TESED means looking at each human being from an integrated and holistic point of view. In order to become a TESED therapist, students must acquire and demonstrate a deep knowledge on how the human subject works.

The holistic medicine certificate course focuses on therapies that promote wellness and healing. Professionals will learn how to nurture clients back to health, and strengthened the quality of this state, so they can become consistently and sustainably healthy.

Main goals

At the end of this unit, students will be able to apply different holistic medicine techniques to their personal development. Their work can benefit friends and family, and they will be able to establish themselves as health professionals.

This specialization focuses on specific healing techniques that bring professional recognition to our therapists, who can opt to transform a hobby into a full-time practice.

Number of hours (*)
Foot reflexology 32h
Neurovisceral reflexology 32h
Craniosacral 48h
Iridology 96h
Nutrition and supplements 64h
Natural antibiotics 32h
Essences and phytotherapy 32h
Meridians, cranial nerves and energy centres 112h
Healthy movement 72h
11 elements and TESED diagnosis 48h
Total number of hours 144h
(*) This course is delivered over the weekend
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Saturdays: 2 – 8 pm

Sundays: 10 am – 8 pm


Course fee


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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