage (RLD) in the treatment of breast-cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL) with a view to further research. Methods: An uncontrolled trial was conducted with 26 women who had developed lymphoedema in one arm following treatment for breast cancer. Changes in upper-limb volumes and in participant concerns and wellbeing were measured. Qualitative data were also collected. Results: A significant reduction in the volume of the affected arm was identified at follow-up compared to baseline. This reduction in volume appeared to be maintained for more than six months. Participant concerns were significantly reduced and their wellbeing significantly increased. No serious adverse effects were reported. Conclusions: RLD may be a useful intervention for BCRL although the results could not be attributed to the reflexology intervention because of research design limitations. The main conclusion was, however, that there was sufficient evidence for further research using a randomized controlled trial.