AoR CPD Approval: Quality Assured
The AoR CPD Approval logo is widely regarded as the “Seal of Quality” in continuing education for qualified reflexologists.
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Advanced Hand Reflexology
London School of Reflexology – Louise Keet
Hand Reflexology is taught by Louise Keet author of The Reflexology Bible and Hand Reflexology. This course will teach you how to apply a professional stand-alone treatment or complement foot reflexology to attract clients, develop your skills, services, increase your client base and offer more effective treatments. Hand Reflexology is a wonderful treatment that benefits and is enjoyed by; the elderly, children, hospices, corporate clients, mother toddler groups, public relation company events and perfect for talks, demonstrations and introductions to reflexology. This relaxing treatment has been successfully in treating a range of stress related conditions including; insomnia, depression as well as having excellent results for clients because hands are closer to the heart, central nervous system and often having a more immediate relaxing effect. Hand reflexology is a supportive skill as client aftercare because the hand reflexes worked on in between treatments can empower your client’s journey to better health. There are many conditions that may benefit from hand reflexology including: arthritis, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, frozen shoulder, stress and anxiety, panic attacks, repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome. We will look at how to use Hand Reflexology to build up a client base and how to use it with corporate clients at desks. Developing your menu of skills and supporting your clients with combinations or indulgence treatments can include Foot Reflexology, Facial Reflexology and/or Indian head massage.
Five Element Reflexology
Complementary Therapy College – Heidi Armstrong
Take your reflexology to a new level with this level 5 Advanced Reflexology training and become a Five Element practitioner. Giving you a complete framework using the five elements organ systems to restore your client’s energy balance. It will include relevant acupressure points for reflexology an understanding of meridians and how to incorporate lifestyle and aftercare advice.
Reflex Resonance Technique
Helen Mary Perkins
Helen uses her intuition and sensitive fingers to interpret the feel and vibration of each reflex point, incorporating sound as required to further benefit that part of the body in need of healing. The sound is carried by vibration directly to the area in need, a unique experience that can bring emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits. Reflexology works on many levels, to aid relaxation and instil a sense of wellbeing while treating deep-seated or underlying conditions. Her accredited postgraduate course The Reflex Resonance Technique™ helps therapists discover their own unique abilities. In this way, continuous professional development provides an opportunity to enhance skills and build your business.
The Reflex Resonance Technique CPD comprises three parts, which taken together or separately lead to an optional certification stage at part three for successful qualification. INTUITION AND SOUND PART I: Offers an introduction to sound and teaches reflexologists how to discover and apply their intuitive abilities. INTUITION AND SOUND PART II: Once intuitive skills have been refined, reflexologists can move onto this more advanced workshop to explore the many different aspects of sound, balance, and healing. PART III:
CERTIFICATION REFLEX RESONANCE TECHNIQUE: Four case studies required showing how intuition and sound has been used in practice with self-evaluation. The course concludes with a half-day assessment session. Ideal for qualified reflexologists who wish to further develop their skills in a unique enhancement to their treatments offering.
Reflexology & Movement
VRT Vertical Reflexology – Lynne Booth
This unique class VRT Reflexology and Movement offers an innovative one day VRT training that combines 25 years of traditional Vertical Reflexology Techniques mobilisation techniques with many other innovations from VRT classes. VRT techniques are taught to complement classical reflexology. Training includes Sports Injury and Maintenance, Children and Babies, Older people and Dementia techniques plus a powerful holistic protocol. Universal application for all ages/conditions from elite sports-persons to palliative care situations incorporating subtle body, limb or foot movement on reclining, seated or standing clients: Mobilisation warm-up protocol for elite and amateur sports-persons to ease pain and increase function. Acclaimed VRT weight-bearing and movement techniques to target the Sciatic/Hamstring/Piriformis and Psoas muscles/Lower lumbar spine, Groin & Hip Flexors and Head & Neck reflexes plus the unique VRT Wrist Twist technique; Reflexology Techniques and Movement: a five-minute revitalising booster using a specific set of core VRT reclining and weight-bearing techniques which can be incorporated into classical sessions. Hand and foot reflexology is utilised plus VRT weight-bearing and reclining techniques or for First Aid; Working children and babies – subtle, short effective techniques; Working with older people – adaptive VRT mobilisation techniques; Soothing techniques for Palliative Care situations using hand reflexology with the option of short but profound gentle nail-working techniques for living with Dementia. Both protocols can also be shared and taught to family and carers; Refine your skills and enhance your practice with Better Sleep / Relaxation Protocol for the hands and feet suitable for self-help and supporting others.
Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) Basic and Advanced Fast Track
VRT Vertical Reflexology – Lynne Booth
This highly practical class gives reflexologists the core, versatile Vertical Reflexology award-winning techniques that are immediately integrated into your practice. All reflexes approached on the dorsal feet. VRT is briefly offered at the beginning and end of classical sessions. No increase in appointment time. VRT techniques can be adapted on the hands/feet for reclining, standing and seated clients. Supports all ages/conditions and self-help. VRT can also be for 5-10 minutes First Aid, shorter sessions for older people and children, for sports injury and for hand reflexology. Practical and theory sessions throughout the day: Effective Synergistic Reflexology where hands and feet are worked simultaneously; Self-help and Diaphragm Rocking techniques for hand and feet will be demonstrated. Comprehensive handout, with charts showing new reflex points on the dorsum; The theory of Zonal Triggers and three-point Synergistic Reflexology will be shown and practiced including the advanced stimulation of the neural pathways using the VRT-Nail working techniques; All VRT techniques can be applied to the hands; Combined Diaphragm-Rocking and Lymphatic stimulation (Dirkx method); Metatarsal Pressure – unique method of combining VRT and the brief working of the plantar. Weight-bearing pressure is exercised using the ball of the foot; Hand Reflexology in weight-bearing position will be briefly demonstrated; Variations of VRT may be used on young babies, small children, older people and immobile clients; A 20 minute comprehensive VRT/classical treatment will be demonstrated and practiced.