Introduction To Reflexology Workshop

Cost: £78.00 – Includes a manual and a Greenhouse Therapies certificate.

Location – 40 Parkgate Road, Chester CH14AJ

Maximum students per Workshop: 6 (Why is this?)

Special Offer: Book 3 Introductory Workshops and get the 3rd one half price.

Course Dates and Costs

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There is a DISTANCE LEARNING option for this workshop on our sister website here: Massage Therapy Supermarket

Who’s it for?

Suitable for complete beginners / novices. This Introductory Workshop in Reflexology is ideal for those who would like to be able to use reflexology on their friends and families and is of particular interest to those considering a career in the Holistic / Complementary / Alternative Therapy / Massage sector. An ideal taster course prior to starting our VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

An ideal taster course prior to starting our VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

Course Content:

The morning will be theoretical and the afternoon will be practical. The Theory will cover:

  • The History of Reflexology
  • The Benefits of Reflexology
  • Cautions
  • The Maps Of The Feet
  • Reflexology Techniques

The Practical will include:

  • Reading the feet
  • Relaxing the feet
  • Applying the techniques

Other useful information:

– Please expect and be prepared to receive and give reflexology.

– The course fee of £78.00 includes a manual and a Greenhouse Therapies certificate.

Other Courses of interest : VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
We allow a maximum intake of 6 students per Workshop (in person)


This is simply to ensure that all students get as much time and attention as possible from their teacher. However, with the distance option, there is no limit to the number of students per lesson.
The same applies to all other courses at Greenhouse Therapies.
We update the course dates and costs page regularly and note next to each course date when it is full. To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you secure your place on your chosen workshop or course by either paying a deposit (if applicable) or the full price.

What is Reflexology?

‘Reflexology’ –  translated literally is the study of the ‘reflexes’ – which are involuntary, unconscious responses to stimuli.
The Practice of Reflexology as a therapy is based on the principle that reflexes or areas of the feet, hands and other parts of the body relate to internal organs and other structures (Crane 1997).
Reflexology is a way of activating the body’s own healing power and is a recently “rediscovered” ancient therapy.
In 1887 a tomb was discovered in Egypt (the ‘Physicians tomb’), which dates back to 2330 BC. On the wall of the tomb were pictures of people appearing to be receiving some kind of foot and and hand treatment, thought to be either foot massage or a form of reflexology.
Ancient Roman writings describe healing methods which are what we know today as Reflex zone therapy.
Massaging of reflex zones is known to have been practiced by Native American tribes and according to Wagner(1987) was redefined by the Incas and handed down over 1000’s of years.
Today, Reflex zone massage is still practiced by Native Americans living on reserves. They use it to heal disease but mainly for pain relief (Wagner 87).
It was from these practices that Dr.William Fitzgerald brought zone therapy to our modern world.
Fitzgerald (1872-1942), an ear, nose and throat specialist, discovered zone therapy whilst operating on his patients.  He found that when he applied pressure to certain areas of the body, pain relief would result in another part .
He had rediscovered the ancient art of Accupressure. He developed a new zone system by dividing the body into ten zones from the top of the head to the tips of the toes.
Eunice Ingham developed this theory further by mapping out the zones on the feet.
Reflexologists, using their thumbs and fingers, apply a variety of techniques to apply pressure to the reflexes. The aim is to restore balance and release blocked subtle energy.
READ MORE about REFLEXOLOGY  Further Study: Diploma in Reflexology

Greenhouse Therapies Holistic Therapies & Sports Massage Training
VTCT Accredited Training Centre,
40 Parkgate Road, Chester CH14AJ Tel 01244 637851
Providing Holistic, Complementary, Alternative Therapies, Massage Therapy and Reiki Training Courses at Introductory, Accredited and Professional levels.