Introduction To Complementary Therapies – Short Course
This course is designed to enable students to learn the basics of 3 exciting complementary therapies; Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Hand Reflexology. The course aims to provide learners with the necessary practical and theoretical skills that will enable them to give safe and effective mini treatments for relaxation on family and friends.
Who is this course for
This is an introductory course and no previous experience is necessary. Students need to be able to follow verbal instructions and extract information from handouts. Students are required to give and receive practical treatments.
Massage is generally safe for everyone but there are conditions when it is not suitable, such as in the first trimester of pregnancy. Please check with a health professional if you have any health concerns.
What does this course cover
This introductory course is designed to enable students to learn the basics of 3 exciting complementary therapies; Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Hand Reflexology.
The course aims to provide learners with the necessary practical and theoretical skills that will enable them to give safe and effective mini treatments for relaxation on family and friends.
Concept and historical background for each therapy
Therapeutic benefits and uses for therapy
Safety guidelines to each treatment
Massage mediums including: carrier oils, hair oils, essential oils and creams
What will it be like
Lecture / PowerPoint presentation, discussion, small group work, questions and answers
Practical: Students will work in pairs massaging each other, facilitated by the tutor verbally, through demonstration and direct hands-on.
You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. Self-assessment tests throughout the course. At the end of the course you will be ask to complete a course evaluation form.
What else do you need to buy or do
You will need to bring 2 hand towels, wet wipes/ hand sanitiser gel. More information will be provided by the tutor on the first day of the course. This is mainly a practical course. No work outside of class is required other than reading through the given handouts and practicing your newly acquired skills on friends and family.
What this course could lead to
Students can enrol on other introductory courses in the field of complementary therapies. Such as Aromatherapy or Massage: Further Techniques course, Intro to Ayurveda and Diet and Nutrition.
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