Hand Reflexology Course

£295.00 £225.00

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Hand.Reflexol which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225.00 UK.

Course Description

Hand Reflexology Diploma Awarded Course

What is hand reflexology?

Hand reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to specific areas on the hands with a therapist who uses finger and hand manipulation pressure to apply massage techniques onto reflexology points under the skin.

Hand reflexology therapists tend to often work with charts or maps that follow specific patterns which correlate with internal organs and other body parts to release blocked chi energy and improve current flow.

The benefits of hand reflexology.

It is said that hand reflexology is just as important and effective as any other types of reflexology such as feet work.

Hand reflexology will give the same results as performing it on any other body part and the only difference between working with the feet or the hands is, the results can be produced quicker by working with the feet.

There are many benefits to hand reflexology over foot reflexology such as the ease of access for it to be performed almost instantly, face-to-face or over a table anywhere if needed.

Self-help do-it-yourself hand reflexology is ideal for relieving symptoms such as headaches, shoulder pains and other bodily conditions including pain relief.

Different techniques are used for hand reflexology in comparison to foot reflexology.

The difference between working with the hands and feet is you would need to stimulate the hands for longer than you would the feet. You need to go deeper and hold the hand reflexology points longer than you would on the feet as the reflexology points are closer to the surface in the feet than they are in the hands, nevertheless a 15 minute hand reflexology session is more than uplifting to say the least and can be a wonderful relaxing experience. Generally speaking, the best way to perform hand reflexology with the client is to sit across a table face-to-face with a client’s hand placed under a towel with their hands and wrists relaxed comfortably for you to work with them.

All reflexology sessions begin with a deep relaxation exercise which sets the pace of the treatment and helps to relax the client further before going deeper into therapeutic massage of the reflexes.

When working with the hands we are accessing very deep areas to stimulate hand reflex points or spots.

Reflexology has been around for over 5,000 years and has always been associated to healing and deep relaxation in one form or another.

Deep relaxation and healing are inextricably linked and promote each other.

Although people were often associate reflexology with the feet and not the hands, hand reflexology is now becoming more popular, known and beneficial to help with common ailments such as:

  • Headaches.
  • Muscular aches.
  • Headaches.
  • Skin conditions.
  • Stress-related problems.

Hand reflexology is very easy to perform literally anywhere and is less invasive or personally obtrusive as it is with the feet.

Understandably taking off the socks and shoes in the presence of a stranger is more personal and does require more of an initial rapport to be built with the client due to the intimate nature of skin contact.

This is less so with hand reflexology, although close contact is required, a friendly and reassuring attitude along with good rapport building and clear communication skills are essential in starting work in the session as a client needs to feel comfortable in your presence as a hand reflexologist at all times.

Hand reflexology is very quick and effective and this hand reflexology course provides step-by-step instructions in hand manipulation techniques which will teach you how to balance and detoxify the human body’s system to fight to reduce stress-related conditions and improve all-round emotional well-being.

10 to 15 minute sessions are ideal for everyone including the elderly and children. Children love hand reflexology as it winds them down and helps to build relationships especially if their tense and stressful or need parental attention.

This course shows you how, step-by-step and is ideal for those in the beauty industry such as salons or therapist practices and parlours specifically around holistic therapies. For example, this course would be ideal for aroma-therapists or body masseurs and the like.

This qualification in hand reflexology is a diploma award in the theoretical study of the subject and would complement any qualified therapist’s daily services, activities and existing therapy practice.

This course is also open to anyone wishing to learn hand reflexology, therefore is ideal for complete beginners and the complete novice who would like to learn how to work on family and friends or the self alone.

This hand reflexology course covers illustrations and pictures throughout demonstrating all that you need to competently understand hand reflexology treatments covering all procedures and the exact pressure that is required.

This course is ideally suited to anyone who works in:

  • Hospitals.
  • Doctors surgeries.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Therapy practices.

Caution: Anyone with the following should not receive any form of massage, hand or foot reflexology.

  • Thromboplebitis
  • Stroke- in the early weeks
  • An unstable pregnancy
  • Acute infection with high temperature
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cellulite on the feet or legs

This course only covers ‘hand reflexology’ and does not cover the in-depth foot reflexology course which can be viewed here!

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.


  • Introduction.
  • Hand reflexology specifically.
  • Preparation.
  • Opening and closing moves.
  • Basic techniques.
  • The theories behind reflexology.
  • Head conditions.
  • Neck and shoulders.
  • Performing a hand reflexology session.
  • Things to bear in mind.
  • Skin conditions.
  • Immune system.
  • Hand and wrist conditions.
  • Digestive conditions.
  • Reproductive conditions.
  • 10 minute treatments.
  • How doors hand reflexology work.
  • Various treatments.
  • Treating common conditions.
  • Ears nose and throat conditions.
  • Menopause.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Young children.
  • Terminal illness.
  • 15 minute treatments.
  • Emotional well-being.
  • Nutrients and detoxification.
  • Nervous system.
  • Specialised hand reflexology.
  • Dealing with stress-related issues.
Your Course Package Contains:

  • In-depth practical course text book on Hand Reflexology.
  • Test papers presentation clamp folder.
  • Detailed instructional study guide.
  • Study time log of your hours undertaken for records/proof of study course hours undertaken.
  • A4 size membership wall display certificate into the college. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • 2nd A4 size membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.
  • FREE deep relaxation CD – as standard.
The average is up to 6 months home study. You are welcome to complete your course in less time than this if you wish. You are free to work at your own pace and in a way that suits your lifestyle.

There are no high expectations or pressure on you to complete. Simply finish and submit your coursework in the time that is right for you and when you are ready. Some students complete their courses in a few months whilst others take the full 6 months duration. The choice is entirely your own.

Monthly extensions are available if required. Details are included within your course pack.

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