Course Curriculum

This course covers the Basic and more advanced Vertical Reflexology Techniques. Click on modules to see full syllabus.

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction to the Vertical Reflexology Training

    • 1.1 Lynne Booth welcomes you!

    • 1.2 Your Aims and Objectives

    • 1.3 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet for Module 1

    • 1.4 Classic VRT positions

    • 1.5 A VRT Dorsal Foot Chart: all reflexes approached 3-dimentionally.

    • 1.6 Video montage of the Versatility of VRT

    • 1.7 How to navigate the VRT course

    • 1.8 Introductory Slide Presentation

    • 1.9 Lynne describes the discovery of VRT

    • 1.10 Important information about your text book and charts

    • 1.11 The Differences and Similarities between VRT and Classical Reflexology

    • 1.12 VRT Handout to Print or Download

    • 1.13 How to connect to your VRT Thinkific Community page

    • 1.14 VRT Online Course Resources

    • 1.15 Module 1 Quiz

    • 1.16 Summary and Homework

  • 2

    Module 2: Self-help practical session and terminology explanations

    • 2.1 Welcome to Module 2

    • 2.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet for Module 2

    • 2.3 Slide Presentation for Module 2

    • 2.4 How does VRT Work?

    • 2.5 Three Golden Rules and VRT Guidelines

    • 2.6 Lynne discusses the VRT Golden Rules

    • 2.7 Contraindications

    • 2.8 A taster of a seated VRT session

    • 2.9 VRT Terminology - key points

    • 2.10 VRT Foot Chart information

    • 2.11 Resources for Practical Sessions

    • 2.12 Self-help: First VRT Practical Session Video

    • 2.13 Self-help: First VRT Practical Session Instructions

    • 2.14 An Introduction to VRT Nail-working techniques

    • 2.15 Nail-working- the Pituitary reflex

    • 2.16 Your posture is important: best positions

    • 2.17 Lynne discusses foot models for practice

    • 2.18 Article: Reflexology for Stress and Anxiety

    • 2.19 Module 2 Quiz

    • 2.20 Summary and Homework

  • 3

    Module 3: The Core VRT Protocol

    • 3.1 Welcome to Module 3

    • 3.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet for Module 3

    • 3.3 Slide Presentation for Module 3

    • 3.4 VRT 'Sandwich' Concept - Lynne discusses

    • 3.5 Preparing to learn the VRT Basic Protocol

    • 3.6 Two Basic protocol variations on a seated client

    • 3.7 VRT Protocol Moves 1-2 Ankle/heel reflexes

    • 3.8 VRT Protocol Moves 3-4 - Spinal reflexes and tapping

    • 3.9 VRT Protocol Move 5 - Mid-calf thoracic support

    • 3.10 VRT Protocol Move 6 - Working the toes

    • 3.11 VRT Protocol Move 7 -Lymphatic reflexes.

    • 3.12 VRT Protocol Moves 8-9 - Helper ovary/testes reflexes

    • 3.13 VRT Protocol Move 10 - Work the metatarsals

    • 3.14 VRT Protocol Move 11 -Pituitary Pinch

    • 3.15 Protocol Move 12 - Harmoniser

    • 3.16 The Pituitary Pinch is a calming technique in its own right

    • 3.17 The full VRT protocol demonstrated

    • 3.18 Working the toes: Lynne discusses

    • 3.19 Shorter audio description of full protocol

    • 3.20 Long audio description of full protocol

    • 3.21 Module 3 : Additional Reading References

    • 3.22 Module 3 Quiz

    • 3.23 Summary and Homework

  • 4

    Module 4: Synergistic Reflexology and Zonal Triggers. Additional Basic Techniques

    • 4.1 Welcome to Module 4

    • 4.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet Module 4

    • 4.3 Slide Presentation for Module 4

    • 4.4 Synergistic Reflexology described

    • 4.5 Zonal Triggers described: in combination with Synergistic Reflexology

    • 4.6 Synergistic and Zonal Triggers: Protocol 13-14

    • 4.7 Lynne discusses Synergistic Reflexology and Zonal Triggers

    • 4.8 Longer discussion on Synergistic Reflexology and Zonal Triggers (optional!)

    • 4.9 VRT variation Synergistic seated - includes weight-bearing hands

    • 4.10 Synergistic Reflexology: Babies

    • 4.11 Module 4 Quiz

    • 4.12 Summary and Homework

  • 5

    Module 5: Stimulation of the Neural Pathways. Advanced Techniques from Modules 5-8

    • 5.1 Welcome to Module 5

    • 5.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet Module 5

    • 5.3 Slide Presentation for Module 5

    • 5.4 Neural Pathways described

    • 5.5 Demonstration of Neural Pathways

    • 5.6 Lynne discusses Neural Pathways

    • 5.7 Neural Pathways: Shoulder, intestine and helper spine

    • 5.8 Neural Pathways: Groin reflexes

    • 5.9 Article: Reflexology and Shoulder Issues

    • 5.10 Module 5 Quiz

    • 5.11 Summary and Homework

  • 6

    Module 6: Diaphragm Rocking and Lymphatic Stimulation

    • 6.1 Welcome to Module 6

    • 6.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet Module 6

    • 6.3 Slide Presentation for Module 6

    • 6.4 Diaphragm Rocking described

    • 6.5 Diaphragm Rocking for Feet

    • 6.6 Diaphragm Rocking for Hands

    • 6.7 Diaphragm Rocking: Lynne discusses

    • 6.8 Diaphragm Rocking Hand techniques for children

    • 6.9 Lynne discusses Diaphragm Rocking anecdote

    • 6.10 Lymphatic Stimulation described

    • 6.11 Lymphatic Stimulation

    • 6.12 Lynne discusses Lymphatic Stimulation

    • 6.13 Article: Reflexology and Sleep issues

    • 6.14 Module 6 Quiz

    • 6.15 Summary and Homework

  • 7

    Module 7: Metatarsal Pressure and Knuckle Dusting

    • 7.1 Welcome to Module 7

    • 7.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet Module 7

    • 7.3 Slide Presentation for Module 7

    • 7.4 Ways to use Metatarsal Pressure

    • 7.5 Metatarsal Pressure Instruction

    • 7.6 Metatarsal Pressure Sequence

    • 7.7 Metatarsal pressure: Glide variation

    • 7.8 Metatarsal Glide: Self-help

    • 7.9 Lynne discusses the Metatarsal Pressure Glide

    • 7.10 Knuckle Dusting Introduction

    • 7.11 Knuckle Dusting Sequence

    • 7.12 Lynne Discusses Knuckle Dusting

    • 7.13 Knuckle Dusting: Reading references

    • 7.14 Article: VRT and Reflexology techniques to support the bladder

    • 7.15 Module 7 Quiz

    • 7.16 Summary and Homework

  • 8

    Module 8: Bespoke & Sample Sequences plus Hand Reflexology

    • 8.1 Welcome to Module 8: includes a hand reflexology demonstration

    • 8.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet for Module 8

    • 8.3 Slide Presentation for Module 8

    • 8.4 Lynne discusses and demonstrates giving your clients homework

    • 8.5 Client Homework Instruction sheet to print

    • 8.6 Hand VRT: reclining

    • 8.7 Lynne introduces Digestive and Respiratory issues

    • 8.8 Respiratory Issues : directed sequence protocol

    • 8.9 Respiratory issues : guided video protocol

    • 8.10 Digestive reflexes : practise guidelines

    • 8.11 'Complete VRT' 20-minute treatment

    • 8.12 The Scope of VRT: Common Ailments

    • 8.13 Six ways to use VRT

    • 8.14 VRT 'Sandwich' Reminder

    • 8.15 Self-Help Reflexology: Positive Health article

    • 8.16 Module 8 Quiz

    • 8.17 Summary and Homework

  • 9

    Module 9: Summarising your learning, Assignment Quiz, useful resources and next steps

    • 9.1 Welcome to Module 9

    • 9.2 Learning Outcomes and Worksheet for Module 9

    • 9.3 Course Completion Quiz

    • 9.4 Your Certificate of Attendance

    • 9.5 VRT Course Assignment: Zoom Meeting Request

    • 9.6 Resources: links to articles and videos

    • 9.7 Links to all downloadable documents used on this course

    • 9.8 Join the VRT Membership network - optional

    • 9.9 Video Montage: VRT Reflexology and Movement Course Introduction

    • 9.10 VRT Reflexology and Movement Course Syllabus

    • 9.11 Course extension: Additional time required?

    • 9.12 Lynne Booth: Study of Reflexology in the Workplace 2002

    • 9.13 Pauline Thompson: Study on the effect of VRT on Pain and Mobility

    • 9.14 Association of Reflexologists interview with Lynne Booth

    • 9.15 Learning Outcomes: Complete List

    • 9.16 Vertical Reflexology Terms and Guidelines Terms: a reminder