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Event Info

NHPC Webinar: Supporting Vagus Nerve Health With Reflexology

Date and Time: September 21, 2020 9:00 am
Location: Online Webinar,
Instructor: Lesley Baartman
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2020 7:00 pm

NHPC Webinar: Supporting Vagus Nerve Health With Reflexology


Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (MDT)    
Venue: Online - Your home, office, or wherever you connect online


As a cranial nerve that forms the information pathway between the heart and brain and the gut and brain, the vagus nerve has been getting increasing attention recently. 

To celebrate International Reflexology Week, this one-hour webinar will explore what makes reflexology unique: relieving stress and facilitating the relaxation response. The vagus nerve is at the centre of this response.

You will learn how reflexology therapy can facilitate vagus tone. This includes:

  • discussion on the importance of a healthy vagus tone
  • conditions/symptoms related to weak vagal tone
  • vagus nerve therapy protocol to facilitate stronger vagus nerve tone and a stronger relaxation response


About the Presenter

Lesley is the founder of the Therapeutic Reflexology Institute, offering a Foot and Hand Reflexology Certification program in Edmonton and Winnipeg and continuing education workshops. She has a passion for teaching and is an engaging presenter.

Lesley studied in South Africa, obtaining a BSc. degree, a Certificate with the International Institute of Reflexology, and a Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology with the Complementary Health Centre in Johannesburg. Lesley has been a practising Therapeutic Reflexologist for 16 years and is presently based in St. Albert, AB.


Online Registration, Delivery, and System Requirements

NHPC Webinars are presented through Zoom webinar software, which lets you participate in this NHPC webinar, from your own home, office, or wherever you choose to connect. 

Please complete the TWO-PART registration process:

Step 1: Reserve a spot by registering through the NHPC website in advance (using the "Register for the Event" button above).
Step 2: One week prior to the event, you will receive an email with information on how to register directly with Zoom. Do this at least 24 hours prior to the webinar time.   

If you do not complete both step 1 and 2 of registration, you will not be able to participate in the online webinar.

Please Note: After the second part of the registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information and a link to join the webinar. 


System Requirements

  • Computer/device with Internet access, to view the workshop presentation. 
  • Computer/device microphone and speakers OR phone access to use the toll number (charges may apply) provided to call in and hear the presentation over the phone.

Continued Competency Program (CCP) Information
Learning Type: Distance/Online Learning
Credits Eligibility: 5 CCP Credits
Documentation Required: Certificate of Completion