ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Evening Attendance
Apr
23
to Oct 1

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Evening Attendance

This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

This course requires attendance over 20 x evenings over 6 months

Attendance: 6pm-9pm

Tutor: Annette Stoker

APRIL 2018:

April- 23rd, 30th

May- 14th, 21st,

June- 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

July- 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Aug- 6th, 13th,

Sept- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct- 1st

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage- Evening Attendance
Apr
24
to Aug 21

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage- Evening Attendance

This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

EVENING ATTENDANCE (over 20 evenings):

APRIL 2018:

April: 24th

May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

June: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

July: 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 24th, 25th, 31st

August: 1st, 7th, 8th

 

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Trigger Point Massage (FHT Accredited)
Apr
26
9:30 AM09:30

Trigger Point Massage (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This two day workshop is designed for therapists who wish to improve their anatomy knowledge, hand skills and understand trigger points.

Course Content:

  • Trigger points; what they are and how to treat them
  • Learn six commonly worked on muscles.  Find their origins and insertions
  • Develop hand skills using other techniques, fists, forearms and elbows
  • Find out about overuse syndrome, what it is and how we help our clients
  • Develop observation skill in basic postural assessment

Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

April: 26th - 27th

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Reiki Level 2
Apr
26
9:30 AM09:30

Reiki Level 2

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reiki Practitioner Level 2:

If you have completed Level 1 and wish to elevate your practice, this course will attune you to Level 2 - whether for personal or professional use. 

• Ongoing support in your Reiki development is also offered.

• Gain confidence and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 
• All the symbols and knowledge you need to practice, presented in an easy to understand way by an experienced Reiki Master. 
• You will be able to heal others, send distant healing and accelerate your spiritual growth with a great energy shift. Guided meditations, activations, guided meditations, the aura, how to give treatments to others, setting up a practice, giving treatments, absent healing, Level 2 Attunement to the symbols. 
• Reconnect to your Reiki 1, no matter how much time has passed! Janie teaches from both Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing paths of Reiki. 
Take the next exciting step on your path and learn to treat others in a therapeutic setting. Receive your Level 2 certificate and manual upon completion. Be part of the Reiki family! 

What is covered on the days:

  • Review of Reiki 1
  • Learn sacred symbols and their mantras
  • 3 Attunements
  • Space Clearing
  • Self Development
  • Demonstration of Hands On Treatment
  • Looking at self-treatment and other people/animals
  • Distant Healing and Healing With Symbols
  • Professional Working

Attendance over 2 days 10am - 5pm : 

April 2018: 26th-27th

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Massage Refresher
Apr
27
9:30 PM21:30

Massage Refresher

This workshop is aimed at:  

  • Therapists who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family
  • Professionals who want to brush up on their existing qualifications
  • Students that have just qualified
  • Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures
  • This is a confidence boosting & practical workshop

Course Content:

  • Massage techniques
  • Importance of a routine
  • Discussion on individual action plans to get back on track (if needed) as a successful massage therapist
  • Practical session- perfecting the back massage
  • A look at consultation techniques Individual action plans
  • Practical session- Perfecting the full body massage
  • Feedback

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

27th April 2018

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Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

Course Content:

  • Mainly practical work throughout the day
  • Contra-indications
  • Adaptation of existing massage routines
  • Positioning of client
  • Benefits
  • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
  • Female reproductive system
  • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
  • Client care

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

Saturday 28th April 2018

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Aromatherapy Refresher
May
2
to May 3

Aromatherapy Refresher

Refresh and add to your Aromatherapy treatment…    

This workshop is aimed at:  

  • Aromatherapy Therapists who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family
  • Professionals who want to brush up on their existing qualifications
  • Students that have just qualified
  • Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures
  • This is a confidence boosting & practical workshop

Course Content:

  • Review properties of essential oils
  • Revisit oil blending, synergies, definitions
  • Review of Skincare & Facials
  • Massage techniques
  • Importance of a routine
  • Discussion on individual action plans to get back on track (if needed) as a successful massage therapist
  • Practical session- Perfecting the full body massage
  • Feedback

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

May 2018: 2nd-3rd

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ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Fast Track
May
3
to May 13

ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Fast Track

The foundation of the Level 3 is your understanding of how the body functions and heals itself. You will learn your Anatomy & Physiology (Unit 451) prior to the class contact days (via e-learning) about the body cells, skin, skeletal, muscular, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. 

When you start class attendance you will learn postural assessment, range of movement tests and developing your basic massage hand skills as well as myofascial release techniques/deep friction. You will develop a foundation in understanding the core benefits of sports massage and how the body heals itself from injury.

MAY 2018

Thurs-Sun for 2 weeks

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th May 2018

 

 

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Reiki Level 1
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Reiki Level 1

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

1 Day 10am - 5pm

This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

What is covered on the day:

  • Level One Attunements
  • History of Reiki
  • What is Reiki?
  • Hand Positions
  • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
  • 7 major Chakra`s
  • The Reiki Principles
  • Practical Experience
  • 21-day Self Healing Programme

4th May 2018

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Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
May
11
9:30 AM09:30

Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

Course Content:

  • Mainly practical work throughout the day
  • Contra-indications
  • Adaptation of existing massage routines
  • Positioning of client
  • Benefits
  • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
  • Female reproductive system
  • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
  • Client care

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

Friday 11th May 2018

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ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
May
14
9:30 AM09:30

ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Level 4 further develops your understanding of fascial imbalances within the body, giving you specialized techniques of stretching tight muscle groups (Muscle Energy Techniques & Soft Tissue release) and special tests to identify joint and fascial defects. Level 4 will take your postural assessment techniques to the next level, allowing you to understand postural imbalances and develop your skills to correct these. 

This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks, 9.30am-4pm

MAY 2018

14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th May

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage – Fast Track
May
14
to May 25

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage – Fast Track

This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks.

Attendance: 9.30am-4pm

Tutor: Annette Stoker

MAY 2018:

14th- 25th May 2018



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Spa Reflexology
May
15
9:30 AM09:30

Spa Reflexology

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking at ways to enhance your treatments?

Want to learn how to add that bit of luxury?

This masterclass is designed for the professional reflexologist that would like to enhance their treatments to offer a wider variety of luxury reflexology treatments to their clients.

In this masterclass you will cover how to create and apply your
own masks and exfoliator’s for luxury reflexology treatments.

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

4th February 2018

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Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
May
22
to May 23

Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

May 2018: 22nd-23rd

(Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart)

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Social Media for your Business
May
24
to May 25

Social Media for your Business

Do you currently run a business in Complementary Therapies or are you thinking of starting one?

Social media is a fantastic way to market your Complementary Therapy practice.

This course provides an overview on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and delivers some basic tools to help you to build a simple social media plan to raise awareness of your business and increase your client list. 

With all the demands that come with running your own business it can be hard to find the time for marketing. We pack this training course full of tools and tips to help you use social networks efficiently and effectively.

This course is suitable for any practitioner/ businesses looking to promote themselves through social media, whether you are completely new to using social media for business or have some experience.    

Course Content:

  • Social media overview, including current trends
  • Social media jargon explained – hashtags, handles etc…
  • Business benefits of social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Which social networks are appropriate for your business.
  • Set up and maximisation of your social media pages
  • How to engage and build your audience

Attendance: 6.15pm-8.45pm Tutor: Amy Pearcey

24th May 2108

 

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Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)
May
26
9:30 AM09:30

Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is ideal for therapists wishing to understand more about how our body’s fascia system works.

On this very practical, day workshop you will learn how to release the body’s  Myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping.

What are the main benefits?

  • Reduces tight knots adhesion
  • Increases blood flow and tissue repair
  • Increases your clients range of movement of joints
  • Good to work with Neck and Back pain
  • Ideal tool for Sports Therapists
  • Reduces overuse of your hands and wrists

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

Saturday 26th May

Additional dates:

August: 3rd

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology - Fast Track
Jun
4
to Jun 15

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology - Fast Track

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discovering the reflex zones and areas of the feet and hands and how, by specific manipulation of these areas, outstanding results can be obtained. An age old therapeutic technique that many clients can benefit from and it is one of the few practices that can be offered safely as relief to cancer patients. This course would benefit any therapist wanting to expand their skill base, operate their own clinic, or gain employment in the leisure or care industries.

This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks.

Attendance: 9.30am-4pm  Tutor: Annette Stoker

JUNE 2018:

4th-15th

 

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Reiki Level 2
Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Reiki Level 2

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reiki Practitioner Level 2:

If you have completed Level 1 and wish to elevate your practice, this course will attune you to Level 2 - whether for personal or professional use. 

• Ongoing support in your Reiki development is also offered.

• Gain confidence and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 
• All the symbols and knowledge you need to practice, presented in an easy to understand way by an experienced Reiki Master. 
• You will be able to heal others, send distant healing and accelerate your spiritual growth with a great energy shift. Guided meditations, activations, guided meditations, the aura, how to give treatments to others, setting up a practice, giving treatments, absent healing, Level 2 Attunement to the symbols. 
• Reconnect to your Reiki 1, no matter how much time has passed! Janie teaches from both Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing paths of Reiki. 
Take the next exciting step on your path and learn to treat others in a therapeutic setting. Receive your Level 2 certificate and manual upon completion. Be part of the Reiki family! 

What is covered on the days:

  • Review of Reiki 1
  • Learn sacred symbols and their mantras
  • 3 Attunements
  • Space Clearing
  • Self Development
  • Demonstration of Hands On Treatment
  • Looking at self-treatment and other people/animals
  • Distant Healing and Healing With Symbols
  • Professional Working

Attendance over 2 days 10am - 5pm : 

June 2018: 12th-13th

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Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
Jun
10
to Jun 24

Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

10th & 24th June 2018

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Injury Prevention Massage (I.P.M)
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Injury Prevention Massage (I.P.M)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever get pain associated with treating many clients a day?

Arms, lower back, hands, wrists starting to feel the strain of your job?

Want to prevent the above from occurring when starting your practice?

If you answered yes to any of the above or maybe you are keen to learn about helping your body not feel the strain then this masterclass is for you.  It is a fantastic opportunity for professional massage therapists and therapists within the spa and leisure industry to acquire new skills to ensure your career will continue to be a healthy and rewarding one that you deserve.

Course Syllabus:

  • Review of common therapist injuries; symptoms, anatomy, prevention and stretches
  • Postural assessment of the upper back; principles of posture including core stability and self awareness, understanding facia
  • Looking after ourselves as therapists; review elements of self care
  • Movement in massage; removing strain from the upper body and engaging the lower limbs, IPM techniques, facia health
  • Practical focus on the back; IPM techniques in practice, incorporating techniques into massage practice
  • IPM for the whole body; holistic massage

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

Dates: 

12th June 2018

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

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On-Site Massage (Seated Massage) (FHT Accredited)
Jun
16
12:30 PM12:30

On-Site Massage (Seated Massage) (FHT Accredited)

The On-Site Massage, or chair massage, or seated acupressure massage,  is a twenty minute massage that is given through the client`s clothes, with the client seated on a massage chair, or at their desk. The massage can be given at the client`s workplace, hence the “On-Site” name.

On-Site Massage (OSM) is a meridian based therapy in which the thumb, finger, elbow and knuckle are used to apply pressure to many of the acupressure points on the 12 major meridian lines accessible on the back, arms, neck, head and legs.

Course Content:

  • Advantages of OSM in the workplace
  • Anatomy & Physiology Refresher
  • Screening, Contraindications and Cautions
  • Client Information
  • Health & Safety
  • Chair Massage routine

Attendance required on both days (half day assessment date to be confirmed during course) 9.30am - 4pm:

16th-17th June 2018

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Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
Jun
20
9:30 AM09:30

Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

June 2018: 20th-21st   Tutor: Annette Stoker

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Fast Track
Jun
25
to Jul 6

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Fast Track

This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks.

Attendance: 9.30am-4pm  Tutor: Annette Stoker

JUNE 2018:

25th June- 6th July 2018

 

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Reiki Level 1
Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

Reiki Level 1

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

1 Day 10am - 5pm

This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

What is covered on the day:

  • Level One Attunements
  • History of Reiki
  • What is Reiki?
  • Hand Positions
  • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
  • 7 major Chakra`s
  • The Reiki Principles
  • Practical Experience
  • 21-day Self Healing Programme

28th June 2018

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Kinesiology & Sports Taping (FHT Accredited)
Jun
30
to Jul 7

Kinesiology & Sports Taping (FHT Accredited)

This detailed 2 day course is designed for the sports massage practitioners, sports therapists, remedial instructors, coaches and those working in the sports industry.  This course will teach the safe and effective application of a number of taping techniques to cover joint stability of all the major joints. Techniques taught can be used for practitioners that work in both clinic environments as well as in a sports team. The aim of this course is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide taping and strapping for the Sport and Leisure Industry.

Course Content:

  • Contraindications, (health and safety, hygiene)
  • Different taping products including zinc oxide and kinesiology tape
  • Practical applications of taping and strapping to ankle, knee, neck, back, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Taping for injury support
  • Functional taping for sports performance
  • Acute injury management
  • Management of specific conditions

The course is divided into theory study and practical. Students are able to consolidate their learning and practice techniques between the days of teaching. Class sizes will be no more than 12 students, meaning students get maximum Tutor support.

Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 5pm : 

30th June & 7th July 2018 (+option to attend on 5th July 6pm-9pm)

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Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate
Jun
30
9:30 PM21:30

Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course will enable you to have the knowledge and skills to give first aid to your clients and understand your responsibilities as a therapist under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Professional Codes of Conduct. You will gain a 3 year Certificate with this training.

Course Content:

  • Practical, verbal and written assessment will take place throughout the day
  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • First aid kits and record keeping
  • Infection Control
  • Basic life support including CPR
  • Effectively manage an unconscious casualty
  • Managing seizures and anaphylaxis
  • How to respond to a choking casualty
  • Dealing with wounds and bleeding
  • Prevention and control of shock
  • Recognising the presence of common major illnesses
  • Provide treatment for minor injuries
    (cuts, grazes, minor burns or scalds)

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

30th June 2018

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ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Mon/Tues
Jul
9
to Jul 24

ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Mon/Tues

The foundation of the Level 3 is your understanding of how the body functions and heals itself. You will learn your Anatomy & Physiology (Unit 451) prior to the class contact days (via e-learning) about the body cells, skin, skeletal, muscular, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. 

When you start class attendance you will learn postural assessment, range of movement tests and developing your basic massage hand skills as well as myofascial release techniques/deep friction. You will develop a foundation in understanding the core benefits of sports massage and how the body heals itself from injury.

JULY 2018

July: 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track
Jul
9
to Jul 20

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track

This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

JULY 2018:

9th-20th July 2018

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Reiki Level 2
Jul
12
9:30 AM09:30

Reiki Level 2

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reiki Practitioner Level 2:

If you have completed Level 1 and wish to elevate your practice, this course will attune you to Level 2 - whether for personal or professional use. 

• Ongoing support in your Reiki development is also offered.

• Gain confidence and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 
• All the symbols and knowledge you need to practice, presented in an easy to understand way by an experienced Reiki Master. 
• You will be able to heal others, send distant healing and accelerate your spiritual growth with a great energy shift. Guided meditations, activations, guided meditations, the aura, how to give treatments to others, setting up a practice, giving treatments, absent healing, Level 2 Attunement to the symbols. 
• Reconnect to your Reiki 1, no matter how much time has passed! Janie teaches from both Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing paths of Reiki. 
Take the next exciting step on your path and learn to treat others in a therapeutic setting. Receive your Level 2 certificate and manual upon completion. Be part of the Reiki family! 

What is covered on the days:

  • Review of Reiki 1
  • Learn sacred symbols and their mantras
  • 3 Attunements
  • Space Clearing
  • Self Development
  • Demonstration of Hands On Treatment
  • Looking at self-treatment and other people/animals
  • Distant Healing and Healing With Symbols
  • Professional Working

Attendance over 2 days 10am - 5pm : 

July 2018: 12th-13th

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Reflexology Refresher
Jul
23
9:30 PM21:30

Reflexology Refresher

Reflexology Refresher Course

This two day course allows the ready qualified Reflexology therapist a chance to re visit the subject and perform a treatment with the confidence required to practice.  This course if very useful if you have not practiced in a while, feel like you are getting rusty or just want to brush up on your reflexology skills.  It is a very practical based course and you will have plenty of opportunity for practice and great feedback.

Course Content:

  • Revisit what Reflexology is and why it is used
  • Explain how the zones relate to the anatomical structures of the body
  • Revisit reading the feet
  • Perform a foot massage
  • Revisit the reflex points of the feet using the international foot charts
  • Perform a consultation taking into account contra-indications
  • Perform a Reflexology treatment from start to finish
  • Advise clients of possible reactions and back up treatments for home treatment

Time: 9.30am-4pm; attendance for 2 days

23rd-24th July 2018

 

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Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

Course Content:

  • Mainly practical work throughout the day
  • Contra-indications
  • Adaptation of existing massage routines
  • Positioning of client
  • Benefits
  • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
  • Female reproductive system
  • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
  • Client care

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

Wednesday 25th July 2018

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Sports Massage Refresher
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Sports Massage Refresher

Refresh and add to your Sports Massage treatment…    

This workshop is aimed at:  

Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapists who have not used their skills for a while,  perhaps having had a break from the industry and looking to refresh their hand skills and assessment techniques.

Course Content:

  • Range of Movement (ROM), Passive, Active and Resisted
  • Postural Assessment (Asymmetry)
  • Massage techniques/hand skills
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point 
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) (for Level 4 therapists)
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR) (for Level 4 therapists)
  • Assessment Special Tests - Shoulder, Pelvis, Knee and Ankle (for Level 4 therapists) 
  • Support in marketing and structuring your business plan to re-enter the industry (if needed)

Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm

30th-31st July 2018

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Neck & Shoulders - Clinical Anatomy
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Neck & Shoulders - Clinical Anatomy

  • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn more about the neck, shoulder and upper back?

More knowledge to empower your clients to help them back to health?

This masterclass is designed for working therapists wishing to revisit or further develop their understanding and massage techniques when working with the neck shoulders.

 

Massage Therapists

Whats covered on the day:

  • Finding the bony landmarks in this area and understanding the muscle groups
  • Understanding what caused stress headaches and shoulder pain
  • Identifying overused muscles and helping your client to understand how to correct their posture
  • Develop new massage techniques

Sports Therapists

Whats covered on the day:

  • Revisit Postural assessment (ROM), and assessment Special Tests (Level 4 students only) for the neck & shoulders
  • Palpation skills to find bony landmarks and muscles in this area
  • Understanding the Rotator cuff muscle group
  • Understanding the relationship between anterior and posterior muscles in this area (Upper Cross Syndrome)
  • Developing new massage techniques

Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

2nd August 2018

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    Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)
    Aug
    3
    9:30 AM09:30

    Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    This course is ideal for therapists wishing to understand more about how our body’s fascia system works.

    On this very practical, day workshop you will learn how to release the body’s  Myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping.

    What are the main benefits?

    • Reduces tight knots adhesion
    • Increases blood flow and tissue repair
    • Increases your clients range of movement of joints
    • Good to work with Neck and Back pain
    • Ideal tool for Sports Therapists
    • Reduces overuse of your hands and wrists

    Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

    August: 3rd

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    Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
    Aug
    4
    9:30 AM09:30

    Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

    Course Content:

    • Mainly practical work throughout the day
    • Contra-indications
    • Adaptation of existing massage routines
    • Positioning of client
    • Benefits
    • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
    • Female reproductive system
    • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
    • Client care

    Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

    Saturday 4th August 2018

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    Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
    Aug
    6
    9:30 AM09:30

    Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

    This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

    Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

    6th-7th August 2018

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    ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Fast Track
    Aug
    6
    to Aug 17

    ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Fast Track

    The foundation of the Level 3 is your understanding of how the body functions and heals itself. You will learn your Anatomy & Physiology (Unit 451) prior to the class contact days (via e-learning) about the body cells, skin, skeletal, muscular, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. 

    When you start class attendance you will learn postural assessment, range of movement tests and developing your basic massage hand skills as well as myofascial release techniques/deep friction. You will develop a foundation in understanding the core benefits of sports massage and how the body heals itself from injury.

    AUGUST 2018

    Mon-Thurs for 2 weeks

    6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th August 2018

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    Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
    Aug
    16
    9:30 AM09:30

    Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

    This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

    Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

    August 2018: 16th-17th Tutor: Annette Stoker

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    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Saturday Attendance
    Sep
    1
    to Jan 19

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Saturday Attendance

    This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

    The course is run over ten Saturdays spread over five months. Attendance dates for each course can be found below

    Attendance: 9.30am-4pm  Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

    SEPTEMBER 2018:

    Sept: 1st, 15th, 29th

    Oct: 13th,

    Nov: 4th, 10th, 24th  (one Sunday attendance)

    Dec: 8th

    Jan: 5th, 19th

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    Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy- Monday/Tuesday Attendance
    Sep
    3
    to Oct 2

    Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy- Monday/Tuesday Attendance

    Level 4 further develops your understanding of fascial imbalances within the body, giving you specialized techniques of stretching tight muscle groups (Muscle Energy Techniques & Soft Tissue release) and special tests to identify joint and fascial defects. Level 4 will take your postural assessment techniques to the next level, allowing you to understand postural imbalances and develop your skills to correct these.

    Attendance on Monday and Tuesdays throughout 1-2 months (10 days total)

    Attendance 9.30am-4pm

    SEPTEMBER 2018

    September: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th 

    October: 1st, 2nd

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    Massage Refresher
    Sep
    4
    9:30 PM21:30

    Massage Refresher

    This workshop is aimed at:  

    • Therapists who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family
    • Professionals who want to brush up on their existing qualifications
    • Students that have just qualified
    • Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures
    • This is a confidence boosting & practical workshop

    Course Content:

    • Massage techniques
    • Importance of a routine
    • Discussion on individual action plans to get back on track (if needed) as a successful massage therapist
    • Practical session- perfecting the back massage
    • A look at consultation techniques Individual action plans
    • Practical session- Perfecting the full body massage
    • Feedback

    Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

    4th September 2018

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    Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
    Sep
    6
    to Sep 7

    Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

    This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

    Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

    6th-7th September 2018

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    Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate
    Sep
    8
    9:30 PM21:30

    Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate

    The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course will enable you to have the knowledge and skills to give first aid to your clients and understand your responsibilities as a therapist under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Professional Codes of Conduct. You will gain a 3 year Certificate with this training.

    Course Content:

    • Practical, verbal and written assessment will take place throughout the day
    • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
    • First aid kits and record keeping
    • Infection Control
    • Basic life support including CPR
    • Effectively manage an unconscious casualty
    • Managing seizures and anaphylaxis
    • How to respond to a choking casualty
    • Dealing with wounds and bleeding
    • Prevention and control of shock
    • Recognising the presence of common major illnesses
    • Provide treatment for minor injuries
      (cuts, grazes, minor burns or scalds)

    Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

    8th September 2018

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    Kinesiology & Sports Taping (FHT Accredited)
    Sep
    9
    to Sep 16

    Kinesiology & Sports Taping (FHT Accredited)

    This detailed 2 day course is designed for the sports massage practitioners, sports therapists, remedial instructors, coaches and those working in the sports industry.  This course will teach the safe and effective application of a number of taping techniques to cover joint stability of all the major joints. Techniques taught can be used for practitioners that work in both clinic environments as well as in a sports team. The aim of this course is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide taping and strapping for the Sport and Leisure Industry.

    Course Content:

    • Contraindications, (health and safety, hygiene)
    • Different taping products including zinc oxide and kinesiology tape
    • Practical applications of taping and strapping to ankle, knee, neck, back, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder
    • Taping for injury support
    • Functional taping for sports performance
    • Acute injury management
    • Management of specific conditions

    The course is divided into theory study and practical. Students are able to consolidate their learning and practice techniques between the days of teaching. Class sizes will be no more than 12 students, meaning students get maximum Tutor support.

    Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 5pm : 

    9th & 16th September 2018 (+option to attend 13th Sept 6pm-9pm)

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    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology - Evening
    Sep
    10
    to Feb 11

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology - Evening

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Discovering the reflex zones and areas of the feet and hands and how, by specific manipulation of these areas, outstanding results can be obtained. An age old therapeutic technique that many clients can benefit from and it is one of the few practices that can be offered safely as relief to cancer patients. This course would benefit any therapist wanting to expand their skill base, operate their own clinic, or gain employment in the leisure or care industries.

    The course is run over twenty evenings spread over six months attendance dates for each course can be found below.

    Attendance: 6pm-9pm  Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

    SEPTEMBER 2018:

    Sept: 10th, 17th, 24th,

    Oct: 1st, 8th, 15th

    Nov: 5th, 6th, 12th, 19th, 26th

    Dec: 3rd, 10th, 17th

    Jan '19: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    Feb '19: 4th, 11th

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    Reiki Level 1
    Sep
    15
    9:30 AM09:30

    Reiki Level 1

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

    1 Day 10am - 5pm

    This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

    It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

    You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

    Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

    If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

    Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

    What is covered on the day:

    • Level One Attunements
    • History of Reiki
    • What is Reiki?
    • Hand Positions
    • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
    • 7 major Chakra`s
    • The Reiki Principles
    • Practical Experience
    • 21-day Self Healing Programme

    15th September 2018

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    Hand Reflexology
    Sep
    19
    9:30 AM09:30

    Hand Reflexology

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Many reflexology courses brush lightly over the practice of hand reflexology,but it can be a vital part of a client’s reflexology experience.  Not only will it support and enhance their treatment but it can also give a more varied reflexology selections for you and your client base.

    This masterclass has been designed for professional Reflexologists wishing to expand their skills, the day is divided up into theory and practical elements that will give you the confidence to offer hand reflexology as a treatment on its own or in a combination with foot reflexology.

    Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

    19th September 2018

    Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

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    Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
    Sep
    25
    9:30 AM09:30

    Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

    Course Content:

    • Mainly practical work throughout the day
    • Contra-indications
    • Adaptation of existing massage routines
    • Positioning of client
    • Benefits
    • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
    • Female reproductive system
    • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
    • Client care

    Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

    25th September 2018

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    Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
    Sep
    27
    to Sep 28

    Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

    This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

    Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

    September 2018: 27th-28th   Tutor: Annette Stoker

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    Reiki Level 2
    Sep
    29
    9:30 AM09:30

    Reiki Level 2

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Reiki Practitioner Level 2:

    If you have completed Level 1 and wish to elevate your practice, this course will attune you to Level 2 - whether for personal or professional use. 

    • Ongoing support in your Reiki development is also offered.

    • Gain confidence and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 
    • All the symbols and knowledge you need to practice, presented in an easy to understand way by an experienced Reiki Master. 
    • You will be able to heal others, send distant healing and accelerate your spiritual growth with a great energy shift. Guided meditations, activations, guided meditations, the aura, how to give treatments to others, setting up a practice, giving treatments, absent healing, Level 2 Attunement to the symbols. 
    • Reconnect to your Reiki 1, no matter how much time has passed! Janie teaches from both Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing paths of Reiki. 
    Take the next exciting step on your path and learn to treat others in a therapeutic setting. Receive your Level 2 certificate and manual upon completion. Be part of the Reiki family! 

    What is covered on the days:

    • Review of Reiki 1
    • Learn sacred symbols and their mantras
    • 3 Attunements
    • Space Clearing
    • Self Development
    • Demonstration of Hands On Treatment
    • Looking at self-treatment and other people/animals
    • Distant Healing and Healing With Symbols
    • Professional Working

    Attendance over 2 days 10am - 5pm : 

    September 2018: 29th-30th

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    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage- Evening Attendance
    Oct
    2
    to Mar 6

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage- Evening Attendance

    This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

    EVENING ATTENDANCE (over 20 evenings):

    OCTOBER 2018:

    Oct '18: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

    Nov: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

    Dec: 4th, 11th, 18th

    Jan '19: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

    Feb: 5th, 19th, 26th

    March: 5th, 6th

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    Find Your Muscles - Clinical Anatomy
    Oct
    4
    9:30 AM09:30

    Find Your Muscles - Clinical Anatomy

    • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Can You Find Your Client’s Muscles?

    This two day hands on Masterclass puts us back in contact with muscles. Be able to empower your clients with your muscle knowledge.

    For massage therapists to be able to release tight fascia and muscle fibers it’s essential to be able to find specific muscles and identify the tissue between them.

    This Masterclass workshop is flexible and designed to enable each student to work at their own pace to build their confidence and develop usable hand skills; including palpation and treatment techniques.

    We will be learning techniques to find the key muscles and the tissue between them, and additional massage techniques to help your clients.

     

    Course Syllabus:

    Choose to attend Day 1, Day 2, or both!

    Day 2:

    • Lower Back
    • Pelvis, Flexers, Extenders (Gluteus Group)
    • Upper & Lower Legs

    Day 1:

    • Neck, Shoulders & Arms
    • Upper Back
    • Understanding the breathing wave (muscles that are involved in the respiratory cycle)

    Day 1: 4th October 2018

    Day 2: 5th October 2018

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      On-Site Massage (Seated Massage) (FHT Accredited)
      Oct
      6
      12:30 PM12:30

      On-Site Massage (Seated Massage) (FHT Accredited)

      The On-Site Massage, or chair massage, or seated acupressure massage,  is a twenty minute massage that is given through the client`s clothes, with the client seated on a massage chair, or at their desk. The massage can be given at the client`s workplace, hence the “On-Site” name.

      On-Site Massage (OSM) is a meridian based therapy in which the thumb, finger, elbow and knuckle are used to apply pressure to many of the acupressure points on the 12 major meridian lines accessible on the back, arms, neck, head and legs.

      Course Content:

      • Advantages of OSM in the workplace
      • Anatomy & Physiology Refresher
      • Screening, Contraindications and Cautions
      • Client Information
      • Health & Safety
      • Chair Massage routine

      Attendance required on both days (half day assessment date to be confirmed during course) 9.30am - 4pm:

      6th-7th October 2018

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      ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Mon/Tues
      Oct
      8
      9:30 AM09:30

      ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Mon/Tues

      The foundation of the Level 3 is your understanding of how the body functions and heals itself. You will learn your Anatomy & Physiology (Unit 451) prior to the class contact days (via e-learning) about the body cells, skin, skeletal, muscular, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. 

      When you start class attendance you will learn postural assessment, range of movement tests and developing your basic massage hand skills as well as myofascial release techniques/deep friction. You will develop a foundation in understanding the core benefits of sports massage and how the body heals itself from injury.

      OCTOBER 2018

      October: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th 

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      Spa Reflexology
      Oct
      9
      9:30 AM09:30

      Spa Reflexology

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Looking at ways to enhance your treatments?

      Want to learn how to add that bit of luxury?

      This masterclass is designed for the professional reflexologist that would like to enhance their treatments to offer a wider variety of luxury reflexology treatments to their clients.

      In this masterclass you will cover how to create and apply your
      own masks and exfoliator’s for luxury reflexology treatments.

      Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      9th October 2018

      Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

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      Sports Massage Refresher
      Oct
      11
      9:30 AM09:30

      Sports Massage Refresher

      Refresh and add to your Sports Massage treatment…    

      This workshop is aimed at:  

      Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapists who have not used their skills for a while,  perhaps having had a break from the industry and looking to refresh their hand skills and assessment techniques.

      Course Content:

      • Range of Movement (ROM), Passive, Active and Resisted
      • Postural Assessment (Asymmetry)
      • Massage techniques/hand skills
      • Myofascial Release
      • Trigger Point 
      • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) (for Level 4 therapists)
      • Soft Tissue Release (STR) (for Level 4 therapists)
      • Assessment Special Tests - Shoulder, Pelvis, Knee and Ankle (for Level 4 therapists) 
      • Support in marketing and structuring your business plan to re-enter the industry (if needed)

      Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm

      11th-12th October 2018

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      ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Evening Attendance
      Oct
      15
      to Mar 25

      ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Evening Attendance

      This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

      Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

      This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

      On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

      This course requires attendance over 20 x evenings over 6 months

      Attendance: 6pm-9pm

      Tutor: Annette Stoker

      OCTOBER 2018:

      Oct '18: 15th, 22nd

      Nov: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

      Dec: 3rd, 10th, 17th

      Jan '19: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

      Feb: 4th, 18th, 25th

      March: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 

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      ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track
      Oct
      15
      to Oct 26

      ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track

      This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

      Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

      This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

      On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

      OCTOBER 2018:

      15th-26th October 2018

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      Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
      Oct
      16
      to Oct 17

      Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

      This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

      Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

      October 2018: 16th-17th

      Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

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      Reiki Level 1
      Oct
      26
      9:30 AM09:30

      Reiki Level 1

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

      1 Day 10am - 5pm

      This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

      It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

      You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

      Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

      If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

      Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

      What is covered on the day:

      • Level One Attunements
      • History of Reiki
      • What is Reiki?
      • Hand Positions
      • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
      • 7 major Chakra`s
      • The Reiki Principles
      • Practical Experience
      • 21-day Self Healing Programme

      26th October 2018

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      Reiki Level 1
      Nov
      2
      9:30 AM09:30

      Reiki Level 1

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

      1 Day 10am - 5pm

      This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

      It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

      You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

      Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

      If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

      Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

      What is covered on the day:

      • Level One Attunements
      • History of Reiki
      • What is Reiki?
      • Hand Positions
      • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
      • 7 major Chakra`s
      • The Reiki Principles
      • Practical Experience
      • 21-day Self Healing Programme

      2nd November 2018

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      ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      Nov
      5
      to Nov 16

      ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

      Level 4 further develops your understanding of fascial imbalances within the body, giving you specialized techniques of stretching tight muscle groups (Muscle Energy Techniques & Soft Tissue release) and special tests to identify joint and fascial defects. Level 4 will take your postural assessment techniques to the next level, allowing you to understand postural imbalances and develop your skills to correct these. 

      This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks, 9.30am-4pm

      NOVEMBER 2018

      5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th

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      Reflexology Refresher
      Nov
      5
      to Nov 6

      Reflexology Refresher

      Reflexology Refresher Course

      This two day course allows the ready qualified Reflexology therapist a chance to re visit the subject and perform a treatment with the confidence required to practice.  This course if very useful if you have not practiced in a while, feel like you are getting rusty or just want to brush up on your reflexology skills.  It is a very practical based course and you will have plenty of opportunity for practice and great feedback.

      Course Content:

      • Revisit what Reflexology is and why it is used
      • Explain how the zones relate to the anatomical structures of the body
      • Revisit reading the feet
      • Perform a foot massage
      • Revisit the reflex points of the feet using the international foot charts
      • Perform a consultation taking into account contra-indications
      • Perform a Reflexology treatment from start to finish
      • Advise clients of possible reactions and back up treatments for home treatment

      Time: 9.30am-4pm; attendance for 2 days

      5th-6th November 2018

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      Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
      Nov
      7
      to Nov 8

      Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

      This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

      Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

      7th-8th November 2018

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      ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Fast Track
      Nov
      12
      to Nov 23

      ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Fast Track

      This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
      Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

      NOVEMBER 2018:

      12th-23rd November 2018 

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      Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate
      Nov
      17
      9:30 PM21:30

      Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate

      The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course will enable you to have the knowledge and skills to give first aid to your clients and understand your responsibilities as a therapist under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Professional Codes of Conduct. You will gain a 3 year Certificate with this training.

      Course Content:

      • Practical, verbal and written assessment will take place throughout the day
      • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
      • First aid kits and record keeping
      • Infection Control
      • Basic life support including CPR
      • Effectively manage an unconscious casualty
      • Managing seizures and anaphylaxis
      • How to respond to a choking casualty
      • Dealing with wounds and bleeding
      • Prevention and control of shock
      • Recognising the presence of common major illnesses
      • Provide treatment for minor injuries
        (cuts, grazes, minor burns or scalds)

      Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      17th November 2018

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      Injury Prevention Massage (I.P.M)
      Nov
      21
      9:30 AM09:30

      Injury Prevention Massage (I.P.M)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Ever get pain associated with treating many clients a day?

      Arms, lower back, hands, wrists starting to feel the strain of your job?

      Want to prevent the above from occurring when starting your practice?

      If you answered yes to any of the above or maybe you are keen to learn about helping your body not feel the strain then this masterclass is for you.  It is a fantastic opportunity for professional massage therapists and therapists within the spa and leisure industry to acquire new skills to ensure your career will continue to be a healthy and rewarding one that you deserve.

      Course Syllabus:

      • Review of common therapist injuries; symptoms, anatomy, prevention and stretches
      • Postural assessment of the upper back; principles of posture including core stability and self awareness, understanding facia
      • Looking after ourselves as therapists; review elements of self care
      • Movement in massage; removing strain from the upper body and engaging the lower limbs, IPM techniques, facia health
      • Practical focus on the back; IPM techniques in practice, incorporating techniques into massage practice
      • IPM for the whole body; holistic massage

      Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      Dates: 

      21st November 2018

      Time: 9.30am to 4pm

      Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

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      ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Certificate- Thursday/Friday Attendance
      Nov
      22
      to Dec 16

      ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Certificate- Thursday/Friday Attendance

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Level 4 further develops your understanding of fascial imbalances within the body, giving you specialized techniques of stretching tight muscle groups (Muscle Energy Techniques & Soft Tissue release) and special tests to identify joint and fascial defects. Level 4 will take your postural assessment techniques to the next level, allowing you to understand postural imbalances and develop your skills to correct these. 

      Attendance Thursday and Friday throughout 1-2 months.

      Attendance 9.30am-4pm

      NOVEMBER 2018

      November: 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th

      December: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th (1 weekend attendance)

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      Reiki Level 2
      Nov
      24
      9:30 AM09:30

      Reiki Level 2

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Reiki Practitioner Level 2:

      If you have completed Level 1 and wish to elevate your practice, this course will attune you to Level 2 - whether for personal or professional use. 

      • Ongoing support in your Reiki development is also offered.

      • Gain confidence and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 
      • All the symbols and knowledge you need to practice, presented in an easy to understand way by an experienced Reiki Master. 
      • You will be able to heal others, send distant healing and accelerate your spiritual growth with a great energy shift. Guided meditations, activations, guided meditations, the aura, how to give treatments to others, setting up a practice, giving treatments, absent healing, Level 2 Attunement to the symbols. 
      • Reconnect to your Reiki 1, no matter how much time has passed! Janie teaches from both Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing paths of Reiki. 
      Take the next exciting step on your path and learn to treat others in a therapeutic setting. Receive your Level 2 certificate and manual upon completion. Be part of the Reiki family! 

      What is covered on the days:

      • Review of Reiki 1
      • Learn sacred symbols and their mantras
      • 3 Attunements
      • Space Clearing
      • Self Development
      • Demonstration of Hands On Treatment
      • Looking at self-treatment and other people/animals
      • Distant Healing and Healing With Symbols
      • Professional Working

      Attendance over 2 days 10am - 5pm : 

      November 2018: 24th-25th

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      Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
      Nov
      30
      9:30 AM09:30

      Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

      Course Content:

      • Mainly practical work throughout the day
      • Contra-indications
      • Adaptation of existing massage routines
      • Positioning of client
      • Benefits
      • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
      • Female reproductive system
      • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
      • Client care

      Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      30th November 2018

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      Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
      Dec
      1
      to Dec 2

      Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

      This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

      Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

      December 2018: 1st-2nd 

      Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

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      Indian Head Massage Refresher
      Dec
      4
      9:30 AM09:30

      Indian Head Massage Refresher

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Refresh your Indian Head Massage qualification!

      This workshop is aimed at:  

      • Therapists who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family
      • Professionals who want to brush up on their existing Indian Head qualification
      • Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures
      • This is a confidence boosting & practical workshop

      Attendance on 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      4th December 2018

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      Massage Refresher
      Dec
      5
      9:30 PM21:30

      Massage Refresher

      This workshop is aimed at:  

      • Therapists who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family
      • Professionals who want to brush up on their existing qualifications
      • Students that have just qualified
      • Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures
      • This is a confidence boosting & practical workshop

      Course Content:

      • Massage techniques
      • Importance of a routine
      • Discussion on individual action plans to get back on track (if needed) as a successful massage therapist
      • Practical session- perfecting the back massage
      • A look at consultation techniques Individual action plans
      • Practical session- Perfecting the full body massage
      • Feedback

      Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      5th December 2018

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      Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
      Dec
      6
      to Dec 7

      Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

      This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

      Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

      December 2018: 6th-7th

      (Tutor: Annette Stoker)

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      Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
      Dec
      8
      9:30 AM09:30

      Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

      Course Content:

      • Mainly practical work throughout the day
      • Contra-indications
      • Adaptation of existing massage routines
      • Positioning of client
      • Benefits
      • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
      • Female reproductive system
      • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
      • Client care

      Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

      8th December 2018

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      Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
      Apr
      18
      to Apr 19

      Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

      This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

      Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

      18th-19th April 2018

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      Lower Back & Pelvis - Clinical Anatomy
      Apr
      18
      9:30 AM09:30

      Lower Back & Pelvis - Clinical Anatomy

      • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Lower Back & Pelvis Clinical Anatomy

      Want to learn more about the lower back and pelvis area? 

      More knowledge to empower your clients to help them back to health?

      This masterclass is designed for working therapists wishing to revisit or further develop their understanding and massage techniques when working with the lower back and pelvis. 

       

      Sports Therapists

      Whats covered on the day:

      • Revisit Postural assessment (ROM)
      • Assessment Special Tests (Level 4 students only) for the lower back and pelvis
      • Palpation skills to find bony landmarks and muscles in this area
      • Understanding the gluteal muscle group and common conditions such as piriformis syndrome
      • Understanding the relationship between lower back muscles and glutes
      • Developing new massage techniques

      Massage Therapists

      Whats covered on the day:

      • Finding the bony landmarks in this area and understanding the muscle groups
      • Understanding the gluteal muscle group and common conditions such as piriformis syndrome
      • Identifying overused muscles and helping your client to understand how to correct their posture
      • Develop new massage techniques

         

           

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm

            April 2018: 18th

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            Hand Reflexology
            Apr
            17
            9:30 AM09:30

            Hand Reflexology

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            Many reflexology courses brush lightly over the practice of hand reflexology,but it can be a vital part of a client’s reflexology experience.  Not only will it support and enhance their treatment but it can also give a more varied reflexology selections for you and your client base.

            This masterclass has been designed for professional Reflexologists wishing to expand their skills, the day is divided up into theory and practical elements that will give you the confidence to offer hand reflexology as a treatment on its own or in a combination with foot reflexology.

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            17th April 2018

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            ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Thursday/Friday Attendance
            Apr
            5
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma- Thursday/Friday Attendance

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            The foundation of the Level 3 is your understanding of how the body functions and heals itself. You will learn your Anatomy & Physiology (Unit 451) prior to the class contact days (via e-learning) about the body cells, skin, skeletal, muscular, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. 

            When you start class attendance you will learn postural assessment, range of movement tests and developing your basic massage hand skills as well as myofascial release techniques/deep friction. You will develop a foundation in understanding the core benefits of sports massage and how the body heals itself from injury.

            Below are options to attend on Thurs/Fri - 8 days classroom attendance

            APRIL 2018

            April: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd

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            Reiki Level 1
            Mar
            29
            9:30 AM09:30

            Reiki Level 1

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

            1 Day 10am - 5pm

            This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

            It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

            You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

            Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

            If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

            Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

            What is covered on the day:

            • Level One Attunements
            • History of Reiki
            • What is Reiki?
            • Hand Positions
            • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
            • 7 major Chakra`s
            • The Reiki Principles
            • Practical Experience
            • 21-day Self Healing Programme

            29th March 2018

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            Reflexology Refresher
            Mar
            28
            9:30 PM21:30

            Reflexology Refresher

            Reflexology Refresher Course

            This two day course allows the ready qualified Reflexology therapist a chance to re visit the subject and perform a treatment with the confidence required to practice.  This course if very useful if you have not practiced in a while, feel like you are getting rusty or just want to brush up on your reflexology skills.  It is a very practical based course and you will have plenty of opportunity for practice and great feedback.

            Course Content:

            • Revisit what Reflexology is and why it is used
            • Explain how the zones relate to the anatomical structures of the body
            • Revisit reading the feet
            • Perform a foot massage
            • Revisit the reflex points of the feet using the international foot charts
            • Perform a consultation taking into account contra-indications
            • Perform a Reflexology treatment from start to finish
            • Advise clients of possible reactions and back up treatments for home treatment

            Time: 9.30am-4pm; attendance for 2 days

            28th-29th March 2018

             

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            Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)
            Mar
            26
            9:30 AM09:30

            Pregnancy Massage (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            The pregnancy massage training day will enable students to further their massage techniques, perform massage techniques on pregnant women, and enable them to gain specialist insurance.

            Course Content:

            • Mainly practical work throughout the day
            • Contra-indications
            • Adaptation of existing massage routines
            • Positioning of client
            • Benefits
            • Round ligament pain in pregnancy
            • Female reproductive system
            • Role of Relaxin in pregnancy
            • Client care

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            Monday 26th March 2018

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            Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy- Monday/Tuesday Attendance
            Mar
            26
            9:30 AM09:30

            Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy- Monday/Tuesday Attendance

            Level 4 further develops your understanding of fascial imbalances within the body, giving you specialized techniques of stretching tight muscle groups (Muscle Energy Techniques & Soft Tissue release) and special tests to identify joint and fascial defects. Level 4 will take your postural assessment techniques to the next level, allowing you to understand postural imbalances and develop your skills to correct these.

            Attendance on Monday and Tuesdays throughout 1-2 months (10 days total)

            Attendance 9.30am-4pm

            MARCH 2018

            March: 26th, 27th

            April: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd,24th, 30th

            May: 1st

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            On-Site Massage (Seated Massage) (FHT Accredited)
            Mar
            24
            12:30 PM12:30

            On-Site Massage (Seated Massage) (FHT Accredited)

            The On-Site Massage, or chair massage, or seated acupressure massage,  is a twenty minute massage that is given through the client`s clothes, with the client seated on a massage chair, or at their desk. The massage can be given at the client`s workplace, hence the “On-Site” name.

            On-Site Massage (OSM) is a meridian based therapy in which the thumb, finger, elbow and knuckle are used to apply pressure to many of the acupressure points on the 12 major meridian lines accessible on the back, arms, neck, head and legs.

            Course Content:

            • Advantages of OSM in the workplace
            • Anatomy & Physiology Refresher
            • Screening, Contraindications and Cautions
            • Client Information
            • Health & Safety
            • Chair Massage routine

            Attendance required on both days (half day assessment date to be confirmed during course) 9.30am - 4pm:

            24th-25th March 2018

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            Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)
            Mar
            23
            9:30 AM09:30

            Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            This course is ideal for therapists wishing to understand more about how our body’s fascia system works.

            On this very practical, day workshop you will learn how to release the body’s  Myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping.

            What are the main benefits?

            • Reduces tight knots adhesion
            • Increases blood flow and tissue repair
            • Increases your clients range of movement of joints
            • Good to work with Neck and Back pain
            • Ideal tool for Sports Therapists
            • Reduces overuse of your hands and wrists

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            March: 23rd

            Additional dates:

            June: 1st

            August: 3rd

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            Reiki Level 2
            Mar
            15
            9:30 AM09:30

            Reiki Level 2

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            Reiki Practitioner Level 2:

            If you have completed Level 1 and wish to elevate your practice, this course will attune you to Level 2 - whether for personal or professional use. 

            • Ongoing support in your Reiki development is also offered.

            • Gain confidence and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 
            • All the symbols and knowledge you need to practice, presented in an easy to understand way by an experienced Reiki Master. 
            • You will be able to heal others, send distant healing and accelerate your spiritual growth with a great energy shift. Guided meditations, activations, guided meditations, the aura, how to give treatments to others, setting up a practice, giving treatments, absent healing, Level 2 Attunement to the symbols. 
            • Reconnect to your Reiki 1, no matter how much time has passed! Janie teaches from both Usui and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing paths of Reiki. 
            Take the next exciting step on your path and learn to treat others in a therapeutic setting. Receive your Level 2 certificate and manual upon completion. Be part of the Reiki family! 

            What is covered on the days:

            • Review of Reiki 1
            • Learn sacred symbols and their mantras
            • 3 Attunements
            • Space Clearing
            • Self Development
            • Demonstration of Hands On Treatment
            • Looking at self-treatment and other people/animals
            • Distant Healing and Healing With Symbols
            • Professional Working

            Attendance over 2 days 10am - 5pm : 

            March 2018: 15th-16th

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            Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
            Mar
            13
            to Mar 14

            Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

            This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

            Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

            13th-14th March 2018

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            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology- Fast Track Attendance
            Mar
            12
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology- Fast Track Attendance

            Discovering the reflex zones and areas of the feet and hands and how, by specific manipulation of these areas, outstanding results can be obtained. An age old therapeutic technique that many clients can benefit from and it is one of the few practices that can be offered safely as relief to cancer patients. This course would benefit any therapist wanting to expand their skill base, operate their own clinic, or gain employment in the leisure or care industries.

            This course requires attendance Monday – Friday for two consecutive weeks 9.30am - 4pm :

            March: 12th - 23rd

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            Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate
            Mar
            10
            9:30 PM21:30

            Essential First Aid - 3 Year Certificate

            The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course will enable you to have the knowledge and skills to give first aid to your clients and understand your responsibilities as a therapist under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Professional Codes of Conduct. You will gain a 3 year Certificate with this training.

            Course Content:

            • Practical, verbal and written assessment will take place throughout the day
            • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
            • First aid kits and record keeping
            • Infection Control
            • Basic life support including CPR
            • Effectively manage an unconscious casualty
            • Managing seizures and anaphylaxis
            • How to respond to a choking casualty
            • Dealing with wounds and bleeding
            • Prevention and control of shock
            • Recognising the presence of common major illnesses
            • Provide treatment for minor injuries
              (cuts, grazes, minor burns or scalds)

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            10th March 2018

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            Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
            Mar
            7
            9:30 AM09:30

            Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
            • Google Calendar ICS

            Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

            This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

            Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

            March 2018: 7th-8th    Tutor: Annette Stoker

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            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology- Saturday Attendance
            Mar
            3
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology- Saturday Attendance

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            Discovering the reflex zones and areas of the feet and hands and how, by specific manipulation of these areas, outstanding results can be obtained. An age-old therapeutic technique that many clients can benefit from and it is one of the few practices that can be offered safely as relief to cancer patients. This course would benefit any therapist wanting to expand their skill base, operate their own clinic, or gain employment in the leisure or care industries.

            Attendance over 10 Saturdays: 

            MARCH 2018:

            March: 3rd, 17th, 24th

            April: 21st

            May: 5th, 19th

            June: 9th, 23rd

            July: 7th, 21st

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            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology- Evening Attendance
            Feb
            26
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology- Evening Attendance

            Discovering the reflex zones and areas of the feet and hands and how, by specific manipulation of these areas, outstanding results can be obtained. An age old therapeutic technique that many clients can benefit from and it is one of the few practices that can be offered safely as relief to cancer patients. This course would benefit any therapist wanting to expand their skill base, operate their own clinic, or gain employment in the leisure or care industries.

            The course is run over twenty evenings spread over six months attendance dates for each course can be found below.

             Attendance: 6pm to 9pm

            Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

            FEBRUARY 2018:

            February: 26th

            March: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

            April: 16th, 23rd, 30th

            May: 8th, 14th, 21st

            June: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

            July: 2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th

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            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Saturday Attendance
            Feb
            24
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage - Saturday Attendance

            This ITEC Diploma in Massage is designed to teach from complete beginner up to professional level.
            Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a professional massage therapist and will be able to gain insurance to practise upon the general public and gain membership of professional associations.

            FEBRUARY 2018:

            February: 24th

            March: 10th, 24th

            April: 21st

            May: 5th, 19th

            June: 9th, 23rd

            July: 7th, 14th

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            Reiki Level 1
            Feb
            22
            9:30 AM09:30

            Reiki Level 1

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            Reiki Practitioner Level 1:

            1 Day 10am - 5pm

            This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki. 

            It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, as well as anyone wishing to re-do their Reiki training. 

            You will learn how to treat yourself and heal current and past imbalances. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places.

            Open up to more light in your life. Learn how to use this amazing energy to supercharge your life, turn situations around to serve you better. You will start to feel ‘in the flow’ and make better choices!

            If you want to become a practising healer, this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate. Ongoing practice sessions and support. 

            Janie Whittemore is an intuitive complementary therapist of 20 years’ experience. She studied Usui and Shamballa Reiki in London and Thailand, becoming a Reiki Master in 2005.

            What is covered on the day:

            • Level One Attunements
            • History of Reiki
            • What is Reiki?
            • Hand Positions
            • Self Healing – Healing Others, Working in Groups
            • 7 major Chakra`s
            • The Reiki Principles
            • Practical Experience
            • 21-day Self Healing Programme

            22nd February 2018

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            ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Certificate- Thursday/Friday Attendance
            Feb
            22
            to Mar 16

            ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Certificate- Thursday/Friday Attendance

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            Level 4 further develops your understanding of fascial imbalances within the body, giving you specialized techniques of stretching tight muscle groups (Muscle Energy Techniques & Soft Tissue release) and special tests to identify joint and fascial defects. Level 4 will take your postural assessment techniques to the next level, allowing you to understand postural imbalances and develop your skills to correct these. 

            Attendance Thursday and Friday throughout 1-2 months.

            Attendance 9.30am-4pm

            FEBRUARY 2018

            February: 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th (1 weekend attendance) 

            March: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th

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            Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)
            Feb
            8
            9:30 AM09:30

            Indian Head Massage (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

            This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

            Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

            8th-9th February 2018

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            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
            Feb
            5
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

            The foundation of the Level 3 is your understanding of how the body functions and heals itself. You will learn your Anatomy & Physiology (Unit 451) prior to the class contact days (via e-learning) about the body cells, skin, skeletal, muscular, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems. 

            When you start class attendance you will learn postural assessment, range of movement tests and developing your basic massage hand skills as well as myofascial release techniques/deep friction. You will develop a foundation in understanding the core benefits of sports massage and how the body heals itself from injury.

            Attendance on Mondays/Tuesdays over 8 days : 

            February: 5th, 6th, 19th, 20th

            March: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

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            Trigger Point Massage (FHT Accredited)
            Feb
            1
            9:30 AM09:30

            Trigger Point Massage (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            This two day workshop is designed for therapists who wish to improve their anatomy knowledge, hand skills and understand trigger points.

            Course Content:

            • Trigger points; what they are and how to treat them
            • Learn six commonly worked on muscles.  Find their origins and insertions
            • Develop hand skills using other techniques, fists, forearms and elbows
            • Find out about overuse syndrome, what it is and how we help our clients
            • Develop observation skill in basic postural assessment

            Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

            February: 1st - 2nd

            Additional dates:

            April: 26th - 27th

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            Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)
            Jan
            29
            9:30 AM09:30

            Myofascial Cupping Therapy (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            This course is ideal for therapists wishing to understand more about how our body’s fascia system works.

            On this very practical, day workshop you will learn how to release the body’s  Myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping.

            What are the main benefits?

            • Reduces tight knots adhesion
            • Increases blood flow and tissue repair
            • Increases your clients range of movement of joints
            • Good to work with Neck and Back pain
            • Ideal tool for Sports Therapists
            • Reduces overuse of your hands and wrists

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            29th January

            Additional dates:

            March: 23rd

            June: 1st

            August: 3rd

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            Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)
            Jan
            27
            9:30 AM09:30

            Hot Stone Therapy (FHT Accredited)

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

            This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

            Attendance over 2 days 9.30am - 4pm : 

            January 2018: 27th-28th    Tutor: Yvonne Lockhart

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            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track
            Jan
            22
            9:30 AM09:30

            ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy - Fast Track

            This course is an absolute essential for any Therapist involved in the Complementary Therapy and Care Industry.

            Training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist will give you the specialist knowledge needed to be able to blend and prescribe for your clients specific needs. This practice will also enable you to treat clients and prevent health problems.

            This course is designed to train a complete beginner up to a professional Aromatherapist. It also includes learning your Holistic Massage routine for performing a full body treatment on your client. 

            On this course, you will learn the properties of 45+ essential oils and how to use them appropriately and safely as well as learning to blend to make your own creams and lotions. You will be given a depth of knowledge in diseases and disorders of the whole body as well as advanced massage techniques, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. 

            JANUARY 2018:

            22nd Jan- 2nd Feb

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            Understanding Pre-Blended Oils
            Jan
            18
            9:30 AM09:30

            Understanding Pre-Blended Oils

            • 24 Thomas Street Cirencester, GL7 2BD United Kingdom (map)
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            This masterclass is designed for therapists who would like to use pre-blended oils in a safe and informed way to enhance their body treatments.

            Pre-blended oils are easily bought from suppliers and often used without knowledge of

            contra-indications of essential oils in certain medical conditions.  This course will cover aspects of safety, reactions and therapeutic effects of a number of common essential oils.

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            18th January 21081

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            Massage Refresher
            Jan
            17
            9:30 PM21:30

            Massage Refresher

            This workshop is aimed at:  

            • Therapists who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family
            • Professionals who want to brush up on their existing qualifications
            • Students that have just qualified
            • Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures
            • This is a confidence boosting & practical workshop

            Course Content:

            • Massage techniques
            • Importance of a routine
            • Discussion on individual action plans to get back on track (if needed) as a successful massage therapist
            • Practical session- perfecting the back massage
            • A look at consultation techniques Individual action plans
            • Practical session- Perfecting the full body massage
            • Feedback

            Attendance over 1 day 9.30am - 4pm : 

            17th January 2018

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