Diploma in Reflexology and Holistic Studies


About this Course:

Reflexology is a gentle and therapeutic massage of the feet and the hands which helps to activate the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  It 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 based on the knowledge that the reflex points on the feet and hands correspond with all the organs and glands of the body. By applying pressure to these points the therapist can stimulate healing and thus clear congestion, nurture depletion and help the body return to homeostasis. Reflexology is deeply relaxing and detoxifying to the body, mind and spirit.

Course Fee: €1400 paid in instalments

Pay a deposit of 250.00 per item

About this Course

Weekend Course Dates Tuesday – Morning Classes   Summer Intensive Course Dates  Friday Classes
October 8th,9th,10th
November 12th,13th,14th
December 10th,11th,12th
January 7th,8th,9th
February 11th,12th,13thExams
26th February Written
27th February  Practical
October  5th, 12th, 19th
November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
December 7th, 14th,
January 11th, 18th, 25th
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
April 5th

11th April Written
12th April  Practical
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th July
18th, 19th, 20th, 21st July
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th August 

24th August 2022


April 22nd, 29th
May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th,
July 1st, 8th
15th July Written and Practical




Payment instalments:
Deposit:  €150
8th October €450
12th November €450
10th December €350
7th January  €140 exam fee
Payment instalments:
Deposit: €150
5th  October €450
9th  November €450
7th  December €350
1st February €140 exam fees
Payment instalments: 
Deposit: €250
4th July €600
18th July €5508th August €140 exam fee

 Payment instalments

Deposit: €150
22nd April €450
20th May €450
17th June €350
1st July €140 exam fee

Course Times: 
Friday 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am – 5.30pm


Course Times:                              Tuesday 09.30am – 1.30pm



Course Times: 
Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
 Course Times:
Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Course Content

Practical training is all done in person in class:

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 – all done online, with tutor support. 
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, and remote tutor support.  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 is all done online, with tutor support. 

  • 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

Examination: – all done in person
Following completion of the course the student will sit the following exams:
Reflexology – practical
Reflexology – theory
Business and ethics
Anatomy and Physiology

About our course:

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

Who can attend this course:

Anyone! This course is for anyone with an interest in Reflexology.   Upon completion of this course students will be able to practice Reflexology professionally. Reflexology has many benefits. It can be used to help prevent illness, restore balance, and relax the body mind and spirit.

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 each 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 

“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 

This course is approved for Continual Professional Development (CPD points) with the following organisations:

      Holistic Massage Diploma training