For World Reflexology Week 2023, the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) provide an introduction to their field and why it is a rewarding career.
There’s no better time to talk about reflexology than World Reflexology Week, which takes place every year in the last full week of September. This is a chance to promote and raise awareness of reflexology on a global level.
So, what is reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing. By reducing stress in people’s lives, it can be key in optimising good health and building resilience.
It is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body, and reflexologists work on these points. However reflexology is viewed, there can be no doubt that what it does provide is a period of time for relaxation where the client has one-to-one attention and supportive touch in an empathetic listening environment. Reflexology can be used safely alongside standard healthcare to promote better health. For more information, please watch our short video about reflexology.
How do you become a reflexologist?
Anyone looking to start their career in reflexology should look at the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing developed by Skills and Education Group Awards, which has official endorsement from the Association of Reflexologists.
We really believe it is one of the best, highest quality Level 3 qualifications a potential learner can take. We know the tutors and the schools, and we see how confident and knowledgeable the students are when they graduate. The depth of knowledge gained, the hands-on practical time you are given and the guidance through your reflexology journey makes this Level 3 qualification stand out.
We really believe it is one of the best, highest quality Level 3 qualifications a potential learner can take.
Skills and Education Group Awards and the AoR have developed and grown a great, supportive relationship with a shared passion to create a robust, enjoyable and comprehensive qualification.
Why is reflexology a rewarding career?
We see the fulfilling journey our members take from enrolment, through the course and finally to graduation. It is a privilege to be a small part of this journey. Members often say the positive feedback they receive from a client is the best thing about their job. To offer a treatment and a safe secure space for the client to truly relax and then see the difference in them from one treatment to the next is all the reward we need. When they share this with us at the AoR too, it is wonderful – the success stories we hear from our members are one of the best parts of our job.
Find out more about our reflexology qualification
To find out more about the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing, visit the qualification webpage.
The Associations of Reflexologists (AoR) is a membership association for reflexologists. Their advice line is one of the most valued benefits of their membership, while there are many other benefits too. They are on the boards of many other organisations that work to push reflexology into the limelight and share research about this field. They strive to help improve the quality of reflexology training, increase the visibility of reflexology in integrated healthcare, and much more.