Career outlook for reflexologist
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help people with their health concerns by applying pressure to their hands and feet.
You would work with clients who are experiencing stress, sleep disorders, sports injuries and chronic back pain.
Reflexology is a complementary and alternative medicine based on the belief that certain areas on the feet, known as reflexes, are joined to parts of the body by 'energy pathways'. Reflexologists believe that applying pressure to these points will help the body’s natural balance of energy and healing processes.
You would work mostly on people’s feet. But you could also work on other parts of the body such as the lower leg, hands, face and ears.
- Explain the process to the client
- Ask about their medical history, covering health, diet and lifestyle
- Examine the client’s feet and hands for possible ‘blockages’ and problem areas
- Apply pressure with the thumb and fingers to the client’s feet and hands
- Keep records of your clients
- Refer clients to their GP if necessary
You would not diagnose individual conditions or advise clients on symptoms or treatments. And you would need to recognise when a client needs to be referred to a medical doctor.
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