Unit iUCT32 - Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies
Students learn through classroom-based tuition and active participation. Regular home-study is carefully designed to prepare our students for their examinations and more importantly, to become excellent therapists.
Classes are taught in a relaxed environment using detailed practical demonstration. Students work closely with the tutor learning not only the techniques but also how to protect themselves while carrying out reflexology treatments.
Key contents include:
- Anatomy & Physiology of the Foot, Ankle, Lower Leg, Hand, Wrist, and Lower Arm
- Detailed study of the structures and functions of these body parts, enabling a comprehensive understanding of their anatomy.
Holistic Care and Historical Use of Reflexology
- Exploring the concept of holistic care and tracing the historical applications of reflexology throughout different cultures and periods.
Reflexology Methods and Zones
- Understanding methods for interpreting the feet, including zones, cross referral, and reflex points, along with their corresponding functions.
Recognition and Management of Disorders
- Identifying and managing disorders, ensuring comprehensive knowledge for effective treatment.
Stress Management and Palliative Care
- Learning strategies for managing stress and addressing common conditions, especially in clients requiring palliative care, incorporating reflexology as a holistic approach.
Legislation and Ethical Considerations
- Understanding legislation pertinent to reflexology provision, focusing on obtaining consent and complying with legal requirements.
Contraindications and Medical Referral
- Identifying contraindications, understanding when to refer for medical assessment, and recognising possible reactions to reflexology treatments.
Complete Client Care
- From initial assessment to providing home care advice, developing a comprehensive approach to client care, ensuring their well-being throughout the reflexology process.
This comprehensive curriculum covers anatomical understanding, reflexology techniques, historical context, holistic care principles, ethical considerations, and practical client care skills, equipping learners with the knowledge and proficiency needed to excel in reflexology practice while ensuring the well-being of their clients.
Unit iUCT38 - Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies:
Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of each system:
- Organisation of the body
- Skin, Hair, Nails
Assignment 2: Unit iUCT34 Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
Plan and prepare an appropriate business plan for a potential complementary therapy practice
Assignment 1: Unit 384 Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies
Identify and explain the origins and principles of 4 other complementary therapies.
If you've completed similar assignments as part of a prior qualification, such as a Massage Diploma, within the last three years, you might qualify for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). Get in touch to discuss if this might be available to you.