Practicum Requirement

     In order to receive a certificate for this course you are required to perform and document forty (40) practice reflexology sessions on adults, using the techniques and format that are presented in this course. Within the forty sessions there should be at least eight (8) different people worked on, and, at least eight (8) sessions performed on one person. Part of the requirement is for you to make all the necessary arrangements for each of the sessions.

 

     The documentation required is: one “Reflexology Health Record” completed for each recipient of reflexology before their first reflexology session. Carry this out as an interview in which you record answers to all of the questions as succinctly and fully as possible. Information obtained is used to determine which reflex areas need to be focused on. This is then recorded at the bottom of the “Reflexology Session Record” as a reminder for you during the session.

 

     Second, complete one “Foot/Hand/Ear Inspection Record” for each recipient of reflexology before their first session. Use a pencil and update this record if there are any changes on subsequent sessions.

 

     Third, one “Reflexology Session Record” is to be completed for each and every reflexology session performed. On the chart, mark sensitive reflex areas with X X X X̓ s; mark painful reflex areas (‘owies̓) with √√√√’s. Do not write comments on the “Reflexology Session Record”.

    

     Before each subsequent reflexology session, enquire as to the recipient’s experience of the previous session, especially any unpleasant effects after the session, and, enquire as to the recipient’s health and circumstances since the previous session. Date and enter any relevant information or comments on the back of the Reflexology Health Record.

   The practicum should be completed within four calendar months.

 
     The home study assignment for this course requires you to read and study well the Anatomy and Physiology notes provided. Colour the charts at the beginning of each system of the body, and, complete the quizzes at the end of each system. The coloured charts and completed quizzes are to be submitted along with the documentation from your practicum. If you have already completed this assignment for another reflexology course at the Institute you do not need to repeat it.
 
 
     When you have completed the practicum and have all of the documentation ready, call your instructor at the Pacific Institute and arrange a meeting to review your experience - keeping a journal is beneficial.
 

     If you reside too far away to be able to attend a meeting, write a letter that describes and explains all that you have learned from the practicum about your “hands on” practice of reflexology, and, mail it together with a copy of all of the documentation to your instructor at the Pacific Institute.

 

     When the course, including practicum and home study assignment, is satisfactorily completed a certificate will be prepared for you.