Therapeutic Touch

Ref: C3841319

This course is designed for those attending the Day Centre only. Students learn to recognise and become familiar with various tactile items, a range of therapeutic essential oils and other aromas, listening to various types of music, along with experiencing gentle massage techniques. By facilitating the relaxation process, this can help relieve tensions and restrictions in the body and personality of a person and bring about a feeling of well-being.

Course aim

For complex disabled service users attending the Heathbank Day Centre; to enable them to experience their environment and own body awareness, through therapeutic touch, massage, essential oils, music and communication.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • Service users of the Day Centre only.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Experience the benefits of therapeutic touch and relaxation
  • Allow positive touch through gentle massage techniques
  • Express awareness of my hands and arms, feet and lower leg

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • The tutor will give time to each student, one to one, to encourage confidence and allow choices as this group has many differentiations to consider.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Tracking is noted at each session to assess progress Tutor provides verbal feedback where possible, or uses body language. Feedback is provided to the tutor from the Centre Staff.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • The students are brought into a dedicated Sensory Room by the Centre Staff, this is the room the sessions usually take place.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • To attend further Therapeutic Touch Course. To attend the WEA Craft course at the Centre

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Therapeutic Touch


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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