Reflexology Course

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.

Starting: Saturday 28th of October 2017

Cost of Course

Course Fee: €1,450

Exam Fee: €110

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

Examinations and Certification

  • Diploma awarded by ITEC

Required Books

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


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 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 credit is between 75% – 89% and a distinction is between 90% – 100%.

Percentage of our students achieving each grade to date in 2009

Fail           Pass                Credit              Distinction

0%               8%                  54%                       38%

Each Student Requires

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

Times & Dates

Starting Date: Saturday 28th October 2017 – Completion Date: 28th April 2018

Times: Approximately two Saturdays per month, from 10am – 5pm

October November December January February
28th 11th, 25th 9th 13th, 27th 10th, 24th
March April
10th, 24th 14th, 28th

Final exams will be held in May 2018

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