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Reflexology (Advanced)

Practitioner level 4

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Advanced Reflexology
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Advanced Reflexology Practitioner
  • Receive the Level 4 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

(OCN Level 4 award also available with 21 national educational credits**)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course for those without prior Reflexology qualifications.

Course overview

This course is designed to fill the needs of both Therapists who wish to widen their horizons and knowledge, and the newcomer who wishes to study the subject in depth from the outset. Reflexology is a perfect blend of ancient healing skills with the modern developments based on scientific research. Reflexology is a fascinating skill with a precise approach to promote each individual’s self-healing abilities and to stimulate the body’s massive regenerative capacity.


  • Lesson One
    • History and Development of Reflexology
      • Introduction
      • Related Therapies
      • Dr William Fitzgerald and Zone Therapy
      • Zone Theory
      • Eunice Ingham
      • Reflexology and the NHS
      • Restoring Harmony
      • The Language of Touch
  • Lesson Two
    • Healing and Touch
      • Gateways of Change
      • The Art of Healing
      • Grounding and Centring Skills
      • Centring Meditation
      • Creating a Relaxed Environment
  • Lesson Three
    • Anatomy: the Skeletal System
      • The Skeleton
      • Joints
  • Lesson Four
    • Anatomy: the Main Muscles of the Body
      • Types of Muscular Tissue
      • The Muscles of the Head and Neck
      • The Muscles of the Trunk
      • The Muscles of the Arm
      • The Muscles of the Leg
      • Table of Muscles
  • Lesson Five
    • Physiology: Circulation, Immunity and the Central Nervous System
      • Circulation
      • The Heart
      • Immunity
      • The Lymphatic System
      • The Central Nervous System
  • Lesson Six
    • Physiology: the Functions and Divisions of the Nervous System
      • Nervous Tissue
      • The Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
      • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Lesson Seven
    • Physiology: Other Systems
      • Endocrine Glands
      • The Respiratory System
      • The Digestive System
      • The Urinary System
      • The Reproductive System
  • Lesson Eight
    • Beginning the Treatment
      • Techniques and Pathways
      • Normal Responses
      • Relaxation Techniques
      • Hacking Massage
  • Lesson Nine
    • Treatment Techniques and Application
      • Holding the Foot
      • Exposing the Reflex Area
      • Basic Working Techniques
      • Preparation for Treatment
      • Positions for Massage Treatment
      • Foot Map
  • Lesson Ten
    • A Suggested Basic Treatment Routine
      • Chest, Shoulders and Arms
      • Neck, Throat and Thyroid
      • Head, Eyes, Ears, Pituitary, Hypothalamus and Pineal
      • Left Foot – Pelvic Floor to Waist Line
      • Left Foot – Waist Line to Diaphragm Line
      • Right Foot – Pelvic Floor to Waist Line
      • Right Foot – Waist Line to Diaphragm Line
      • Spine
      • Leg, Hip and Sciatic Nerve
      • Reproductive System
      • Completion
  • Lesson Eleven
    • Hand Reflexology
      • Treatment Sequence
      • First Aid Reflex Treatment for Headache
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Working with Vital Energies
      • The Subtle Body
      • Vibrations
      • Vibrational Healing
      • Energy Balancing
      • Kirlian Photography
      • Auras
      • Colours of the Aura
      • Learning to See Auras
      • Using Colour with Reflexology
      • Attributes of Each Colour

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

**OCN registration at enrolment is optional for an additional fee. Full details on request.