Foot Reflexology


Foot Reflexology is anchored on the principle that reflex zones in our feet are deeply connected to different parts of our body: our organs, intestines, main skeletal areas, glands and nervous system. This type of treatments helps clients regain their body’s healthy balance, release toxins and promote each cell’s restoration abilities.

We start by using the classic Fitzgerald method (hand and foot), following traditional intervention maps and protocols to establish a strong physiological and energetic equilibrium.

We touch upon foot conditions, using a holistic and symbolic approach, and also upon business practices: relationship with the client and marketing strategies.

We will then wrap up the protocol in order to learn how to work professionally and holistically, follow advanced reflexology maps and use reflexology sticks. The latter were designed by Karl Axel Lind, the father of contemporary reflexology.

This unit will give therapists the knowledge and practice they need in order to therapeutically influence the body starting at the ear. They can promote their clients’ well-being and help them regain their natural balance in a non-invasive fashion.

With this course, students can practice Foot Reflexology professionally, as a complementary skill or by personal interest.

Main goals

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Successfully conduct Foot Reflexology treatments using its different techniques.
Specific objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the concept of reflexology;
  • Know the history of reflexology and its contemporary formats;
  • Identify and trace reflex zones of the foot;
  • Recognize the most important anatomical and physiological concepts;
  • Follow the foot and hand reflexology treatment protocol;
  • Identify and apply the metamorphic technique;
  • Understand the benefits of aromatherapy in reflexology;
  • Conduct one case study;
  • Successfully handle a reflexology stick;
  • Perform specific Body Reflex Therapy procedures by examining the client’s feet on the spot and without having access to prior history;
  • Identify different foot parameters and interpret their meaning.
Weekend (*)
– Healthy movement; Introduction to reflexology– Reflexology over time

– Introduction to reflex studies

– Practice: foot reflexology treatment protocol

– Anatomy and physiology: a holistic approach to body systems

– Healthy movement; Reflexes– Client consultation form

– Case studies

– Practice: foot reflexology treatment protocol

– Healthy movement; Advanced tracing of reflex zones– Using the reflexology stick

– Practice: treatment of specific reflexes using the reflexology stick

– Healthy movement; Advanced tracing of reflex zones– Practice: treatment of specific reflexes using the reflexology stick

– Practice: hand reflexology treatment protocol

– Healthy movement; Observation of the foot– Aromatherapy: using essential oils in reflexology

– Metamorphic technique

– Marketing and advertising for freelancers

– Revising: theory and practice

– Exam Exam
(*) The course is delivered over 5 months, 1 weekend per month, coming up to 98h training time (70h classroom training, 20h case studies e 8h exam)

5 months (1 weekend per month)

Examination takes place 1 month after the course has been finalized and it lasts one day (10 am – 6 pm).

Course fee

Enrolment: €100

Full course (5 months): €750

> 10% discount with upfront payment: €675

> 5x monthly instalments of €150

Exam fee: €100

Paulo Pais

(Founder, TESED and NVR – Neurovisceral Reflexology)

After having studied Clinical Hypnosis, Foot Reflexology, Iridology and Craniosacral Therapy, Paulo started his clinical practice in 2009. In addition to the therapeutic techniques mentioned above, he has also studied Chinese Medicine and Visceral Manipulation. Paulo thinks of medicine as a broad field of knowledge, and his positioning as a professional reflects this: from the onset, he looks at each human being holistically. Deepening this viewpoint, he founded the concept of Integrated Holistic Medicine (IHM) in 2011. During the following year, Paulo worked on putting into practice the IMH theory and developed two therapeutic methods, TESED and NVR, examples of how the body, mind and soul are three pieces to an integrated whole.

Susana Silva

Susana started her therapy and personal development training in 2007, and that was when she found her true passion – Reflexology. She later attended multiple seminars that focused on zone therapy, where she learned about emotional patterns and states of imbalance. She’s been training therapists since 2009 all over the country. As someone who constantly likes to evolve and learn, Susana was acquainted with a new approach to reflexology, popular in Northern Europe: Full-Body Reflexology, which marked a turning point in her clinical and teaching approach and since 2014 that she dedicates to teaching reflexology with her own method – Tesed Method.

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