hagar basis

Hagar Basis

Reflexology Academy's Director Hagar Basis was originally trained by Anthony Porter during the 1980s and has delivered the ART™ post-graduate training programme to reflexologists since its conception back in 1989.

Hagar was trained in the Original Ingham Method of Reflexology receiving her qualification in 1989. In 1997 she was appointed Course Director for the International Institute of Reflexology (UK) and over a period of 16 years Hagar successfully delivered thirty six IIR (UK) Reflexology Diploma Courses.

In recognition of services to Reflexology, Hagar was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the ART Register of Advanced Reflexologists in 1998. 

During this time Hagar has delivered a wide range of post- graduate seminars and CPD specialist workshops for practicing reflexologists. Following invitations to provide training in Turkey, she successfully established the first IIR diploma training school in Istanbul, Turkey. Hagar continues to provide consultancy and training internationally.

Hagar's 25 years of practical experience as a reflexology educator and practitioner has enabled her to adapt and refine techniques to enhance therapeutic effectiveness, a powerful approach which is integral to Reflexology Academy's ethos and practical training programme.

Hagar has been fortunate enough to work on many hundreds of patients presenting a wide variety of disorders. Her particular interest is in the treatment of gynaecological conditions, particularly low thyroid function and associated hormonal disorders such as infertility, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Hagar has treated a significant number of women with reflexology throughout their pregnancies, including couples seeking help whilst undergoing fertility treatment such as IVF.

Hagar holds the following memberships:

  • The International Institute of Reflexology (MIIR)
  • Honorary member of Advanced Reflexology Training (ART) Register 
  • Professional Reflexology (PRM)
  • Association of Reflexologists (MAR)

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