Continued Professional Development

 

PREGNANCY & REFLEXOLOGY

 

Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies used during maternity because it improves general well-being, energy and promotes balance. Women who receive reflexology during their pregnancy can experience shorter labour times and less need for painkillers. Reflexology can also have a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety and hormone levels.

Aim: For qualified reflexologists it is aimed to enhance knowledge of how reflexology can bring benefits during pregnancy and post-partum

  • Content: Foetal development and effects on mother during each trimester.
  • Treatment approaches appropriate during each trimester
  • Benefits of reflexology during pregnancy
  • Contra Indications and Cautions during pregnancy
  • Practical demonstration of extra points
  • Supervised work on extra points.
  • Points to be worked during labour.
  • Course notes provided
  • Practical techniques for treating clients at different stages of treatment.
  • Adaptation of treatments for positioning and comfort of client and therapist.
  • Detailed course notes are provided.

CANCER & REFLEXOLOGY

 

Aim: For qualified reflexologists it is aimed to instil confidence and dispel fear for therapists treating persons with cancer.

Content:

  • Understand different types of cancer, stages of cancer and its treatments.
  • Exploring the physical, mental and emotional impact of cancer and its treatments
  • Exploration of benefits of reflexology in the cancer journey.Practical techniques for treating clients at different stages of treatment.
  • Adaptation of treatments for positioning and comfort of client and therapist.
  • Detailed course notes are provided.

 

DIABETES & REFLEXOLOGY

Aim: For qualified reflexologists it is aimed to instil confidence and remove fear and anxiety around treating clients who are diabetic.

Content:

  • Understand different types of diabetes and its effects.
  • Explanation of the treatments used for different types of diabetes
  • Exploration the benefits of reflexology to persons with both types.
  • Practical techniques for the promotion of peripheral circulation and nerve stimulation.
  • Cautions and contraindications to foot treatments.
  • Detailed course notes are provided.

REFLEXOLOGY REFRESHER DAY

Aim: For reflexologists who wish to refine their skills and learn new techniques, or for lapsed reflexologists who would like to begin using reflexology again.

Content:

  • This is a very hands-on day that has proved its efficacy through many satisfied attendees.
  • Revision of practical techniques covering each system with emphasis on participants needs.
  • Use of range of fingers to relieve pressure on thumbs.
  • Ease of applying various depths of pressure without stress to therapist
  • Self-care for therapist.
  • Repetition of new skills until participants feels confident of practice.

READING THE FEET

Aim: For reflexologists who wish to refine their skills and expand their understanding of how to approach a treatment through more in-depth assessment of the feet indicating imbalances that may exist on different levels.

Content:

  • Use of all the senses to enhance observations of the feet
  • Shapes, Texture and characteristics of the feet
  • Possible indications of lines, skin, and conditions of the feet.
  • Nails and their indications
  • Yin and Yang as represented in the Left and Right feet
  • The 5 elements as they are represented in the feet and toes.
  • Detailed course notes are provided.

EAR-CONING TRAINING - THERMAL AURICULAR THERAPY

Professional use Established by the Native American Indians – ear coning is carried out with beeswax cones that are specially prepared in the original way. A gentle vacuum is created by the lighting the cone which draws impurities and accumulated debris from the ears. Coning is used to help earache, prevent wax build-ups, sinus congestion, re-balancing ear pressure after bathing and flying and much more. It is ideally suited to children and persons with sensitive ears.

Aim: For qualified therapists who wish to augment their treatment menu by offering Ear Coning as a treatment to their clients.

Content:

  • History of Ear Coning or Auricular Therapy
  • Benefits and effects of Ear Coning
  • Anatomy of the Ear o Contraindications and cautions
  • Health & Safety issues
  • Practical step by step demonstration of procedure
  • Supervised treatment o Facial massage
  • After Care of Client
  • Detailed course notes are provided.

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE & HEAD MASSAGE

Aim: For qualified therapists who wish to expand their skills and knowledge and offer this ancient deeply relaxing treatment as part of their treatment menu. Content:

  • History Ancient & Modern
  • Benefits - physical and mental
  • Contraindications & Cautions
  • In-depth practical demonstrations & supervised work
  • Aura and Chakra understanding
  • Aura & Chakra balancing
  • Detailed course notes are provided.

FIRST AID TRAINING REVISION COURSE

Aim: This course is specifically geared to Therapists in a clinical setting. Training is provided by Order of Malta Training Instructors and Certificate is valid for two years.

Content:

  • Life threatening conditions
  • Heart attack & cardiac arrest
  • Major bleeding
  • Conditions affecting Breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • CPR