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Reflexologist

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Reflexologists treat a range of physical and emotional problems by applying pressure to certain reflex points of the hands and feet. This pressure helps to release tension, stimulate circulation and promote a healthy mind and body.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Most reflexologists are self-employed or work on a freelance basis so their earnings will vary. They normally charge an hourly fee or sessional rate which can range from £25 to £70 an hour. It takes time to develop a practice and establish your reputation. Later you may be able to increase your fees.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You might find work in the National Health Service (NHS) or private healthcare but most reflexologists run their own businesses. You could look for work in fitness centres, hair and beauty salons and care homes.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1948
2.1 %
RISE
2023
1989
  United Kingdom
2018
23616
2.7 %
RISE
2023
24243

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Once you have gained your qualification, training is on the job, with short courses to keep you up to date.

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
Tel: 01823 351010
Website: http://www.aor.org.uk/
Twitter: @AoR_Reflexology
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aorreflexology/

British Reflexology Association (BRA)
Tel: 01886 821207
E-mail: bra@britreflex.co.uk
Website: http://www.britreflex.co.uk

International Federation of Reflexologists
Tel: 0870 879 3562
E-mail: info@IntFedReflexologists.org
Website: http://www.intfedreflexologists.org
Twitter: @IFR_News

International Institute of Reflexology (UK)
Tel: 0114 247 6950
Website: http://www.reflexology-uk.net

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
Tel: 023 8068 4500
E-mail: customersupport@vtct.org.uk
Website: http://www.vtct.org.uk
Twitter: @VTCT_uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VTCTuk

VTCT is a provider of qualifications in the Beauty Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage and Health and Fitness Sectors.

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