Weekend Course Times: 
Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Weekday Course Times:  Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm

Course Fee: €1400 paid in instalments

Booking Deposit:  €150


About this Course

Weekend Course dates
January 9th and 10th
February 20th and 21st
March 27th and 29th
April 17th, 18th and 24th
May 22nd and 23rd
Jun 26th and 27th
July 17th and 18th
August 21st and 22nd
September 19th September
Exams 24th April and 19th September
Tuesday Course dates
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
December 1st, 8th, 15th
January 12th, 19th 26th
February 2nd, 9th 23rd
March 2nd 9th, 23rd, 30th
April 13th, 20th 27th
May 11th, 18th, 25th
Exam 31st May and 1st June
Payment instalments:
Deposit:  €150
9th January €450
20th February €450
27th March €350
17th April €125 exam fee
17th July €140 exam fee
Payment instalments:
Deposit: €150
3rd November €400
1st December €300
26th  January €300
23rd February €250
27th April €140 exam fees

What is Reflexology

Reflexology is gentle and therapeutic massage of the feet and the hands which helps to activate the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Reflexology helps to restore and balance the flow of Qi throughout the body by applying alternating pressure on a specific points or areas of the foot or hand.

It is deeply relaxing and detoxifying to the body, mind and spirit.

Reflexology is based on the knowledge that the reflex points on the feet and hands correspond with all the organs and glands of the body. By apply pressure to these points the therapist can stimulate healing and thus clear congestion, nurture depletion and help the body return to homeostasis.

Reflexology has many benefits. It can be used to help prevent illness, restore balance, and relax the body mind and spirit.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to practice Reflexology professionally.  This course is also an entry point for further studies, such as lymphatic reflexology, oncology reflexology and Facial Rejuvenation through Reflexology

The Course Content

You will learn a comprehensive range of techniques, these will include:

  • A full therapeutic sequence
  • A deep tissue sequence for physical ailments
  • A soft energy sequence for easing emotional discomfort

You will also learn the protocol and procedures for:

  • Working with clients with serious illness such as cancer
  • Working with pregnant clients
  • Working with elderly clients
  • Working with clients with special needs

Anatomy and Physiology
If you hold a recognised qualification in Anatomy and Physiology you may be exempt from this module.  Please contact the office to enquire. This module is a blend of on-line, in class and distant learning.  On-line learning allows the students to access the information as often as they need to ensure a thorough understanding of the subject and the in-class and remote learning ensures that all their questions are answered

Business Awareness and Ethics

  • This module covers the practicalities of running a successful professional practice  and covers:
  • How to promote your practice – getting new clients and retaining existing clients.
  • Business – records that must be kept.
  • Tax – how to calculate your liability and how to contact the revenue commissioners
  • Sales – how to sale products and therapies to new and existing clients
  • Hygiene –  proper infection control practices for your clinic, equipment and personal
  • Insurance and membership to professional organisations – what you need to know
    This module is a blend of on-line, in class and distant learning

Holistic Studies
+ Holistic approach to health

Reflexology Theory and Practice
+ History of Reflexology
+ Reflex points of the hands and feet
+ Contraindications
+ Contra Actions
+ Keeping records
+ Client care
+ Code of Ethics
+ Code of practice
+ Case studies

Practical Work:
+ Techniques
+ Location of reflexes on the Feet and hands
+ Observations and assessment of feet
+ Common complaints – how to help prevent them and how to work with clients that present with them

Case studies:
Students will be required to complete 42 case studies, that is completing 4 full treatments on 9 clients, and 6 full treatments on one client and all the relevant back up paperwork.

Equipment needed:
2 Large towels

About our course:
Following this course students can apply for full membership of either Reflexology Professional bodies – NRRI or IRI.

Note to students:
To complete this course you need to allocate about 4 hour per week to complete you case studies and theory studies.  To make it an enjoyable experience we recommend you set aside time a week to complete these.

Student Testimonials

“I completed a Reflexology Diploma course at Obus in January this year. My year studying Reflexology was fantastic and enlightening.The course gave me a great deal of information and knowledge which will really help me to help my clients.”

Maria Mc Govern 2010

“Doing a Diploma in Reflexology has opened doors for me as a therapist and has added a new dimension to my therapies. Reflexology never ceases to amaze me, both as an indicator to a client’s general wellbeing and as a powerful yet gentle therapy.  Having now completed many courses and this second Diploma with OBUS I find it a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to study. Being able to study Reflexology at the weekends has given me the freedom to do my Diploma while continuing with my life.”

Hazel Nangle 2010

Additional information

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