Foot Reading with Jane Sheehan


What is foot reading?

Foot reading (or solestry) is analysing the structure and texture of the feet to understand emotions and personality.

The biggest misconception people have is to think you have to be psychic to be able to do a foot reading. It's nothing to do with being psychic. It's all about analysing the structure and texture and imbalances of the feet to understand someone's emotions and personality. I've taught children as young as 12 and adults from all walks of life.  Check out my foot reading seminars on my Workshops page.  You can even learn foot reading from the comfort of your own home via my new elearning seminar, by clicking here.

The other misconception is that it will tell you about your foot health. If you have concerns about your foot health, see a registered chiropodist, podiatrist or your own doctor.

Can you really read emotions through the feet?

When you are angry, how do you walk? When you are happy, how do you walk? When you are depressed, how do you walk? Each of these emotions has it's corresponding walk. Over time you can see their impact on the feet.

Of course, it's not just about emotions - each of these walks also has a physiological aspect too. But I'm most interested in emotions and personality.

If you'd like to know more, please explore my website

Course contents for Day 1 – Theory

Although aimed at people with no prior knowledge, Reflexologists will find their knowledge an advantage.  The benefit for them is to have a deeper understanding of the way emotional aspects and personalities are reflected on their clients’ feet.  This knowledge can be used in a therapeutic way by those with counselling skills or can be used to interest potential clients into learning more about what their feet can tell them in terms of health or emotional issues. 


The day will be very intense yet fun.  Attendees will need to bring a pen, paper and wear footwear which is conducive to easy removal.  They may also want to bring a wet wipe, as whilst they won’t be touching the feet, they may want to freshen up first!


The aim of the day is to give techniques to allow the attendee to be able to read emotions and personality from the feet.  The theory given will allow them to extrapolate and arrive at an answer even when they are presented with something they haven’t seen before.


The day will be spent covering:

  • How do you feel about your feet?
  • Size, width and length of the feet
  • Line from little toe to big toe
  • Individual meanings of the toes and the way this can be applied to the vertical zones
  • Colour of the skin
  • Gaps between toes
  • Webbed toes
  • Bunions
  • Temperature of the feet
  • Skin and related imbalances
  • Nails and related imbalances
  • Meanings of toe shapes
  • Sequence of a treatment
  • How to handle a tearful reaction
  • Applying the knowledge learned by giving a foot reading


Day 2: Solestry Practise Day

This workshop aims to allow those who have already attended the Solestry – The Art of Foot Reading seminar to practice their new found knowledge in a supportive environment with an experienced foot reader on hand to answer any questions that arise from the readings.  Some people attend this seminar the following day after attending the theory seminar and some people attend much later after practicing their skills to fill their recognised gaps in their knowledge. 


This is very much a “hands-on” workshop.  As we can’t anticipate what “feet” will show up on the day, a selection of slides have been prepared just in case we don’t have the variety required, however, after five years of running this course we’ve only had to use the slides of tattoo-ed feet!


The day will begin with an exercise to explain foot reading (to act as a refresher), and an exercise to gain new business, and then the rest of the day will be spent reading each other’s feet and reporting back to the group the surprise findings.  And Yes!  You can bring and refer to your notes and your books.  This is your opportunity to practice and improve your skills.


If there is a particular query about something you have seen on a foot, attendees are asked to bring a good, clear photograph of about A4 size to share with the group.


The workshop has rather an unusual side-effect.  You will be reading each others feet and swapping partners throughout the day.  There’ll be feedback about how to deliver information, how to release emotional blockages and general coaching skills.  Consequently, each reading you receive will, (as well as giving you ideas about how to do the foot readings effectively,) be sending you on your own personal journey of discovery.  People look very different at the end of the day – more present and more vital.


Note that no handouts will be given during this workshop.  The course content is covered in “Let’s Read Our Feet!”


My books “Let’s Read Our Feet!” “The Foot Reading Coach” and “Sole Trader: The Holistic Therapy Business Handbook” will be on sale at the seminar together with The Portable Guide, Poster and Inspiration Cards


CPD Points

Both days are CPD accredited for reflexologists with different reflexology associations.  Reflexology members of FHT receive 5 CPD credits per day and members of the Association of Reflexologists receive 2 points per hour.  The seminar is a CPD approved course with the CThA (5 points).  If you are not a reflexologist you will need to contact your own association to find out whether they will consider you for CPD points for this course IFA allocate 1 point per hour.

N.B. Please note Infinity Training Academy is a private training provider although classes do not run on bank holidays they may be scheduled to run within school holidays so please check and plan before enrolling and committing to a course. Infinity Training Academy cannot be held responsible as this is highlighted in our
 'Terms and Conditions' which all candidates must read and agree to abide by before enrolment.


Please note - once you have submitted your booking form, we will forward you Jane Sheehan's application form and link for payment


Training will take place at  our beautiful training academy in Melbourne, Derbyshire. Location, travel and accommodation information will be sent to you following enrolment. 


upcoming dates

7th & 8th September 2019

Price (two day course)

£228 (£114 per day)


Therapists out there if you are wishing to expand your learning skills I recommend you book yourselves on a course or two with Infinity Training Academy,Sue Masters was my tutor, this lady is a shining star and a font of therapy knowledge.
Lynn, Alfreton.