Originally known as zone therapy, Reflexology is a holistic healing method, which involves pressure and massage of the reflex points found on the feet and hands. The dictionary defines the word reflex as an involuntary muscle contraction due to an external stimulus. In the context of reflexology, however, reflex is used in the sense of mirror image. These reflexes are found on the soles of the feet, or the palms of the hands, which act as small mirrors reflecting the whole organism.
Reflexology teaches that a vital energy, or life force, circulates between organs of the body, permeating every cell and tissue. If this energy becomes blocked, the part of the body relating to the blockage is affected. Energy blocks in the human body are reflected on the hands and feet in one or more of the zones located there. By using specific pressure techniques, they can be detected through the experience of pain, or through the experience of, often referred to as crystal deposits. These occur in the part of the foot or hand that relates to the part of the body that is imbalanced. The pressure and massage techniques taught in reflexology are designed to dissipate energy blocks, and break down the crystalline structure. Through stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, and by encouraging the release of toxins, reflexology promotes the body to heal itself.
Apart from treating disease, reflexology is an extremely effective therapy in cases of stress, tension and tiredness. It can also be used as a preventative measure against ill health.
The course is taken over one academic year and includes:
Foot reading chart
Full colour foot map
Full colour step-by-step photographs
Health & safety guidelines
Considerations of a therapist
and much more......
Requirement: A&P Level 3
One academic year is £750