About Stefanie

Stefanie Sabounchian

With over fifteen years of experience in Reflexology and a background of medical training, Stefanie Sabounchian is committed to assisting her clients to overcome health challenges and restore balance and health.

Stefanie Sabounchian was born and raised in Germany where she worked for eight years as a medical assistant. Stefanie received her first Reflexology training in Germany before coming to the United States. In Los Angeles, California, she studied with the American Academy of Reflexology and earned her Professional Reflexology Certificate in the Flocco Method – Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology in 2002. In addition, she is nationally certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board. After studying the advanced skills in the principles and application of Auriculotherapy with Terry Oleson, Ph.D., in Los Angeles, Stefanie was certified by the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute in 2013.

Stefanie has a thriving full time Reflexology practice in Southern California with private and corporate clients in the greater Los Angeles Area and Inland Empire. Since 2008, she has taught Foot Hand Ear Reflexology at several area schools including the American Academy of Reflexology as well as internationally in Germany, Switzerland and Portugal. Her professionalism and passion for Reflexology, and her genuine sincerity has endeared her to all of her students. Stefanie is past president of the Reflexology Association of California. She is vice president of the World Reflexology Foundation and serves on the board of directors of the Reflexology Association of America. Stefanie is a published author of the new book “Press Here! Reflexology for Beginners”.

Her passion to help other people led her to become the experienced Reflexology and Auriculotherapy practitioner she is today. She continues to deepen her understanding of wellness and health and to improve her skills with classes and workshops.


The Reflexology Association of California (RAC) is a non-profit organization created to promote and support the ethical and legal practice of reflexology through education and information.

The Reflexology Association of America (RAA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the scientific and professional advancement of reflexology. The organization’s mission is to elevate and standardize the quality of reflexology services and education available to the public.

The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) is an independent testing agency for the field of reflexology. A second objective is to act as a national referral board for certified practitioners.

The American Academy of Reflexology: Pioneering Foot Hand Ear Reflexology for over 35 Years. Nationally Accredited, Scientifically Validated.

The International Council of Reflexologists (ICR) is providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about Reflexology; convening biennial international conferences; and promoting World Reflexology Week.

The World Reflexology Foundation (WRF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a group of highly trained Reflexology leaders, educators and practitioners who have been inspired by our experiences with Reflexology. Our mission is to help empower all people around the world with the healthful benefits of Reflexology. We do this by teaching Self-Help and Family-Help Reflexology on themselves, their families, communities, towns, and villages.

Reflexology Research: With over 380 Reflexology Research Abstracts, this the most complete collection of Reflexology Research Studies from around the world.

Press Here! Reflexology for Beginners: A practical illustrated guide to foot reflexology introduces a new and simple way of learning the art of reflexology for beginners and home reflexologists.