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National Diploma, Therapeutic Reflexology

The qualifications for the National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies as registered with SAQA indicates that the qualification for therapeutic reflexology falls into the sub-field Promotive Health, Developmental Service, Preventive Health, Curative Health and Rehabilitative Health.

Training institutions

TSARS is not affiliated to any reflexology training institution. Learners at an accredited institution may become student members of TSARS.

For approved providers of education and training in Allied Health Professions, contact the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA], Email: Website:

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Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology

Students trained at training institutions registered with the AHPCSA obtain a Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology.

Current training consists of a two-year diploma course in therapeutic reflexology. The syllabus includes the following:

  • Major subjects:Anatomy and Physiology; Pathology and Pathophysiology; Practical Therapeutic Reflexology and Theoretical Therapeutic Reflexology.
  • Ancillary subjects:Business and Practice Management; Bio-Ethics and Jurisprudence (Patient Charter, Patient Consent etc.); Patient Care (communication skills), Nutrition Management and HIV/Aids Policy; First Aid.

Registration to practise therapeutic reflexology

Having met the criteria to qualify for the Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology, the graduate must apply for registration before they may practise legally for gain.

Once they are registered the therapist may use the title Therapeutic Reflexologist.