What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the art and skill of applying pressure and / or massage to specific areas of the feet called reflex points in order to affect health and vitality. These points correspond to different parts of the body. Hence, by working on particular areas you can have an effect on specific organs and systems in the body. Reflexology can be used as a diagnostic tool alongside conventional medicine and as a therapy for treating many common ailments.
Reflexology as a career
Reflexology is currently one of the most popular complementary therapies in the UK with all age groups. It is increasingly used in hospitals, clinics, health and complementary therapy centres, GP practices, hospices and residential centres. As a qualified reflexologist you may choose to work in any of these areas. Reflexology is also a very useful adjunct to other skills you may have such as nursing, midwifery or other forms of care work.
Some of our students who are nurses have used their skills in their work with postoperative patients. Due to its portability, reflexology is also being used in sports clinics and private companies as an aid to stress management. The flexibility of Reflexology allows you to work part-time or full-time.
Reflexology training at the Bristol School
We offer a fully comprehensive 12-month part-time Diploma course (approximately one weekend a month) that will take you from a novice level to professional Diploma level. Our training is of the highest standard and will enable you to work confidently and ethically with clients as soon as you graduate.
The training is holistic throughout. Students are nurtured to develop their skills in the way that best suits them as individual practitioners. All students are encouraged to become self aware as this is fundamental in your work as a future practitioner.
We have an excellent reputation as a training centre and have one of the highest pass rates in the country with most students gaining credits or distinctions in the exams.
Structure of the course
We cover the International Examination Board course syllabus to the standards set by the International Federation of Reflexologists (IFR) which abides be the National Occupational Standards to Provide Reflexology to Clients. We also include additional material, which we feel is important for future therapists.
The training is divided into modules for different subject areas which includes
- Reflexology, theory and practice
- Anatomy and Physiology. (This is the full A&P course)
- Business Skills
- Client Practice Management
- Nutrition awareness
Students are given a comprehensive pack of handouts for each subject as well as the core textbook.
Further details of this course
can be found in our sample prospectus :