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Reflexology is an interesting therapy that would be perfect for any practitioner wishing to diversify their skill set and offer customers a wider range of treatments. It might also be of interest to anyone wishing to practice reflexology in their own home, either with friends or family, or as a small business.
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Course code: FHL21
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
Alternative therapies are increasingly popular within the spa, beauty and fitness industries. Reflexology is an interesting therapy that would be perfect for any practitioner wishing to diversify their skill set, and offer customers a wider range of treatments. It might also be of interest to anyone wishing to practice reflexology in their own home, either with friends or family, or as a small business.
- Reflexology is an alternative therapy which originated in China over 5000 years ago.
- Reflexology treatments focus on the hands and feet, applying gentle pressure to specific areas believed to be associated with other parts of the body and its energy pathways.
- Alternative therapies such as reflexology have become increasingly popular in recent years, becoming more widely available at spas, wellness centres and salons.
- This course is perfect for Beauty and Alternative Therapists who want to offer additional services to increase their business and skills.
Unit 1: Professional Basics
- Relevant health and safety legislation
- The working area and hygiene in the work place
Unit 2: History
- History of Reflexology
- Zone Therapy
Unit 3: Anatomy of the Hand and Feet
- The structure of the foot
- The structure of the hand and the arm
Unit 4: Consultation
- Identifying consultation techniques
- Consulting with clients
Unit 5: Contra-indications and Contra-actions
- Defining contra-indications
- Defining contra-actions
Unit 6: Benefits of Reflexology
- Using reflexology to help with stress
- Signs of stress
Unit 7: The Treatment
- Assessing the client
- The treatment of Reflexology
- Treatment lengths
Unit 8: Using Reflexology for Health Concerns
- Various conditions
- Reflexology for everyone
Unit 9: After Care
- Reviewing the treatment
- Further recommendations
- The importance of home care/after care
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.