Aromatherapy Training Course – Become one of the best!

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Essential oils have been used for centuries, by many different cultures.  There is an ancient history of the use of plants as medicines as well as within cosmetics and perfumes.  Tree bark, roots, leaves, petals and flowers are just some of the elements of plants where essences can be obtained from.  When taken from plants, the essences are pure and very strong and this is the reason that only 1 or 2 drops of an essential oil are put into a blend, mixed with a carrier oil, like almond or grapeseed oil. Essential oils can be extremely toxic if used incorrectly. There is a recent trend for putting oils directly on […]

Reflexology Training Course in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – 2018

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Reflexology is a fascinating therapy There are many theories of how reflexology works. There are over 7000 nerve-endings in the feet and one theory is that when these nerves are pressed, nerve messages are sent to and from different, related, areas of the body. Reflexology is quite a complex and in-depth holistic therapy. The reflexology foot chart is a good place to start when learning about reflexology. It locates different zones of the feet that relate to different parts of the body. For instance, the big toe relates to the head and you will find the brain reflex here.   This is the Reflexology Foot Chart designed by the Reflexology […]

Open Evening (Tuesday 10th July 7pm-9pm)

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On the 10th of July we are hosting an open evening. Come along and find out more about the holistic and beauty therapy courses that we offer at Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy and Beauty. If you would like to find out more about the VTCT or FHT accredited courses which we offer, pop in on the 10th of July from 7pm for our open evening. Kerry Baxter – the lead tutor – will be there to answer any questions you may have. Whilst you’re here, you’re welcome to have a look around the treatment rooms or browse in our shop. Here’s a flavour of some of the courses that we […]

First Aid at Work Courses in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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First Aid Training Courses in Cheltenham     About 8 years ago I was walking along Cheltenham High Street with my 2 children. In the doorway of a coffee shop was an elderly man, looking pale and laying on his back.  It took me a little while to read the situation as the coffee shop was full of people and there were numerous people outside the shop too!  I approached the man and the onlookers and asked if he was ok.  There was no response! My First Aid training from my past came to me and i crouched next to the man.  When the paramedics arrived I felt overwhelmed.  I […]

Swedish Massage Training Course – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 2018

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This is a fantastic course that can open up a wealth of opportunities – whether you are looking to change your career, offer additional services as part of your beauty treatments, or further develop your understanding in other holistic therapies. Swedish massage is the most popular massage you are likely to come across and covers core massage techniques Effleurage; smooth, long, continuous strokes Petrissage; kneading, muscle and skin rolling, wringing, picking up and vibrations Frictions; circular movements using the thumbs where pressure is gently increased Tapotement; hacking and cupping Each of these techniques help to stretch and stimulate the muscles in order to remove tension and waste products from the cells. […]

Pregnancy Massage Training Course in Gloucestershire May 2018

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FHT-Accredited Pregnancy Massage Training at Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty May 14th and 15th, 2018 It’s difficult for massage therapists to decide what training they would like to invest in as there’s just so many courses out there to choose from.  Some massage therapists decided to treat pregnant clients without additional specialist training. As long as therapists are insured, this is ok, although we would like to think that specialist pregnancy massage training gives qualified therapists an edge of knowledge and expertise that the client will respect. I think most of us are finding that clients are more discerning than ever and in my own therapy I have […]

Facial Skin Care Training Course – Cheltenham

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We are passionate about our Facial Training Courses in Cheltenham and provide two different courses  See our video on Youtube     Facials (Level 2 Beauty unit) – This course takes you through an in-depth knowledge of the skin and skin care. We spend time analysing skin and gaining a true understanding of skin types and conditions. Using a good range of facial products is key and we apply a variety of cleansers, exfoliants, toners and mositurisers to case study models who visit our classes.  This is the course you would need to complete if you would like to buy into a professional brand and receive additional training with them.   […]

Gel Nail Polish and Nail Art Training in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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We are excited to have a newly accredited 1-day Gel Nail Polish course that we will be delivering at our training College in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We have offered the VTCT-Level 2 Gel Polish Techniques for some years but we have now written our own course that has been accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists, a leading Professional Body in the U.K. Because our administration costs are less with the FHT accredited course we are able to pass this saving into you, so if you want to learn how to safely apply and cure Gel Polish there is has never been a better time to train. One of our tutors […]

Reflexology Training Course – Is now your time?

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Level 3 VTCT-Accredited Reflexology Training Course  in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Reflexology is the most popular treatment we offer in our holistic practise.  It’s a fascinating therapy that involves stimulating the nerves on the feet or hands (and sometimes ears!). The nerves that are stimulated send a message to corresponding parts of the body.  There are numerous theories as to how Reflexology works. Some theorists say that crystal deposits (waste from cells) settle around nerve endings and when these are cleared the body works more effectively. Other people believe that there are energy meridians in the body that make it function at its best and if the pathways are blocked wellbeing will […]

Reflexology, Massage, Aromatherapy & Beauty Therapy Training in Gloucestershire

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This is Kerry’s article about her training business in Cheltenham. Kerry has been running the private training college in Gloucestershire for more than 7 years.  Over 300 people have attended training associated with Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy & Beauty Therapy, with many of them returning to complete further training. Reflexology is an incredible therapy. Training is provided over a 9-month period due to the number of practise treatments and knowledge required to become a competent therapist.  A solid understanding of anatomy and physiology is crucial and although there is a lot of work to complete, many learners find it extremely rewarding to achieve a knowledge that helps […]