VTCT(iTEC) Level 3 Diploma in ReflexologyFor The Complementary Therapist
Start Date: September 2022
Reflexology is an age old complementary therapy treatment which can be dated back to the Egyptians.
I pride myself in the hands on concept which I adopt when teaching you Reflexology. I believe that to be an excellent therapist you need as much hands on practice as possible, the more practice you have at anything the better you become.
In small classes of no more than ten in Folkestone Kent, students are taken through the history and philosophy of Reflexology. The course covers the reflexology zones and the related reflex areas as well as common disorders and ways in which to treat them. You will learn how to devise a Reflexology treatment plan and take effective consultation notes to enable you to track your clients progress.
During your training to become a Reflexologist you will discover how each reflexology point on the foot correlates to different parts of the body and how working on these points can benefit the body as a whole.
So what does Reflexology Mastery include?
Learning to give Reflexology is like learning a dance, you will learn up to date techniques to give the best Reflexology treatment tailored to your clients specific wants and needs leaving your clients feeling amazing! Your client wants better quality sleep? No problem! Or reduction in stress and tension? You'll have that covered! I could go on but you get the gist,
Learn how to look after your body after all we only have one. You might think that to provide Reflexology all you need to do is sit in a chair but there is so much more to it than that. It is so important that as a therapist you learn how to avoid injuring yourself. You will constantly be guided, reminded and shown how to position yourself correctly, and use your body weight to your advantage to avoid injury (that's right even is Reflexology you use your body weight to help you and all will become clear during the training), but most of all to make the treatment as enjoyable for you as it is for your client.
You will learn how to manage clients expectations. Have you ever had a Reflexology treatment and the therapist hasn't done what you have asked, or have you left feeling that your issues haven't been addressed? I certainly have, clients usually know what they want from a treatment but it is not very often that they have an understanding of what they need. Understanding how to manage clients expectations so that you have given the client what they want and helped them by also giving them what they need is the difference between giving what you know is a great treatment, and the client feeling like they have had a fantastic treatment and experience.
Be confident in treating complex conditions. There are very few reasons why you would deny a client a treatment and I teach you everything from my experience to give you the confidence to go ahead. When I was training I had a huge list of contraindications which would prevent me from giving a treatment, however it turns out that the list is actually very small. What I lacked was the understanding of these complex conditions and the confidence to treat the client who had one. By learning about these conditions in detail through gaining a thorough understanding of how the body works, and by understanding how to gain proper consent prior to treatment you will gain the confidence to treat almost anyone. As a qualified therapist you will come across conditions that you are unfamiliar with (I do even now and I have been a therapist for over 10 years), and it is important that you learn how to manage this.
Learn when you shouldn't treat a client. There are a few cases where you wouldn't treat a client and not only do you learn about these contraindications, you learn how to discuss them with your client without effectively showing them the door.
Learning the ins and outs of how to set up and run a business is imperative if you want to succeed as a therapist! There are hundreds of excellent therapists out there who have given up on their dream of helping people and making an impact and that is devastating for me. This is why the business element of this course is so very important to me because without this most qualified therapists will never get their business off the ground.
Learn who you are passionate about working with and how to communicate with them (too many therapists market to everyone and this is their downfall as their marketing gets lost in the noise of the online world and beyond)
Learn how to gain clients with grace and ease without the painful hustle and nasty sales pitch
Understand and decide how you would like to run your business, are you thinking mobile? Renting a room? Owning your own clinic? It doesn't matter if you don't know I help you figure it out by guiding you through all of these options and more so that you can decide what lights you up.
I take the fear out of self employment, we look at the pro's and con's to help you decide which route is best for you and your business idea.
Want more information about the four iTEC units keep reading!
Here at Core Therapies College you will learn in a relaxed atmosphere, with experienced therapists and small classes with up to 9 other students meaning that we can ensure you get the most from the course.
Throughout this iTEC Level 3 Diploma course in Reflexology you will gain in depth knowledge about the different Reflexology techniques and their uses as well as the Reflexology points, all of which correlate to different parts of the body making your feet and hands a map of the body. Training with us means that you will not only become an excellent Reflexologist with a great understanding of how the body works and how to work on each part of it through its associated points o the feet but you will also learn how to turn your new qualification into a thriving business.
What is included:
Reflexology - You will come to learn each of the Reflex points on the feet and hands and which parts of the body they correlate to, how to work on specific systems in the body to balance the systems encouraging health and wellbeing throughout the entire body. You will master all of the classic reflexology techniques; thumb walking, finger walking, knuckling and hooking ensuring that once you are qualified you can tailor your treatments to your clients needs and expectations. As well as learning how to look after your hands and your body by understanding how to be mindful of your posture and how to use specific techniques which take the pressure away from your wrists and thumbs. You learn how to treat the whole body through the feet and hands and give a deeply relaxing treatment. You will also learn when it isn't appropriate to give a Reflexology treatment and how to work within the scope of your qualification.
Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology - Giving you complete knowledge of the structure and functions of each area on which you are working as well as understanding conditions and diseases which may prevent or require treatment
Principals & Practices of Complementary Therapies - Learn about effective communication and consultation skills, health and safety in the workplace for yourself and your client, referral procedures, laws and regulations, associations and regulatory bodies for complementary therapists as well as learning the fundamentals of other complementary therapies. With four assignments to complete
Business practice for complementary therapies - Learn how to turn your new qualification into a thriving business by gaining an understanding of how to run a self employed business, figure out who your ideal clients are and how to effectively market to them, understand how to price your treatments as well as learning how to balance business finances and make a profit by creating your own working business plan which you can use to give your business the best possible start.
VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies - a knowledge-based qualification aimed at complementary and sports massage therapists, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in the working environment in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients.
Your Reflexology course fee includes;
The unique Reflexology Mastery & Business Bravery which you won't find anywhere else
Face to face and hands on tuition for practical training
Live online training for all theory elements in the same way you would learn as if you were sat in front of me including class participation, with each class being recorded making it easy to catch up if you cannot make it for whatever reason.
course registration fee,
all course examination fees,
An online portal where you can re watch recordings of every theory class and access resources such as a video of the Reflexology routine, posture correction, handouts and much much more
products to use during treatments at the college
a polo shirt (your uniform)
What do you need to bring? Yourself, pen and paper and a couple of large towels.
The course is 10 months in duration and will be held one Tuesday a month in person and three Friday mornings a month for the live online theory training, when qualified you will immediately be able to start working for yourself or gain employment within the complementary therapy or spa industry.
All of the theory will be delivered live in a classroom environment via Zoom so that you can participate in the class live and the classes are recorded so that you can rewatch as many times as you like and catch anything you may have missed or catch up easily if you are unable to attend for any reason.
Prior to your examination you are required to have an emergency first aid at work certificate, if you do not already have this there will be an opportunity to sit this with us for £75. We don't include this in the course fees as some people already hold this certificate and it would be unfair to charge you for it if you already have it.
When qualified you will immediately be able to start working for yourself or gain employment within the complementary therapy or spa industry.
Tuesday (occasional Mondays) All Day & Friday Mornings Reflexology Course Dates:
Tuesday Practical sessions 9:00am - 5:00pm
Please note the first in person sessions are a Monday & Tuesday consecutively
September - 12th & 13th
October - 11th
November - 8th
December - 5th (Monday)
January - 10th
February - 14th
March - 14th
April - 17th (Monday)
May - 9th
June - 13th
Friday Theory sessions 9:00am - 1:00pm
September - 16th, 23rd, 30th
October - 7th, 14th, 21st
November - 4th, 11th, 18th,
December - 2nd, 9th, 16th
January - 6th, 13th, 20th,
February - 3rd, 10th, 24th
March - 3rd, 10th, 17th,
April - 21st, 28th
May, - 5th, 12th, 19th,
June, - Exam dates to be confirmed
Course Fees: £1895
Pay in full and save £100 making this amazing jam packed course just £1795
Want to pay in installments? No problem! Pay the £200 registration fee and the remaining £1695 can be split in to 10 monthly instalments of just £169.50 (depending when you register for the course)
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At Core Therapies College we provide excellent quality courses taught by experienced therapists with a combination of online and in person sessions in a relaxed atmosphere.