This course will introduce you to a variety of holistic therapies, allowing you to experience their benefits and take away the knowledge and practical experience to use them safely at home. Therapies covered include the use of aromatherapy oils, hand and arm massage, reflexology and Indian head massage. The course will be very practical as you will watch demonstrations and practice techniques on each other. No previous experience is necessary and techniques will be explained clearly, with assistance given as needed throughout the course.
On completion, you should be able to:
The following topics will be covered during the course:
There are no entry requirements associated with this course - you do not need any previous experience or equipment to be able to learn the techniques.
There are no final qualifications associated with the course. Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.
An additional £2 is payable to the tutor on the first session to cover the cost of oils.
You should wear loose comfortable clothing, such as a T shirt, and comfortable footwear. If you have long hair please bring a hairband to tie hair up with. Please bring a towel to the first session, drinking water and money for tea/coffee if desired.
Certain health conditions are contraindicated for massage and holistic therapies; if you have a medical condition and are unsure about your suitability for this course please contact the college prior to enrolling.
You can enrol on any other courses offered in the leisure programme, full details of which can be found in the College's directory of Part Time Courses. You may be interested in other complementary therapy courses such as Massage – an Introduction or Indian Head Massage – an Introduction.