Pressure point massage is applied on reflex points of the hands or feet in order to stimulate the body to heal itself. This process of activating self-healing will reduce pain, discomfort and imbalances throughout the body.
The feet, hands, ears and face are considered a map of the whole body and corresponding organs. The corresponding reflexes to the organs are stimulated by means of pressure application using specific thumb and finger manipulation. It is not a massage and it is not a substitute for medical treatment. It is a therapeutic way to relieve stress and an effective treatment to maintain the body’s overall well-being.
The qualities required of a Therapeutic Reflexologist are someone who can listen attentively, show empathy and who enjoys working with people.
Upon completion of the qualification, students must register with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa, and will be issued with a practice number.
Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology (NQF level5) 2 years full time
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