Hand reflexology

Ref: C3530584

In these sessions you will learn how Reflexology Hand massage can help to reduce stress and bring about a sense of well-being and calmness. You will gain a basic understanding of the reflexes on the hands and how they correspond to all the organs and systems of the body, and how you can use some simple techniques in everyday life. By the end of the course you will be able to give yourself a simple Reflexology Hand massage and you should be able to relate this to your own body and potential health needs. Each week you will expand your skills and knowledge to build up your confidence in your newly acquired skills.

Course aim

To provide a basic understanding of Reflexology Hand massage and how it can be used for self-help and stress management. To expand your understanding by learning a simple Reflexology Hand massage routine.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand how the reflexes on the hands correspond to the whole of the body and I will also have an understandings of the contraindications and why sometimes a Reflexology Hand massage treatment should not be carried out.
  • Complete the warm up hand exercises that are required prior to giving a Reflexology Hand massage and I will be able to identify the solar plexus reflex on the hands and complete the solar plexus breathing exercise
  • Identify the lower back, spine, head, sinus, neck and shoulder reflexes on the hands and be able to complete a stand alone mini Reflexology Hand massage to this area.
  • Identify the lung/chest, stomach and intestine reflexes on the hands
  • Put everything that I have learnt together to give myself a simple Reflexology Hand massage.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Hand reflexology

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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