Reflexology Course

This course teaches the location of individual reflexes on each foot and methods of pin-pointing certain reflexes for specific conditions.

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Course Overview

Reflexology is a system of working reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to every organ and gland in the body. It is used to bring about a deep level of relaxation and it is of particular benefit in dealing with congestion.

This course teaches the location of individual reflexes on each foot and methods of pin-pointing certain reflexes for specific conditions.

The theory component includes Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness and First Aid.

Course Content

Examinations and Certification

  • Diploma awarded by iTEC

Practical examination

Theory examination:

a) Theory of Reflexology 1hr multiple choice questions
b) Anatomy & Physiology 1hr multiple choice questions*
c) Professional Conduct and Business Awareness 1hr multiple choice questions*

40 case studies

* Students with Anatomy & Physiology and Professional Conduct & Business Awareness qualifications less than three years old are exempt from b) and c)

Holistic College Dublin results in Reflexology exams

The diploma issued by iTEC will list the graduates overall grade in terms of a pass, credit or distinction. An average of the theory and practical marks is combined to obtain the final grade.

A pass grade is between 60% – 74%, A merit is between 75% – 89% and a distinction is between 90% – 100%.

Percentage of our students achieving each grade to date

  • Fail: 0%
  • Pass: 8%
  • Merit: 54%
  • Distinction: 38%

Course Fees

Course Fee: €1,435 + Exam Fee: €115

Total cost: €1550

Standard Payment Plan:

  • Deposit of €350 – to secure your place on the course
  • 1st Instalment of €600 – due on the first day of the course
  • 2nd Instalment of €600 – due in May

Pay in Full Discount: Pay the balance (after deposit) in full on or before the first day of your course to avail of a €100 discount.

Course Syllabus

  • History of Reflexology
  • Reflexology techniques – including loosening and warming up techniques, finger and thumb walking techniques
  • Sequence of techniques for working reflexes on the feet and hands
  • Reflexology terminology and definitions – understanding zone theory, guide lines, referral areas and helper areas
  • Anatomy and Physiology – study of the bones, ligaments and tendons of the foot and hand. Instruction on 12 systems of the body and their corresponding reflexes on the feet and associated pathology
  • Benefits of Reflexology
  • Contra-indications to Reflexology
  • Nutrition – study of the main nutrients – including their functions / uses
  • Relaxation – Learn how to relax and promote natural healing energy when working with clients
  • Care of the client – record-keeping, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Business awareness / professionalism – how to establish & promote your massage business
  • First Aid

Course Requirements

Each Student Requires

  • 2 Pillows
  • 2 Pillow Cases
  • 2 Towels
  • A uniform is required for the practical examination:
    • Black tunic
    • Black trousers
    • Black footwear

Recommended Books

  • An Introductory Guide to Reflexology By Louise Tucker
  • An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology (new edition) By Louise Tucker

Course Support

Our detailed, in-person practical class sessions are supported with a full course manual, student handbook and access to our comprehensive online Learning Platform. This provides students with over 40 videos lectures, multiple choice quizzes and practical instructional videos that can be accessed 24/7 to achieve mastery. You can see a sample of one of these videos here.

Schedule and Location

One evening per week in north Dublin.

North Dublin

Weekly Course

6 Months

Blended Learning

September 20, 2023

Times & Dates for North Dublin

Starting Date: Wednesday 20th September
Completion Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024

Every Wednesday, from 7pm – 10pm

  • September 2023 – 20th, 27th
  • October 2023 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • November 2023 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • December 2023 – 6th, 13th
  • January 2024 – 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
  • February 2024 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Final exams will be held in March 2024

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, HCD reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

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