Thai Foot Courses - 1 Day Thai Foot Massage and 2 Day Thai Foot Reflexology
Thai Foot Massage is a wonderful introduction to working with the feet and an excellent complement to the skills of the reflexologist too! It is part of a long tradition in Thailand and the rest of Asia, going back thousands of years. Prices and dates for all courses are on the Home Page. If you wish to book one of the Thai Foot Massage or Reflexology courses, please email to reserve your place and arrange to pay your deposit to secure it.
Thai Foot Reflexology Course - 2 days
Recognised by the Complementary Medical Association, Professional Ethical Practitioners and by the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists for insurance and membership. Insure direct online with London Therapists.
The two-day Thai Foot Reflexology Diploma course will teach you:
Anatomy and Physiology - a basic introduction to the lower legs and feet, lower arms and hands and the skin.
Health & Safety - keeping client records, pre-massage hygiene, safety during treatment
History and background of Thai Foot Massage
Sen lines used in Thai Foot Reflexology – main sen lines in lower legs, with schematic diagram and descriptions of their functions
Reflex points used in Thai Foot Reflexology (over twenty points covering all the organs and systems of the body)
Benefits of Thai Foot Reflexology along with contraindications and cautions
Energy work including opening and closing rituals - the Om Namo prayer and an explanation of its origins
Oils used in Thai Foot Reflexology
Equipment required for Thai Foot Reflexology along with the foot ritual
Massage of the feet, legs and hands - both manual techniques and the use of the Thai Foot Stick
The course is open to all students and no previous experience or qualifications are required.
The cost of this two-day course is £225 including learning materials, oils for use during the day and a certificate. You will also receive a Thai Foot Stick. Insurance is available so you may use your new skills professionally. The course is recognised by the CMA and the Guild of Holistic Therapists.
Thai Foot Massage Course - 1 day
Our 1-day Thai Foot Massage Diploma course will teach you wonderfully relaxing and healing manual massage techniques to the legs, feet and hands. The Thai Foot Massage stick is not used on this course.
All parts of the lower legs, feet and hands are included and the massage involves hands-on stretching, massage, stimulating reflex points and follows the Thai energy lines (Sen). It is said to stimulate the activity of internal organs because of the effect on vital energy flow, in the same way as reflexology or acupressure, and there are also elements of yoga and ayurveda in the therapy.
Buddhism came to Thailand from India, and Thai traditional medicine and healing shares many of the ideas of Indian ayurveda.
To best receive Thai Foot Massage your client will be on a massage couch although could use a yoga mat! It’s easy and fun to learn, and produces a deep and unique feeling of balance, relaxation and well-being. An excellent complement to the skills of the reflexologist or massage therapist and a lovely skill to learn in its own right. A Thai Foot Massage lasts about 40 minutes.
This course is accredited by Professional Ethical Practitioners, the CMA, Beauty Guild, Guild of Holistic Therapists and PET for membership and insurance. You can also insure direct with Westminster Indemnity online
If you like working with the feet, our Spa Hand and Spa Foot Therapy courses complement your Thai Foot Massage skills with traditional manicure and pedicure and other lovely hand and foot mini-therapies.
Foot Reflexology Diploma
Prices and dates for all course are on the Home Page. If you wish to book one of the Thai Foot Massage or Reflexology courses, please email us to arrange your place and how to pay your deposit.
The Foot Reflexology Practitioner Diploma course is two intensive days of practical training leading to your college diploma. Assessment is by short written test plus a consultation and client treatment. The original Reflexology courses taught in the UK were short ones and our course keeps up the tradition of straightforward, practical training which is accessible for everyone. It is affordable and accessible to busy students with families and full-time jobs.
It is accredited for membership of Professional Ethical Practitioners including professional insurance. You can also insure direct with Westminster Indemnity - apply online! Simple and easy to do and exclusive to my students! You can also join the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists if you add on their online Anatomy & Physiology and Professional Standards courses - contact me if you would like to arrange this extra theory training. If you are already a Guild member and have A&P and PS then you can claim 26 CPD points.
On the two-day Reflexology practical training element you will learn all of the zones and reflex areas, the hand positions and techniques. You will be taught to carry out a full consultation, assess the feet and give a session to clients using the full range of reflexology techniques and covering all the reflexes. Your assessment consists of giving a full reflexology session suitable for your client on the final day, along with a short written test.
Once you have completed this training you may wish to add Thai Foot Massage, Hand Reflexology or Japanese Hand Massage to your skills portfolio. If you like working with feet and want to spread your wings into beauty therapy, think about doing manicures and pedicures. We do both a one-day Beauty Guild accredited Manicure & Pedicure course and exclusive Spa Foot and Spa Hand Therapy courses which include pampering foot and hand treatments such as Hot Stone for Feet and Thai Hot Herbal Compresses!
Practical Course content:
◦History of Reflexology
◦Foot Basics - describing the feet, common problems with feet
◦Lateral Zones of the Feet and Cross Reflexes
◦The Spine and the Foot
◦The Foot Reflexes – mapping the body
◦Contraindications to treatment
◦The consultation and recording your reflexology treatment
◦Reading the Feet
◦Techniques – Relax and Warm
◦Techniques – Caterpillar etc.,
◦Giving a full workout of the reflexes
◦Techniques – Cool Down and Close
◦The Healing Crisis
◦Client reactions and feedback
You will receive a course manual containing all the information covered on the course along with a laminated set of Reflexology charts to guide you in your practice. Everything that you need to carry out the reflexology sessions during the course is provided for you and we give you suppliers’ lists so you can source and purchase everything you need to start working after the course.
We are now offering an insurable Practitioner Diploma in Hand Reflexology accredited with the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists! A useful complement to the skills of the reflexologist, nail technician or manicurist as well as being a therapy in its own right!
Chinese Foot and Hand Massage
This course is for beginners and will interest students who want to work with hands and feet. It is also for students who want to learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and be able to offer treatments which apply this knowledge. It will be a good addition to the skillset of reflexologists, beauty therapists who do manicure and pedicure and of course holistic massage therapists who want to work more with feet and hands.
The aim of the theory part of the course is to give the student a clear understanding of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and some basics about foot and hand health. The practical part of the course covers massage of the hands and feet using the meridians and tsubos.
1. TCM definition of health as harmony in energy flow
2. Yin-yang – only constant is change and there are no absolutes
3. Essential Substances: the ‘Five Elements’ and the circle of life
6. TCM ideas about diet, climate, environment, etc – can these help our clients?
7. Relating client symptoms, reflex reactions, foot reading to meridian and organ theory
8. Chinese Energy Points
9. Chinese Hand and Foot Massage
The course is accredited with Professional Ethical Practitioners and you can insure direct with Westminster Indemnity. You may be able to add it to your existing insurance if you are a therapist but please check as requirements do vary and some professional bodies will only add on courses the tutor has paid to accredit with them.
Indian Foot Massage - Padabhyanga
This beautiful treatment is a massage of the feet using manual massage techniques, pressure on the marma energetic points and a work with the kaashi massage bowl to tone and strengthen the whole foot and balance the elements in the body.
The Kaashi Massage Bowls are made of a special metal mixture, called kaash. This consists of an amalgam of copper, zinc and tin. The health benefits of kaash are due to the unique blend of metals which are said to have healing properties in Ayurveda. Copper is said to help lessen the pain and inflammation for clients with painful complaints such as arthritis. Zinc is important in vital functions such as the immune and digestive systems, and tin is another metal which Ayurveda says is helpful in promoting healthy digestion, as well as aiding everyday problems such as headaches and insomnia.
Ghee or oils chosen to help harmonise the client’s balance of doshas (subtle energies) play an important part in the treatment as they provide lubrication as well as moisturising the feet.
Like many Ayurvedic treatments, this beautiful foot massage is simple to do and yet incredibly complex in its potential to increase wellbeing and promote balance! Foot massage is always a relaxing therapy but the Kaash bowl gives this foot massage a number of added benefits:
Our one-day course includes:
Relevant anatomy & physiology
Hygiene and safety
Background to Ayurveda and foot massage including marma points
Information on oils, ghee and foot pampering products for the treatment
Recipes for blending oils and making products
Foot pampering ritual
Foot massage techniques with the hands
Work on marma points
Kaash foot bowl work
Ending the treatment
Insurance and accreditation information
All the equipment you require to do the course is provided on the day including towels, massage bowls and appropriate massage oil, ghee and other products. You will receive a full manual with all the techniques and information taught. Students who successfully complete the course receive their certificate on the day, along with information on gaining insurance to practise with Westminster Indemnity or Professional Ethical Practitioners.
Hot Stone & Gem Reflex Therapy
Reflexology has become a popular complementary therapy in the UK and both Hot Stone and Crystal Therapy are valuable skills to enhance a reflexologist's skill set.
This course combines the use of pressure on the reflexes with the use of appropriate hot stones and crystals which vibrate with the subtle energies of the person to add to the balancing and healing effects of the treatment. You will learn how to heat and manage the hot stones, how to select gems and crystals for chakra and other layouts, and how to use gems and crystals to work the reflexes.
Our two-day course is for qualified reflexologists and for therapists who have completed the Thai Foot Reflex course.
The course includes:
Revision of Foot Basics - describing the feet, common problems with feet
The Spine and the Foot
Major Chakras and the Feet
Choosing your Crystals
Hot Stone Reflex - benefits
Contraindications to treatment
Equipment – managing your hot stones, clearing and using gems and crystals
The consultation and recording your reflexology treatment
Reading the Feet
Revise Techniques – relax and warm
Revise Techniques – caterpillar etc
Giving a full treatment of the reflexes using hot stones and gems
Techniques – cool down and close
The Healing Crisis
Client reactions and feedback
Buying gemstones and crystals
Buying a hot stone heater/heating bag and hot and cold stones
The course is recognised by Professional Ethical Practitioners for insurance and membership or see Westminster Indemnity for a stand-alone insurance option.