Course overview

This is an online course for Carers, Former Carers and the Cared for, Join a group of like-minded people and explore the fascinating subject of reflexology for pain relief. On this course you will learn how you can help alleviate the symptoms of pain and discomfort by using age old techniques that are found on both the hands and the feet. Reflexology is a form of self- massage therapy that focuses on applying pressure over points that directly correlate to all areas of the body. This practice is purported to have a wide range of health benefits and has been cited as being beneficial for those suffering from both chronic and acute pain.

Course description

Reflexology is a form of self- massage therapy that focuses on applying pressure over points that directly correlate to all areas of the body. This practice is purported to have a wide range of health benefits and has been cited as being beneficial for those suffering from both chronic and acute pain.

Pain can be physical, psychological, pharmacological and procedural. Many individuals across the world manage pain by using a wide range of techniques, this course is very much designed to show people how they can help themselves and loved one’s if in a caring role.

Reflexology calms the central nervous system and influences the connective tissue in the body therefore helping the body. Those of you who suffer pain will be aware that while taking medication, using heat or cold packs and a wide range of other ways of managing your pain can certainly help.

We will cover:

Brief history of reflexology

Divisions of the hands and feet

Mapping the key areas

Safe working practice

Warm up techniques

Thumb and finger walking techniques

Mediums to use for treatment

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