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Complementary Therapies

OSC1181

Are you a beauty therapist looking to offer more to your clients? Then this Holistic Complementary Therapies course bundle is the one for you.

Course duration

Up to 3 years.

Course outcome

You will receive three Certificates of Achievement in Aromatherapy Level 3, Homeopathy Level 3 and Reflexology Level 3.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

 
£1,019.00
or £33.04 /month*
Course code: OSC1181
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Course overview

  • Boost your knowledge in aromatherapy, homeopathy and reflexology!
  • Kickstart your career in the thriving beauty industry.
  • Develop your knowledge and learn how to apply various beauty treatments. This is perfect if you currently own your own salon and want to offer additional services.
  • Understand how to carry out reflexology techniques and a full reflexology treatment.
  • Gain an insight into homeopathic remedies.
  • Explore the benefits of an aromatherapy treatment.

In this course bundle, you will study the Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, and Reflexology Level 3 courses.

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment using aromatic essential oils from natural plant extracts to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit, enhancing both physical and emotional health. You may have also heard of it as essential oil therapy.

The practice of aromatherapy has been occurring for thousands of years, as it was used in ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and others. You will explore the history of aromatherapy in this course, before understanding how it works in healing and the recent trends in aromatherapy.

This part of the course bundle will also cover the use of essential oils, aura and chakras, carrier oils, spiritual aromatherapy, and blending procedures.

Homeopathy uses highly diluted substances as a form of treatment to help the body heal itself. The main principle of the practice is that a substance that can cause certain symptoms can also help to remove those symptoms.

It is used to treat a very wide range of conditions, including physical conditions such as asthma, as well as psychological conditions such as depression.

You will explore what homeopathy is in more detail, before learning how to offer the practice to a client.

Finally, reflexology is based on the idea that the feet, hands, and ears are connected to certain organs and body systems, so these body parts are massaged using different amounts of pressure.

The practice has been known to reduce stress and anxiety, pain, lift mood, and improve general well-being.

In this part of the course bundle, you will look at the anatomy of the hand and feet, using reflexology for health concerns, and much more.

  • Relevant legislations
  • Prepare the working area
  • How to prevent infection and cross contamination
  • Key requirements of personal presentation
  • Contra-indications that may prevent or restrict treatment
  • The importance of conducting consultations before every treatment
  • Methods of communication
  • Ethics and codes of conduct
  • Professional bodies and understand the key points associated with reflexology
  • The importance of positive working relationships with other professionals

  • Describe the structure of the feet, ankles and legs
  • Describe the structure of the hands and arms

  • Consultation techniques
  • Consult with clients to confirm their requirements and state objectives
  • Contraindications to reflexology treatment
  • Differentiate between those contraindications to reflexology that would prevent a treatment and those contraindications that restrict treatment
  • The possible contra-actions to reflexology treatment and advise clients on the course of action to follow should they arise

  • The benefits of reflexology treatment
  • The effects of stress
  • Visually assess your client’s feet
  • Reflexology techniques and a full reflexology treatment adhering to professional codes of conduct
  • The appropriate movements for reflexology treatment

  • Describe how reflexology techniques can be adapted to suit the physical characteristics of a client
  • Review the reflexology treatment and draw conclusions from findings for further treatment recommendations
  • Record treatment and store information securely in line with current legislation
  • The importance of giving appropriate home care/aftercare advice after treatment

  • History of aromatherapy
  • Role of aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapeutic terminology
  • Methods of extraction and sourcing of essences and oils

  • Physiological and psychological effects of aromatherapy massage
  • Benefits of aromatherapy on different body systems
  • Essential oils

  • Contra-actions that may result from treatment
  • Cautions that may restrict or prevent treatment
  • Safety

  • Chemical constituents of essences
  • Dilution and blending techniques
  • The uses, applications and origins of essences, fixed carrier oils and other media

  • Consultation techniques
  • Professional aromatherapeutic treatments
  • Characteristics of an appropriate consultation
  • Aromatherapy techniques used in conjunction with reflexology treatments
  • Professional codes of conduct

  • The effectiveness and results of aromatherapeutic treatments
  • Reflective practice and its relevance to the aromatherapist
  • Maintaining treatment records

  • Explaining what homeopathy is
  • Discussing the origins and historical development of homeopathy
  • Summarising the principles of homeopathic practice
  • Differentiating between historical and modern-day homeopathic applications

  • The central nervous system
  • The digestive system
  • Reproductive systems
  • Endocrine system
  • Urinary system
  • Locomotive system
  • Integumentary system
  • The special senses
  • Explaining what homeostasis is
  • Role of hormones in the body

  • Analysing the philosophies of prescribing and dispensing homeopathic remedies
  • Evaluating the myths around the practice of homeopathy
  • The different forms of remedies which are used in homeopathy
  • Explaining potentization and dosage levels in homeopathic remedies

  • Understanding the process of repertory
  • Classifying conditions and homeopathic remedies
  • Discussing the applications of remedies
  • Analysing the Materia Medica and Repertory and select a remedy for a condition

  • Distinguishing between chronic and acute conditions
  • Justifying when cases need to be referred
  • Discussing which are contraindicated in homeopathy
  • Differentiating between physical and psychological conditions

  • Discussing good practice principles in homeopathy
  • Explaining how to carry out a client assessment
  • Analysing the needs of the client
  • Developing a treatment plan using homeopathic remedies

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes.

This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Extra information

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Once enrolled, you will have three years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 36 months of tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive three Certificates of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

FAQs

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have three years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student notebook

No, you will be assessed on your tutor marked assignments only.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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