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The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company,
14-15 Canal Basin,
Ripon HG4 1AQ

Course Date: October 2021 – May 2022

Our 2021 ITEC Reflexology Course dates have been released.

Enrolment now open


Gain an internationally recognised qualification that will enable you to practice Reflexology with confidence and professionalism. 

Start a New Career

Whether you are expanding your therapies portfolio or wish to start a completely new career, this is the course for you.

Small Classes

Our Reflexology course is taught in a smaller class environment, encouraging learning and higher pass grades. 

Ready to Join Us?

Welcome to our Reflexology Course. We have open enrollment right now and you can contact us or sign up today.

You will be joining a school where students consistently achieve high merits and distinctions and we know our current intake will be capable of the same great high-end results.

Our  ITEC accredited course will teach you the skills and enable the confidence you seek to become a professional reflexology practitioner. 

Clear and Concise Course Material


We will supply you with all the written material you need in order gain your ITEC qualification.

Online Video

Practical Video Demonstrations

Our students get exclusive access to online video tutorials, so you can continue to practice and absorb the information even when you are not in class.

Introduction Event

An informal introduction event for this course will be held on 1st September 2021. I will be there to discuss the course, tell you more about what can be expected and to answer any questions you may have.  This is an ideal opportunity to discover the course in more detail. If you would like to attend, please do email me at contact@ysoct.co.uk

- Philippa, Reflexology Tutor

Join us on 1st September 2021 at 1:30 PM, The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company 14-15 Canal Basin, Ripon HG4 1AQ

Reflexology Syllabus


  • The history theory and philosophy of Reflexology
  • The concepts and theories as to how and why Reflexology works
  • Knowledge of the Zones and their relation to organs and glands in the body
  • The reflex areas on the hand and feet
  • Referral areas/cross-references
  • Client reactions during and after treatment
  • Referral procedures
  • Theory of hand treatments
  • The effects of stress on the body
  • Integral biology
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Use of foot charts
  • Home care advice
  • A look at other complementary therapies

Anatomy & Physiology

  • The structure of the feet, ankles and lower leg
  • The disorders and conditions of the feet and nails
  • The structure of the hand wrist and lower arm
  • The disorders/conditions of the hand and nails


  • Efficient preparation of the workplace
  • Consultation procedures
  • Record keeping and its importance
  • Professionalism, ethics and client care
  • Listening skills
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Reading of the feet (texture, temperature, colour, tone, smell)
  • Reflex areas of the hand and feet
  • Interpretation of reflexes
  • Recognition of disorders of the hands, feet and nails
  • Clinical observation of the body
  • Hand Reflexology
  • Hand treatments for self-help

Students will also study the following core subjects:

  • Professional ethics and client care
  • Operating within professional boundaries
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Building rapport with the medical profession

First Aid and Treatment Room Safety

  • Contents of a First Aid Box
  • Administering First Aid
  • Health and Safety Laws

Hygiene and Sterilisation

  • Personal hygiene for the therapist
  • Methods of sterilisation
  • Cross infections

Client Handling

  • Data protection/client privacy
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Client modesty

 Business Studies

  • Marketing and advertising your services
  • Sole traders
  • Ltd companies
  • Accounts tax and VAT
  • Business Plan
  • Bookkeeping

Health and Safety at work

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Local and National By Laws
  • Cross infection
  • Hygiene and sterilisation in the clinic

Other Information

Video Tutorials
Get exclusive access to class videos and online lessons.

Course Requirements

Students need to bring pens paper and four A4 binders with plastic folders to put documented case studies in and the two course assignments. Neat and tidy notes are mandatory and are counted towards the final mark. A uniform is also required. which consists of black trousers, flat comfortable dark shoes, and a white tunic top.


At the end of the course, students sit a 1-hour practical exam where Reflexology techniques, as well as client care and standards of hygiene, are assessed. Students also need to submit documented evidence of having given 100 treatments. This consists of 60 part treatments and 40 full ones (example 10 people treated 4 times with a full treatment, and 6 people treated 10 times with a part treatment). Also have completed the two course assignments.


On satisfactory completion of the course and exams, students are presented with an  ITEC Diploma in  Reflexology.

Governing Bodies

You may apply to join the Complementary and Healthcare Council (CNHC)The Complementary Therapist Association (CThA) and the Association of Reflexologists (AOR)

Prerequisite for the course:

A Recognised  Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.

Course Fee – £2350.00

Course Tutor: Philippa James

Did You Know?

YSOCT have been running reflexology courses since 1987. 

This year’s course is run one weekend a month and spread out over 8 consecutive months, with an individual one to one tutorial in April 2020. Students will attend an examination day in May 2020. 

The complete course, including exams, takes around 8 months. Visual learning aids, lectures, and tutorials are used to teach the theory side of the course. Students learn practical sessions by giving treatments to each other.


If you would like to contact us about this course, please get in touch today.

Contact us

Our School

at The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company,
14-15 Canal Basin,
Ripon HG4 1AQ

Call us

0844 884 3410