Claire Marie Miller: Innovator of Integrative Reflexology

An accomplished therapist, Claire Marie Miller has many years of teaching and practical experience in both massage therapy and reflexology.

Miller is an innovator within her industry, and has developed many DVDs in order to share her knowledge.

Bring the Feet to Life—Integrative Reflexology is one of Miller’s DVDs, and was designed for those interested in learning about innovative reflexology treatments.

Massage and Bodywork Therapist Claire Marie Miller

Miller is an experienced therapist with over three decades of massage and reflexology knowledge. She graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in 1979 after working for a few years as a radiologist. Following her education, Miller went on to teach seminars to others in the field and to students in different educational facilities.

In 2010, Miller was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame for being an innovator in the field. Currently, Miller is a licensed Massage and Bodywork therapist, and teaches and focuses her private Chapel Hill, NC practice on reflexology, massage for pregnancy, and Hatha Yoga.

Integrative Reflexology

One of Miller’s innovations was her development of integrative reflexology—a therapy designed to refrain from overworking the therapist’s thumbs while practicing reflexology during massage. Integrative reflexology includes a system of charts, protocols, and methods of incorporating the pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears during a massage.

Miller designed the Integrative Reflexology course—reflexology for massage therapists—in 1993, and since then 10,000 massage therapists from around the world have studied it.

Specialized Therapy DVD

DVD Cover for Integrative ReflexologyMiller’s DVD on this specialized therapy, Bring the Feet to Life—Integrative Reflexology, takes viewers through a complete integrative reflexology therapy session. The session is thoroughly demonstrated and explained by Miller herself.

In addition to learning a basic integrative reflexology treatment, viewers learn:

  • The various bone structures
  • Locating reflexology points and what certain areas represent
  • Foot soaks
  • Warm-up techniques

Teaching Massage Students Reflexology

Reflexology itself is a successfully proven and established alternative health modality designed to ease the symptoms of many disease and conditions, reduce stress in individuals, invigorate the body and its various systems, and has been used to combat mental disorders. Because of this, reflexology is effective when used on its own.

It is also quite effective when used in conjunction with massage therapy, as Miller discovered. Miller’s unique background in the fields of reflexology and massage deems her an authority of integrative reflexology. Her background includes teaching reflexology and massage therapy students:

  • Swedish massage
  • Pregnancy and infant massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Shiatsu
  • Yoga
  • Foot reflexology

Rightfully earning her title as innovator in her field, Miller shares her experience and knowledge in her DVD Bring the Feet to Life—Integrative Reflexology. It is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in combining the two techniques as a total therapeutic and relaxing treatment.

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Watch Integrative Reflexology Demonstration

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4 Responses

  1. Gerlinde Bowen says:

    This session was mediocre at best. She did not quite work in a sequence that encompassed all the systems as they work and flow together. She fully left out the colon and lower back. There was hardly any hook and pull action. The clients feet still looked lumpy after the session, not contoured like they should be. There is a vast difference on foot one and the unworked foot after a treatment.

  2. John R. says:

    The massage treatment in the video look like it would really be very comforting and make one feel good after the treatment but it didn’t say for what it was for. Would such a treatment or something similar do anything to help the pain that comes after having shingles? I have had this pain that I think is called PHN for over four years. I have had some reflexology from a woman here in Florida but either she did not really know what to do or just collected the money. It did not do anything to relieve the pain. Has there been any advances in finding a way to relieve the PHN pain after shingles?

  3. John R. says:

    Would like to know if anything has been found to help relieve the pain after shingles PHN?

  4. Peggy says:

    After viewing the video, call it ignorance if you will, but I saw no integrative reflexology. If the interactiveness is where the therapist uses the entire hand, such as a fist and making chopping motions, I don’t see where that is integrating; as a massage therapist of any sort I would think to use the entire hand in ways to get the massage done and not just the thumbs. I am sure she is not the first one to come up with this idea, but perhaps the first to step out and market the idea.

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