Sarah Collins Reiki, Massage & Natural Beauty Therapy

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Body Massage Diploma Courses

Reiki Energy offers a range of exciting accredited Body Massage training options, including Holistic Massage, Ayurveda (Indian) Body Massage (Abhyanga), Deep Tissue, Thai Hot Herbal Compress, Himalayan Salt Stone & Crystal Therapy and Hot Stone Massage.

These are some of the most popular therapies, taught on intensive short courses in a tiny group to make them affordable and accessible for students with jobs, homes and families to manage! You will receive our Core Manual before your course date so you can learn the necessary information about health and safety and other important theory topics, and then enjoy your practical training with lots of tutor time and attention to help you learn quickly and effectively.

All the courses are accredited by Professional Ethical Practitioners and Westminster Indemnity so they are insurable for professional practice. If you wish to join the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists then you will need to add on their Anatomy & Physiology online training which is available through us. Prices and dates for all courses are on the Home Page.

Practical courses will always go ahead once booked, as we do not cancel due to low numbers. When you are ready to book your training package, email me to check there is a place and arrange to pay for your course. Some courses are always one to one by arrangement at no extra fee as long as you bring a model.


Holistic Massage Diploma

Holistic (Swedish) Massage Diploma - Two Day Practical Training

Swedish or Holistic Massage gently manipulates the body’s soft tissue (the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) with the hands in a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation and stress management, improving overall well-being and promoting blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

This course is a Full Body Holistic Massage Practitioner’s Diploma Course, accredited by Westminster Indemnity and Professional Ethical Practitioners. If you wish to join the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists you will need to add on their Anatomy & Physiology level 3 NOS, available online through us. Just ask and we can arrange this.

After being awarded this Diploma, students will be able to obtain insurance to practice full body Holistic Massage professionally, either with Westminster Indemnity or Professional Ethical Practitioners or with the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists when you have taken their A&P theory course.

You benefit from a relaxed, supportive environment for your days of practical learning. You will gain confidence in carrying out the full range of holistic/Swedish massage movements and will know how to combine them to give a full one-hour massage, adapted to the needs of different clients.

Your practical assessment will be a simple written test of the knowledge gained on the course, and everything is in your Core Manual and the course notes. You will also carry out a client consultation and a massage treatment using appropriate carrier oils. After the practical assessment, positive feedback is given, with help to enable you to improve and develop your skills. As long as you complete the course successfully, you will get your certificate on the day and can then gain insurance to go home and practise.

Course content of the practical days:

o Benefits of massage
o History of massage
o Massage sequence and use of oils in massage
o Client aftercare
o Test of knowledge
o Practical assessment

When you are ready to book your course, email us to arrange your place. We are flexible. If you bring a model, we'll even do a one to one at no extra charge!


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Swedish (Body Massage) Diploma - One Day plus Online Learning

We offer a one-day full Body (or Swedish) Massage course which is accredited by the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists and Professional Ethical Practitioners for membership and insurance. You can also insure through our broker Westminster Indemnity.

You complete the Anatomy & Physiology NOS Level 3 course online along with the Professional Standards course. These are done in your own time and the assessment is online - you do a test at the end of each part of the course and it is straightforward. You will receive two certificates from the Guild's GTi organisation, and the awards are written to fulfil National Occupational Standards.

You then come to the one-day practical course with me to learn the full body massage routine with carrier oils, lotion and other luxury products. The course can also be completed over two evenings. The full cost of the package is £440.

This is a good opportunity to add full body massage to your skills and offer one of the most popular treatments to your clients. The course is designed to be accessible to busy students who wish to learn massage without doing written assessments, case studies and exams. You will be in a tiny group and this means you have the teacher's full attention.

Once you have taken this course, you can go on to do our Hot Stone, Reflexology and other specialist courses - all you do is book onto the practical days.

When you are ready to book, email to confirm we have a place, and arrange to pay your deposit. You will do your theory work first, then arrange your practical training. You can book a regular date OR we will do a one to one with no extra charge if you bring a model with you!


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Aromatherapy Diploma Course

Aromatherapy Course - Three Days Practical

The Aromatherapy Massage Practitioner Diploma is exclusive to Reiki Energy and Yorkshire Massage & Beauty Courses as I wrote it myself, and have taught it for a number of years.

You come to me and enjoy an intensive 3-day practical aromatherapy massage course. You will learn about essential oils and carrier oils and you will learn how to make your own blends for massage treatments. You will also do some simple tailoring of base products with your blends to suit client needs, and we do some fun product making too! You get to take home what you have made.

At the end of the practical course we will carry out an assessment of your practical aromatherapy blending and massage skills and you will complete a short written test based on the information in your course notes.

Our core manual, containing health and safety information along with other material which all therapists need to know, will be sent to you so that you can study before you attend on the course dates.

This course is an Aromatherapy Massage Practitioner’s Diploma Course, and is designed for those who wish to become professional aromatherapy massage therapists. After being awarded this Diploma, students will be able to obtain insurance to practice Aromatherapy Massage professionally - you can join Professional Ethical Practitioners or insure direct with Westminster Indemnity. You may also be able to add your training to your existing policy but check with your provider before booking. If you wish to join the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists then you will need to take their A&P training in addition to the practical Aromatherapy training.

If you wish to do your training one to one then I can arrange suitable dates - if you bring a model there is no extra charge.

To book, email me to check there is a place available.


Abhyanga - Indian Body Massage with Traditional Oils

Ayurveda Indian Body Massage - Two Days Practical plus A&P by Distance Learning

The Ayurveda Indian Body Massage course is two intensive days of training in a small group. Prices and dates for the course are on the Home Page. When you are ready to book email to arrange your place and pay your deposit.

The course is intended for professional use and you can join Professional Ethical Practitioners or insure direct with Westminster Indemnity. If you want to join the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists you will also need to take their Anatomy & Physiology module online and we can arrange this for you. We are flexible! We can also do a one to one and if you bring a model there is no extra charge.

Ayurveda means 'the wisdom of life' and is an ancient Indian system of healing which involves herbs, yoga and massage. This course introduces the principles of Ayurveda and will teach you how to analyse your client's Ayurvedic body type. You will learn about the traditional uses of oils in massage, and how to select the right ones for your clients. Ayurveda massage has its own set of massage moves and we will teach you how to use these in a full one-hour massage routine to use with your clients.

The course includes a lot of information about diet, lifestyle and keeping healthy using the principles of ancient Indian wisdom. This is a valuable addition to a massage therapist's skills, and it will also be of interest to yogis and to yoga teachers. I teach this course in West Yorkshire and it is exclusive to Reiki Energy and Yorkshire Massage & Beauty as I wrote it myself and gained accreditation for it.


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Beautiful Backs Course

This course combines two skills to teach you an up-to-date treatment which is very popular with clients who want to wear swimwear, strappy tops halter-necked dresses. You will learn a perfect, relaxing massage of the back, neck and shoulders with beautiful oils or cream AND a treatment to help the condition of the skin in these areas.

Many clients have issues with their backs - blemishes, oily irritated skin, dry skin or overexposure to the sun. The back facial or 'bacial' is proving a popular option with both men and women clients.

The first stage of the treatment is a scrub to thoroughly cleanse the back, followed by a mask to help improve circulation and the texture of the skin. Finally, an appropriate mix of natural oils or a luxurious massage cream is used to carry out a holistic massage of the back, neck and shoulder areas.

We will use a variety of different products and oils during the course and you will learn about their different properties and uses. You will learn how to mix your own carrier oil blends, scrubs and masks as well as how to select and use suitable products from trade sources.

There are lots of options for adding your own signature to this treatment, from producing bespoke handmade scrubs and masks to using luxurious organic products from exclusive suppliers. The course offers you the opportunity to learn new techniques and combine them into a therapy that will suit your clients perfectly!

This is a couch-based massage therapy although you could also use a futon or yoga mat on the floor. The clothing does need to be removed from the upper body and the client should be draped appropriately.

This is an excellent course for total massage beginners! It is a good opportunity to try out a body massage therapy and see whether you want to do a full Holistic Massage course.

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage is one of the most popular treatments, so this is a wonderful chance to learn something you can use straight away with clients!

You do not need Anatomy & Physiology to do this course as all the relevant theory is included. Assessment of your practical skills will be continuous throughout the day, with emphasis on your final treatment. There will also be a short written test.

The course is accredited by Professional Ethical Practitioners for membership and insurance. You can also insure direct with Westminster Indemnity from this website. You may be able to
add it to your existing policy if you are already a therapist but please do check as some companies and professional bodies will only insure courses run by their own members.

When you are ready to book, email to confirm your dates, and we will explain how to pay for your course.


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