Refresher Reflexology Course – CPD

Booking Deposit: 125.00

If you hold a Diploma in Reflexology but have not practiced for some time this is the ideal course to refresh your knowledge and rekindle your love of the therapy even if you just want to practice on family and friends.

This Reflexology Refresher course is based on the current syllabus as taught by Deirdre Murray Holistic. This hands-on course has 80% practical supported by 20% theory delivered in a teaching environment conducive to learning

No matter how much time has elapsed since you trained or how much you may have forgotten, this course will bring you back up to speed to practice with renewed confidence as a therapist.

Course Fee: €125-

Booking Deposit: €125-

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Description

Next Course Intake Date:

  • 30th January 2022

Eligibility:

  • This course is open to all Reflexologists who hold a Diploma qualification in the theory and practice of Reflexology.
  • Duration
    • 1 Day
  • Dates/Schedule for 2021
      30Wednesday 17th January 2022
    • Course 2 – 23rd April 2022
  • Time
    • 9.30am – 6pm
  • Venue
    • Woodville Sligo
  • Cost
    • €125-
  • Deposit
    • €125-
  • CPD Points
    • 50

Reflexology Theory & Practice

The student will learn a brief theory of Reflexology and its practice including the benefits, uses, cautions, and contraindications outlining its importance as a Holistic Relaxation Treatment.

Relaxation Sequence & Technique

The student will learn the technique and sequence of a relaxation treatment

Treatment Sequence & Technique

The student will learn the technique and sequence of a reflexology treatment

Foot & Nail Pathologies

The student will learn about the various foot and nail pathologies most likely to be experienced during the course of providing a reflexology treatment.

History & Definitions

The student will learn the origins of the therapy, and its practice world-wide from early times to the present day.  The student will also learn what defines Reflexology from other forms of therapy.

Deirdre Murray Holistic 

Deirdre Murray established her training school in Sligo in 2006.  The accreditation for the Diploma in Reflexology course, content, and venue were examined by the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute, the primary association representing Reflexologists in Ireland. The ethos of the school has always been to provide the highest possible level of professionalism to each and every student, coupled with individual attention to detail while maintaining the holism and purity of the therapy itself.  All courses are designed by Reflexologists for Reflexologists.  In 2011 the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute discontinued its accreditation programme and support structure for the education of Reflexology in Ireland and so the school had to seek an alternative accreditation programme for its course (originally drawn up in line with the ethos and teaching of the Institute based on the renowned teaching and understanding of the therapy by Eunice Ingham).  

In 2012 the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) became the main accreditation body for the Diploma Course and Deirdre Murray Holistic was the first reflexology school registered in Ireland to meet the strict criteria and offer this accreditation. FHT is an internationally recognised organisation.  It is the leading and largest therapy association for Holistics in Ireland and the UK.  It offers the highest standard and quality of training available with emphasis on professional standards.  It holds recognition within the holistic industry internationally.  Deirdre chose this accreditation because of this exceptionally high standard and now teaches FHT Diploma and Certificate levels in addition to many holistic CPD courses.

The School has an excellent reputation and is the preferred location of choice for holistic training in the North West of Ireland.  Students travel from many counties to attend the variety of holistic training courses on offer in this holistic centre of excellence.  It is also recognised by all the leading therapy organisations including 

  • Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • Irish Reflexologists’ Institute Ltd
  • Association of Registered Complementary Holistic Therapists of Ireland
  • Irish Massage Therapy Association
  • Association of Reflexologists (UK)
  • National Register of Reflexologists of Ireland 

Deirdre Murray Tutor 

Deirdre Murray is a practicing Reflexologist and member of the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute (IRI) since 1997.  She opened her private practice in Sligo town in 2000 offering a range of holistic therapies.  From 2006-2011 Deirdre was an active member of the IRI Schools Committee which was motivational in maintaining the highest standard of training and education in Reflexology in Ireland.  She was appointed Director/Educational Officer of the Irish Reflexologist’s Institute in 2016 and has held that voluntary post to date.

She has trained extensively in all aspects of Holistic Health over the past 24 years, and holds qualifications and practices the following therapies at her private clinical practice:-

Reflexology, (including Advanced, Hand Reflexology, Cancer Care, Clinical, Multiple Sclerosis, Maternity, Infertility, Pregnancy, and Foot Reading), Aromatherapy & Essential Oils, Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu-TCM, Thai Foot Massage, Sotaii, Moxibustion & Cupping, Auricular Therapy, Hot Stone, Lava Shell and Heated Bamboo Massage.

In addition to her private clinical practice, Deirdre has 8 years experience of working with palliative care at the NW Hospice, and currently provides holistic treatments to service users with MS & neurological conditions at

  • MS North West Therapy Centre in Sligo ie
  • Woodhaven Holiday Support Facility ie
  • Neurology Support Centre neurologysc.ie

Experiencing the many benefits of regular Reflexology treatments for women, Deirdre did extensive research and courses on Reflexology for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, and recognises the many benefits that holistic treatment can bring to women at any stage of life.

  • Recognising the need for a therapy support group, Deirdre founded the ‘Woodville Network’ of holistic therapists in 2009 in order to support therapists of the North West, particularly those newly qualified, and to promote the therapy of Reflexology. She hosts network meetings in her school on a monthly basis where treatment swops, discussions, presentations, and demonstrations take place. It’s an opportunity for therapists to gain the valuable CPD points to be compliant with their annual association membership renewal requirements. This facility is open to all qualified therapists and all are welcome.
  • Deirdre has organised specialist post graduate training courses brining Irish and International tutors to Sligo and attended by therapists from the four corners of Ireland. This has facilitated the progression, growth, and quality of reflexology in Ireland.
  • As a therapist Deirdre is a registered member of
    • The Irish Reflexologists Institute,
    • Federation of Holistic Therapists (UK),
    • Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland,
    • Irish Massage Therapy Association. 
  • Deirdre has undertaken instruction and training in Niche Reflexology studies with the following National and International tutors who specialise in various aspects of Reflexology Training 
    • Beryl Crane – Canada
    • Chris Stormer-Fryer – South Africa
    • Jesus Manzanares – Spain
    • Peter Mackereth – UK
    • Jane Sheehan – UK
    • Lua McIllraith – Ireland
    • Martina Barrett – Ireland
    • Mauricio Kruchik – Israel
    • Pat Hickey – Ireland
    • Pauline O’Hagan – Ireland
  • During the recent Covid-19 pandemic the Irish Government through FICTA (Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations) required therapy representative organisations to compile a set of guidelines for the safe return to work of therapists with particular emphasis on health and safety protocols and standard operating procedures. Deirdre was a member of a small working group from the IRI Board of Directors that played a pivotal role in adapting, compiling and presenting these documents on behalf of the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute to its members which was favourably received and provided guidance for the safe return to work. 

General Information

    • If you hold a Diploma in Reflexology but have not practiced for some time this is the ideal course to refresh your knowledge and rekindle your love of the therapy even if you just want to practice on family and friends.
    • This Reflexology Refresher course is based on the current syllabus as taught by Deirdre Murray Holistic.
    • This hands-on course has 80% practical supported by 20% theory delivered in a teaching environment conducive to learning
    • No matter how much time has elapsed since you trained or how  much you may have forgotten, this course will bring you back up to speed to practice with renewed confidence as a therapist
    • All modules are delivered through power point presentations along with teaching aids and demonstrations.
    • Therapists who wish to provide a very high standard of practice choose this course.
    • The quality of research, presentation and training of this course is exceptional.

Course Books & Charts

  • A comprehensive set of course notes and foot charts containing in excess of 100 reflexology points are provided

Equipment / Materials Required for Training

  • Practical Workshops – Kit bag containing
    • 1 large flat sheet
    • 1 pillow & pillow case
    • 1 light-weight throw
    • 2 small supports (knees & ankles)
    • 2 small hand towels
    • Baby wipes/wet ones
    • Jar Coconut oil with dispenser stick
    • Clip-board, pen, pencil, & markers
  • Theory Sessions
    • Jotter, pens, highlighters etc

I completed a Refresher Course in Reflexology with Deirdre at her school in Sligo and as usual it was a most interesting and educational day. Keeping updated with Reflexology is so important for Therapists and we are very lucky in Sligo having this facility on our doorstep.  The course covered History of Reflexology, Theory and Practice, Basic Reflexology technique, Conditions of the Feet, and Practical work. It was a most informative day and having the Course Notes is a great asset and are so well put together.

Jacqueline Hanly
March 2020

Additional information

Dates

Course 1 – 30th January 2022, Course 2 – 23rd April 2022

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