What is the course about?
This course is an introduction to the theories and principles of reflexology. You will learn how to relax and revitalise a person by practising some reflexology techniques on hands and feet.
What will we cover?
- Benefits of reflexology and when it might be advisable to avoid a treatment
- Basic history of reflexology
- Relationship between the feet and the rest of the body
- Massaging the feet - practical work in pairs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify some common reflexology points on the feet and hands
- State some reasons why a person would not be able to receive a reflexology treatment
- Safely give a basic foot massage to another person
- Treat yourself with some basic hand reflexology points for stress relief.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory level - no previous knowledge required. You are required to read and write short sentences,
follow verbal instructions and extract information from handouts.
PRE-BODYWORK CHECK LIST: Please read carefully
We have strict guidelines to help protect the health and safety of students in training or undergoing short courses, while providing the widest possible access. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed below or anything similar, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable to undertake a bodywork course and bring a referral letter from your doctor for your tutor, otherwise please do not participate in a bodywork class/course.
- An untreated medical condition
- Spinal injuries
- A recent operation
- Severe skin disorders or allergies
- Severe mental illness
- On medication
- Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, severe varicose veins, heart problems, thrombosis)
- Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Pregnancy (or post natal)
- Endocrine disorders
Is there anything else we should know about your health before you enrol for a course? If there is, or you are unsure if you can undertake a class, please contact the Health & Lifestyle Studies team - 020 7492 2622
If accepted onto a course, a student could be given alternative practical tasks and adjustments may be
made where reasonable. However, a student could be asked to leave the course if a situation arose which
could endanger the wellbeing of that student, or another student. It is for instance not suitable to work on
another student, if you are taking medication that affects your concentration or if you have uncontrolled fits
which could cause a danger to others during a relevant activity.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Presentation and Lecture
- Group discussions and pair work
- Questions and answers
-.Practical work in pairs – massaging the feet or hands.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All relevant theory information will be provided on handouts
Please bring the following items: powder, wet wipes, 2 plasters, a bath towel and some writing materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma or ITEC Diploma in Complementary Therapies and other massage based courses e.g. Aromatherapy, Shiatsu.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details