Auricular reflexology is a fast-growing therapy. based on a combination of traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy, a therapy developed in France by Dr Paul Nogier in the 1950’s. Treatments on the ears were recorded in the earliest Chinese medical books dating back to ancient times.
Auricular Reflexology works through the stimulation of the external part of the ear with the same way as traditional foot and hand reflexology: that the whole body is mirrored on the ear. Stimulation to a specific point on the ear that corresponds to a specific point in the body, will bring balance to that area either through an increase or decrease of energy. The ear is supplied by numerous nerves and it is believed that Auricular Reflexology also works by directly stimulating the central nervous system.
There are over 200 acu-points on the ear which are used in Chinese Acupuncture. In Auricular Reflexology we use a selection of these and instead of using needles, seeds or magnets, we stimulate the points using finger and thumb pressure.
Auricular reflexology is not as well-known as foot or hand reflexology, but can be particularly helpful for the relief and management of pain. Application of auricular reflexology is fast and easy. You massage pressure points on the ear to treat aches and pains throughout the body.
Auricular Reflexology is a standalone therapy or can be offered in conjunction with a regular foot/hand reflexology session. It is a simple and extremely efficient therapy, primarily because the ears are easily accessible, and people do not have to remove any clothing to receive treatment. It can be used in all age groups (children to the elderly). Treatment is most beneficial when it is administered regularly, i.e. once or twice a week. Most clients find that having their ears worked is deeply relaxing and stimulating at the same time.
Furthermore, it is a rewarding and effective therapy that enables you to empower your clients to help themselves. You can learn a lot about a person and their state of health from assessing the ears.
The MSCM Auricular Reflexology workshop covers everything you need to know to be able to give an effective ear reflexology session including.
Topics covered during the workshop will include:
- History and Development of Auricular Reflexology
- Eastern vs Western Approaches to Healing
- The basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Meridians, Yin & Yang
- Relevant Anatomy and Physiology of the external ear
- Introduction to the auricular reflexology chart – the body on the ear
- Key Points by Health Problems
- Visual Assessment and Analysis
- Introduction to techniques used to stimulate reflexes of the ears
- Techniques – Application and Precautions – using fingers, thumbs and crystal points
- Auricular Relaxation Techniques
- Self-Treatment with Auricular Reflexology
- Full Treatment
- Common conditions and how we can help
- Combining Ear Reflexology with Hand or Foot Reflexology
- Contraindications & Cautions
- Code of Practice & Insurance
By attending this workshop, you will be adding this valuable tool to your toolkit!
Who Can Attend?
This course is open to qualified reflexologists only.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
The workshop will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. During the session you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback. Short nails on the thumb and index finger will also be required for effectiveness.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)
April 2019 - Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)
January 2020 - Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)