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Reflexology News and Professional Reflexology.

For Reflexology courses and  training, to find a reflexologist, properly qualified and insured, for reflexology treatments near you.  Reflexology News has information for everyone to find out just how effective reflexology can be when being treated by a highly qualified reflexologist.
All Professional Reflexology Members (PRM) are fully insured and have had to prove their credentials before being added to our directory. Professional Reflexology only accepts those trained on accredited courses. You can rest assured that they have access, through our pages, to the latest skills and methods so that your treatment will be to the highest standard.
It's for Reflexologists, their clients and for anyone who wants to learn more about reflexology.


 

Great Member Service: Professional Reflexology

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Designed and developed by reflexologists with over 100 years joint experience

We give you the back up and help you need when you need it and where you need it; on your desk top. Professional Reflexology is a great membership organisation for Reflexologists to meet and feel part of a community that really cares.

You can promote your practise directly to future clients; not just ordinary listings but with your own webpage that you can easily customise yourself with photos logos etc. And it is all under your control!!

We even publish your articles, ideas and case studies. You can keep in touch with old friends through our professional forum an excellent resource for all your questions, queries or just to let off steam to others who will understand.

Go to our member pages to see advanced techniques, to learn new skills and to chat with other reflexologists in a modern interactive environment.

You will have access to: -

  • Advanced technique instruction
  • Specific condition treatments
  • Articles from experts
  • Business tips and advice
  • Guest therapists
  • Marketing ideas
  • Case studies
  • The distinctive PR logo badge


All this is only £50 per annum, or at £6.00 per month without contract, what have you got to lose?

The future of Reflexology is Professional Reflexology Be part of it!

(Access to listing and or membership is subject to approval of qualifications)  

 

Reflexology News welcomes the arrival of Reflexology Level Five.

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Centralia the Cardiff based independent Approved Centre
 have launched a real breakthrough in reflexology Training, the Level 5 Practitioner Training Course in Reflexology.
Centralia director Sue Evans says ‘I have felt for some time that the provisions within the current level three qualification were not adequate for reflexologists to be trained at a professional level. In common with a number of other Reflexology schools I believed that there was a need for a more Reflexology focussed training for Reflexologists. The current level 3 qualification is largely based on a set of generic complementary therapy units with only one unit out of seven being specific to Reflexology.
This effectively means that the qualification treats all complementary therapies as being the same in principal which of course they are not.

In order to give the best possible training to potential reflexologists this has left tutors of schools who felt similarly in the position of having to teach their students substantially greater content than is contained within the level 3 specification. Leading to their students gaining extra knowledge but involving extra effort without the recognition they deserve for that effort.

Faced with this my partner Paul Steward and I decided to write our own suite of units specifically for reflexology.
I have been running a pilot scheme in my own school (Inspira in Cardiff) and my students are very happy with the course and its content. They are also extremely pleased that they will be the first in the country to complete their training at Level 5.’

Centralia has invited a number of selected schools and training centres across the UK to become Partnership Centres with them. 
Sue says ‘I am happy to say that adoption of the units has been greater than expected at this early stage, and that prospective students should be able to find a level five course in most parts of the UK. 
We have chosen Professional Reflexology to verify these units as they are the only Reflexology membership bodypr_small
to have a Training and Education section. They hold regular schools co-operation meetings making it straightforward to share best practice and to keep everyone concerned up to date with developments.’

The Level 5 suite of reflexology units was written by Sue Evans, in association with the Curriculum Development Manager  (Health and Social Care) of Agored Cymru, who are a QCF and CQFW Awarding  Organisation in Wales, and fully complies with National Occupational standards and the core curriculum for Reflexology thus allowing access to registration with CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)

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The Directors of Centralia are Sue Evans BA(Hons) and Paul Steward (Bsc). Together they also run the highly successful ~Inspira~ Academy for Reflexology and Reiki. Previously Sue was responsible for the writing and presentation of the Reflexology, Reiki and Research units of the University of Glamorgan's HND in Complementary Therapies. She then progressed and became the author and lecturer of the Reflexology module on the degree course in Complementary Therapies at Cardiff's Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC), as well as being a Research Dissertation Supervisor for the degree  Paul Steward is a former professional musician and has a BSc in Music Technology from the University of Glamorgan. Paul's role with Centralia and Inspira is one of Administrator. Sue and Paul opened ~Inspira~ Reflexology Academy over 10 years ago and they both have a commitment to upholding the highest standards in Reflexology Training

For more details of the units visit Centralia.co.uk

Choosing a Reflexology Training Course

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From distance learning or a three day diploma, right up to the Level five Reflexology Practitioner Training Course choosing practitioner training can be confusing.
And yet training as a reflexologist could be one of the most rewarding career moves you will ever make and your decision about which reflexology course can make all the difference to your success as a practitioner. So it is all too sad that we are told almost daily how confusing it is with all the different courses on offer. We aim to help make your decision much clearer.

Practiced correctly we believe that reflexology is the most powerful of complementary therapies and it is vital that you get the right standard of training for your future.


Let us look first at courses offering a quick qualification.

If you are serious about being a reflexologist ask yourself these questions: -

  1. Would a three day course, or a fast tracking course or distance learning likely to be a viable way to train for a hands-on therapy where necessary practical professional skills have to be developed?
  2. You may get a paper qualification, but will you be a competent reflexologist?

Apart from the above there are two qualifications generally available to train as a reflexologist in the UK.

One is the Level 3 reflexology diploma introduced in January 2011.This is a generic course designed as a basis for all complementary therapies. This is taught in modules with a 'Provide Reflexology' module added to the base units to give the reflexology qualification.

The second is the newly accredited Level 5 Practitioner Course in Reflexology, which is being offered by a restricted number of reflexology schools across the country. This has been devised by Reflexologists for the specific training of Reflexology practitioners. As you might expect the level five gives a far greater in-depth training than the alternatives.

Qualifications alone cannot make you a good reflexologist. But we would suggest that you choose a course with the minimum standard of level 3.

Reflexology is so much more than a foot massage and you will only get from your training the high level of practical skills and in depth knowledge that you will use at every treatment if your tutor is highly experienced in practice themselves. This is where our training directory will help as our school members all fit this criteria.

The fact is that the 'who will teach you' becomes ever more important to your future. It all comes down to the standard and dedication the tutors and of the training that you are offered over and above the basic required standard.

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Class size is extremely important. It is not uncommon to hear of courses where there are as many as eighteen or even twenty students per tutor. We have for example been made aware of occasions where someone completed their qualification in July and started teaching the subject in September.
Neither of these situations would be acceptable to Professional Reflexology as a training provider

Professional Reflexology Member Schools all subscribe to a set of core training standards, and all Professional Reflexology course tutors must have a teaching qualification and a minimum of five years experience in practice. All assistants are required to have a minimum of three years in practice.

Unlike other directories Professional Reflexology Member schools are not listed because of the ability to pay for an advertisement; they have all had to meet these further requirements in order to register their school as members.

This does not mean that our members are all the exactly the same.
Each school and tutor has their own specialties within reflexology, giving you the choice to remain an individual and develop your skills to the full.

So when you are looking for a place to train you can rest assured that Professional Reflexology Member schools will not only help you achieve a qualification at the highest level but provide you with the best possible route to becoming a reflexologist.

Go to our Training directory to choose one of the best schools in the country