Welcome to Balance Holistic Training

All of the core units and elements which comprise this brand new PR qualification have been specifically written for reflexology by reflexologists, and designed to develop the highest level of practical expertise, and an intimate knowledge of what are, to the Professional Reflexologist, the most relevant tenets of reflexology.


    • Written by reflexologists with over 45 years’ experience of the therapy
    • Includes all aspects of the new CNHC core curriculum 2018
    • Minimum 100 classroom hours
    • Low tutor-student ratio
    • One to one practical training
    • Exclusive proven techniques
    • Desktop videos for each technique
    • Emphasis on practical training
    • Ongoing 1-2-1 mentoring
    • Work experience in a leading Harrogate Medical and Wellness Spa
    • Additional expert tutelage from podiatrists and nutritionists
    • Business ideas for the real world
  • Less paper = low carbon footprint
    • A minimum of 100 classroom teaching hours
    • Home studies
  • Case studies

After an informal chat for us to find out about you and explain how our reflexology course works, we ask you to complete your application. On induction day you start hands-on training, (you actually begin treatments on day one!) You learn a basic treatment over a shorter time than at other schools; it’s intense, but it means we can develop your practical ability to a greater extent further along. We don’t teach unit-by-unit, we take you on a logical developing journey, discovering how all parts of the course (both practical & theory), fit together to make you a confident and competent therapist; it is not just a question of gaining a qualification. You will have tutor & school support throughout this journey and beyond if you should need us


Practical Reflexology

Two units with elements running throughout the course. These include the tenets and theories of reflexology. Its history, how it works, how we interact with, and help our clients professionally. How to refer, (and to who.) Plus, you will hone those important practical skills, including hand reflexology, always aided by your experienced tutor. There are also 3 observed client practical assessments as part of the unit.

Practice Management

Here you will study the legal and professional requirements of running your own business. Cash flows and business plans form part of this unit. These help you to plan your future, and we are also able to give you ideas and methods to use to build and run a busy reflexology clinic.

A&P + Pathologies

Like all units, this is designed specifically for those who want to study Reflexology professionally. You will learn how the body systems work and are interdependent, and how you use this knowledge to benefit your client. You will research common conditions, (pathologies). Homeostasis, (internal regulation and balance), forms part of this unit, as does a studying the affects of stress on the body.

Client Case Studies

This unit is where all those skills you are learning come together as you carry out a series of case studies on clients. These are recorded and written to specific criteria which evolves with you as you develop your practical ability, and your knowledge grows.


As well,  we add: Therapeutic Reflexology for Sub Fertility, Therapeutic Reflexology in Pregnancy and Specific Conditions Techniques plus business ideas for the real world. Additionally you will receive expert tutelage from podiatrists and nutritionists and be given the opportunity to gain work experience in a Medical and Wellness Spa in Harrogate.The course gives you so many relevant skills and insights that you will be fully equipped to comfortably step into practice on completion!


Dower House Hotel

Bond End



Based in the lovely market town of Knaresborough, the venue is easily accessible from the North and South. Click here for full details

Course Dates 2020 

Next course starting November 2020 – all Sundays (subject to change)

Nov, 1, 8, 22

Dec 6

Jan 10, 31

Feb 21

Mar 7, 28

Apr 25

May 16

Apr 26

Jun 6, 20

Jul 26

Aug 8


Balance Holistic Course Fee: £1950

Booking fee is £450 to ensure your place on our reflexology course (deducted from the final amount), after which the balance can be paid by one of these methods:

Option 1

The full balance of £1500 payable on induction day

Option 2

£450 course deposit on induction day then: £150 per month over 10 months 


Student membership to Professional Reflexology (“PRMs”)

Student Insurance For Up To 18 Months

Internal Verification Fee

External Verification Fee

Full access to demo videos, charts and other study materials

plus some essential supplies for student reflexologists!


There is a course accreditation fee of £160, (payable on induction day)

Resources will be discussed at your interview.


Charging During Training

As Professional Reflexology student members you will be able to charge during the final

third of your case studies, provided your tutor agrees. (Insurance stipulation)

Do I have to have any qualifications?

You do not need any prior qualifications.

Do I need insurance?

You are insured for case study work with student membership of Professional Reflexology.

Why should I do this course over the one at my local college?

College courses are usually level 3, and the current level 3 course is generic; only one of the units being specific to Reflexology. These courses are fine if you want to practice on family and friends. However, there is no requirement for tutors to be practicing Reflexologists. Level 3 has no guaranteed minimum hours in front of a tutor. Professional Reflexology course does give you those guarantees and has been designed to train people to become professional reflexologists.

Why should I do this course over Level 5?

Level 5 is an excellent course, but it does have a very high academic content and does need much greater time commitment. Professional Reflexology recognised that it was essential to focus their course on a sensible balance of practical training and theory while keeping the standards very high. Not everybody is able to give that extra time and the course has been produced to give you the relevant theory plus a higher proportion of practical reflexology.

Why does it take 10 months to do the course?

Practical reflexology is not a question of just “going through the motions”. The training is really like going on a journey and absorbing new information along the way. To try to learn over a shorter period would not give you the time to do this, nor would you be able to properly complete your case studies.


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