Complementary Therapies

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage

Tutor Donna Peck
Saturday 10:00 - 12:45
January 28th @ £20.00

Suffering with neck and shoulder tension? Have a partner or friend constantly on about lower back pain? Then why not come and learn massage techniques specifically for back, neck and shoulders to help ease the tension in these areas. Massage can help to release tight muscles and bring relaxation and rejuvenation to the whole body. This is a practical class where there will be a brief discussion about massage and then a practical demonstration. You will then have a chance to practice your skills on fellow students trying out different techniques and moves to release knots and tension.  NB This is a mixed class (of both men and women) and to participate students will need to remove some layers of clothing. The techniques you learn in the class you can then use to practice on friends and family. Notes will be provided. Please bring a large towel and pillow.

To find out more about Donna see her website

Making Herbal Teas, Tinctures and Herbal Infusions 

Tutor Angie Woodard
Saturday 13:30 - 16:30
January 28th @ £20.00

If you’ve ever made a cup of tea with a teabag then you’ve made a herbal infusion.  Teabags are certainly convenient, but if you want to prepare your own herbal blends or concentrated medicinal teas, then learning how to use dried or fresh herbs, in the form of infusions and tinctures, is indispensable.  Buying herbs in bulk, or growing and gathering your own, is also substantially cheaper than purchasing teabags.  Preparing dried herbs to make your own homemade tea blends enhance the enjoyment of each herb’s texture, colour and aroma.
Learn how to prepare basic herbal remedies such as teas, infusions and tinctures, and try easy recipes to sip your way to better health or simply a more soothed state-of-mind.  The course offers ideas for vibrant health with homemade remedies for everything from relieving cold and ‘flu symptoms to simply getting a good night’s sleep. Angie will guide students through every step of the process including harvesting herbs, matching herbs to ailments and determining dosage.

If you would like to know more about Angie her website is:

Reflexology: Foot and Lower Leg Massage

This course is currently full but reserve places are available.

Tutor Janice Hellens
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
November 19th @ £20.00

This workshop is an introduction to the principles of reflexology and foot massage. Students will explore how our wellbeing can be improved through foot massage, see how it came about and look at the body map on the feet.  This is a hands-on workshop, where participants will give and receive foot and lower leg massage and learn a variety of touch techniques for feet and legs.  You will take in a little about anatomy and physiology during the morning helping to deepen your understanding of how our bodies operate.  You will need to bring a cushion and a bath towel (and a fleece if it’s chilly!). Wear clothing that is comfortable and allows access to the lower leg and feet. Not suitable for anyone in the early stages of pregnancy or with a high temperature.

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