Working with the elderly can be a wonderful experience for both client and therapist alike. For many elderly people it may be the only human touch they experience and can have a huge impact on their quality of life. It can also be one of the most profound and rewarding experiences for a reflexologist! As therapists we are blessed to have skills which can make such a difference to people’s lives.
One thing is certain about life and that is that as we grow physically older we develop certain conditions that may affect our mind and body. These ailments, in turn, can also affect the ways in which we view our futures and sense of well-being.
Reflexology is particularly valuable for the problems associated with growing older. The benefits of reflexology encompass conditions that may arise with age, such as:
– muscular stiffness
– respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema.
Reflexology encourages circulation, whole body balancing, and helps to decrease inflammation or oedema. The digestive system can be gently stimulated and brings a sense of peace and relaxation and it can also help with anxiety and loneliness.
Careful reflexology can help provide the elderly with symptomatic relief and enable seniors to extend the vitality in their lives.
The objectives behind this course are to:
- Explore and understand the ageing process and its implications:
- Common ailments affecting the elderly
- Special handling of the elderly
- Improving well-being
- Practical techniques for the elderly & infirmed
- Use of hand reflexology techniques
- Adapting techniques for clients with restricted movement
- Safety considerations
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for qualified reflexologists. Beneficial to those wishing to specialise in working with the elderly or in care homes.
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.
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)
November 2019 - Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)
July 2020 - Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)