Reflexology Level 3 Course

This course is equivalent to a Level 3 course in accordance with the National Occupational Standards


Reflexology Practitioner Diploma Level 3 Seven Day Practitioner Diploma Course

Cost: -   £805.00 (Booking Fee of £60.00 required to confirm booking)

Certifications/Qualifications Attained:  Zen Tranquility Holistic Beauty Training accredited/recognised diploma - Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.  This course is a Level 3 course in accordance with the National Occupational Standards Framework but it is not a national qualification such as NVQ, City and Guilds or VTCT course.  NOTE: You can gain insurance as a Level 3 Massage Therapist with this course to treat clients but some governing bodies may not accept it as a Level 3 Qualification as they may only accept National part government funded qualifications such as NVQ, City and Guilds and VTCT courses, so if you are a member of a governing body you will need to check with them to see if they accept this course before booking onto it.

Pre-Requisite:    None - suitable for beginners, although you do need to hold or be studying Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology alongside this course (we do offer a Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology course which costs £195.00 but is reduced to £155.00 when booked with Reflexology so total for both courses would be £960.00 - for further details on the A and P course please click here)

Insurance:  Our training courses follow the National Occupational Standards set out by HABIA and are validated and accredited by ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists), CMA (Complementary Medical Association), The Beauty Guild & the Holistic Guild and are fully insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Training Dates/Venues: Details at bottom of this Course Page

MODEL MAY BE REQUIRED::  If more than one student is booked onto the course then students will be practising on each other - NOTE: if no other students book onto the course then the course will run as 1-2-1 training on a model which you will need to bring with you to practise on.


All foot/hand massage is beneficial, but Reflexology provides a specific method of working on the feet and/or hands to balance health and well being in the whole body.  It is based on the principle that the feet and hands are a map of the entire body, so that when the reflex points are stimulated, the therapist is treating the whole body not just the foot or hand.  The concept is not new, the Chinese developed the technique thousands of years ago.  Modern reflexology offers tremendous health benefits; it can help reduce stress, improve circulation, cleanse the body of toxins and revitalise energy levels.  Reflexology works by stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms in order to restore balance and a feeling of well being.  The feet and hands have reflex points which map and reflect the entire body.  These points are located on both the sole and top your feet and on the palm and top of your hand.  These points can be massaged in specific ways to affect correlating points within your body. Vital organs can naturally heal and improve simply by applying certain foot reflexology techniques.

Course Content & Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction
  • Course Aims and Objectives
  • History and Principles of Reflexology
  • Zone Therapy
  • Zones of the Feet
  • What is Reflexology
  • How Reflexology works
  • Benefits of Reflexology
  • Benefits of Foot Massage
  • How often should we have a Reflexology treatment?
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions/healing crisis
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Client Consultation 
  • Consultation Form       
  • Reflexology Initial Treatment Record
  • Confidential Client Record Form
  • GP Referral Letter
  • Under 16 consent Form
  • Client Disclaimer
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Preparing your Work area   
  • Carrying out a Risk Assessment        
  • Sanitation, Sterilisation, Disinfection
  • Health & Safety & Regulations
  • Professional Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Data Protection/GDPR/Client Confidentiality
  • Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies
  • History & Origins of Complementary Therapies
  • The Development and use of Massage and Therapies 
  • Differences between Complementary, Alternative and Allopathic Medicine 
  • Regulation, Legislation & Guidelines
  • Concerning CAM 
  • Training Routes and Working within CAM
  • Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
  • The Business Plan
  • The Legalities of Running a Business
  • Insurance
  • Registering and Running your Business
  • Legislation
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Importance of Customer Service
  • Record Keeping 
  • Anatomy, Physiology and & Common Pathologies for all body systems
  • Structure and Function of the Foot
  • Directional Terms of the Foot
  • Hand Reflexology
  • Zones of the Hand
  • Structure and Function of the Hand
  • Directional Terms of the Hand
  • The Treatment
  • Effects of Medication  
  • Treatment Protocol/Supporting the Foot
  • Relaxation Techniques  
  • Reflexology Techniques 
  • Massage Mediums
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Contra-indications to Treatment
  • Contra-actions to Treatment   
  • Reading of the Feet
  • Key points to remember when doing a Reflexology Treatment   
  • Conditions of the Feet
  • Foot Reflexology Treatment routine
  • Hand Reflexology Treatment routine


  • Home Study (12 guided learning hours)
  • Seven Weeks Practical (1 Day per week)
  • 150 case studies in Classroom and at Home
  • Final Assessment
  • Examination

Awarding Body: ABT, CMA, The Beauty Guild & The Holistic Guild (352 cpd points)

TRAINING DATES:  Training dates are booked by individual arrangement at each training venue - please complete the online Course Date Form advising which venue and what month you are looking to do the course (a list of training dates will then be sent to you and you pick the most convenient date for you)

    Click here for online Course Date Form


This course is available at:

  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • County Durham
  • Derbyshire
  • Essex
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Liverpool
  • Lincolnshire
  • London
  • Midlands
  • Norfolk
  • Scotland
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Sussex
  • Wales
  • Wiltshire
  • Yorkshire


Please read Terms and Conditions before booking or paying for this course



All Booking Fees/deposits paid are non refundable but can be held and transferrred to another date for up to 6 months if 14 days notice of cancellation is given.

Zen Tranquility Training cannot be held responsible for any changes in regulations or insurances that may take place that is out of our control and can effect insurances in the future.  We give up to date knowledge to the best of our ability to all our leaners at the time of booking and participating on the course.  We advise all learners to do their own research especially checking with their own insurance company that they will accept this course before booking onto any courses.

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