Reflexology Training Courses

The Reflexology Academy team of educators provide quality training courses for the beginner and qualified professional alike. All our tutors are in long term established practice and contribute a wealth of clinical experience to the learning and development of students.

We are passionate about reflexology and Reflexology Academy ensures the highest level of comprehensive instruction in the skills and techniques required for professional reflexology practice. These techniques form the foundation of the therapy and provide students with the valuable tools and confidence needed to go on to become successful reflexologists.

Please click on each of the courses below for further information, including class dates and fees.

Reflexology Practitioner Training Course

Our Reflexology Training Course qualifies students to a professional practitioner level, the highest available in the UK. The course is made up of 10 separate training modules, approximately 1 weekend per month spread over one year (20 days in total). No previous experience is necessary as the course is structured in such a way as to teach to a professional practitioner standard. CENTRALIA REFLEXOLOGY MASTERSHIP (incorporating Agored Cymru units at Level 5) is made up of a suite of units that are entirely reflexology based and aimed at producing confident professional and highly skilled reflexologists.Once graduated our students have the ability to go on and practice in both the private and public sector as clinical reflexologists. Additionally our graduates will be awarded with the Reflexology Academy Diploma Certificate, be eligible to join as a full member of CHNC, Association of Reflexologists and Professional Reflexology. The qualification is recognized by major insurance companies, the NHS and The Reflexology Forum. Reflexology Academy one of the few Schools in the UK to have been selected to be a Partnership Centre with Centralia to offer the new Level 5 course. Level 5 is the highest grade of professional reflexology training offered in the UK and Reflexology Academy are the only providers of this course in London.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the essential part of every qualified reflexologist's on-going training. CPD courses presented by Hagar Basis and other notable guest reflexology educators provide up to date relevant post graduate training as follows:

Advanced Reflexology Training (ART)

ART stands for Advanced Reflexology Techniques and Advanced Reflexology Training and teaches the techniques and philosophy pioneered and developed over 35 years by Anthony Porter. Reflexology Academy's Hagar Basis is the principal tutor of ART, personally endorsed by Anthony Porter. The techniques learnt are an evolvement of the traditional approach of finger and thumb walking, which forms the foundation of all good reflexology practitioner training courses. ART is the continuing education for the qualified Reflexologist and teaches effective clinical reflexology. ART techniques form an advanced, complementary approach and are effectively used alongside all modes of authentic reflexology practice including the traditional Original Ingham Method®. ART Seminars are held over 2 days, students will be shown how to detect the 'disturbed' reflexes of the feet, learn about the reflexes differing textures, what they mean, and treat them effectively.

The Manzanares Method™ of Reflexology

This continuing education course in reflexology is based on 30 years of research and proven clinical techniques of Dr. Jesus Manzanares, M.D. Exclusively developed for the reflexology professional by an integrative medicine physician and researcher, this cutting edge training is unique to traditional reflexology education. The training is open to all health professionals, doctors and educators. There is no prerequisite required; however a reflexology foundation is advised. Dr Manzanares teaches in Spanish which is simultaneously translated into english.

Orthopedic Reflexology Course

Presented by Spiros Dimitrakoulas former president of the Hellenic Association of Reflexology HAR and the current Chair of Reflexology in Europe Network, RiEN . Orthopedic Reflexology is about utilizing the experience one has obtained in discriminating the reflex areas or the condition of the foot's tissues and then applying the correct technique, the proper amount of pressure, for the appropriate amount of time, to achieve the medium as taught by Hippocrates in order for nature to heal. This three day course will teach the theory and practical approaches of Hippocrates and Galen's guide on the effects of "rubbing" – Anatripsis; it introduces the four meridians of Hippocrates, Orthopedic reflexology maps, effective manipulation of the feet, understanding pain and a deeper exploration of the history and origin of reflexology.

Ayurvedic Reflexology

Sharon Stathis, world renowned  originator and founder of the Stathis Method of Ayurvedic Reflexology Therapy (SMART)™, will be teaching her (SMART)™Workshop 1 here at Reflexology Academy. Ayurvedic Reflexology is the dynamic integration of traditional Ayurvedic hand and foot techniques with contemporary reflexology. The work is dynamic, easy to apply and can be easily integrated into existing regimes. The direction of energy (prana) flow within the body is respected and followed during the application of Ayurvedic Reflexology. Attendees learn to identify and work vital energy centres known as Marmas. Some of the most important marmas used for healing purposes, occur in the limbs. The traditional metal kasa bowl adds a new and unique dimension to the procedure. The Ayurvedic Reflexology techniques are described as "kinder to the (practitioner's) hands".

Reflexology For Womens Health: A Holistic Perspective

This is a two day HANDS ON ALL PRACTICAL WORKSHOP to provide Reflexologists with the necessary tools and techniques to apply during the powerful and transforming processes unique in all stages of a woman's life. Menstruation, fertility; through to the onset of menopause and including the development of female sexuality, are naturally intense internal physical and psychological experiences unique to women.

The focus of the practical techniques taught will be to support women through the myriad of hormonal changes encountered during each cyclical change; the treatment of dis-ease associated with any imbalances which includes working both urological and gynaecological disorders.

Hagar's 26 years of practical experience as a practitioner and reflexology educator and has enabled her to adapt, refine and develop techniques from both the Original Ingham Method and Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART) to enhance their therapeutic effectiveness. On completion of the 2 days all participants will receive a Reflexology Academy CPD Certificate.

Reflexotherapy of the Feet with Hanne Marquardt

Hanne Marquardt, world leading pioneer and teacher of reflexology will be presenting her 'Reflexotherapy of the Feet' (RTF) part I and part II , two day training seminars. During Hanne's lifetime she developed and refined Reflexology, and thanks to her efforts, this health modality has become widely known in Europe. Born in 1933 in Germany, Hanne trained as a State Registered Nurse in England, Naturopath, experienced reflexologist, has been training therapists in Reflexotherapy of the Feet in the main school for RFT in Königsfeld-Burgberg, in Germany for over 50 years. As of today, over 15 training centers have been established in Germany and abroad. She lectures on Reflexotherapy of the Feet all around the world. These course events are not to be missed.

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