Reflexology is a well-established complementary healing technique, which is now legally recognized in South Africa under the Allied Health Professions Act. Reflexology began in the previous century to become the domain of preventive health. In the 1930s, a physical therapist named Eunice Ingham, who treated the body by working with the feet alone, developed reflexology into a therapy that has become a complex process to help the body heal itself through techniques of Completely non-invasive and drug free work. on the feet, hands, ears and body reflexes. The treatment itself is inexpensive to administer and requires little in the way of facilities or improve your blood circulation.

In South Africa, reflexology has become a rapidly growing form of complementary care, with several thousand professionals across the country. “If a young person is looking for a challenging and fulfilling career in the health field, now is the best time to qualify as a Reflexologist,” says Sharon du Raan, Board of Directors, School of Hand and Foot Reflexology. “The profession is at a key point in its development with recent legal recognition and constant growth in the number of professionals. Although there are already many reflexologists practicing, the need for this type of medical care is far from being met. Society also It is becoming more receptive to the idea that other forms of healing can be used in conjunction with the medical care they already receive. The need in our country is great and a reflexologist can make a big difference in people’s well-being, particularly in the level of primary health care, “says du Raan.

The School of Hand and Foot Reflexology has its campus in Bedfordview and offers full-time and part-time therapeutic reflexology courses. The course is fully registered under the Higher Education Law and meets the requirements of the National Qualifications Framework. It runs over a two-year period during which students will learn the theory of reflexology, physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and the principles of nutrition. The course is highly practice oriented and students will have ample opportunities to practice their reflexology skills. This even includes visits to local hospitals to meet community service requirements.

Previous student Helene Samuels said: “I found the course very stimulating and surprisingly challenging. What I liked the most was the fact that reflexology manages to combine the Western view of the body with the Eastern holistic view. This I think gives you The reflexologist has a great advantage in that the physical process can be understood in a totally integrated way, taking into account the physical, mental and emotional processes in achieving internal balance. “