REFLEXOLOGY PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA (ITEC)
ITEC Reflexology Practitioner Diploma (Including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology):
Next course dates:
September 2024 to June 2025
Reflexology is an amazing therapy which helps to re balance the body through applying gentle but firm pressure to certain parts of the feet which correspond to each body system.
The feet and hands are regarded as a map or a mirror of the person and their body.
Students are taken through the history and philosophy of this ancient therapy. Working with this gentle non-invasive holistic therapy, we will learn about the reflex zones and the related reflex areas as well as common disorders and ways in which to treat them. The feet and hands are regarded as a map or a mirror of the person and their body.
When we accumulate stress in our bodies, illness is more likely to occur. By treating the whole person with reflexology, Mind Body and Spirit, we can induce a deep state of relaxation and therefore facilitate the body’s own healing processes to flow.
Reflexology can be a wonderful way to de stress, relax and is regarded as a very positive step towards a healthier lifestyle. Research has shown Reflexology to be hugely effective to all age groups and for many ailments such as Reflux, Colic and Constipation in Babies , Infertility in men and women, Pregnancy Ailments such as Heartburn, SPD and Morning Sickness. Reflexology can be a fantastic option for people who have been diagnosed with Cancer, helping to relieve symptoms associated with Chemotherapy such as nausea and insomnia.
Your Reflexology diploma can bring you into many specialised areas such as Baby Reflexology, Adults and Children with Special Needs, Fertility Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology, Reflexology for cancer care etc, once you have qualified. Reflexology is a complementary Therapy meaning it also complements conventional medicine, which is why Reflexology is now offered in many Hospitals, Hospices, Paediatric Units, Nursing Homes, Cancer Care Units, etc.
The Reflexology Practitioner diploma (ITEC) course syllabus includes History, theories and philosophies of Reflexology and its origins, Code of practice and ethics for the Reflexologist, Reflex points of the Hands and Feet, Reflexology Zones, Maps and Charts, Benefits of Reflexology, Methods of Consultation [process, Reading the feet on both a physical and emotional level, Contraindications to Reflexology, Disorders and conditions of the feet and hands, Clients reactions to treatments, Aftercare advice, Self Care for the Therapist, Referral procedures.
On successful completion of exams, students can apply to Irish Reflexology Institute (IRI)for full membership.
In the last 5 years, over 90% of our students have achieved distinctions in their Reflexology Diplomas.
Course content includes the following:
- History, theories and philosophies of Reflexology and its origins
- Code of practice and ethics for Therapists
- The Holistic approach
- Integral Biology
- The structure of the Leg , Foot, Hand and Arm
- Benefits of Reflexology
- Methods of consultation
- Local and Total Contraindications to Reflexology
- Disorders and conditions of the feet and hands
- Reflexology Zones
- Reading the feet both physically and Emotionally
- Visual Reflexology
- Reflexology techniques and sequences
- Reflexes and their relation to organs and body systems
- Consultations and record keeping
- Common disorders and diseases
- Making an effective and detailed Treatment plan tailored to your client
- Clients reactions to treatments during and between treatments
- Introduction to Hand Reflexology
- Introduction to Advanced Reflexology techniques
- Foot Massage routine
- Introduction to Reflexology and the Meridians
- Homecare advice for clients
- Referral procedures
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology:
Classes covering all systems of the body and their related pathologies. (Cell, Tissue/Skin, Skeletal, Muscular system, Circulatory, Lymphatic system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Digestive system, Respiratory system, Reproductive System and Urinary system )
Unit 22 Business Awareness:
Theory classes for Unit 22 Professional Conduct and Business Awareness will give the student confidence that they are working within the professional model
**Infection prevention This new exam module ensures students understand the Covid-19 infection prevention methods required within their working environments in order to maintain high standards of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients
Course Fee-Reflexology Diploma (for those with existing A&P Qualification):€1800 plus Exam Fees
Course fees-Reflexology Diploma with online Anatomy & Physiology classes: €2000 plus Exam fees
A booking deposit is required to hold a place on this course. Payment plans are available at no extra cost.
Why choose ITEC ?The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) has been awarding high quality and respected qualifications since 1947. It is the leading Irish and International examination board providing quality qualifications allowing people to practise professionally throughout the world. ITEC currently has centres registered in countries in Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
It is one the world’s leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Complementary Medicine and Sports & Fitness Training. During 2011 – 2012 ITEC conducted over 38,000 examinations worldwide.
ITEC is an official awarding body approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and the Department for Education and Employment. It is a recognised awarding organisation regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations regulation (OFQUAL). As such all the ITEC QCF qualifications are approved on the Qualifications and Credits Framework.
ITEC Diploma qualifications are highly regarded by prospective employers who know an ITEC qualification means excellence in both theoretical knowledge and practical ability, as well as a rigorous and independent examination process.
For further info/application contact: Catriona Plunkett
Ph: 087 6011797