Our Story

The Academy of Reflexology and Health Therapies International, (Academy) is a Trade School for the Healing Acts, such as: Massage Therapy, Reflexology and various Holistic Therapies.

The Academy was previously owned and operated by Christina Brown DeEstrada and James O’Donnell.  It was the second oldest massage therapy school in the State of Indiana and was Accredited by the State of Indiana in 1990. Since then,  they have graduated many of the state’s current massage therapists and body workers. We, as the school new management team and original instructors, are proud to continue the work of the previous owners in offering quality education in the Holistic Therapy Field.

This institution is regulated by

Office for Career and Technical Schools

10 N. Senate Avenue, Suite SE 308

Indianapolis IN 46204


317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732


The previous owners, Christina Brown DeEstrada and James O’Donnell, will be available to assist in a consulting role as needed.


Our Mission

The Academy of Reflexology and Health Therapy International is where eastern and western cultures and therapies meet and blend to provide a holistic view of healing in every program we offer.  

Emphasis is place on providing a curriculum which trains individuals in effective methods of health care and prepares them to be a successful Health-Care Practitioners. This school provides special opportunities to students for personal growth.

The Academy aims to be of service to community health by educating through self-help programs and inspiring a deep and lasting respect for the Healing Arts, Humanity & the Earth.

Meet the Team

Meet our owners and instructors who are committed to helping you step into your new path as a Massage Therapist and Holistic Practitioner. We want you to know who you will be learning from and about all of their years of experience in both practice and instruction below.


President &

Chief Administrative Officer

She was born and raised in China. In addition to completing her college education in China, she studied and graduated from the American Oriental Medical Massage College in California and the Chicago Massage School, in Chicago.   She is an Indiana State Certified Massage Therapist.   Also, as a certified Reflexologist, she has worked in the field for nearly 10 years. She has studied and been involved in various healing arts techniques during that period of time. These include body balancing techniques and pain reduction techniques, along with training in PaiSuan detoxification and Moxibustion cupping.

LiJuan is the co-founder of China Happy Feet, L.L.C., in Indianapolis.


Vice President &

Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

He was born and raised in China.   In addition to completing his college education in China, he studied at the American Oriental Medical Massage College in California. He also studied Holistic Treatments, under the founder, Mr. Yao Junhong, and learned bioelectrotherapy techniques through Mr. Zhang Wugong’s program.   Also, as a Reflexologist, he has worked in the field for nearly 10 years. In addition, during this time period, he has studied and been involved in various healing art techniques. These include body balancing techniques, biological electrotherapy techniques, deep muscles, and pain reduction techniques.   He is the co-founder of China Happy Feet, L.L.C., in Indianapolis.


Administrative Director

& Instructor

Is not only a Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, but also has her Indiana Board of Pharmacy License. She has her Certification in several holistic therapies which include Aromatherapy, she is a trained trainer; Medical Massage practitioner; Cupping Therapy and Lypossage. She is Reiki Master and is trained in numerous massage modalities, along with craniosacral, homeopathics, and Bach Flower.   She is the owner of “Renew Body & Spirit, L.L.C.” located in Shelbyville, Indiana.   In addition to working with several organizations, she is a Past State President of the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women.


Meet the Instructors





Is a Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist and she is the owner of Holistic Healing, on South Broad Ripple. She has 14 years of practical experience in the healing arts and is trained in several massage and reflexology modalities, including myofascial release, cupping, prenatal massage, sports massage, mind and body connections, muscle testing and essential oils.

She is a certified member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional.






Meet the Consultants


Informational Consultant

I.C.T.B. He is an International Certified Reflexologist who obtained his certification from the Academy. In addition to Reflexology, James is a Certified/Licensed Massage Therapist in Indiana and Illinois. He is certified in Deep Muscle Therapy, Corporate Chair and Stone Massage.  He has over 20 years of experience in the healing arts. He was the Co-founder and Executive Vice President and CFO of the Holistic Therapy Center, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana and served as the principle instructor of the curriculum of the Academy under his previous ownership.


Informational Consultant

Was born in Austria and raised in Germany. She began her study of Holistic healing in Europe and continued this training through college courses and practice in the U.S., Canada, and Asia. Dr Brown de Estrada obtained her Doctorate from the America College of Nutrition in Alabama, is the author of three books and as an international Instructor hosted seminars in the U. S., Europe and Mexico. Dr. Brown-DeEstrada has been involved in the healing arts for over thirty years. She was the Co-founder, President and CEO of the Holistic Therapy Center, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Informational Consultant

Marty is the owner/operator of Therapeutic Exercise, Massage and Reflexology, Ltd., located in Indianapolis. She is a certified Reflexologist and a Graduate of the Academy. Dr Shuck is a Naturopathic. Doctor. and also holds a PhD in Holistic Health. She is certified in CRA and Geriatric Massage, Acupressure and Homeopathy and previously served as an instructor of Geriatric Massage at the Academy under the previous owner.

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