Unlock Your Healing Potential!

Join the Reiki & Reflexology Revolution at Inspira Academy!

Unlock Your Healing Potential!

Join the Reiki & Reflexology Revolution at Inspira Academy!

Inspira Academy teaches the highest standard of Reflexology Training in the UK.

This is the ONLY reflexology qualification that has a unit at Level 6

Is now the time for you to make a change in your life?

Why not join our many graduates and have a working life that you enjoy?

Inspira, Empower,
Succeed.

Inspira Academy teaches the highest standard of Reflexology Training in the UK.

This is the ONLY reflexology qualification that has a unit at Level 6

Is now the time for you to make a change in your life?

Why not join our many graduates and have a working life that you enjoy?

Inspira, Empower,
Succeed.

MEET OUR EXPERT TUTOR

The Director of Inspira Academy

Cath England BSc(Hons), PGCE, MAR, Reiki Master and Teacher, Reflexologist / Duopodist

Our team is led by the Director of Inspira Academy Cath England.

Cath is a qualified teacher with a degree in Maths and a PGCE from the University of Birmingham. Cath taught maths for several years, including as deputy head of a large maths department, before training at Inspira in 2006/7 to become a highly qualified professional and clinical reflexologist, with specialisms in Fertility issues, Maternity and Spinal issues.

Cath runs a successful clinic, and has worked on a voluntary basis within a palliative care setting, with children including at a crèche and other local community based projects providing Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head massage. Cath is also a reiki master / teacher.

Cath is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Reiki Federation.

The Director of Inspira Academy

Cath England BSc(Hons), PGCE, MAR, Reiki Master and Teacher, CRM5(tutor), Reflexologist / Duopodist

Our team is led by the Director of Inspira Academy Cath England.

Cath is a qualified teacher with a degree in Maths and a PGCE from the University of Birmingham. Cath taught maths for several years, including as deputy head of a large maths department, before training at Inspira in 2006/7 to become a highly qualified professional and clinical reflexologist, with specialisms in Fertility issues, Maternity and Spinal issues.

Cath runs a successful clinic, and has worked on a voluntary basis within a palliative care setting, with children including at a crèche and other local community based projects providing Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head massage. Cath is also a reiki master / teacher.

Cath is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Reiki Federation.

Our Experience

All our Tutors had "other jobs/careers" and then studied reflexology at Inspira Academy and changed their lives. They know the route isn't always easy, but they all got there and will help you get there too.

Our support won't end with your training, Inspira Academy Tutors all have reflexology clinics and they are innovative and continuously striving to improve their own practices and share advancements with students.

For example, over time advances have been made and evidence has shown that treating with both hands and both feet simultaneously with Duopody (to reflect the whole body) is a truly holistic approach to promoting and facilitating improvements to the health of body and mind

Our Experience

All our Tutors had "other jobs/careers" and then studied reflexology at Inspira Academy and changed their lives. They know the route isn't always easy, but they all got there and will help you get there too.

Our support won't end with your training, Inspira Academy Tutors all have reflexology clinics and they are innovative and continuously striving to improve their own practices and share advancements with students.

For example, over time advances have been made and evidence has shown that treating with both hands and both feet simultaneously with Duopody (to reflect the whole body) is a truly holistic approach to promoting and facilitating improvements to the health of body and mind

WHERE ARE WE BASED?

INSPIRA ACADEMY REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING CENTRE - CARDIFF

WHERE ARE WE BASED?

INSPIRA ACADEMY REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING CENTRE - CARDIFF

Over the years, students from near and far have chosen Inspira Academy as their destination for transformative courses. Some students have even travelled from across Europe to experience what we have to offer!

Our Location

We are based from:

Inspira Academy @ Suite 5 Cwm Cynon Business Centre, Mountain Ash, CF45 4ER

To instantly access directions via Google Maps, simply click on the picture to your right. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing that we offer convenient free onsite parking, eliminating the need to search for a parking spot.

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THE TRAINING

Inspira Academy is a part of the (CREA) Centralia Advanced Reflexology Education Authority

THE TRAINING

Inspira Academy is a part of the (CAREA) Centralia Advanced Reflexology Education Authority

  • CAREA Centres are unique which means that at Inspira Academy you will learn specialist techniques for a specialised qualification.

  • These are NOT available on any other Level 5 or University reflexology training courses.

  • We were selected as the Pilot Training Course Provider for Level 5 Reflexology back in 2010

  • Inspira Academy has been accepted as a Member School of RiEN (Reflexology in Europe Network)

  • CAREA Centres are unique which means that at Inspira Academy you will learn specialist techniques for a specialised qualification.

  • These are NOT available on any other Level 5 or University reflexology training courses.

  • We were selected as the Pilot Training Course Provider for Level 5 Reflexology back in 2010

  • Inspira Academy has been accepted as a Member School of RiEN (Reflexology in Europe Network)

At Inspira Academy, we're your private training centre, offering flexible, student-focused learning.

Our Inspira course is designed with full-time professionals in mind, recognising the need for work-life-study balance. We're a dedicated team of Inspira Academy graduates, and we believe in "Team Teaching" to provide expertise in various specialisations. We're passionate about Reflexology and Reiki and so we can offer our lifetime support.

At Inspira Academy, we take your learning environment seriously. Our dedicated training room is designed to provide ample natural light and a spacious layout with well-equipped desks.

We've also tailored this space to cater to the practical aspects of your coursework, complete with custom Reflexology beds and stools.

There's no need to lug your own equipment; we've got you covered. In addition to our top-notch training facilities, our venue boasts a welcoming breakout/rest room where you can relax and recharge. You'll find comfortable sofas, tables for your convenience, unlimited tea and coffee, a refrigerator, and even a microwave.

Beyond foundational knowledge, we teach DUOPODY reflexology, avoiding additional charges for extra content.

Our courses cover specialties like maternity care, fertility care, and palliative care, setting you apart in the UK's reflexology training landscape. Join us to become the best Reflexologist you can be.

At Inspira Academy, we're your private training centre, offering flexible, student-focused learning.

Our Inspira course is designed with full-time professionals in mind, recognising the need for work-life-study balance. We're a dedicated team of Inspira Academy graduates, and we believe in "Team Teaching" to provide expertise in various specialisations. We're passionate about Reflexology and Reiki and so we can offer our lifetime support.

At Inspira Academy, we take your learning environment seriously. Our dedicated training room is designed to provide ample natural light and a spacious layout with well-equipped desks. We've also tailored this space to cater to the practical aspects of your coursework, complete with custom Reflexology beds and stools. There's no need to lug your own equipment; we've got you covered. In addition to our top-notch training facilities, our venue boasts a welcoming breakout/rest room where you can relax and recharge. You'll find comfortable sofas, tables for your convenience, unlimited tea and coffee, a refrigerator, and even a microwave.

Beyond foundational knowledge, we teach DUOPODY reflexology, avoiding additional charges for extra content. Our courses cover specialties like maternity care, fertility care, and palliative care, setting you apart in the UK's reflexology training landscape. Join us to become the best Reflexologist you can be.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from Our Past Students

Anna D

Grateful for achieving distinction in the Inspira Level 5 Reflexology Diploma in Cardiff. Thanks to Cath England and the Inspira team for unwavering support. Post-retirement, this transformative experience boosted my confidence, leading to the successful setup of my Reflexology clinic.

Joanne Edwards

Inspira Reflexology transformed not just my business but also me. Cath, my tutor, is not only knowledgeable but also incredibly kind. Her belief in me, even when I doubted myself, and unmatched support made this journey incredible. Excited for future courses with Cath.

Lisa Jones

Completed Clinical Duopody Reflexology (Level 5) at Inspira Academy with Cath as an excellent tutor. Highly recommend for comprehensive teaching and business setup guidance. Cath's ongoing post-qualification support is invaluable. Inspira Academy and Cath are highly recommended for aspiring reflexologists.

Anna D

Grateful for achieving distinction in the Inspira Level 5 Reflexology Diploma in Cardiff. Thanks to Cath England and the Inspira team for unwavering support. Post-retirement, this transformative experience boosted my confidence, leading to the successful setup of my Reflexology clinic.

Joanne Edwards

Inspira Reflexology transformed not just my business but also me. Cath, my tutor, is not only knowledgeable but also incredibly kind. Her belief in me, even when I doubted myself, and unmatched support made this journey incredible. Excited for future courses with Cath.

Lisa Jones

Completed Clinical Duopody Reflexology (Level 5) at Inspira Academy with Cath as an excellent tutor. Highly recommend for comprehensive teaching and business setup guidance. Cath's ongoing post-qualification support is invaluable. Inspira Academy and Cath are highly recommended for aspiring reflexologists.

FAQ'S

FAQ's

What is Inspira Academy

Inspira Academy is a private college and we teach the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine which is currently the highest level available in the UK.  

Inspira Academy is the longest running training centre in the South Wales area.  Other Schools and Colleges have come and gone, but Inspira Academy is still going strong. We have always upheld the highest standards and there is an ever increasing demand for this stringent approach to training.

At the Cardiff Centre, we also teach all the Reiki levels - including Reiki Practitioner Skills training

Reasons to Enrol on the Level 5 Course in Reflexology

What the Inspira Academy Reflexology Course provides:  

At Level 5 you will learn all the things that you should be learning at Level 3, as well as much more and at a depth and complexity that will give you much more confidence to be a fully equipped Reflexologist at the end of your training.  

Yes, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is important, but you should not be learning as CPD, subjects that are the basics ... you should be learning them in order to qualify!   working with a pregnant client, working with someone who has cancer etc.

Imagine how many clients you would have to refuse to treat, just with these two examples!

What is reflexology?

What is Reflexology? - A Definition*

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is used in an ever increasing number of working environments.

The roots of reflexology are ancient, although it is in the last century that it has once again found its place as a respected means of promoting health and well-being.

Reflexology is both an art and a science. It is an art because a reflexologist must be adept, skilful and sensitive, and a science because it is based on physiological and neurological study and is an ever increasing subject of research.

The feet are a mirror image of the body itself - If you imagine looking at the feet together, then the head is represented by the big toes, the chest and lungs are the balls of the feet, the insteps are the main torso and the heels become the bottom of the body. You have to imagine someone sitting on the floor, with their arms and legs crossed, or kneeling with legs tucked underneath the bottom - then look at the pair of feet ... the shape is the same!

Within the feet are areas for all the body's organs and systems and with precise thumb and finger movements these are accessed in order to promote and aid the body's own healing system. So although the reflexologist will activate the healing process, it is the receiver of reflexology who will be in control of their own health and well being, a really positive way in which to look after yourself!

Is the Inspira Academy Level 5 Course recognised nationally?

YES!

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine qualification is part of the United Kingdom Regulatory system and is registered with OFQUAL

Will I be able to gain insurance when I complete the Level 5 Course?

YES!

You will register as student members with the Association of Reflexologists (to include free student insurance) and upon successful completion you may then obtain full membership giving access to comprehensive insurance cover via the AoR.

How many students are there in each group?

There are a maximum of 12 students per group 

How much time will be needed for studying at home?

 Please allow about 10 hours a week on average.   You spend approximately 160+ hours being taught in class at Inspira Academy and the remaining hours are spent studying, researching or doing Study Client Treatments at home

How long are the Reflexology class days?

The Reflexology course days (please see course dates) run from 10.00 until 17.30

How long are the ~Inspira~ Reflexology Courses?

The Reflexology course is 23 days spread over 11 months in order to allow sufficient time to be confident and complete assignments and treatments

Are ~Inspira~ recognised by any organisation/association/Societies?

Yes!

Because the qualification is REGULATED in exactly the same way as GCSE's. A Levels, Degrees etc., your training at Inspira Academy and the qualification certification will be recognised both Nationally and Internationally. 

What are the entry requirements?

Foremost is the desire and commitment to learn reflexology and no prior knowledge is necessary

Minimum age is 18, but there is no maximum

Some IT skills (or be willing to learn them) as some assignments have to be sent by email or electronically

What are my employment opportunities after completing the Level 5 Course?

Complementary Therapies and Reflexology and Reiki in particular, are growth industries and because all the Inspira Academy tutors have been reflexologists and Reiki practitioners for many years, and because Inspira has such a good reputation, potential employers contact us directly enabling us to match working opportunities with qualified Inspira practitioners

Many past Inspira students have gone on to achieve wonderful things and here is a sample of some of the specialist areas:

> Corporate Stress Management

> Employment in a Private Health Hospital 

> Providing therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy in a Special School

> Day Centre and respite care for the disabled

> Some groups have remained together after completing their course to provide corporate and event treatments

> Working with children and youngsters within a mainstream school

> Controlling stress levels to band members prior to performing live on stage

> Private fertility clinic

> Peripatetic bus providing treatments for the carers of those with Alzheimers (Dawn John who set it up, as well as the reflexologists employed on the bus, were trained at Inspira)

> Working in mental health

> Working in the NHS (hospices, hospitals & GP surgeries)

> Dental Practice

> Reflexologist at League Football club

> Reflexologists at local rugby clubs

> As well as numerous self-employed opportunities available

Are there any opportunities for academic progression?

Yes!

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine is designed principally to lead directly to employment as a reflexologist.  However, as Level 5 is comparable to a Foundation Degree years 1 + 2, it will enable progression to a First Degree in Health Sciences in a number of Higher Education Programmes in UK universities.

Research is an integral part of the Level 5 Reflexology Course and an Inspira trained student has had her research article "Using reflexology to manage stress in the workplace:  A preliminary study" published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

Inspira Academy tutors are involved with Professors and Consultants at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and are collaborating to develop an Integrated Medicine approach to Reflexology within the medical environment.   

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Get In Touch

Email:

inspiraduopody@gmail.com

Address

Office: Suite 5, Cwm Cynon Business Centre

Assistance Hours

Mon – Sat 9:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday – CLOSED

Phone Number:

07905 620087

Mountain Ash CF45 4ER, UK

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