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:

Swords: Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Harolds Cross: Saturday 8th of February 2020 (New)

Cost of Course

Course Fee: €1,185

Exam Fee: €115

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

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 16th October 2019 - Completion Date: Sunday 1st March 2020

Times: Wednesday Evenings 7pm - 10pm, Saturdays 10am - 5pm

October 2019 November
Wednesday 16th, 23rd 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 4th, 11th
Saturday 19th 16th
January 2020 February
Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 5th, 12th
Saturday 11th 15th

Final exams will be held in March 2020


Times & Dates for Harold's Cross

Starting Date: Saturday 8th February 2020 - Completion Date: Sunday 26th July 2020

Times: Two Saturdays per month, from 10am - 5pm

February March
8th, 22nd 7th, 21st 4th, 18th
May June July
2nd, 16th 6th, 20th  4th

Final exams will be held in July 2020

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