The serious body worker knows the importance of having a thorough basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. In other words – what and where the various organs, glands and parts of the body are, and what their function is.
This on-line program is an easy to follow, yet comprehensive overview of the systems of the body, and how they operate.
The Anatomy & Physiology course is divided into 13 lessons, each one focused on a different body system, and consisting of a lesson and colouring booklet. At the end of each lesson each student will complete a short timed quiz.
Course content includes:
1. Skeletal System: The Skeletal system is the system of bones, associated cartilages and joints of human body. Together these structures form the human skeleton. Skeleton can be defined as the hard framework of human body around which the entire body is built. Almost all the hard parts of human body are components of human skeletal system. It is the foundation of your body – if it is out of alignment – dis-ease will follow.
2. Endocrine System:The Endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones, chemical substances produced in the body that regulate the activity of cells or organs. These hormones regulate the body’s growth, metabolism (the physical and chemical processes of the body), and sexual development and function. The hormones are released into the bloodstream and may affect one or several organs throughout the body. It is extremely common for Reflexology clients to enjoy great benefits from the balancing effect of Reflexology on the endocrine glands. Knowledge of this system is vital to having a successful holistic health practice.
3. Digestive System:The human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. In order to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete waste. How and where it carries out these functions will be explained in this lesson.
4. Respiratory System: The respiratory system is a group of organs that supply the body with oxygen. These organs work together to convert the air that is breathed in into oxygen for the blood. The body’s cells require oxygen in order to function, so if the respiratory system does not work properly, it can cause serious health complications or even be fatal.
5. The Senses: The five senses play in important role in your daily life. Every moment in your life, you use at least one of your five senses. You touch, hear, see, taste, and smell in order to adapt to a new environment. The five senses are important for everyone, and knowing how they work is very important in keeping them healthy.
6. The Skin: The integumentary system or skin is the largest organ in the body and accounts for 8-15% of a person’s body weight. It must be tough to protect us but supple so that we can move and stretch. Contact with the skin is the essential for bodyworkers and knowing the exact structure of the skin will help you determine healthy vs unhealthy skin.
7. Urinary System: The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has taken the food that it needs, waste products are left behind in the bowel and in the blood. The kidney and urinary systems keep chemicals, such as potassium and sodium, and water in balance and remove a type of waste, called urea, from the blood. Urea is produced when foods containing protein, such as meat, poultry, and certain vegetables, are broken down in the body. Urea is carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys,where ii is removed.
8. Reproductive System: All living things reproduce. Reproduction — the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves — is one of the things that sets living things apart from nonliving matter. Both the male and female reproductive systems are essential for reproduction. The female needs a male to fertilize her egg, even though it is she who carries offspring through pregnancy and childbirth. Male and female infertility is on the rise – Reflexology can definitely help, and you must know how the male and female systems work in order to be effective.
- The lymphatic system aids the immune system in destroying pathogens and filtering waste so that the lymph can be safely returned to the circulatory system.
- To remove excess fluid, waste, debris, dead blood cells, pathogens, cancer cells, and toxins from these cells and the tissue spaces between them.
- The lymphatic system also works with the circulatory system to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the cells that make up the tissues of the body.
10. Muscular System: The muscular system is an extensive network of muscle and nervous tissue which is spread throughout the body. It is controlled by the central nervous system, which sends out an assortment of signals to keep the body running smoothly.
11. Cardiovascular System: The heart and circulatory system (also called the cardiovascular system) make up the network that delivers blood to the body’s tissues. With each heartbeat, blood is sent throughout our bodies, carrying oxygen and nutrients to all of our cells. One in five people die from heart dis-ease – Reflexology can work to prevent problems. Knowing exactly how the system work is important information.
12. Nervous System: The nervous system helps all the parts of the body to communicate with each other. It also reacts to changes both outside and inside the body. The nervous system uses both electrical and chemical means to send and receive messages.
13. Also discussed are anatomical terminology and structural organization
Simple Anatomy & Physiology goes beyond that learned in basic training, yet is simple and easy to learn and understand. It is designed for Reflexologists, Holistic Therapists and Body Workers, in fact for anyone wanting to know more about the human body.
Recommended learning for Professional Foot Reflexology Practitioner, Spa Reflexology and Holistic Health Practitioners.
The Anatomy & Physiology on-line course is divided into 13 lessons, each one focused on a different body system, and consisting of a lesson and colouring booklet. At the end of each lesson each student will complete a short timed quiz. The quiz will give the mark immediately, and each student may take the quiz as many times as they wish.
This course is available through our Online Learning Centre.
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