New and unusual holistic therapy courses

13th February 2009 11:35am - Return to press releases

A new range of unusual holistic therapy courses is coming to East Riding College this spring.
People will be able to enrol on short courses to learn the Japanese palm healing practice of reiki, hot stone massage and thermal auricular ear candling.
The courses will be available on a range of dates at the College's campuses in St Mary's Walk, Bridlington, and Gallows Lane, Beverley.

Beauty curriculum leader Tina Mount said: "These courses are good for people who work in the industry and who want to keep up with the new industry trends, and for those who want to expand their portfolio of treatment.
"They are also ideal for anyone who wants to learn something new and slightly unusual."

Reiki healing is a deeply relaxing treatment that uses healing energy and can be performed on yourself or on others.
Practitioners aim to affect the client's energy flow in the body and balance their "chi".
There are no entry requirements and the first one-day course will take place on April 6, costing £75.
Hot stone massage uses basalt stones that are heated and used to massage the client. The extra warmth from the stones makes it a deeply relaxing treatment for the client and for the therapist it removes the need to apply lots of pressure.
This course costs £80 and takes place over three evenings, with the first starting on March 16. Students must hold a recognised massage qualification.
Thermal auricular ear candling uses Hopi candles and is a relaxing treatment that may help people with excess wax or sinus problems.
Hopi candles are hollow cloth candles soaked in resin which, when lit, pull air through them. The unlit end is placed gently in the ear.
This three-hour course is open to anyone who has an interest in developing their holistic treatments and costs £55.
For more information on these courses, call East Riding College on 0845 120 0037.

Click here to read a leaflet with information about dates, times, venues and costs for these courses.


Notes to editors: For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612.