Sarah Collins Reiki, Massage & Natural Beauty Therapy

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Couples Massage - one couple per course, £150 to teach one partner, £195 to teach both.

Couples Massage - one couple per course - £150 to teach one, £195 to teach both. You will learn a full body massage routine using carrier oils, massage bars and lotions. Contact me to arrange your exclusive course date!

Would you like to know how to massage your partner? Would they like to improve their technique when massaging you? With this Body Massage for Couples workshop you can discover how to give a wonderful body massage safely to your partner. By the end of this fun and informal day you will be able to perform a confident and effective basic massage routine on your partner. Come and learn basic massage techniques in a casual, comfortable setting. In this class we will learn how to give and receive a massage without hurting or annoying your loved one. We will focus on arms, legs, shoulders and back, and the feet and hands are included too. During the course you will learn how to warm up the body and get the circulation going, to relax both the muscles and the mind. Therapeutic strokes encourage the deeper muscle tissues to release built-up tension, stress and toxins, thus enabling deeper relaxation.

Massage is wonderful for decreasing stress and uplifting spirits. This couples massage workshop is dedicated to teaching one or both of you how to help relieve each other’s aches and pains. This is an ideal way to spend some quality time together. We only ever teach one couple at a time, so you will be completely comfortable. You will receive comprehensive documentation to take home, and notes for a great full body massage routine. Have fun and learn something new!

PLEASE NOTE: Not suitable for pregnant women.

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Couples Reflexology - £150 to teach one partner, £195 for both

Reflexology for Couples - reflexology is a relaxing and balancing therapy you can use on yourself, or share with your partner and friends. Only one couple per course - £150 to teach one, £195 to teach both. You will learn a basic treatment of the whole foot, along with simple massage techniques to warm the foot and to finish the treatment. Beautiful reflexology balms are used. Contact me to arrange your exclusive course date!

Reflexology is a treatment you can share easily with your partner, with your friends and with your children too! You can even work on your own feet and hands to bring relaxation and harmony.

This one-day workshop is for couples and you will be the only people on the course on that day. It is a lovely chance to spend time together, sharing a wonderful way to improve your sense of well-being and balance.

You will learn how to give a basic reflexology treatment to the whole foot, including massage and work on specific reflex points to bring balance and optimum function to the energies of the organs and tissues of the body. The treatment is deeply relaxing, and you will use beautiful natural balms to carry out your sessions.

The workshop includes:
◦ Preparing the feet for reflexology - foot pamper
◦Basic foot massage techniques to warm up the foot
◦Reflex points to release stress, tension and toxins
◦Reflexology balms and how to find them
◦Using reflexology with your children - some dos and don'ts

You will receive a full set of course notes to help you use your reflexology skills when you get home, and an attendance certificate to remind you of your day.

This workshop is a good way to learn the basics of reflexology and to try out the therapy if you are thinking of learning it more seriously.

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Introduction to Holistic Massage £150 per person - come with a friend and pay £195 together!

Introduction to Holistic Massage - book a one to one course to learn basic full body massage techniques. You will need to come with a model (man or woman, in basic good health). Cost is £150 - contact me to arrange your class.

Our Holistic (Swedish) Body Massage Workshop is a holistic massage taster for beginners, and is designed for anyone from complete novices to professional therapists who need a refresher massage course. It’s perfect for those who want to learn about body massage and how to perform the basic movements and sequence without having to commit to a fully accredited qualification. This course is the ideal springboard should you wish to go on to study Swedish or Holistic full body massage. By the end of this fun and informal day you will be able to perform a confident and effective basic massage routine on your partner, family and friends, and you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Holistic (also known as Swedish) Massage involves the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) using the hands in a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation, improving well-being and lymphatic drainage.

Introduction to Holistic Body Massage Course Benefits:
◦Easy and fun to learn
◦We provide the couch, towels and oils required
◦This course awarded 11 CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points.
◦A qualification in anatomy and physiology is not required.
◦Price includes your certificate of attendance, comprehensive course notes and tea, coffee and biscuits during the break.
◦Small, friendly and informal.
◦Individual attention throughout the class.

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Luxury Head Massage - £125 per person

Half-day Luxury Head Massage with warmed oils

Head massage is a wonderfully relaxing, soothing and nurturing experience, and when you add warmed natural oils it turns into a treat for your skin, hair and scalp too. Your receive the Luxury Head Massage with Warmed Oils lying cuddled up on the couch, with optional warm mittens and bootees (nice on a cold winter’s day).

That said, this is a wonderful treatment for hair which is frazzled from sun, sea and swimming pools - I originally created it for clients on holiday in the Mediterranean, who came in with exhausted hair and itchy scalps!

During the Luxury Head Massage with Warmed Oils the head is gently massaged and kneaded, and the movements continue down the neck, shoulders and upper arms to relieve stress, tension and everyday aches and pains. The massage finishes with movements to the face to relax lines and wrinkles away. The treatment is gentle, and you can add essential oils in a burner along with mood music to help slide gently into total relaxation. The oils used are natural cold-pressed vegetable oils selected for their hair conditioning qualities.

At a physical level, head massage brings gentle stimulation to the muscles and soft tissues of the head, neck and shoulders and this will boost circulation in the area, soothe the nervous system, iron out areas of tension and encourage lymphatic drainage.

The course includes:

◦Relevant Anatomy & Physiology
◦Properties and Uses of Oils
◦Making your own oil blends for treatments
◦Massage Techniques
◦Client Treatment Routine
◦Sourcing oils and other products

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Reiki 1, a one-day course £150 per person or £195 for two with a partner or friend!

Anyone can learn Reiki as it takes no special gifts, just training and attunement. We have taught Reiki to people of all backgrounds, and both men and women are welcome on all our courses.

Reiki 1 is an introductory course and on completion of your training you will be able to treat yourself, friends and family. Reiki 1 (Shoden) explores what Reiki is and how to treat yourself and others. Some students learn just this level of Reiki and find it a blessing in their daily lives as well as a good way to help their families and loved ones.

During the Reiki 1 course we look at the background and history of Reiki and focus on the Japanese and Buddhist roots of this beautiful practice. You will learn lots of fascinating facts about the life of Dr Usui, the founder, and about Buddhist and Japanese meditation, mindfulness and healing. You will hear the wonderful story about how Reiki made the journey from Japan to western countries and how Reiki has grown in its homeland.

You will learn how to work on your own healing needs. The Reiki standard hand positions are demonstrated and we practise together until you are confident with them. We explore methods of connecting to Reiki, and you will learn techniques such as hatsurei ho, gassho, the 'Reiki shower' and much more. During the course you will receive several Reiki empowerments and attunements and will have the opportunity to share your experiences and feelings.

When you are ready, we start working with each other. You will learn to focus on your intuition and feel the movement of energy (Byosen) which tells you where and how to place your hands. There is time for discussion and reflection. We take the time to meditate and explore our own experiences with Reiki.

The course is accredited with Professional Ethical Practitioners, although you will need to take Reiki 2 Okuden in order to practise Reiki on the public. The first level is suitable for working on your own healing and spiritual development, and on your friends and family.

Course Content:
◦Reiki History and background
◦Reiki Principles
◦Reiki Attunements
◦Reiju Empowerments
◦Details of Reiki Lineages
◦Hatsurei Ho Routine
◦Self-healing meditation
◦Hayashi self-healing positions
◦Treating others
◦Standard Reiki hand positions
◦Byosen and intuitive healing
◦Chakra Meditation

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Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage Course - half a day, £125

Half-day Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage courses

This course is suitable for all students including beginners, as all the Anatomy & Physiology you need is included in the course notes. It is insurable for professional practice
You will learn a couch-based massage of the back, neck and shoulders using natural oils and massage creams which will bring deep relaxation to the client, help release aches and pains and help improve the condition of the skin.

You will try out and blend a range of natural vegetable oils and learn about the different skin types. This will enable you to offer bespoke massage oil options to suit your clients.

This is a fantastic introduction to holistic massage for beauty therapists as it offers one of the most popular salon massage treatments.

Start with this option, and if you enjoy the course then go on to do your full Anatomy & Physiology and choose from our Holistic, Aromatherapy or Ayurvedic full body massage options!

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Making soap, candles and other aromatic delights! For beginners.

There was a time when all country families made their own cosmetics and cleaning products at home as they were hard to get, and costly. The women on Pennine farms produced soap, candles, shampoos, home-cleaning products, cosmetics, jams, jellies, preserves, home-brewed drinks, salves and ointments. Recipes were handed down and passed between neighbours. Local families used the flowers, fruit and herbs grown in their own garden or foraged from the countryside around them, along with some ingredients from a beekeeping neighbour or the apothecary's shop. They produced simple but valuable supplies in season to feed and heal their families and keep their homes and furnishings bright and fresh.

I am a northern country girl, and I use traditional recipes and my professional training in aromatherapy, herbalism and product-making to revisit the traditional country skills and teach them. These gifts are too valuable to lose - we need to learn once again how to value and use the simple ingredients around us to make the things we need to eat, clean our homes and keep ourselves feeling and smelling wonderful!

I offer short, simple courses for couples, small groups of friends and individuals. You will make the product of your choice and take it home along with the recipe to share with your loved ones, gift or enjoy yourself! Come and reconnect with nature in my cottage kitchen, enjoy being in the beautiful countryside of the Pennines where many of the herbs and flowers we use grow wild, learn a new and satisfying skill for life.

You can choose to make a cosmetic, a home care product such as pot pourri, a candle to use in massage or light your room, or a simple home remedy to help maintain wellbeing. You could make a flower-perfumed salve to keep your skin or lips smooth, produce an aromatic massage candle as a birthday gift or wrap your own handmade soap to store and use during the year ahead.

As well as taking home the treat you have made you receive with full notes on the essential oils and herbs you have used, learn about the extra ingredients you have used and where to buy them, and be able to make the product again in your own kitchen or utility room.

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Make a Container Candle (Vegan Friendly) half-day course £75 per person

Understand the different waxes and wicks made to produce container candles, then make your own scented candle using natural ingredients! A natural rose container candle is perfect to light your space or give a relaxing massage. Enjoy it when you get home or give it as a gift.

You course includes:

  • Introduction to the different types of wax, wicks, dyes, fragrances and candles
  • Demonstration of how to make three types of container candle - using a pretty tin the right size for a massage candle, a jar or tea cup to bring vintage charm, the versatile tea light to scent the room and a wax tart in an original shape
  • Select your wax, the right wick, melt your wax and oils, add dyes, fragrance oils and wick your container to make your candle
  • Finish your candles off with embellishments and packaging
  • Take home your candle along with notes on all the ingredients used, where to buy them - and of course, a user guide to help you to create your own container candles at home.

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    Make a scented salve (vegan friendly options) half day course £75 per person

    Modern shop bought salves are often labelled organic, pure or even vegan but they can be very expensive. When we look at the ingredients we may find a list which doesn't look natural at all, especially as we don't understand what the Latin terms required by product regulations mean! People with allergies, vegetarians, vegans or simply those who want to use genuinely simple products made from natural ingredients can be confused and disappointed.

    On this course you will learn to make salves and balms to suit you- with beeswax and with a vegan method which is more modern but still produces a beautiful natural result you can personalise with your own aromas and infusions. It's up to you which we do!

    The method is simple and on the course you will learn:

    A group of essential oils to make beautiful smelling salves with natural benefits
    A group of herbs to bring added well being properties to your salves, and how to infuse them into base oils
    How to use beeswax or the vegan alternative along with natural base oils to make the salve base
    Sourcing essential oils, herbs and herb infused oils to make salves
    Packaging, labelling and presenting your salves to use as gifts or for your own enjoyment

    You will go home with the lavender salve you make, along with notes on the ingredients you have used, where to buy them and of course the recipes so that you can make salves at home for your own household, friends and family!

    Melt & Pour Soap Making (Vegan Friendly options) half day course £75 per person

    Melt and Pour soap is also called Glycerine Soap and it is a safe, simple and versatile way to make your own soap at home. Organic and vegan soap bases are available, and you can also choose treats such as goats' milk base too! So there is something for everyone and this is a quick, risk-free way of making products at home - get the children involved at home too, with adult help. This course will give you a skill to share with the family!

    Melt and Pour or Glycerine soap is a fun way to create striking coloured soaps in great shapes which smell wonderful, or to produce classic soap with natural ingredients and subtle, therapeutic aromas for different kinds of skin.

    On the course you will learn:

    Sensible health and safety precautions
    Types of soap bases and where to get them for use at home
    Types of colouring and how to use colour
    Essential oils and fragrances for melt and pour soap
    The use of herbs & botanicals to bring natural benefits
    Making soap for exfoliation and for shaving
    Layering Soap
    Embellishing, packaging and presenting your soap as gifts or for use in your own home

    You will see a demonstration of how to make the soap, then design your own variations (exfoliating soap, shaving soap, fun soap or classic soap). You make a batch of soap, decorate it, package it and take it home to gift or enjoy.

    You also get full notes of the method used, and where to buy the ingredients so you can have fun making soap at home.

    Making hand wash (vegan friendly) half day course £75 per person

    We use a ready made base with no SLS or SLES to produce a range of products for use in your home bathroom. Organic and vegan options are available. This is a simple way of making a beautiful handwash products enhanced with moisturisers and essential oils to keep your hands feeling and smelling wonderful.

    You will learn:

    Different bases and how to buy them
    Herbal Infusions
    Added ingredients for natural benefits
    Essential oils and their benefits
    Labelling and packing your products to use at home or share with family and friends

    You will go home with the products you have made, information on your ingredients and where to get them, and your recipes so that you can make products at home.

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    Making a Moisturising Cream (Vegan Friendly) half day course £75 per person

    Learn how to create your own frankincense and orange skin cream using natural oils and ingredients. You will learn about:

    Base oils and their properties
    Emulsifiers and how to use them
    Essential oils in skincare
    Herbs in skincare and how to use them in creams
    Butters and waxes in skincare
    Using preservatives and how to source them

    You will make a batch of cream, choose your own added ingredients and package it to take home with you. You will go home with the base cream recipe and all the information covered on how to personalise it with your choice of oils and added ingredients.

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