With origins which can be traced back over 3000 years, Reflexology is a form of complementary medicine and involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas found in the feet, hands and face. It is based in the belief that there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet or hands with the right foot corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot corresponding to the left side of the body. By having the whole body represented in the feet, the method offer a means of treating the whole body and or treating the body as a whole.
Surveys carried out by The British Reflexology Association showed benefits to those presenting with symptoms of stress, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome. Most people who have experienced a reflexology session would agree that the method is very relaxing therapy which may reduce tension and lead to an improved sense of well-being.
Reflexology is practiced in a number of settings: private clinics, hospices, care homes, spas - providing practitioners with plenty of options for their business.
The course requires attendance on 7 Saturdays over a period of 9 months and each course day includes study of anatomy, physiology and pathology (the structures, functions and illnesses of the human body), health & safety, first aid, self-care and advice on setting up a business. Afternoons of each study day focusses on practical training in the Bayly method and clinical practice. With 100 hours of teaching and guided study supported by 100 treatments forming case studies, the course aims to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to practice as a Reflexologist.