Complementary Therapies

Course code: OSC1181
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This bundle combines everything you need to know about aromatherapy, homeopathy and reflexology!

  • Boost your knowledge in aromatherapy, homeopathy and reflexology!
  • Kick-start 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.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course Overview

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments.

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away.

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.

Course Content

Aromatherapy Level 3

  • History of philosophy
  • 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

Homeopathy Level 3

  • 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

Reflexology Level 3

  • 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