Reflexology Diploma (Level 3)

This is a level 3 practitioner diploma in Reflexology including Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.

Course Details

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a science that teaches that every gland, organ and part of the body is reflected in the feet, hands and face and that by working on these areas, balance is restored to the body. It balances body systems, relaxes tension, improves blood supply and brings about relaxation. For more information on Reflexology as a treatment, see our Reflexology page.

Prerequisites - None , but you must be aged 16 or over

Duration - 9 months  Time: 9am-4:30pm

Weekend or weekday course options available.

Small in-class learning - max 6 students (and online Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, FHT Approved)

Cost - £860.00 (instalment options available) includes exam fees. Please note, your place on this course is confirmed once a deposit is paid (£160).

Accreditation - FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) accredited 

This course content follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the Core Curriculum (CC) for Reflexology.

Assessments/Exams: There are ongoing assessments in class and case studies. Final written and practical exams on the theory and practice of Reflexology assessed by an external FHT assessor. Online Anatomy and Physiology ongoing assessments and final theory exam.

Course Materials - all course materials are provided, including a hard copy manual, extra hand outs, couches, towels, oils.

What you need to bring to class - therapist tunic/uniform or comfortable clothing, lunch and a willingness to learn!

Dates for 2023/2024       

Weekend Dates (Sat & Sun)Weekday Dates (Wednesdays)
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th September 2023Wed 4th & Wed 11th October 2023
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October 2023Wed 8th & Wed 15th November 2023
Sun 19th November 2023Wed 13th December 2023
Sun 10th December 2023Wed 10th January 2024
Sun 21st January 2024Wed 7th February 2024
Sun 18th February 2024Wed 6th March 2024
Sun 24th March 2024Wed 3rd April 2024
Sun 21st April 2024Wed 8th May 2024
Sun 19th May (Exam)Wed 5th June 2024 (Exam)

Course Tutor
Enquiries or registration: e: t: 07708382931
An experienced therapist, running her own busy complementary therapy business for over 12 years.
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Course Location
Lislea Community Shed (for first 2 weekends), 7 Mountain Road, BT35 9UG
Airmid Therapies (for all Wednesday and Sunday classes), Newry, 27 Newtown Road, Cloughogue, Newry, Co. Down

All costs include:
  • Practical and theory classes
  • Online Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology and related exam (FHT Approved)
  • Course manual, extra course worksheets & consultation forms
  • Assessment and marking of case studies
  • FHT exam fees
  • Class materials – oils, waxes, couch roll, towels, couches, pillows, blankets 
  • Pre assessments and any additional classes, if required
  • Ongoing (email or phone) student support and supervision throughout the course
  • Any external speakers/experts 

Level 3 Reflexology Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Course Objectives

  • Body Mechanics
  • History and principles of Reflexology
  • Zone Therapy and Referral Areas
  • What is Reflexology
  • How Reflexology works
  • Benefits of Reflexology/Foot Massage
  • Other Complementary Therapies

  • Contraindications
  • Client Consultation
  • Consultation Form
  • GP Referral Letter                           

  • Hygiene
  • Preparing your Work Area
  • Health & Safety

  • Professional Ethics
  • Insurance
  • GDPR/Data Protection/Client Confidentiality
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Nutrition/Lifestyle 
  • Marketing Advice
  • Different types of marketing and their pros and cons
  • Business Advice
  • Options after qualifying
  • Market Research
  • Business Help & Advice

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (completed online)

o   The Integumentary System (Skin, Hair & Nails)                        

o   The Skeleton System                                                    

o   The Muscular System                                                   

o   The Nervous System                                                    

o   The Endocrine System                                                 

o   The Respiratory System                                               

o   The Circulatory/Cardiovascular System          

o   The Lymphatic System                                     

o   The Digestive System                                                   

o   The Urinary/Renal System                                           

o   The Reproductive System          

  • Contagious Conditions
  • Structure and Function of the Foot

  • Reflexology Techniques
  • Reflexology Foot Routine
  • Reflexology Helper Areas
  • Reflexology Hand Routine

  • Training on Manual Handling Techniques (by external clinician/OT)
  • Joint Protection for Therapists Hands (by external clinician/OT)

  • Recommended Reading
  • Additional Resources List
  • Further Course Recommendations

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Our Location
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27 Newtown Road,
Co. Down
BT35 8NN
N. Ireland
"I've had Reflexology with Anne-Marie before. Thought I'd try Reiki and so I got a combo treatment of both. It was amazing, another level of relaxation. Plus they are a great way to try other treatm..."
Emma - Newry

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