Reflexology is the application of pressure, stretch and movement to the feet and hands to affect corresponding parts of the body. By applying technique a reflexologist can break up patterns of stress in other parts of the body. Internal organs and body structures are mirrored in the feet.
The Reflexology course is taught over two intensive days.
Course Fee: £320 Reflexology only, or £400 with Anatomy and Physiology
Pre-requisite: Body Massage or Anatomy/Physiology Diploma
October 4th and 5th, 2019
January 24th and 25th, 2020
June 5th and 6th, 2020
October 6th and 7th, 2020
Reflexology has been practised for thousands of years. In China, it was practised as early as 4000 B.C. In Ancient Egypt, evidence of reflexology practice was found on wall paintings of the tomb of Ankmahor, an Egyptian physician, dating back to about 2330 B.C.
North America Indians have been practising a foot pressure therapy for centuries.
American physician Dr. William Fitzgerald re-discovered Reflexology. In 1917, his and Dr. Edwin Bowers’ book ‘Zone Therapy’ was published. The focus of the book was on relieving pain.
The American physiotherapist Eunice Ingham became interested in ‘Zone Therapy’. She mapped the feet with the corresponding glands and organs of the body. Her research and therapy approach became the basis of modern reflexology and is called the Ingham Method.
Doreen Bailey, who was a student of Eunice Ingham, introduced Reflexology to the UK.