If you are looking for a reflexology school, there are various options open to you. If you are simply interested in learning about this fascinating therapy for yourself, then you will find a variety of classes that will teach you the basics - these will range from a half day to a weekend.
If, however, your goal is to learn this as a profession, to treat other people, then you need to find a reflexology school that offers recognised qualifications.
The main bodies that recognise reflexology schools and qualifications are:
- Association of Reflexologists
- British Reflexology Association.
They have information available on their websites about courses at diploma, degree and postgraduate levels.
There are various governing bodies that offer recognised courses, with a Level 3 Diploma offered by four exam boards; the VTCT, ITEC, City & Guilds and ABC.
Entry requirements will vary from one training provider to another, so check carefully, but will usually include some prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and a GCSE (A-C) in biology.
Degree-level qualifications are offered which teach a range of complementary medicine/therapies, and you can then choose to specialise in reflexology. Again, entry requirements will vary, but are likely to include a minimum of five GCSEs (A-C) plus two A levels.
For all courses, at whatever level, some previous experience in healthcare, massage, beauty therapy or counselling, will be an advantage.