Parent and Baby Instructor Reflexology Training

Curriculum Plan

  • This is a collaboration with Sinead Staunton*, and Maureen Fynes.
  • Course Duration: This training program will be an intensive 2-day workshop
  • Date: 14th and 15th September 2024
  • Cost: €250

Pre-requisite: Qualified Reflexologist.

Throughout the two days we will cover everything the student needs to know to confidently set up and run their own Parent and Baby reflexology workshop. This curriculum plan serves as a framework for parent and baby reflexology classes.

The curriculum plan below and assessment criteria are to ensure that the reflexologist is well-trained and experienced in reflexology and working with babies.

What we will cover is:

Section 1:  Baby reflexology training

  • An Overview of reflexology
  • Definition and history of reflexology
  • Benefits of reflexology for babies
  • Safety and precautions
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Contraindications and when not to use reflexology
  • A review of some Anatomy and physiology
  • How to treat a baby or small child 

Techniques and tools

  • Different reflexology techniques
  • Required materials

Section 2: The Practical Application of setting up a class:

Setting the environment

  • Creating a soothing atmosphere/ choosing a location
  • Creating booklets for parents
  • What to tell parents they need for class
  • What you need for setting up the class
  • The structure/ length / timing of the class
  • The Sharing of Case studies and scenarios
  • Applying reflexology to different baby situations

Section 3: How and what to Teach Parents:

  • Effective communication between reflexologist and the parent
  • Hands-on practice
  • Learning and practicing basic reflexology techniques on baby dolls
  • Reflexology for common baby issues that will be taught to parents and why!
  • Techniques for relief from colic, teething, sleep problems and for calming babies
  • How to instruct parents
  • How to teach the techniques and methods– with rhymes, games etc…
  • Addressing concerns and questions


Section 4: Setting up a mock Practice within the classroom

Each student will set up the room and then host the class teaching fellow

students with the baby dolls


Section 5: Assessments

  1. An Evaluation of students; knowledge and practical skills throughout the 2 – day workshop
  2. As part of the assessment criteria of the course each student will have to draw out a plan on how:
  • they would set up the room, what they would include and why!
  • Each student will also be assessed on their set up and teaching to fellow students.


Session 6: Certification and future steps

  • Providing certificates and resources for ongoing learning
  • Opportunities for graduates and marketing ideas


*About Sinead

Sinead holds a Diploma in Early Childhood care. She is a qualified reflexologist a member of NRRI and has run a number of successful mother and baby groups in the last 12 months.

Course Fee: €250

Deposit of €50 will secure your place.


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