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Reflexologists, Structural Integrators, and Asian Bodywork Therapists

The principal focus of regulating the practices of reflexology, structural integration, and Asian bodywork therapy is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the State of New Hampshire. The Executive Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification is responsible for regulating reflexology, structural integration, and Asian bodywork therapy. The Executive Director is assisted by the Advisory Board of Reflexology, Structural Integration, and Asian Bodywork Therapy.

Reflexologists practice the use of alternating pressure applied to the reflexes within reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands, and outer ears.

Structural Integrators restore postural balance and functional ease by systematically aligning and integrating the human body in gravity. Structural integrators work through manipulation of the connective tissue matrix, enhancement of the client's awareness, and education.

Asian bodywork therapists treat the human body, mind, emotions, spirit, and energy field using traditional Asian techniques and treatment strategies for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, and restoring health. Asian bodywork therapists use methods of assessment and treatment based on the principles of Chinese medicine. Treatment may include, but is not limited to touching, pressing or holding the body along meridians and/or acupoints, application of heat or cold, stretching, external application of herbal or other topical preparations not classified as prescription drugs, and dietary or exercise suggestions.

Regulation

The Executive Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification ("OPLC") establishes standards of practice and promulgates rules to regulate reflexology, structural integration, and Asian bodywork therapy. The Advisory Board of Reflexology, Structural Integration, and Asian Bodywork Therapy was established to assist the Executive Director in the implementation of Chapter Law 328-H. The Advisory Board of Reflexology, Structural Integration, and Asian Bodywork Therapy consists of 3 practitioners representing each field. The members of the Board are appointed by the Executive Director for a term of three years. No member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms.

Public hearings, disciplinary hearings, informal conferences and meetings are held as necessary. Licensees are disciplined and administrative fines are issued for licensure violations.

Board Staff

Janet McCully
janet.mccully@nh.gov
(603) 271-3608
(603) 271-3950 (fax)

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