Ayurvedic Facial & Marma Points Course (AYFA)
Charaka, a classical Ayurvedic writer, defines disease and health thus, 'A disharmony among the constituents which support the body is known as disease; their harmony is called health, the state of normality. A sense of well-being is characteristic of the absence of disease, for disease is always associated with discomfort'.
This beautiful Facial is a detoxifying treatment that utilises natural products from pure essential oils, botanical extracts and herbal preparations to deeply cleanse, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. It includes a facial steam and a Marma Point Massage to relax and relieve the stress lines that are a result of everyday life.
For qualified Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists. We do take Students who do not have any Massage experience and this is done on a case-by-case basis. In India and Nepal, anyone can massage, and we have the aim to keep this tradition alive.
This Course is also available as distance-learning.
Students practising at Stour Row
Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.00 p.m.
This 2 day (running consecutively) Course lays the foundation of fundamental Ayurvedic principles and how they can be applied within an Ayurvedic Facial.
The facials are customised for each individual's Dosha which result in properly nourished, revitalised and balanced skin. The restorative benefits of herbs and oils from India have been known there for centuries. This healing facial utilises Neem's reparative, hydrating and firming properties. Deep cleansing and nourishing, the facial also includes a mask prepared for each client from a variety of ingredients.
A slow cooker is required for this course. Please let us know if you are travelling by train and can't bring one.
Topics addressed during the course include:
- Ayurvedic Principles
- Body-analysis & Recognising Individual Doshas
- Cautions & Contra-indications
- Ayurvedic Herbal Oils for the Face
- Skin and Common Disorders
- Neem Oil & Mature Skin
- Cleansing, Nourishing & Facial Steaming
- Masks individualised - depending on Dosha
- Marma Point Ayurvedic Facial Massage
Please note: This is a post-graduate qualification course, during which the Student is assessed for competence.
Certificates of qualification are awarded to completing Students.
Many associations accept our courses for CPD, including the IFPA (12 Category A points).
'Really excellent. Good explanations putting everything into context. Fascinating'
'I really enjoyed the Course - it will add so much to my other treatments as well as a treatment in its own right'.
'Brilliant teacher - I felt comfortable asking questions and she helped me understand things I have been struggling with for ages. Really enjoyed the theory - it was 'in-depth' enough to be able to take about Ayurveda with my clients. The practical was perfect - the facial is very special - my clients love it'
'Wow - I did the course because I have an interest in Ayurveda and did not expect such an amazing response from my clients. Its given my business a new edge and since doing the course 2 weeks ago I have now done 11 treatments and each and every person has loved the experience. I absolutely love doing the treatment and find the connection between me and my client very powerful - its so much less demanding than doing a full massage but my clients seem to be equally, if not more, relaxed and 'blissed out'. Its absolutely brilliant!! I have added a little bit of hot stone work on neck and shoulders to add to the bliss! This is the feedback I got from one client who has now booked a course of 5'
"What an amazing experience! The Ayurvedic oils and creams are divine and I look 5 years younger. My skin is incredibly soft and replenished. The heat from the hot stones dissolved all the tension in my neck and I am utterly relaxed and have a sense of well being I haven't experienced in years. This is so much more than a facial and I can't wait for my next appointment"