Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Reflexology (Modules 1 & 2)

 

The Centre for Clinical Reflexology’s Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Reflexology is a specialist part time diploma course for those seeking to train as a Clinical Reflexology Practitioner.

The Centre for Clinical Reflexology (CCR) is a reflexology training provider, following the Core Curriculum for Reflexology in the UK, dedicated to developing a nationwide pool of reflexology practitioners who can work at clinical level.  CCR qualifications are accredited and approved by the Clinical Association of Reflexologists (CAR).

The Diploma comprises of two essential elements:

  • Module 1: This 14 study day course, will progressively embrace the 5 sections specified in the ‘Core Curriculum for Reflexology in the UK’ (2006): Theory, Origin & Development; Technique; Clinical Practice; Anatomy & Physiology and Relating Reflexology to Health and is equivalent to level 3 vocational standards.
  • Once completed students will have achieved Reflexology Therapist Diploma and will be competent and confident to deliver a safe & effective reflexology foot treatment as directed by a clinical supervisor or a client’s GP; students will be able to apply for Associate Membership of CAR, use the letters ACAR and purchase appropriate insurance to practice.
  • Package: 12 study days & 2 assessment days (14 days in total)

 

  • Module 2: On successful completion of Module 1, students will be able to progress and undertake the second part of the Reflexology Practitioner Diploma.  The Module 2 course covers 5 core study days including:
    • Individualized Professional Portfolio assessment and review with action plan (1 day)
    • Adapting/enhancing both practical (2 days) and theoretical (2 days) skills for clinical practice.
  • Also on offer are 7 optional study days including First Aid, Hand Reflexology, Pregnancy and Cancer care.
  • Once completed students will have achieved Reflexology Practitioner Diploma and will be competent and confident to deliver a safe & effective reflexology treatment; students will be able to apply for Full Membership of CAR, use the letters MCAR and purchase appropriate insurance to practice.

 

  • Principal Lecturer: Alison Morewood

Qualified as a Clinical Reflexologist with Centre for Clinical Reflexology in 2002, Alison is an experienced tutor of clinical reflexology and is a tutor and assessor on the teaching team at The Christie, on the Clinical Reflexology Diploma.  Alison is also Chair of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists and has a successful private practice in Stockport.  Alison works alongside Lynne Marland as an external assessor for CCR, accrediting courses at Salford University, St Helens College, Wigan & Leigh College, Blackburn University Centre and Celtic College, Limerick.

 

Core units

Contents

One

theory: definition of reflexology; modern day history; technique: the ‘holding’ hand; ‘thumb walking’ clinical practice: importance of a pattern; evaluating the patient; anatomy & physiology: body systems overview & the respiratory system.

Two

theory: lateral & longitudinal zones; reflex point location. technique: ‘finger walking’. clinical practice: the cross infection process; infection control.  anatomy & physiology:  cardiovascular & lymphatic systems; enzymes; kidneys & blood pressure.

Three

theory: reflex point location; ‘the exception’. technique: ‘hook & back up’; ‘rotation on & into a point’ & ‘the roll’ techniques. clinical practice: evaluating self help / ‘homework’ ; analysis of the use of instruments; anatomy & physiology: body systems overview; the respiratory system.

Four

theory: reflex point location; referral areas technique: ‘relaxers’ / relaxation techniques clinical practice: analysis of clinical treatment sequence. anatomy & physiology: the endocrine system; hormone abbreviations.

Five

theory: reflex point location, the dorsal aspect. clinical practice: treatment recording; professionalism; rules / guidelines – prescribing; diagnosing; treating specific illness anatomy & physiology: the reproductive systems; changes to baby’s pulmonary mechanism at moment of birth.

Six

theory: reflex point location; zone blockage. clinical practice: common misunderstandings; professionalism in practice; anatomy & physiology: the nervous system– sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation; organs of special sense.

Seven

theory. reflex point location, the plantar and lateral aspect. clinical practice: professionalism and ethics; referral; insurance. anatomy & physiology: skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems; joints, sensory receptors, skin.

Module 1 Course Content:

 

  • 2017/18 Dates of Attendance: Available on request
  • Course Fee: £695 (Module 1 only)
  • Venue: The Hara School, Disley, Cheshire.  This inspirational training venue is set in the beautiful therapeutic Cheshire countryside & the course is designed to suit small groups to achieve the highest standards and devote maximum attention to students.
  •  Suitable for: Those wishing to learn a new skill and/ or work in private practice; health professionals seeking to extend their area of expertise, or add additional skills to their portfolios, e.g. nurses, complementary therapy practitioners, physiotherapists etc.