Five Element Reflexology Course in Bristol

   Next course starting: First Zoom 21st Jan 2025

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If you’re a qualified Reflexologist and would like to deepen your work to include in-depth understanding of using traditional Chinese medical theory (TCM) then this course is for you. You will add skills in energy palpation and treatment techniques so that you can use five element reflexology diagnostic systems to support your client and enhance your treatments.

AOR accredited courses

You need to be a fully qualified level 3 reflexologist to be able to attend this Five Element Reflexology Course.

This course is approved by the Association of Reflexologists gaining you 84 CPD points.

Course Aims

  • To give you the skills, knowledge and understanding to integrate working with the energy system and treatment structure of Chinese medicine.
  • Understanding of how TCM can aid in looking at your client from a holistic point of view and see the importance of lifestyle and wellbeing.
  • For students to learn through a ‘hands on’ approach with the theory applied wherever possible through practice so that you confident using the techniques and adapting them to your individual clients.
  • To be approachable and supportive, to work with you as individuals.

Course prerequisite qualification: Level 3 or above Reflexology qualification.


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Five element reflexology course in Bath and London

An in-depth postgraduate course which, integrates traditional Chinese medical theory into reflexology.

We will cover the background of Chinese medicine and different types of energy to give you a good grounding, it will not be just over laying theory onto your clients but about how using this wealth of knowledge supports you in building your client relationships and effectiveness of your treatments.

You will learn about Five Element theory and the four different ways the element cycle interacts. You will also explores diagnostic techniques including energy scanning and palpation. This will help you work with the organ and meridian systems and bring them alive in your practice. You will also learn a range of acupressure points that can not only support your clients with particular pathologies but calm the mind and release emotion. This gives you an objective and holistic way to work with your clients heath based on a structure of looking at our energy make up that goes back thousands of years. It is also very useful for life style management and piecing together the mysterious patterns of our lives.

Incorporating Traditional Chinese medicine and the five elements into Reflexology allows the practitioner to support their clients with in an holistic framework that has thousands of years of development behind it.

The course includes a high level of practical application of the theory and new techniques, which are simple but very effective.

You will learn the comprehensive set of acupressure points on both hands an

d feet on each weekend. With full information on there uses and how to work them. You develop an understanding of the five element cycles in relation to health and emotional patterns and supporting your clients.

It is designed as a course you can grow with.

There is a comprehensive course manual charts and practical handouts that aims to help you support developing your practice it is aim as a subject you will grow with.

Course Outline

This course is blended learning of FACE-FACE teaching days, Zoom theory and group work. Plus theory recording and work pack and videos of the practical.

You will have theory to watch to cover all area and a work pack to work through in line with this.

Zoom Intro prior to the face-face days, a Zoom session in between the face-face modules to support your learning. A Zoom final session to present work and consolid the course.

There is an ongoing facebook group to continued support and videos of the practical

Intro ZoomIntroduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Diagnostics, and working with Qi.
Day 1Conception and Governing vessels. Facial observations. Triple heater balancing. Overview of Five element reflexology techniques. Palpation techniques.Water element working with the Kidney and bladder. Five Element interactions. Kidney and Bladder points.
Day 2Wood Element working with Liver and Gallbladder. Understanding qi stagnation. Liver and Gallbladder points.Fire element working with Heart, Small intestine, Triple heater and Heat Protector. Working with the emotions. Heart, Small intestine, Heart Protector and Triple heater points.
Day 3Earth Element working with the Stomach and Spleen, Grounding and digestion. Working with Stomach and Spleen points. Metal Element working with the Lung and large Intestine. Working with the breath. Letting go. Lung and Large Intestine Points. Aftercare.
Day 4Bring it all together. Full treatment planning working with all the elements.
Final zoomPresenting a client and consolidation


Ongoing assessment during the course with a theory workpack to finish a practical assessment on the last day. Treatment practice notes to hand in.


Seven days: Three Zoom days and four days face-face.

You will also be expected to complete the theory videos and work pack and treatment practices

Dates & Times

First Zoom 21 Jan 2025 10-2pm

Bristol Face-face days 10 am-5.30pm Mon/Tue 2025

Middle Zoom 11 Feb 2025 10-2pm

Bristol Face-face days 10 am-5.30pm Mon/Tue 3/4 March 2025

Final Zoom 2025 18 March10-2pm



Deposit of £150 on booking the remainder of the fee payable 1 month prior to course starting


Heidi Armstrong


BCMB Bristol

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