Reflexology is a complementary therapy involving the treatment of various disorders by applying pressure to certain points on the feet. Precise areas of the feet relate to particular parts of the body. The whole body can be treated via these points, which are called 'reflex areas'. Although hand reflexology is also done, this course concentrates on foot reflexology.
Treatment by the therapist involves applying pressure to the precise reflex point with the thumb or the fingers. In doing this, different sensations will be felt by the person receiving treatments. These feelings which the client experiences can then be interpreted by the therapist, as indicating which parts of the body are working well and which are not.
Ideally suited for students who have an Anatomy and Physiology background, this course is designed to equip you with all of the necessary skills in reflexology and will complement other natural healing and complementary health courses.
- Meridians and the theory of the five elements
- Overview of the systems of the body
- How nutrition affects our health
- Initial client contact
- Hand reflexology
- Case histories of reflexology treatments
- Anatomy of the subtle body and the effects of stress
- Health and safety
- Zones of the body
- Mapping the feet
- The treatment process
- Starting your own practice
On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:
Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Reflexology - Gentle Touch Diploma
Reflexology - Gentle Touch Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 3 Reflexology - Gentle Touch Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 120 hrs.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
All study materials
Full Tutor and Admin support
The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).