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.

Start dates:

Harolds Cross: Saturday 28th of October 2017

Swords: Wednesday 27th of September 2017 (New)

Cost of Course

Course Fee: €1,350

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 for Swords

Starting Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Completion Date: 28th March 2018

Times: Wednesday evenings, from 7pm - 10pm

Septemberber October November December January
 27th 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 6th, 13th 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
 February March
 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Final exams will be held in April 2018

Times & Dates for Harolds Cross

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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