Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology (NQF level 6) – 2 years full time.
Pressure point massage is applied on reflex points of the hands or feet in order to stimulate the body to heal itself. This process of activating self-healing will reduce pain, discomfort and imbalances throughout the body.
The feet, hands, ears and face are considered a map of the whole body and corresponding organs. The corresponding reflexes to the organs are stimulated by means of pressure application using specific thumb and finger manipulation. It is not a massage and it is not a substitute for medical treatment. It is a therapeutic way to relieve stress and effective treatment to achieve optimum health.
The qualities required of a Therapeutic Reflexologist are someone who can listen attentively, show empathy and who enjoys working with people.
This qualification falls under the Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and is governed by the Allied Health Professions Act. Upon completion of the qualification, the student is required to register with the AHPCSA after which a practice number can be applied for.
Own business or practice, hospitals, medical clinics, stress clinics, semi-medical services at sports clubs and retirement villages, health and wellness centres, cooperation with other health care professionals.
Therapeutic Reflexology Practical and Theory, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, Occupational Health and Safety and Legislation (Jurisprudence), Practice Management, Patient Care, Business Practice and more.