How do you go about finding reflexology courses? The good news is that there are lots of reflexology courses to choose from. The bad news is that they are not all the same quality!
At the simplest there are short introductory reflexology courses, ideal for someone who simply want to learn a little more about the subject for their own interest.
However, if you really want to learn how to practice, and particularly if you want to pursue this as a career, then you will need to look for more extensive training.
For a would-be practitioner, any training must include a combination of theory and practice. This would include training in the different zones, techniques, the place of the treatment in a holistic approach, plus a range of business skills that will help you to manage a practice.
So how do you compare different training providers? The first, and most important step, is what qualification they offer.
In order to work in the NHS or get professional liability insurance, you will need to a Diploma, such as those offered by ITEC - ITEC is an awarding body offering vocational qualifications in Complementary Therapy and Bodywork, recognized and regulated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and the Department of Education and Employment.
This will make you eligible to join the Association of Reflexologists as a full member - this is essential for working in the field.
Other considerations will be price, location, and the schedule - many people train whilst holding full or part time jobs, so you have to find a schedule that will fit into the other areas of your life.