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Syllabus for full-body reflexology

Revision 2015-6 - Englis revision 2018-10-20 - Not completed
This is an unauthorised translation from Norwegian, of a document describing the criterias for education in full-body reflexology for being accepted by NNH, Norske Naturterapeuters Hovedorganisasjon. Arve Fahlvik was the main author of the original document.

0. Main goals

Persons that have completed education in full-body reflexology that fullfills the requirements described in this document should have the knowledge to practice as full-body reflexollogist in a proper manner.

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should be able to:

  • outline different theories for the mechanisms for reflexology
  • the consepts ill and well in a reflexological perspective.
  • the relasjon between symptoms and treatments.
  • basic reflexological projections.
  • basic techniques for manipulations of the reflexes
  • the elements and the body’s manifestation of the elements
  • elementsystems.
  • Communicate to their clients what they can expect from the treatments.
  • Know or obtain information about possible interactions between drug and treatment.
  • Have an overview of the health care system, structure and tasks, as well as knowledge of the laws and regulations that regulate therapist outside of the conventional health care system.
  • Be able to have good communication and interaction between own practice and conventional healt care system.
  • Develop the ability to seize their own competence limit and pass patients on to any appropriate treatment in an ethically sound manner.
  • Be aware of research and development work, and be aware of the value of documentation and systematic evaluation work.
  • Taking care of own heath and work on its own growth processes.

Be aware that what is mentioned about elements here have nothing to do with chinese 5-elements theory.

Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should have acquired the following skills:

  • To be able to record an anamnese and keeping journals according to laws.
  • Diagnos based on reflexologys own explanatory models, choose a treatment strategy and implement sound treatment.
  • Have adopted good working techniques that take care of both patient and therapist.
  • To be able to evaluate their own skills as a therapist.

General competence

After completion of the education the student should be qualified to:

  • to take on the responsibility that comes with being a natural therapist.
  • be able to expell an ethical, acceptable attitude in the exercise of the profession based on respect and equality.
  • Be both critical and constructive in integrating reflexology with other treatment methods.

1. The history of reflexollogy

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should be able to:

  • Explain the history of reflexology both globally and nationally by referring to developmental features related to different cultures.
  • Students must be familiar with the work of pioneers in the subject.

Study Program

  • Indications about reflexology was used in ancient time in different cultures: America, Egypt, Asia. (And Italiy, when it becomes more documented.)
  • Re-discovery of reflexology by Fitzgerald.
  • The work of Enuice Ingham.
  • Development of reflexology in the Nordic countries the last 30 years.
  • Reflexology in Norway.
  • Overview of different styles and shcools of reflexology.
  • International organisations.

2. Theories about the mecanisms of refleksology

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should be able to:

  • Outline several theories about the models and mecanisms related to reflexology.

Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should have acquired the following skills:

  • Make use of the theories as toos in diagnosis and choosing treatment strtegies.
  • Organise own experiences as a base for evolve excisting models, or make new.

Study Program

  • Nerve impulses
  • Light communication
  • ECIWO

3. Contra indications / negative effects

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should be able to:

  • Explain matters that require special attention, rejection of patients or refer them to more adequate treatment.
  • Know, or be able to get information about ineractions between pharmaceuticals and treatment.

Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should have acquired the following skills:

  • Make accurate observations and journaling in such cases, and be able to dointerpretations of reactions which may result in that the patient is passed on to more adequate treatment.
  • Interact with the established health service in such cases, and know how this can be formalized or agreed.

Study Program

  • Differentiation between absolute and relative contraindications
  • Explanation of why reflexology has fewer contraindications than other therapies
  • Attention to different conditions of the client
    • Edema / venous stiffeners
    • Ulcers
    • Diabetes
    • Anatomical deformations
    • Heart / cardiovascular diseases
    • Psychiatric conditions
    • Implentat
    • Pregnancy
    • Medicine use
    • Epilepsy
    • Other serious conditionar

4. Projections

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should be able to:

  • Explain projections and relevant body structures related to these.
  • Know the nomenclature related to projections.
  • Know about relations between different projections from both reflexological and conventional medical view.
  • Understand differences and interactions between projections, and how to use this properties in therapeutic context.

Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should have acquired the following skills:

  • Be able to utilize the knowledge of the different projections in a therapeutic context.
  • Be able to select projections for different conditions or combine multiple systems.

Study Program

  • Projection's strengths and weaknesses, choice of projection.
  • Descriptions of projections in both normal and pathophysiological context.
  • 4 basic projections on lower extremities.
  • 4 basic projections on upper extremities.
  • 4 basic projections on the head.
  • 4 basic projections on the thorax.
  • Superpoints.
  • The term reprojections.
  • Macro-projections / micro-projetions.
  • Interactions between projections and how to use this in therapeutic context, both overlapping projections and chains of projections. The synergy the use of these can give.
  • Knowlege in 9 elements.
  • Interpretation of the body in an element perspective.
  • Use of elements / energy.
  • Use of the spinal system.
  • Use of function level.
  • Use of 4 other linear or circular element systems.
  • Philosophical approach to concepts.
  • Understand the concepts relative size.
  • Learn about the close relationship between symptom and treatment.
  • Priority of symptom.
  • Weighting of the client's description of the problem in relation to clinical findings.

5. Knowledge of other relevant therapies

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should be able to:

  • Give an overview of relevatn therapies with their machanisms and theories. Compared to reflexology.

Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should have acquired the following skills:

  • Be able to evaluate if a client will benefit from other therapies.
  • Be able to use models from other therapies in diagnostics and in pedagogic context.

Study Program

  • Differences between single and multi projection based reflexology.
  • The relation between massage and reflexology.
  • The term “communication” in a healin context.
  • Su jok.
  • ECIWO acupuncture and other “stand-alone” microsystems.
  • TCM

6. Clinical practice

Knowledge aims and Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should trough practice show its ability to:

  • Exercise reflexology in a professional and ethically sound manner, use favorable and effective work techniques, learn to adjust a reflexological diagnosis and choose treatment strategy.
  • Start and run a therapeutic practice in relation to relevant legislation, marketing measures and financial assessments.

Study Program

  • Professional appearance
    • Show respect
    • Communication and dialogue
    • Empathy
    • Professional Relationship Skills
  • Journaling / anamnesis / Privacy protection
  • Inspection of projections and body postures
  • How to take care of yourself as a therapist.
  • Work Techniques
    • Work Posture
    • Equipment / gear
    • Different pressure / massage echniques
    • Work techniques in chronic and acute conditions
  • Treatment time and intensity
  • Experience of pain - pressure intensity.
  • Diagnostic work - synthesis of clinical findings / pain and symptomatology.
  • Treatment strategies
  • Treatment of acute ailments
  • Treatment reactions
  • Startup and operation of practice.
    • Marketing
    • Business and economics
    • Equipment Requirements
    • Location
    • Organization knowledge

Clinical practice under guidance

Clinical practice under guidance should be done with competent teaching staff present, either at school or in other practices that the school approves.

External practice

External practices are self-documented patient treatments. The school should evaluate and approve submitted documentation.

7. Documentastion and research

Knowledge aims

After completion of the education the student should trough practice show its ability to:

  • Be aware of knowledge bases, relevant research institutions and research studies on reflexology.
  • Outline general scientific methods / design.

Acquired skills

After completion of the education the student should have acquired the following skills:

  • Know how it is possible to document and record results in your own practice.
  • Collaboration with professional actors before research and other therapists.
  • Evaluation of own practice.
  • Be able to read research articles focusing on source criticism, reliability and relevance.
  • Write their own professional articles.

Study Program

  • Overview of knowledge databases and research institutions.
  • Research on reflexology.
  • Insights into the correlation document and record results in own practice.
  • Reading of research articles with source criticism and evaluation of reliability and relevance.

8. Study time

Subject Hours
Science, Ethics, Communication and Social Studies 50
Complimentary medicine basic 110
Anatomy physiology pathology. 300
Reflexology 270
Clinical practice under guidance 130
Totalt education. 860
External practice 90
In depth project. 50
Self study time 860 h x 1,1 946
Total 1946
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