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What you will learn
  • The origins of reflexology
  • The role of the Chinese in the establishment of reflexology
  • The role of the Egyptians in the establishment of reflexology
  • Reflexology and its ties with Acupuncture

  • A brief introduction to a working definition of stress
  • Stressors and stress reactions
  • Symptoms of stress
  • The role of stress hormones within the human body

Learn How To Enable The Body To Function Efficiently By Reflexology

Reflexology is one of the fastest growing holistic therapies now gaining worldwide acceptance. It is based on the scientific principle that every organ in the body is reflected in certain reflexes in the feet.

The feet are a microcosm of the human body. By manipulating the reflex areas on the feet, energy congestion in the body is released. Correct stimulation of the feet reflexes, while the client is relaxed, improves the energy flow and the blood supply.

This results in an overall feeling of well-being and this enables the body to function efficiently. Reflexology is a completely safe, natural aid to restoring the body's healthy balance.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a qualified Reflexologist
  2. Comprehensive 25 module Certificate in Reflexology Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Reflexology experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

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All online massage therapy courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

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Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Introduction to reflexology

  • The history of reflexology
  • The origins of reflexology
  • The role of the Chinese in the establishment of reflexology
  • The role of the Egyptians in the establishment of reflexology
  • Reflexology and its ties with Acupuncture
  • Definition of reflexology
  • The principles of reflexology
  • Reflexology as an inductor of relaxation and a reducer of stress
  • Western reflexology
  • The 19th Century ‘leap’
  • Physiological benefits of reflexology
  • Stress = tension
  • A brief introduction to a working definition of stress
  • Stressors and stress reactions
  • Symptoms of stress
  • The role of stress hormones within the human body
  • Reflexology as a means of reducing stress
  • Touch, reflexology and the healing process
  • The lack of touch in modern society
  • Healing through human energy and not the exchange of electricity
  • Infant mortality rates and human touch
  • The role of touch in conveying positive energy
  • Hands as the only legitimate reflexology device
  • The qualities of a good healer

Meridians

  • Meridians – A vital connection
  • Stimulation of meridians
  • Main meridians
  • Meridian cycle
  • Energy surges and the meridian cycle
  • The meridian cycle wheel diagram
  • Central meridian diagram
  • Governing meridian diagram
  • The heart meridian
  • The bladder meridian
  • The stomach meridian
  • The small intestine meridian

Cells, Tissues and the Skin

  • Contents of the cell
  • The functions of the cell
  • The capabilities of the cell
  • Definition of protoplasm
  • Make up of protoplasm
  • The nucleus
  • Nucleo-protein
  • Chromosomes and mitosis
  • Parent cells and genes
  • Human reproduction
  • Zygotes
  • The requirement for a fluid environment
  • Cell tissue fluid
  • Intracellular exchanges of cell tissue fluid
  • Intracellular exchanges of cell tissue fluid
  • Semi-permeable cell walls
  • Stage 1 – Diffusion
  • Stage 2 – Osmosis
  • Stage 3 – Filtration
  • The tissues
  • Different tissues for different parts of the body
  • Epithelium tissue
  • Functions of the Epithelium
  • Definition of connective tissues
  • Characteristics of connective tissues
  • Types of connective tissue
  • An introduction to the skin
  • The importance of the skin
  • The 2 principal layers of the skin
  • The five different layers of the skin
  • Branching cells - Melanoblasts
  • The dermis
  • Regulation of body temperature
  • The importance of normal body temperature
  • Heat lose
  • Illustrative overview (and definition) of the skin in cold weather
  • Illustrative overview (and definition) of the skin in hot weather
  • Sensation
  • Nails
  • Hair

Support and movement systems of the body - Skeletal system

  • Functions of the skeletal system
  • Structure of bones – Components of bones
  • The growth and development of bones
  • The four categories of bones
  • The anatomical position
  • The anatomical terms
  • An introduction to the spine
  • An introduction to the vertebrae
  • The pedicle
  • The vertebral foramen
  • The functions of the vertebral column
  • The five groups of vertebrae
  • Introduction to the thorax
  • The binding of the thorax

Support and movement systems of the body - Muscular system

  • The muscles of the head
  • The muscles of the neck
  • Movements required to action muscles
  • The muscles of the trunk
  • The three main types of muscle
  • What are muscle fibres
  • Fasiculi
  • Areolar tissue
  • Tendons
  • The importance of blood
  • Glucose
  • Muscle fibres and ‘goose pimples’
  • Two points of attachment

Integration and co-ordination systems - Nervous system

  • Neurons
  • Protoplasm
  • Dendrites
  • Neurons and the nervous system
  • Two types of neurons
  • Diagrammatic overview of a neuron
  • The brain
  • The Cerebrum
  • The cerebellum
  • The brain stem
  • Cranial nerves
  • The Autonomic nervous system
  • Sympathetic
  • Parasympathetic
  • How the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems differ

Integration and co-ordination systems - Endocrine system

  • The endocrine glands as ductless glands
  • The endocrine glands
  • The hormones excreted by the endocrine glands
  • The interplay of hormones and their effect on the cycle
  • The FSH and LH stages in the menstrual cycle
  • Ovum fertilisation
  • Corpus luteum deterioration
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • The role of The Islets of Langerhans
  • Methods of controlling diabetic conditions

Integration and co-ordination systems - Special senses

  • The eye (organ of sight)
  • Diagrammatic overview of the structure of the eye
  • The outer layers of the eye
  • The protective layers of the eye
  • Disorders of the eye
  • The role of the eye when receiving light
  • The function of the optic nerve in receiving impulses
  • The function of the lens when focusing rays of light
  • Vision
  • Strabismus
  • The external ear
  • The middle ear
  • The auditory ossicles
  • The internal ear
  • Hearing
  • Balance
  • Disorders of the ear

Processing and transporting functions - Digestive system

  • The digestive system
  • The essential foodstuffs
  • The organs of digestion
  • The liver
  • The structure of the alimentary canal
  • The Stomach
  • The process of swallowing

Processing and transporting functions - Respiratory system

  • The respiratory system
  • Disorders of the respiratory system
  • Processing and transporting functions - Circulatory system
  • The composition of the blood
  • Summary of the functions of the blood
  • The structure of the heart
  • The function of the heart
  • The location of the heart
  • The chambers of the heart
  • The layers of the heart
  • Blood circulation
  • Three primary vessels of blood circulation
  • The process of blood circulation within the human body

Processing and transporting functions - Lymphatic system

  • The Lymphatic system
  • An introduction to body tissues
  • The Lymphatic vessels
  • Lymphatic nodes (glands)
  • Functions of lymphatic nodes (glands)
  • Effects of failures
  • An introduction to the thymus
  • Responsibility of the thymus
  • The effects of puberty on the thymus
  • An introduction to the spleen
  • What the spleen looks like
  • The location of the spleen
  • The make up of the spleen
  • The functions of the spleen

Processing and transporting functions - Urinary system

  • The organs of the urinary system
  • General functions of the urinary system
  • Diagrammatic overview of the urinary system
  • The location of the kidneys
  • The appearance of the kidneys
  • The structure of the kidneys
  • The functions of the kidneys
  • The nephrons
  • Diagrammatic overview of the nephrons
  • Introduction to the nephrons
  • Characteristics of the nephrons
  • Primary function of the nephrons
  • The formation of urine
  • The ureters
  • The bladder
  • The urethra

The reproductive system

  • An introduction to reproduction
  • Male reproduction vs. female reproduction
  • Diagrammatic overview of the urinary system
  • The male generative organs
  • The location of the female reproductive organs
  • Diagrammatic overview of the female reproductive system
  • The division of the organs
  • The mammary glands

Understanding the pathological disease process

  • An introduction to pathology
  • The importance of pathology
  • The basic unit
  • Cells and the composition of tissues
  • Categorisations of specialised cells
  • Organ changes
  • A decrease in the size of the organs
  • Definition of Hypertrophy
  • Factors causing Hypertrophy
  • Organ changes
  • An increase in the size of the organs
  • Definition of Hypertrophy
  • What is a neoplasm
  • When neoplasm occurs
  • Cells affected by neoplasm
  • The process of neoplastic changes
  • Oncogenic theory
  • Neoplasm classification
  • Neoplasm characteristics
  • Importance of neoplasm characterisation and classification

Anatomy of the subtle body

  • Kirlian Photography
  • The human energy field (HEF)
  • Dynamic energetic systems
  • The frequency characteristics of the higher bodies
  • Physical, biological and chemical systems of the physical anatomy
  • The seven layer auric body system
  • The Etheric body
  • Aspects that characterise the Etheric body
  • The Emotional body
  • Aspects that characterise the Emotional body
  • The Astral body
  • Aspects that characterise the Astral body
  • The structure of the Chakra system
  • Sanskrit meaning of Chakras
  • Locations of the Chakras
  • Location of Chakras on front and rear of body
  • Neuropsychological and endocrine associations of the Chakras
  • Illustration of the auric layers of the subtle body
  • Function of the Chakra system
  • The associated psychological function of each major Chakra

Stress related illnesses

  • The rise of stress related disorders in modern western society
  • Factors that contribute to a person’s health
  • What is stress
  • Humans and the need for stimulation and challenge
  • Lack of control equals stress
  • The source of challenges
  • Individuals differing perceptions of stress
  • The effects of stress
  • The emotional effects of stress
  • The mental effects of stress
  • The behavioural effects of stress
  • What is burnout
  • Physical and emotional exhaustion
  • Dangers associated with the final stages of burnout
  • Stress can be controlled
  • The foundation of stress management
  • The therapists role in stress management
  • Steps involved with stress management
  • Strategies associated with stress management
  • The effects of stress on the immune system
  • To overcome the affects on the immune system promote a healthy diet

Value of sound nutrition to the therapist

  • The triangle of mind, body and spirit as components of well-being
  • The ability of the human body to heal itself
  • The five basic considerations of good health
  • The cave person theory
  • The primitive diet
  • Storage and cooking
  • Relaxed eating environment
  • Processing and bowel health
  • Refining and storage
  • Primitive man vs. modern man
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Protein
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Carbohydrates
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Fats
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Water

Understanding the pathological disease process

  • Therapy note
  • Zones of the body
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the respiratory system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes
  • A diagrammatic overview
  • Reflexes of the skeleton
  • A diagrammatic overview
  • The position of the sciatic nerve
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the digestive system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Functions associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the endocrine system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Functions associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the lymphatic system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the urinary system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the reproductive system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes

Understanding the pathological disease process

  • An introduction to initial client contact
  • The initial phone call and client contact
  • The appointment book
  • Double booking
  • Telephone manners for the practitioner
  • Examples of an initial telephone call with some clients
  • Examples of how to deal with initial telephone client queries
  • Situations to avoid on the phone
  • Taking a case history
  • An example of a case history form
  • The importance of treating case histories with confidentiality and respect

Reflex - relaxation

  • An introduction to the position of the client before treatment commences (sitting)
  • An introduction to the position of the client before treatment commences (lying down)
  • The importance of a straight back
  • Discomfort in the coccyx
  • The position the practitioner should be in before treatment commences
  • Where to commence the massage
  • Working techniques – introduction and importance
  • Relaxation techniques – introduction and importance
  • Toe rotation – introduction and importance
  • Relaxation techniques – introduction and importance
  • Wringing the foot – introduction and importance
  • Relaxation techniques – introduction and importance
  • Ankle rotation – introduction and importance

Basic reflexology techniques

  • Views of the foot
  • An introduction to the basic holding technique
  • An introduction to the basic thumb technique
  • An introduction to the index finger technique
  • An introduction to the hooking technique
  • An introduction to reflex rotation
  • Common ailments of the foot

Treatment processes

  • Conditions that should be met prior to the commencement of treatment
  • Crucial starting point for treatment
  • Phase 2
  • Points to note
  • Big toe corresponds to the head
  • Alignment corresponds to the entire body
  • Locations of for the reflexes of the brain
  • Tenderness at the basal joint
  • Tenderness at the lower edge of the toenail
  • Tension in the neck and/or upper back
  • Headache treatment

Organs and related conditions

  • Introduction
  • Things to remember
  • Press and roll technique
  • Spinal twist technique
  • Top and bottom foot technique
  • The location of the solar plexus
  • The genetic make-up of the solar plexus
  • The reflex area of the solar plexus
  • Treatment techniques for the reflex area of the solar plexus
  • Things to be careful of when reflexing the solar plexus region
  • The location of the adrenal glands
  • The functions of the adrenal glands
  • Hormone imbalance and the need for reflexology
  • The location of the adrenal reflex
  • Reflex techniques used to treat the adrenal reflex
  • Things to be careful of when reflexing the adrenal reflex
  • The location of the lumbar region
  • The appearance of the lumbar region
  • Reflex techniques used in the treatment of the lumbar region
  • Things to be careful of when reflexing the lumbar region
  • Kidney links to the reflex areas
  • The location of the kidney reflex
  • The appearance of the kidney reflex
  • Reflex techniques used to treat the kidney reflex
  • Things to be careful of when treating the kidney reflex
  • Kidney stones and gout
  • Reflex techniques used in the treatment of kidney stones and gout

Situations and conditions

  • Final advice before commencing treatment
  • Normal responses to reflexology techniques
  • Candida
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Migraine
  • Depression
  • Vertigo

Starting a business

  • Business logistics of setting up a practice
  • Personal considerations and attributes that need to be accounted for
  • Self assessment questionnaire
  • Methods of analysing the questionnaire
  • Viability assessment procedure

Codes and ethics

  • An introduction
  • Competence
  • Therapist client relationships
  • Confidentiality
  • Code of practice
  • Code of ethics
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About This Course
What you will learn
  • The origins of reflexology
  • The role of the Chinese in the establishment of reflexology
  • The role of the Egyptians in the establishment of reflexology
  • Reflexology and its ties with Acupuncture

  • A brief introduction to a working definition of stress
  • Stressors and stress reactions
  • Symptoms of stress
  • The role of stress hormones within the human body

Learn How To Enable The Body To Function Efficiently By Reflexology

Reflexology is one of the fastest growing holistic therapies now gaining worldwide acceptance. It is based on the scientific principle that every organ in the body is reflected in certain reflexes in the feet.

The feet are a microcosm of the human body. By manipulating the reflex areas on the feet, energy congestion in the body is released. Correct stimulation of the feet reflexes, while the client is relaxed, improves the energy flow and the blood supply.

This results in an overall feeling of well-being and this enables the body to function efficiently. Reflexology is a completely safe, natural aid to restoring the body's healthy balance.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a qualified Reflexologist
  2. Comprehensive 25 module Certificate in Reflexology Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Reflexology experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

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Introduction to reflexology

  • The history of reflexology
  • The origins of reflexology
  • The role of the Chinese in the establishment of reflexology
  • The role of the Egyptians in the establishment of reflexology
  • Reflexology and its ties with Acupuncture
  • Definition of reflexology
  • The principles of reflexology
  • Reflexology as an inductor of relaxation and a reducer of stress
  • Western reflexology
  • The 19th Century ‘leap’
  • Physiological benefits of reflexology
  • Stress = tension
  • A brief introduction to a working definition of stress
  • Stressors and stress reactions
  • Symptoms of stress
  • The role of stress hormones within the human body
  • Reflexology as a means of reducing stress
  • Touch, reflexology and the healing process
  • The lack of touch in modern society
  • Healing through human energy and not the exchange of electricity
  • Infant mortality rates and human touch
  • The role of touch in conveying positive energy
  • Hands as the only legitimate reflexology device
  • The qualities of a good healer

Meridians

  • Meridians – A vital connection
  • Stimulation of meridians
  • Main meridians
  • Meridian cycle
  • Energy surges and the meridian cycle
  • The meridian cycle wheel diagram
  • Central meridian diagram
  • Governing meridian diagram
  • The heart meridian
  • The bladder meridian
  • The stomach meridian
  • The small intestine meridian

Cells, Tissues and the Skin

  • Contents of the cell
  • The functions of the cell
  • The capabilities of the cell
  • Definition of protoplasm
  • Make up of protoplasm
  • The nucleus
  • Nucleo-protein
  • Chromosomes and mitosis
  • Parent cells and genes
  • Human reproduction
  • Zygotes
  • The requirement for a fluid environment
  • Cell tissue fluid
  • Intracellular exchanges of cell tissue fluid
  • Intracellular exchanges of cell tissue fluid
  • Semi-permeable cell walls
  • Stage 1 – Diffusion
  • Stage 2 – Osmosis
  • Stage 3 – Filtration
  • The tissues
  • Different tissues for different parts of the body
  • Epithelium tissue
  • Functions of the Epithelium
  • Definition of connective tissues
  • Characteristics of connective tissues
  • Types of connective tissue
  • An introduction to the skin
  • The importance of the skin
  • The 2 principal layers of the skin
  • The five different layers of the skin
  • Branching cells - Melanoblasts
  • The dermis
  • Regulation of body temperature
  • The importance of normal body temperature
  • Heat lose
  • Illustrative overview (and definition) of the skin in cold weather
  • Illustrative overview (and definition) of the skin in hot weather
  • Sensation
  • Nails
  • Hair

Support and movement systems of the body - Skeletal system

  • Functions of the skeletal system
  • Structure of bones – Components of bones
  • The growth and development of bones
  • The four categories of bones
  • The anatomical position
  • The anatomical terms
  • An introduction to the spine
  • An introduction to the vertebrae
  • The pedicle
  • The vertebral foramen
  • The functions of the vertebral column
  • The five groups of vertebrae
  • Introduction to the thorax
  • The binding of the thorax

Support and movement systems of the body - Muscular system

  • The muscles of the head
  • The muscles of the neck
  • Movements required to action muscles
  • The muscles of the trunk
  • The three main types of muscle
  • What are muscle fibres
  • Fasiculi
  • Areolar tissue
  • Tendons
  • The importance of blood
  • Glucose
  • Muscle fibres and ‘goose pimples’
  • Two points of attachment

Integration and co-ordination systems - Nervous system

  • Neurons
  • Protoplasm
  • Dendrites
  • Neurons and the nervous system
  • Two types of neurons
  • Diagrammatic overview of a neuron
  • The brain
  • The Cerebrum
  • The cerebellum
  • The brain stem
  • Cranial nerves
  • The Autonomic nervous system
  • Sympathetic
  • Parasympathetic
  • How the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems differ

Integration and co-ordination systems - Endocrine system

  • The endocrine glands as ductless glands
  • The endocrine glands
  • The hormones excreted by the endocrine glands
  • The interplay of hormones and their effect on the cycle
  • The FSH and LH stages in the menstrual cycle
  • Ovum fertilisation
  • Corpus luteum deterioration
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • The role of The Islets of Langerhans
  • Methods of controlling diabetic conditions

Integration and co-ordination systems - Special senses

  • The eye (organ of sight)
  • Diagrammatic overview of the structure of the eye
  • The outer layers of the eye
  • The protective layers of the eye
  • Disorders of the eye
  • The role of the eye when receiving light
  • The function of the optic nerve in receiving impulses
  • The function of the lens when focusing rays of light
  • Vision
  • Strabismus
  • The external ear
  • The middle ear
  • The auditory ossicles
  • The internal ear
  • Hearing
  • Balance
  • Disorders of the ear

Processing and transporting functions - Digestive system

  • The digestive system
  • The essential foodstuffs
  • The organs of digestion
  • The liver
  • The structure of the alimentary canal
  • The Stomach
  • The process of swallowing

Processing and transporting functions - Respiratory system

  • The respiratory system
  • Disorders of the respiratory system
  • Processing and transporting functions - Circulatory system
  • The composition of the blood
  • Summary of the functions of the blood
  • The structure of the heart
  • The function of the heart
  • The location of the heart
  • The chambers of the heart
  • The layers of the heart
  • Blood circulation
  • Three primary vessels of blood circulation
  • The process of blood circulation within the human body

Processing and transporting functions - Lymphatic system

  • The Lymphatic system
  • An introduction to body tissues
  • The Lymphatic vessels
  • Lymphatic nodes (glands)
  • Functions of lymphatic nodes (glands)
  • Effects of failures
  • An introduction to the thymus
  • Responsibility of the thymus
  • The effects of puberty on the thymus
  • An introduction to the spleen
  • What the spleen looks like
  • The location of the spleen
  • The make up of the spleen
  • The functions of the spleen

Processing and transporting functions - Urinary system

  • The organs of the urinary system
  • General functions of the urinary system
  • Diagrammatic overview of the urinary system
  • The location of the kidneys
  • The appearance of the kidneys
  • The structure of the kidneys
  • The functions of the kidneys
  • The nephrons
  • Diagrammatic overview of the nephrons
  • Introduction to the nephrons
  • Characteristics of the nephrons
  • Primary function of the nephrons
  • The formation of urine
  • The ureters
  • The bladder
  • The urethra

The reproductive system

  • An introduction to reproduction
  • Male reproduction vs. female reproduction
  • Diagrammatic overview of the urinary system
  • The male generative organs
  • The location of the female reproductive organs
  • Diagrammatic overview of the female reproductive system
  • The division of the organs
  • The mammary glands

Understanding the pathological disease process

  • An introduction to pathology
  • The importance of pathology
  • The basic unit
  • Cells and the composition of tissues
  • Categorisations of specialised cells
  • Organ changes
  • A decrease in the size of the organs
  • Definition of Hypertrophy
  • Factors causing Hypertrophy
  • Organ changes
  • An increase in the size of the organs
  • Definition of Hypertrophy
  • What is a neoplasm
  • When neoplasm occurs
  • Cells affected by neoplasm
  • The process of neoplastic changes
  • Oncogenic theory
  • Neoplasm classification
  • Neoplasm characteristics
  • Importance of neoplasm characterisation and classification

Anatomy of the subtle body

  • Kirlian Photography
  • The human energy field (HEF)
  • Dynamic energetic systems
  • The frequency characteristics of the higher bodies
  • Physical, biological and chemical systems of the physical anatomy
  • The seven layer auric body system
  • The Etheric body
  • Aspects that characterise the Etheric body
  • The Emotional body
  • Aspects that characterise the Emotional body
  • The Astral body
  • Aspects that characterise the Astral body
  • The structure of the Chakra system
  • Sanskrit meaning of Chakras
  • Locations of the Chakras
  • Location of Chakras on front and rear of body
  • Neuropsychological and endocrine associations of the Chakras
  • Illustration of the auric layers of the subtle body
  • Function of the Chakra system
  • The associated psychological function of each major Chakra

Stress related illnesses

  • The rise of stress related disorders in modern western society
  • Factors that contribute to a person’s health
  • What is stress
  • Humans and the need for stimulation and challenge
  • Lack of control equals stress
  • The source of challenges
  • Individuals differing perceptions of stress
  • The effects of stress
  • The emotional effects of stress
  • The mental effects of stress
  • The behavioural effects of stress
  • What is burnout
  • Physical and emotional exhaustion
  • Dangers associated with the final stages of burnout
  • Stress can be controlled
  • The foundation of stress management
  • The therapists role in stress management
  • Steps involved with stress management
  • Strategies associated with stress management
  • The effects of stress on the immune system
  • To overcome the affects on the immune system promote a healthy diet

Value of sound nutrition to the therapist

  • The triangle of mind, body and spirit as components of well-being
  • The ability of the human body to heal itself
  • The five basic considerations of good health
  • The cave person theory
  • The primitive diet
  • Storage and cooking
  • Relaxed eating environment
  • Processing and bowel health
  • Refining and storage
  • Primitive man vs. modern man
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Protein
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Carbohydrates
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Fats
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Foods that our bodies require
  • Water

Understanding the pathological disease process

  • Therapy note
  • Zones of the body
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the respiratory system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes
  • A diagrammatic overview
  • Reflexes of the skeleton
  • A diagrammatic overview
  • The position of the sciatic nerve
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the digestive system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Functions associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the endocrine system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Functions associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the lymphatic system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the urinary system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes
  • Locations of the reflexes
  • Reflexes of the reproductive system
  • The situation of the reflexes
  • Illnesses associated with the reflexes

Understanding the pathological disease process

  • An introduction to initial client contact
  • The initial phone call and client contact
  • The appointment book
  • Double booking
  • Telephone manners for the practitioner
  • Examples of an initial telephone call with some clients
  • Examples of how to deal with initial telephone client queries
  • Situations to avoid on the phone
  • Taking a case history
  • An example of a case history form
  • The importance of treating case histories with confidentiality and respect

Reflex - relaxation

  • An introduction to the position of the client before treatment commences (sitting)
  • An introduction to the position of the client before treatment commences (lying down)
  • The importance of a straight back
  • Discomfort in the coccyx
  • The position the practitioner should be in before treatment commences
  • Where to commence the massage
  • Working techniques – introduction and importance
  • Relaxation techniques – introduction and importance
  • Toe rotation – introduction and importance
  • Relaxation techniques – introduction and importance
  • Wringing the foot – introduction and importance
  • Relaxation techniques – introduction and importance
  • Ankle rotation – introduction and importance

Basic reflexology techniques

  • Views of the foot
  • An introduction to the basic holding technique
  • An introduction to the basic thumb technique
  • An introduction to the index finger technique
  • An introduction to the hooking technique
  • An introduction to reflex rotation
  • Common ailments of the foot

Treatment processes

  • Conditions that should be met prior to the commencement of treatment
  • Crucial starting point for treatment
  • Phase 2
  • Points to note
  • Big toe corresponds to the head
  • Alignment corresponds to the entire body
  • Locations of for the reflexes of the brain
  • Tenderness at the basal joint
  • Tenderness at the lower edge of the toenail
  • Tension in the neck and/or upper back
  • Headache treatment

Organs and related conditions

  • Introduction
  • Things to remember
  • Press and roll technique
  • Spinal twist technique
  • Top and bottom foot technique
  • The location of the solar plexus
  • The genetic make-up of the solar plexus
  • The reflex area of the solar plexus
  • Treatment techniques for the reflex area of the solar plexus
  • Things to be careful of when reflexing the solar plexus region
  • The location of the adrenal glands
  • The functions of the adrenal glands
  • Hormone imbalance and the need for reflexology
  • The location of the adrenal reflex
  • Reflex techniques used to treat the adrenal reflex
  • Things to be careful of when reflexing the adrenal reflex
  • The location of the lumbar region
  • The appearance of the lumbar region
  • Reflex techniques used in the treatment of the lumbar region
  • Things to be careful of when reflexing the lumbar region
  • Kidney links to the reflex areas
  • The location of the kidney reflex
  • The appearance of the kidney reflex
  • Reflex techniques used to treat the kidney reflex
  • Things to be careful of when treating the kidney reflex
  • Kidney stones and gout
  • Reflex techniques used in the treatment of kidney stones and gout

Situations and conditions

  • Final advice before commencing treatment
  • Normal responses to reflexology techniques
  • Candida
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Migraine
  • Depression
  • Vertigo

Starting a business

  • Business logistics of setting up a practice
  • Personal considerations and attributes that need to be accounted for
  • Self assessment questionnaire
  • Methods of analysing the questionnaire
  • Viability assessment procedure

Codes and ethics

  • An introduction
  • Competence
  • Therapist client relationships
  • Confidentiality
  • Code of practice
  • Code of ethics
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