Reflexology training ITEC 3
Reflexology is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy in which techniques similar to acupressure and massage are used on specific points on the feet (and sometimes on the hands). It is thought that there are points on the hands and feet which correspond to organs, systems and structures within the body, and stimulation of these points can have a beneficial effect. Reflexology can be used to help the body to move out of a dysfunctional state, or is frequently used to maintain good health.
Whilst the origins of this ancient therapy are not fully known, it is clear that many cultures throughout the world have practised some form of foot pressure massage. Evidence of this is apparent in many ancient cultures, including Chinese, Egyptian, Indian and North American Indians.
Times ( 9.30am-5.30pm)
€ 1250 excluding exam fee
Anatomy&Physiology : 50 MCQ
There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that learners must have prior to undertaking this qualification.
Students should allow a minimum of 6-8 hours per week outside the class for study and practice.
What to bring:
Two towels, wet wipes
- An Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology: Louise Tucker, 5th edition (EMS Publishing 2011).
- An Introductory Guide to Reflexology: Louise Tucker, 3rd edition (EMS Publishing 2009)
- An Introductory Guide to Business : John Mann (EMS Publishing 2009)
How does Reflexology work?
Theories of Reflexology are the subject of much debate. However, it is widely accepted that different parts of body are mirrored on the feet in specific reflex points. Through touch, the therapist’s hands may detect imbalances in the feet, which can indicate dysfunction in one or more of the body’s systems.
Reflexology as a career
Gaining a qualification in professional Reflexology is your first step to a successful practise. A lot of hard work is required to achieve your goal but it will be worth it! Reflexology is now recommended by many doctors, nurses and other health professionals as a safe and effective way to manage health and wellness.
It takes time to develop a practise. The majority of reflexologists are self-employed and work either from home or rent a room in a multi-disciplinary clinic. Some practitioners provide reflexology services in offices and other corporate settings, as employers look for effective ways to manage stress in the workplace. A growing number of nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and public health practitioners are also undertaking reflexology training as an adjunct to their existing skills.
Ready to launch your career?
If you have any questions, or would just like to speak with the trainer before booking one of our courses then simply send us your details or call Sinead : +353 87 984 0280