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Reflexology (Level 3) Diploma

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  • I really enjoyed this course and although very challenging at times I feel more educated in issues surrounding this subject. It has also encouraged me to learn more and take my education further.



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    12 Months

Naturopaths encourage clients to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through the use of natural therapies which promote and stimulate the body’s own ability to improve and thrive. A naturopath is a natural health practitioner who specialises in nutritional therapy, osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, or herbal medicine. As a naturopath, you’ll use an approach to healthcare that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional, natural forms of treatment. You’ll base your practice on the belief that the body has an instinctive ability to heal itself and that symptoms can be treated with non-conventional, complementary therapies. You’ll focus on addressing the underlying cause of illness and disease rather than simply suppressing the symptoms. Taking a holistic approach, you’ll treat the client as a whole being, taking into account their individual lifestyle, diet, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Naturopaths can gain expertise in a range of safe and effective natural practices. You’ll use hydrotherapy, fasting, exercise, massage, reflexology, lifestyle counselling, spiritual healing and more, depending on your qualifications. Methods of assessment and treatment will vary depending on the areas that you’ve trained in. Naturopathic treatment can be used to help almost any health concern which doesn’t require surgery.

About this course

In the Reflexology course, you'll delve into the intricate art of reflexology, exploring advanced techniques and theories. You'll learn how various pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to different parts of the body and how to effectively apply reflexology to promote relaxation, alleviate stress, and potentially support overall wellness. Additionally, you'll study the principles of energy flow, anatomy, and the therapeutic benefits of reflexology, equipping you with the skills to perform professional reflexology sessions. Advanced reflexology methodologies, mapping techniques, and case studies will enrich your understanding, enabling you to provide tailored treatments to address diverse client needs.

The Reflexology course caters to a diverse audience of individuals passionate about holistic health practices and alternative therapies. It's ideal for aspiring reflexologists looking to deepen their understanding and advance their skills in this specialized field. Professionals already practicing reflexology can benefit from the advanced techniques and theoretical insights offered in this course, refining their expertise. Additionally, complementary health practitioners, massage therapists, and individuals interested in expanding their knowledge of alternative healing methods will find this course valuable for their professional development.

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Reflexology (Level 3) and would like to take part in a highly rewarding distance learning study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

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All online textbooks, study guides, and learning aids designed for online learning. A full range of student services, including 12 months tutor access. Free Open Learning College branded promotional item when you enrol. A personalised award upon course completion with unlimited educational support. PDF or hardcopy certificate to show employers (employer has access to certificate validation). Life-time access to Xperience™ our innovative, interactive Student Hub. Life-time access to Career Hub our dedicated portal to support our students career aspirations. Learning for Life Pack Invitation to job fairs and career days for your faculty.

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  • I really enjoyed this course and although very challenging at times I feel more educated in issues surrounding this subject. It has also encouraged me to learn more and take my education further.

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Course programme

Module 1 - Introduction to reflexology and the language of touch

  • This module reflects on the historical background to reflexology. This includes brief summaries of other therapies relevant to reflexology such as acupressure, acupuncture, massage (including Shiatsu), Yin and Yang, meridians and zone therapy. The language of touch is discussed in terms of human interaction as well as the art of healing and importance of therapists’ self awareness and confidence in order to transmit and rebalance energy flows.

Module 2 - Anatomy and physiology:muscular-skeletal and central nervous systems

  • A basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential in order for the reflexologist to assess and treat the client efficiently. Successful reflexology treatments are dependent upon pressure points and nerve pathways; this module describes the skeleton, muscle groups, how messages are conveyed to and from the brain – and how this relates to touch.

Module 3 - Anatomy and physiology: circulatory and other body systems

  • Continuing from module 2, this unit presents descriptions of the remainder of the body systems and functions. Detailed attention is paid to specific body systems which hold relevance to the reflexologist during client assessment and treatment.

Module 4 - Immunity, endocrine glands and contra-indications of treatment

  • This module explores how the body deals with disease; what role hormones play in homeostatic balance, and in what circumstances the therapist should be cautious about treatment delivery. Some specific and common disorders will be outlined and discussed. Students will learn how to link their knowledge of anatomy and physiology with certain medical conditions. Effective response to medical emergencies is also outlined.

Module 5 - Psychology of relaxation, treatment environment and approach

  • This module focuses on the important psychological features of interaction between the practitioner and client. The approach of the therapist is of utmost importance in gaining the respect of the client, and in order to help the individual to relax. Relaxation and massage techniques will be explained, together with details of suitable equipment and essential oils for consideration during treatment. The treatment environment will be addressed as an important part of the session itself.

Module 6 - Reflexology pathways and responses

  • Description, location, application and responses of pressure points and reflexology pathways will be explained in this module. Reflexology charts and footprints will be described, including the preparation of specific charts for use in individual treatment plans.

Module 7 - Reflexology techniques

  • The main techniques of treatment will be explored in this unit, together with diagram examples. There are many techniques specific to reflexology such as ‘thumb walking’ which will be dealt with in detail. Greater confidence with relating areas of the feet with charts will be promoted.

Module 8 - The whole treatment

  • In this module, the theory will be applied to a hypothetical practical treatment situation from beginning to end. This will form a template around which individual treatments can be designed. The basic format of the reflexology session contains several common sections which will be relevant to all clients. When therapists are familiar with the timing, content and order of general treatment sessions, individualised sessions can be planned with confidence.

Module 9 - Client assessment, treatment planning and therapists responsibilities

  • The initial consultation and client questioning will be examined in depth. An example of a consultation form will be given. Areas surrounding legal issues, client forms, client confidentiality, when to refer and when how to obtain medical practitioner authority, will be discussed. Professional organisations and public liability insurance are briefly addressed.

Module 10 - Hand reflexology, and treatment for special circumstances

  • This module explores situations when reflexology involving the hands, ears and other parts of the body may be employed in reflexology; for example, when a client has a lower limb missing, or there is evidence of injury, infection or other contra-indication to the application of reflexology to the foot. Charts will be described accordingly.

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Reflexology (Level 3) Diploma

£ 356 VAT inc.