In Summary - Reflexologist
A Reflexologist using alternative medicine methods involving precise pressure techniques to the feet to treat specific points which correspond to all organs and systems of the body, claiming to heal physical complaints and aid general wellbeing.
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The Work - Reflexologist
Reflexology is based on the belief that points in the feet and hands are joined to all the major organs and parts of the body by 'energy pathways'.
A reflexologist works with clients to treat a variety of conditions, including stress, sleep disorders, sports injuries and chronic back pain.
Work would involve:
- Explaining the treatment to the client
- Taking a medical history which covers issues such as health, diet and lifestyle
- Examining the client’s feet and hands for possible ‘blockages’ and problem areas
- Applying pressure with the thumb and fingers to the client’s feet and hands
- Keeping treatment records
- Referring clients to their GP, if necessary.
Practitioners may focus just on reflexology, or combine this with other complementary therapies, such as massage therapy.
Interests - Reflexologist
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
People in this job role need to have good communication and listening skills. You would also need to have good co-ordination and be able to work accurately with your hands.
Entry Requirements - Reflexologist
Pay & Salary - Reflexologist
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 18k - 36k
Last Updated: March, 2017
* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Useful Contacts - Reflexologist
Association of Registered Complimentary Health Therapists of Ireland (ARCHTI)
Irish Reflexologists' Institute
Federation of Holistic Therapists