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Reflexologist

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Last Updated: March, 2017

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A Reflexologist uses precise pressure techniques to the feet to treat specific points which correspond to all organs and systems of the body, towards healing physical complaints and aiding general wellbeing.


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Reflexology is based on the belief that points in the feet and hands are joined to all the major organs and parts of the body by 'energy pathways'.

A reflexologist works with clients to treat a variety of conditions, including stress, sleep disorders, sports injuries and chronic back pain.

Work would involve:

  • Explaining the treatment to the client
  • Taking a medical history which covers issues such as health, diet and lifestyle
  • Examining the client’s feet and hands for possible ‘blockages’ and problem areas
  • Applying pressure with the thumb and fingers to the client’s feet and hands
  • Keeping treatment records
  • Referring clients to their GP, if necessary.

Practitioners may focus just on reflexology, or combine this with other complementary therapies, such as massage therapy.


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People in this job role need to have good communication and listening skills. You would also need to have good co-ordination and be able to work accurately with your hands.


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Organisation: Association of Registered Complimentary Health Therapists of Ireland (ARCHTI)
Address: Ballydaniel, Camolin, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Tel: (053) 938 3734
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Organisation: Irish Reflexologists' Institute
Address: Fitzwilliam Business Centre, Laurence St., Drogheda, Co Lough
Tel: (041) 980 6904
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Organisation: Federation of Holistic Therapists
Address: 18 Shakespeare Business Centre, Hathaway Close, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4SR, England
Tel: 0844 875 20 22
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