Where do I learn?

Welcome to current and future students of reflexology.

If you are thinking of learning reflexology in New Zealand, you need to read this.

If you are looking for a qualification in reflexology it probably seems like there is a myriad of courses available, but which one is right for you?

First of all it is worth thinking where you want to position yourself after your course; do you want to

  • treat friends and family or
  • are you hoping to make a living out of reflexology?

If you want to treat friends and family then insurance is not so critical and professional support is not necessarily needed. In this situation any introductory course to suit your budget and your time scale will be OK, but you will not be able to become a professional member of Reflexology New Zealand or other professional organisations in future unless you train further.

It is worth noting there is no protection of title for reflexology in NZ so anyone can call themselves a 'reflexologist'. The difference comes from the level of training.


Student Membership

Anyone currently undertaking a course that meets the required RNZ standards. A student may remain in this membership category for up to 3 years and will not charge for treatments. Upon qualifying they become eligible to apply for Professional Membership.

First year of student membership when training through an accredited training provider (RNZ school) is free, the 2nd and 3rd year they will have a membership fee to pay.

Student Membership Forms  First year student application -updated  Jan 2020

                                                    Student form - non RNZ accredited school and second year RNZ accredited school - Feb 2020 


Affiliate Membership

You can join RNZ as an affiliate member if you are not going to be charging for treatments and/or you are just working informally with family and friends. Affiliate membership includes those with reflexology certificate trainings that fall below the RNZ diploma minimum standards.
If, however, you want to make a career of being a reflexologist then it is important to make sure your qualification opens the right door for you in the future. There are bridging courses available for certificate-trained reflexologists to upgrade.

Professional Membership

For professional membership to RNZ, practitioners must possess indemnity insurance and have a current workplace first aid certificate. You must also meet continuing professional development requirements each year.

Warning: Total distance learning for manual therapies is not a good idea, as you need to feel what you are learning in person. Blended learning courses offer some distance or eLearning, with some 'hands on' classroom modules.

Reflexology New Zealand is a self governing body, which has set the NZ reflexology educational standards. There follows a list of RNZ accredited education providers, and what they offer.

RNZ Accredited Reflexology Schools


  • Introduction to Reflexology
  • ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
  • ITEC Diploma Anatomy and Physiology

Tutor: Shelley Monrad
Please contact admin for further information.
TEL : 03 545 6218.

EMAIL :admin@aromaticmedicineinstitute.com

WEBSITE : https://www.aromaticmedicineinstitute.com/


  • Introduction to Foot Reflexology
  • Introduction to Hand Reflexology
  • Diploma in Reflexology including Feet, Hands and Ears.
  • Post Graduate Training in Ear Reflexology
  • See the website for other courses

Tutor: Karen Middleton
Please contact Auckland School of Reflexology for further information on any of the courses, or to request a Prospectus for the Diploma Course.
TEL : 021 174 6543

EMAIL : karensreflex@gmail.com

WEBSITE :  https://www.aucklandschoolofreflexology.co.nz/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/aucklandschoolofreflexology

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/karensreflex/



Canterbury School Reflexology CHRISTCHURCH

  • Introduction to Reflexology
  • Diploma in Reflexology

Tutor: Xanthe Ashton

Please contact Canterbury School Reflexology  for further information.
TEL : 021 188 1305

EMAIL : xanthe@reflexology.co.nz

WEBSITE : https://www.reflexology.co.nz/training

Reflexology Manawatu, Wanganui

  • Foundation Course Reflexology
  • Diploma in Reflexology

Tutor: Julie Dean
Download a current prospectus.


0274 619962

 ReflexManawatu Foundational

Reflexology Manawatu_ Course Prospectus


Southern Therapies School of New Zealand

  • Introduction to Reflexology
  • Diploma in Reflexology (Oamaru)

Contact Southern Therapies School to register interest.
Tutor: Cathy Searle

Please contact Southern Therapies School for further information.

TEL: (03) 437 2366
MOB : 027 4126170

EMAIL : STSchool@xtra.co.nz

FACEBOOK : facebook.com/SouthernTherapiesSchoolofNZ
WEBSITE : southerntherapies.school.nz

Southern Therapies School

Waikato School of Reflexology, Hamilton

  • Diploma in Reflexology

Courses held in Cambridge
Email: waikatoschoolofeflexology@gmail.com

Offers :
Introduction to Reflexology weekend courses – every February and June
Diploma in Reflexology – a 12 month hands on course. Monthly classes held on weekends only.

Download WSR Prospectus 2021

Please contact Waikato School of Reflexology for further information.
TEL : 
MOB : 
FACEBOOK : facebook.com/waikatoschoolofreflexology

Waikato School of Reflexology


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  • I came to reflexology with encouragement from my wife. I had a motorbike accident 15 years ago and head injuries. I suffer from memory loss and poor circulation. I get a boost every time I have a reflexology treatment, and sleep better. Reflexology has been a big help since my two major surgeries last year. Reflexology is very beneficial and I look forward to it every 3-4 weeks on our lifestyle block.
    George 72 years, Ardmore, Papakura