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: £550 (including deposit of £100)
- Course RA19. Apr Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thu 22nd + May Mon 17th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th, Thu 20th.
- Course RA24. Apr Sat 24th, Sun 25th +May Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 29th, Sun 30th + Jul Sat 24th, Sun 25th
- Course RJN21. Jun Mon 21st, Tue 22nd, Wed 23rd, Thur 24 + Jul Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thur 22nd
- Course RJY10. Jul Sat 10th, Sun 11th Sat 24th, Sun 25th + Aug Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th
- Course RO9. Oct Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st + Dec Sat 11th, Sun 12th
- Course RO18. Oct Mon 18th, Tue 19th, Wed 20th, Thur 21st + Nov Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd, Wed 24th, Thur 25th
Jean Pinion, Lisa Hamblin
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 done over a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of 1 year following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that an additional fee of £140.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification, this is to be paid in cash on the first day of the class.
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.
To secure your place you will need to pay at least the £100 deposit. The remaining balance will then be required at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the course in order to keep your place secure. You can currently only pay in full on this website so please call 0161 881 7171 if you wish to pay a deposit over the phone.
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 Whalley Range, 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”
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“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!”