Where do I learn?
Welcome to current and future students of reflexology.
If you are thinking of learning reflexology in New Zealand, you need to read this.
If you are looking for a qualification in reflexology it probably seems like there is a myriad of courses available, but which one is right for you?
First of all it is worth thinking where you want to position yourself after your course; do you want to treat friends and family or are you hoping to make a living out of reflexology?
If you want to treat friends and family then insurance is not so critical and professional support is not necessarily needed. In this situation any introductory course to suit your budget and your time scale will be OK, but you will not be able to become a professional member of Reflexology New Zealand or other professional organisations in future unless you train further.
It is worth noting there is no protection of title for reflexology in NZ so anyone can call themselves a ‘reflexologist’. The difference comes from the level of training.
You can join RNZ as an affiliate member if you are not going to be charging for treatments and/or you are just working informally with family and friends. Affiliate membership includes those with reflexology certificate trainings that fall below the RNZ diploma minimum standards.
If, however, you want to make a career of being a reflexologist then it is important to make sure your qualification opens the right door for you in the future. There are bridging courses available for certificate-trained reflexologists to upgrade.
For professional membership to RNZ, practitioners must possess insurance and have a current first aid certificate. You must also meet continuing professional development requirements each year.
Warning: total distance learning for manual therapies is not a good idea, as you need to feel what you are learning in person. Blended learning courses offer some distance or eLearning, with some ‘hands on’ classroom modules.
Reflexology New Zealand is a self managing body, which has set the NZ reflexology educational standards. There follows a list of RNZ accredited education providers, and what they offer.
Reflexology Education Providers
RNZ Accredited Reflexology Schools
Aromaflex Academy, Nelson
Introduction to Reflexology (Nelson and Auckland)
NZQA Diploma in Reflexology (nelson and Auckland)
NZQA Anatomy and Physiology
Tutor: Shelley Monrad
Reflexology Manawatu, Palmerston North
Diploma in Reflexology
Tutor: Cathy Caldwell
Please contact Reflexology Manawatu for further information
Southern Therapies School of New Zealand, Oamaru
Introduction to Reflexology
Diploma in Reflexology (Oamaru)
Diploma in Reflexology (Christchurch)
Block weeks offered in Christchurch with sufficient numbers.
Contact Southern Therapies School to register interest.
Please contact Southern Therapies School for further information
(03) 437 2366
(03) 437 2366/ 0274 126170
Waikato School of Reflexology, Hamilton
Diploma in Reflexology
More information coming soon
Tutor: Viv Batchelor
Please contact Waikato School of Reflexology for further information
(07) 312 5947