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Introduction to Reflexology


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Reflexology is a complimentary therapy that can be used to massage the feet, hands and head in order to promote wellness in other areas of the body. If you have a beauty therapy or massage business, or aspire to work in the beauty services industry, this course is ideal for you.

Introduction to Reflexology is an online professional development program that will introduce you to the philosophy and principles of reflexology. According to the philosophy of reflexology, all the parts of the body have representing reflexes on the feet, hands and head.

In this online reflexology course you will discover the history and development of reflexology, the principles of reflexology as well as the anatomical structure of the foot. You will discover a range of reflexology techniques including thumb, finger and hand techniques, which aim to promote health and wellness throughout the body.

On completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to put reflexology techniques into practice in beauty treatments and complimentary therapies.

Course Structure

Unit – Use Reflexology Techniques in Beauty Treatments

  • History and development of reflexology
  • Principles of reflexology
  • Anatomical structure of the foot
  • Bones of the foot
  • Muscles of the foot
  • Hands
  • Reflexology zone
  • Benefits of reflexology
  • Contraindications
  • Products and equipment
  • Treatment planning
  • Working safely
  • Posture and flexibility
  • Working sustainability
  • Applied reflexology techniques
  • Basic reflexology techniques
  • Positioning the client
  • Basic routines
  • Technique adjustments
  • Feedback and aftercare


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. No practical assessment or work placement is required to complete this program.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • No entry requirements;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development for:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Reflexologist



  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only