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MASSAGE
AROMATHERAPY
SKINCARE
ACUPUNCTURE
INDIAN HEAD

AN INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE
Duration: 3 HOURS WORKSHOP
Cost: £38 including light refreshments

This is a fun day but you will learn a lot. As well as learning you will receive a wonderfully relaxing massage. Ideal for singles or those who wish to come as a couple. You will learn how to give a full body massage in a small group, allowing for one to one tuition. The workshop will cover some basic anatomy on the various muscle groups, blood and nerve supply and then lots of hands on training on basic massage techniques with an opportunity to experience and learn a relaxing massage routine, ensuring that you feel competent in performing a safe massage routine for friends and family. You will go home with a leaflet covering everything that you will have learnt and a small bottle of base oil so that you can continue enjoying the benefits of massage.

You will also receive a gift voucher for a back, neck & shoulder massage to enjoy on a return visit to us.

Course Content:
  • The history and benefits of Massage
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Cautions
  • Carrier Oils
  • The Practical will include:
  • Different types of massage movement and its benefits
  • Depth of massage
  • A basic massage routine
  • Concentration on tension areas and methods to release tension
Please expect and be prepared to receive and give Massage

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AN INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERAPY
Duration: 3 HOURS WORKSHOP
Cost: £38 including light refreshments

This introductory course in Aromatherapy will allow you to enjoy discovering the therapeutic and relaxing effects of essentials oils. This workshop is designed to give you an insight into the uses and discover the delights of aromatherapy to use with family and friends. The workshop will show you how to blend your oils safely into various massage base products and cover various everyday tips on the uses of essential oils. The chemical make up of the oils and their safety in using them as bath, creams for the face and hands and massage blends products will be covered with lots of hands on opportunity to discover why certain oils work particularly well. You will go home with a leaflet covering everything that you will have learnt and a small bottle of aromatherapy massage blend so that you can continue enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy at home.
You will also receive a gift voucher for a back, neck & shoulder massage to enjoy on a return visit to us.

Course Content:
  • The history of Aromatherapy
  • The benefits of Aromatherapy
  • Cautions
  • The usage of Essential oils
  • Carrier oils
  • The Practical will include;
  • Making a blend
  • Hand massage
Please expect and be prepared to receive and give Aromatherapy.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO SKINCARE AND HOW TO HAVE NATURAL HEALTHY SKIN TODAY
Duration: 3 HOURS WORKSHOP
Cost: £38 including light refreshments

The skin is the largest organ in our body and so responds to what we eat and our stress levels. In order for our skin to glow and appear radiant it must nourished internally and externally.

Course Content:
  • Anatomy and physiology of the Skin
  • Functions of the Skin
  • Different skin types
  • Skin nutrition and how to ‘Eat yourself beautiful’
  • Common skin complaints
  • Anti-ageing strategies
  • Facial acupuncture
  • Aftercare/homecare
The Practical will include:
You will also have an opportunity to experience and perform a basic mini facial routine, using professional natural products and learn various facial massage techniques.
Please expect and be prepared to receive and give a mini facial.

You will go home with a leaflet covering everything that you will have learnt and you will also receive a gift voucher for a skin diagnosis facial to enjoy on a return visit.

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AN APPRECIATION FOR ACUPUNCTURE
Duration: 2 HOURS WORKSHOP
Cost: £30 including light refreshments

Do you have a curiosity about acupuncture and how it can benefit you? Learn the theory behind acupuncture and how your body can begin to heal itself.
This workshop will cover the philosophy behind this ancient therapy, discuss about meridians, qi and the two diagnostic tools used (the five elements and the eight principals). Various ailments will be visited with the benefits of acupuncture and an opportunity to discover some self help techniques.

Course Content:
  • Principles behind Acupuncture
  • Meridians and Qi
  • Five Elements and Eight Principals
  • How it works and what to expect
  • What it helps
  • Facial Acupuncture
  • Question and Answers specific to individual needs
You will go home with a leaflet covering everything that you will have learnt and you will also receive a gift voucher for an acupuncture session to enjoy on a return visit to us.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Duration: 2 HOURS WORKSHOP
Cost: £30 including light refreshments

Learn why Indian head massage is so beneficial for all ages. It is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practiced in India as part of family rituals for over a thousand years. This workshop is designed to show you how to perform this massage safely on a chair focusing on the upper back, arms, head and face. There will be an opportunity to discover various massage oils suitable for this treatment and discuss the benefits including the contraindications. You will have an opportunity to perform a basic Indian head routine.
You will also receive a gift voucher for an Indian head massage session to enjoy on a return visit to us.

Course Content:
  • The history of Indian Head Massage
  • The benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Cautions
  • Carrier Oils and Aromatherapy blends
  • The Practical will include:
  • Different types of massage movement and its benefits
  • Depth of massage
  • A basic Indian Head massage routine
Please expect and be prepared to receive and give a basic Indian head massage.

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All our workshops are an introduction to each subject and are suitable for beginners with no previous experience. They have been carefully designed to give you an insight into the delights of each therapy and how you can incorporate it into your daily lives for use on yourself, your family and friends.
Although our workshops do not offer an accredited qualification, they will give you a professional understanding on how each therapy works and a certificate of attendance will be issued.
The workshops are run in small groups with a minimum number of 4 people.
For further information on the workshop content and dates, please contact Isabella on isabella@the-alternatives.co.uk or call 07770 357020. Please note that all courses are available in both our Andover and Basingstoke salons.

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