Understanding the theory behind reflexology. Mapping reflex points on feet and limbs. General zones – principles, philosophical and logistic. The reflexes, stretch reflex, tendon reflex, flexor reflex, crossed extensor reflex. Reflexology treatment grips, connective tissue massage. Observations, indications, considerations and applications – pre, during and post – treatment. Reading the body, history taking, incorporating other techniques, methods & therapy. Care and management of the individual.
Cost: £490 (including deposit of £100)
- Course RO7 Oct Mon 7th, Tue 8th, Wed 9th, Thu 10th + Nov Mon 4th, Tue 5th, Wed 6th, Thu 7th
- Course RO12 Oct Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th + Nov Sat 23rd, Sun 24th + Dec Sat 14th, Sun 15th
- Course RF8 Feb Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 29th + Mar Sun 1st, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd
- Course RF17 Feb Mon 17th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th, Thu 20th + Mar Mon 16th, Tue 17th, Wed 18th, Thu 19th
Jean Pinion, Karen Dixon, Marguerite Halpin
A certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Massage is preferred but not essential. The reflexology diploma course does not cover basic anatomy & physiology. If coming onto the course without a background in this you will be expected to cover it through home study. Study notes and homework can be provided by the school.
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is over a minimum period of three months following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that a fee of £140.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology.
Membership is available to various professional bodies including the Federation of Holistic Therapists which offers insurance and other benefits for therapists in the UK. Employment is available in clinics, spas, beauty salons and working from home. The Manchester Therapy Centre has part-time work available on an ongoing basis for students in the Manchester area.
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size.
The qualification is recognised in many countries outside the UK and gives a good grounding for further qualifications in complementary therapies.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in South Manchester.
The group size is usually kept at eight or below for more individual attention.
“Very good tutor, very knowledgeable & great style of teaching”
“Great staff & great tutor”
“Tutor was brilliant, knowledgeable and friendly approach really engaged me, she made it interesting and fun”
“Very good thorough balance of theory & practical. Lots of practical support/how to perform the techniques in detail. Lots of useful handouts”
“I’ve learnt so much over this time. Thank you Jean”
“Tutor was great!”