Introduction to Complementary Therapies

Ref: C2527642

Complementary Therapies are a range of treatments including massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, and bach flowers. They can be used as a standalone treatment, or alongside orthodox to help improve general wellbeing and the symptoms and side-effects of health conditions and their treatment. In the course, you will be given the opportunity to discuss and explore complementary therapies and learn some techniques for you to take home to help you relax, reduce stress, and aid sleep. When we learn the techniques we will be working on our own hands, there will be no contact with other learners.

Course aim

To give a brief overview of complementary therapies and how they can be used to help reduce stress, aid sleep and improve mood as well as improve general wellbeing

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for anyone interested in complementary therapies. No prior skills or knowledge are required

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

  • Describe what a complementary therapy is and name at least three therapies
  • Give three benefits of complementary therapy
  • Explain what a contra-indication is and name one contra-indication to a treatment
  • Demonstrate a breathing technique for relaxation
  • Access a digital platform and submit administrative paperwork via Canvas

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

If possible a notebook and pen

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introduction to Complementary Therapies

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