The S.E.E.D. Institute UK

Welcome to Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Diploma & Post-graduate/CPD Training

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Distance-Learning

Distance-learning means that you can study from the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world with no deadlines or timescales. You will receive an in-depth training manual, DVD support (on some of the Courses) and help and advice via e-mail or telephone from a dedicated Tutor.

Our Distance-learning Courses are accepted by many Professional Associations as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - if in doubt, please check with your Association.

The Fees vary depending on the length of the course (whether it is the equivalent of a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 day course) and if there is DVD-support. The Cost includes all Course-notes and DVD (if provided) back-up. Please note that the DVD discs are for devices that play DVD-Video or +VR formats. This means that they can be played via a television or on a computer if your computer has the ability to read +VR formats.

You will receive the course data by post within 2 weeks of our receipt of your application. You will e-mail (preferred method), or post, completed Homework to be checked, marked and returned to you.

Please note that there is a postage charge when sending Course books outside the UK - £2 per Course for Europe, £4 per Course for the Americas and £5 per Course for Australasia.

Please note that we do not send Starter Packs to Countries outside Europe (due to import regulations in many Countries) and materials will have to be sourced locally - please ask for revised Course Costs if your Course is priced to include a Starter Pack.

We accept Sterling cheques, PAYPAL (please ask for our details) and bank to bank transfers (if transferring from banks outside the UK there will be an additional charge of £10 to contribute to the cost that our Bank charges us) - please ask for our details.

Please note that fees for Distance-learning Courses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Student Comments

"Excellent course work. Easy to understand. Perfect for people like me who fall to pieces in exams, this was the least stressful I have ever felt doing an exam. I can't recommend it highly enough. Every time I asked a question by e-mail it was answered very promptly. I would not change anything, it was all perfect."

"I was unsure about distance learning as I am usually a hands-on, face-to-face learning person but I found this way of learning is great for a busy person as you can choose how much to learn at any one time, and fit it in around your schedule."

"I have been very impressed with the distance learning course. The pack and notes have been very good and I feel the support and response from yourself has been excellent."

"A brilliant course that exceeded expectations. The reading material was thorough, interesting, and has already proved useful. The DVD was very good as well, I really like that you can watch it again and again, often picking up different things on each watch as well as reinforcing existing knowledge. The DVD pace was good, as were the explanations. I like to learn as much as possible so appreciate as many little tips and asides as possible."

"This is the first distance course that I have done, and was a little unsure before booking as to whether a distance course would be as beneficial to me personally as an attendance course. I am pleased to say that these concerns were quickly allayed, I feel as confident having done the distance learning course as I think I would have done doing the attendance course, and would not hesitate to do more. I think you probably actually learn things more thoroughly doing the distance learning as a result of the assignments, reading and rereading info in order to complete the assignments, watching and re-watching the DVD etc."

"The speed and efficiency of The Seed Institute in terms of sending out the information, marking and feedback is highly commendable and much appreciated."

"The support was fantastic. I was hesitant at emailing at first but the answers came back so readily and were so helpful it really was a boost to the course as you felt you didn't miss out on any kind of contact or access to a tutor studying on your own". "The course was excellent, despite my initial doubts that a subject like this could be studied by correspondence course.

ADVANCED MASSAGE TECHNIQUES - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 5 days - £500 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Bodywork Therapists

This Course is for those Therapists who wish to update their knowledge. It enables Students to further develop their range of skills in Therapeutic Massage and helps develop an increased awareness of issues of health and disease (physical and mental), in relation to the application of Therapeutic Massage.

Topics include: * Neuromuscular techniques * Trigger points * Soft Tissue Manipulation * Scar tissue * Passive stretching * Lymphatic Congestion * Deep Tissue Massage * Soft Remedial Massage * Strain/counter Strain Techniques * Therapeutic touch * Cautions and Contra-indications * Palpation * Muscles & Meridians associated with Injuries/Disorders * Meridian 'running' & 'flushing' * Chinese Energy Clock

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

£470 (inc. £90 exam fee) Book Now

Certificate of Qualification, Core Qualification - no prior experience required and open to Lay-people

This Correspondence-course, leading to a professional qualification, is designed with Therapists in mind but is relevant to anyone who wishes to increase his or her knowledge of the human body and how it functions.

The course consists of individual lessons and homework and is followed, after completion of the course, by the Examination. Full Tutorial back-up is available throughout the duration of study. Accredited by the IFPA, it follows both the IFPA and the ITEC syllabus and is accepted by ITEC as accreditation for Prior Learning (APL). Please note that we cannot be responsible if ITEC change their APL criteria. For further information click on the following Course-code: AP2

Students' comments: "Excellent course work. Easy to understand. Perfect for people like me who fall to pieces in exams, this was the least stressful I have ever felt doing an exam. I can't recommend it highly enough. Every time I asked a question by e-mail it was answered very promptly. I would not change anything, it was all perfect." "It's a well thought out course. A lot of thought has gone into the materials to re - enforce the information". "It has been a wonderful experience and I have really enjoyed the course." "I enjoyed the course despite having to fit it in to a very busy life and I feel that I learned a lot. The content was thorough and well presented and I must thank you for the prompt response to any queries I had." "The course was structured clearly and so that one could learn a lot in an efficient way. The material was presented well. I liked the way some was done in book form and some on DVD. Also I enjoyed researching for the answers to the multiple choice section. When I needed to ask questions or have advice from my tutor it was answered very promptly and satisfactorily. My tutor was helpful with my questions and concerns over the final examination."

AROMATHERAPY & AYURVEDA (means 'Science of Life') - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £160 Book Now

No prior experience is required to take this Course though we strongly advise that only Aromatherapists use essential oils on members of the public.

Ayurveda uses, amongst other things, massage and essential oils to help one to know and understand the body and how to look after it, how to unlock the body's healing processes and how to promote health and vitality throughout everyday life.

This Course teaches about different mind and body-types, what foods and essential oils are best for the different body-types and daily and seasonal routines to keep the mind and body in good condition. It is designed to give deeper insights into how and why essential oils are effective and why certain foods and tastes affect the human metabolism.

For those not qualified in Aromatherapy the use of blended essential oils only are recommended.

Topics include: * Ayurvedic Theory of Creation and the Theory of Balance * Plants, Tastes & Diet * Body-analysis using Ayurvedic Principles * Recognising & finding 'Body-Types', * Essential Oils & Ayurveda Compatibilities * Five Basic 'Building Blocks: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether * The Healer Within & The Restoration of Harmony * The Power of the Wind, Fire & Cohesion

Student Comments: "The course was exactly what I was looking for. I have no prior knowledge of Ayurveda and found the structure very helpful both in terms of its content and the way it guided my reading and research on the internet. The information given is very interesting and engaging. I have done distance learning courses before where the emphasis seemed to be on writing an intellectual, textbook essay, so I found it very helpful when you said to write what I felt was most useful to capture the essence of the subject…..I felt that I learned more this way. In your original letter you encouraged contact so I had no hesitation in asking questions. Your replies were very helpful and supportive and my queries were always answered very quickly. I would certainly recommend it to other therapists and will look forward to doing another of your courses in the future." "Quite a lot of info. to go through, Ayurveda is a very complex and in depth subject and I imagine difficult to put into a short 2 day course. I was somewhat overwhelmed when I first read through the booklet. However, with additional research the assignments were achievable and very interesting". "The information in the accompanying workbook was in depth and well presented. Used in conjunction with the recommended books for the course, there is plenty of information about the history, philosophy and practical application of Ayurvedic therapies. The essential oil section at the end is useful for those wanting to incorporate Ayurvedic principles into their massage routines. Responses to my e-mail enquiries have always been quick - usually the same day. I have consistently been given informative feedback and I have always felt confident that I have either learnt something well or I have been guided exactly to the areas that need some more study". "I was unsure about distance learning as I am usually a hands-on, 'face-to-face' learning person but I found this way of learning is great for a busy person as you can choose how much to learn at any one time and fit it in around your schedule. The course itself challenges the western approach to health, is thought-provoking and has relevance to your own personal lifestyle as well as any therapies you may practise. I loved it!"

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

AROMATHERAPY & CANCER - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £160 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Bodywork Therapists. Please note that this Course is open to Lay-people

This Course was written for Therapists and those who work in the field of Cancer care, but has also proven very useful to those whose lives have been affected by Cancer. This Course was prepared by one of our principal tutors and has the unique perspective of her experience with malignant melanoma. Given a 40% chance of surviving 5 years, she decided to gather data on what she perceived to be the best of both allopathic and complementary medicine and use them to her own advantage. It is the aim of this Course to impart this hard-won knowledge to those who wish to support others in their battle with this disorder. For those not qualified in Aromatherapy the use of blended essential oils only are recommended.

Topics include: * Psychology, Emotions and Fears * Impact of the Stress-factor * Free radical activity, antioxidants, chemotherapy & radiotherapy * Pulse-synchronisation * pH Testing * Consultations and Health & Symptom Profile * Nutrition and the Immune-system * Juicing * Experiences with Gerson Therapy * Specific Essential Oils to support the immune system: recipes for specific conditions * Fragrance-testing: a unique perspective on essential oils - allowing the client to 'smell out' the oils that they require - the importance of olfaction and its impact on those seriously ill * Candida: and its relevance to Cancer * Adjuvant Complementary Therapies and Cancer Treatments * Precautions and Contra-indications to Massage * Enemas, Detoxification, Clay and Castor Oil Packs: their role in relieving pain.

Student comments: "Thank you for your rapid response and supportive comments. I have enjoyed the work and although some of it was not, as a nurse, totally new ground it is always good to revise knowledge. The aromatherapy specific elements were particularly useful for me as I am still a novice in this area. The Course was easy to follow, logical and relevant. I did not ask for additional help but contact at the beginning and end of the course has been swift and very helpful"."I thought the course was very well structured, very thorough. I don't feel as if there are any areas which haven't been covered which should have been. A distance learning course is certainly interactive and I feel that I shall retain more of the knowledge learned than if I had attended a classical course. I appreciated that extra information/knowledge was included in the feedback I received together with the comments on my assignments". "Wow! Thanks so much for the speedy response Alison and the great additional information. I could have written War and Peace but held back, this is all proving to be so interesting!" "Very good, covering many aspects and considerations. Good support material and assignments that required research and thought and some lateral thinking. Very useful to me in my area of work. I am going to use the aroma testing template with the senior management team at the Hospice as a way of introducing the concept of developing the therapeutic relationship through aromatherapy. (Acknowledgements to S.E.E.D). Prompt feedback and response to submitted assignments and queries. Hand books very useful and assignment tasks clearly explained". "The course covered a wide ranging number of related topics and greatly increased my knowledge and understanding of aromatherapy and cancer. I found the sections on nutrition and chemotherapy particularly interesting and the supporting documentation/reading list useful. I liked the self contained modules and working on the assignments at my own pace and am very pleased I took the course. Prompt responses, questions answered in a timely fashion, useful feedback and extra information supplied where appropriate. Could not have asked for more. Thank you."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

AROMATHERAPY FOR THE ELDERLY - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £80 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Bodywork therapists

This Course is designed for Aromatherapists or Bodywork therapists who work with, or who wish to work with the Elderly. It addresses all aspects of the needs of the elderly. Essential Oils, used under the guidance of Qualified Aromatherapists, are quite safe and create no adverse side effects. For those not qualified in Aromatherapy the use of blended essential oils only are recommended.

Topics include: * Safety Precautions, Contra-indications & using Essential Oils within an environment of the elderly * Creating a Supportive Environment * Cross-referencing * The Immune System, Hormones & Ageing indicators * Effects of Drugs on the elderly * Recipes for Common Ailments * Fragrance-Testing of most useful essential oils * The Importance of Touch * Emotional Connections * Pulse Synchronisation

Student comments: "I have been very impressed with the distance learning course. The pack and notes have been very good and I feel the support and response from yourself has been excellent. I would definitely follow this route again in the future." "I have enjoyed working through the course it has included many interesting topics and was easy to follow." "I found the course material easy to follow, well laid out, with lots of clear information on where to get other information to help me understand and improve my knowledge. I found the administration straight forward and clear. I did not need any help from my tutor but the feed back when I handed in my assessments was clear concise and very useful. " "Thank you for all the information it has been most interesting and enjoyable. I am an Aromatherapist working at a school for children with very severe disabilities. After my father had a severe stroke I was sure the work I do with children could be adapted for the elderly, however, I wanted a better knowledge of working with this group of people before beginning. Your course has clearly helped and has set my feet much more firmly on this path." "I found the theory very interesting and have definitely learnt a lot more than I would have in a classroom environment. It was all very well laid out and very clear. I enjoyed the course very much and have found it very informative and have already used some of the information to my clients advantage." "I found the course very useful and rich in information. It also inspired me to learn more about the subject. I found the course easy to follow and complete. It also gives me the opportunity of revisiting. I communicated with the Course Moderator via email during my course and I found her approachable, very knowledgeable and ready to help. She always answered my requests very fast (within 48 hours). I would recommend people to do this course as I found it really help me learn loads. Thank you."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

'AROMATHERAPY CLINICAL PRACTITIONERS' DIPLOMA

5 to 12 days training + DISTANCE-LEARNING - apply for cost

Please note that this Course is open to Lay-people

Our Diploma-course (Degree level 4/5), for intending Graduates in Aromatherapy, is accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). The course is divided between 'in-house' training days (5-12 days) in 2 modules and distance-learning modules (4 modules). Teaching methods are innovative and fun and groups are kept small to enable good Tutor/Student ratio.

Please note that the separate Anatomy + Physiology distance-learning module can be started once the Aromatherapy training has commenced. The distance-learning modules can be started before the 'in-house' training modules. Students can start with either the Aromatherapy Massage Module or the Aromatherapy Practical Module.

Students can be exempted from the Aromatherapy Massage module and the separate A&P module if they already have an accepted Massage/A&P Qualification. For further information and application form click on the following Course-code: aromadiploma

Student Comments:

"Working through the modules, I have surprised myself with the development of knowledge and the satisfying feeling of achievement. Support documentation for each module gave it a completeness, just spot on!" "(The Tutor was) very, knowledgeable and excellent at ensuring students understood, in a kind supportive manner". "I have had some good news, I have just been offered the post of Complementary Therapy Coordinator with ***** Hospice in ***** . My Aromatherapy Diploma and the knowledge gained form the programme of study definitely contributed to the success of my application. So thank you for your help and guidance".

AROMATHERAPY - IFPA 'UPGRADES'

Apply for cost

Certificate of Upgrade Qualification, Post-graduate Training Credits - for qualified Aromatherapists

Formulated for qualified Aromatherapists who need to upgrade to the standards (Degree - level 4) required by The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) for Full Membership; the schedule is tailored to the needs of the individual and includes an examination. For further information click on the following Course-code: UPGR

AURA/ENERGY MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

No prior experience required and open to Lay-people

This Course addresses, in a straight-forward manner, how to supplement caring exclusively by physical contact with a more intuitive way of working. We will explore impartially the possibility of "seeing auras" and we will address what traditional literature indicates and what the different energy-fields purport to symbolise. We will investigate energy-fields and imbalances in the aura.

Topics include: * Intent: This is the main theme of the course as, without it, one cannot be a channel for "the higher and finer" * Meditation/Exercises * Hands-off massage * Working with clients: How to detect changes in the energy-field by heat and cold * Pulse-synchronisation * Finding magnetic energy-fields * Aura/Energy Massage * Pulse synchronisation

Student comments: "A very fascinating course with a lot of useful information and easy to follow." "The on-line Tutor answered questions promptly and was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

AYURVEDIC PINDA SWEDA MASSAGE (BODY POLISH) - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £130 (inc. starter pack) Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists or Beauty Therapists. Please note that this Course is also open to Lay-people

This delightful body treatment is particularly helpful for detoxifying and beatifying the skin. It removes excess heat from the body, enhances circulation and draws fresh energy to the surface of the skin. The use of the correct oils for the client's individual dosha ensures that the skin is nourished correctly and will help keep the skin in good health. This remarkable treatment uses cloth bolus' filled with natural nourishing ingredients such as Sesame Oil, Turmeric Powder, Ginger Powder and ground Adjwan seeds.

In the Pinda Sweda Massage Course you will learn to: * Make a herb bolus using cloth filled with herbs or spices: for full body treatments, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Acne, reducing wrinkles and as a facial, * Make Ghee and use it as a base for facial cream * How to give a full body treatment

Please note that a small hot plate (available from Argos) is required to do this massage.

Student Comments: "Excellent administration. I found this course to be well put together and a great introduction for therapists exploring Ayurveda, it has been inspirational for me. I have been working with the oriental tradition for years so find myself pondering a bit on the differences so the uncomplicated course material has really been a help on my Ayurvedic journey". "This was my first course with Seed Institute. It was really nice to have all of the course materials delivered to my home and exciting to receive. I found the information clear and good, I also borrowed an Ayurveda book from my friend. The DVD was clear and instructive and I could watch it as often as I wanted, so it is nice to have. I have tried distance learning in the past and have difficulty completing the course, so this is good in that it kept my interest. The theory gave the basics but that was good, because I could then spend more time on the bolus and the massage application. It gave just enough to make me want to take it further and I have been applying little bits to my life". "The administration has been good and timely, especially your marking of my work, I was not expecting it back so soon. The instructions regarding homework were clear".

AYURVEDIC FACIAL & MARMA POINT FACE MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £205 (inc. starter pack) Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists or Beauty Therapists. Please note that this Course is also open to Lay-people

This Ayurvedic 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.

Topics include: * Ayurvedic Principles * Body-analysis & Recognising Individual Doshas * Cautions & Contra-indications * Ayurvedic Herbs & Oils for the Face * Neem Oil & Mature Skin * Cleansing, Nourishing & Facial Steaming * Masks individualised - depending on Dosha * Marma Point Ayurvedic Facial Massage

Student Comments: 'This was my first home study course and I cannot fault the course content, it was enjoyable and very well presented. This course has introduced me to Ayurveda in a beautiful way and I will continue to study this system. I really enjoyed making and using your recipes, it is so liberating when we can be more self sufficient in our treatments. I would just like to thank you for offering home study as I often miss courses I really want to do due to other commitments'.

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

AYURVEDIC HAND & FOOT MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £205 (inc. starter pack) Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists or Beauty Therapists. Please note that this Course is also open to Lay-people

On this Course you will learn how to do separate cleansing and detoxifying massages for both the hands and the feet. These treatments utilise natural products to revitalise the skin and ease out aches and pains.

Topics include: * Ayurvedic principles, * Cautions and contra-indications * Making Ubtans and Fruit Hand and Foot Masks from natural ingredients * Clay Compresses * Marma Point Massage on Hands and Feet * Garshan glove exfoliation * Techniques for overworked feet: dancers, athletes, the elderly and those whose lifestyle means that they have to stand for long periods.

Student Comments: "I thoroughly enjoyed the course and doing the case studies. Thank you for all your kind responses". "The support was fantastic. I was hesitant at emailing at first but the answers came back so readily and were so helpful it really was a boost to the course as you felt you didn't miss out on any kind of contact or access to a tutor studying on your own". "The course was excellent, despite my initial doubts that a subject like this could be studied by correspondence course. The material was well ordered, informative and very interesting. The tasks interspersed throughout the text helped to make it an interactive and practically oriented course. I thoroughly enjoyed it, found it just challenging enough to maintain my interest but not overwhelming".

AYURVEDIC INDIAN HEAD-MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists or Beauty Therapists. Please note that this Course is open to Lay-people

Indian Head-Massage has been practised for centuries in market squares in India. Ayurveda is the traditional, medical science of India and Nepal. You will be taught a gentle, firm and rhythmical massage. Stimulating the blood-circulation of the scalp helps to tone muscles, relieve eyestrain and headaches, improve concentration and boost the immune system. It eliminates muscle-tension and restores joint-movement by mobilising the tissues of the neck and shoulder.

Topics include: * How to condition the hair * Aims & Benefits of Indian Head Massage * History of Indian Head Massage * Introduction to Ayurveda * Ayurvedic Body-types * Cautions/Contra-indications * Dry massage/Oil massage * Carrier Oils used in Ayurvedic Head Massage * Muscles of the head and neck * Client Record Sheet * Care of the Hair & Scalp * Energy-balancing & Ayurveda * Disorders of the Skin, Head & Face & their causes according to Ayurveda * Pulse-synchronisation * Chakras * Scalp, Face, Neck & Shoulder-massage - including the Crown, Brow & Throat Chakras

Student Comments: "Thank you for the brilliant course materials. An interesting and thorough course which seems to approach the subject from different angles". "Good balance of theory and practical work. Nice presentation of course notes - pleasing and clear". "As a qualified Therapist in Indian Head Massage I was interested in how different it would be to the routine I was originally taught - I found the theory very interesting". "I can already see that the massage techniques will be a valuable and practical addition to my skills when I do my work as a volunteer complementary therapist at a local hospice". "I used some of the techniques at the hospice a week ago and yesterday with a patient with a sore shoulder - that, along with the warming oils (black pepper, sweet marjoram and frankincense) made a real and positive difference. His posture was improved and he smiled. This was a delight as this chronic ache in his shoulder was causing him more distress than the cancer and its symptoms. He said that as a result he was going to go with his wife to a local shopping centre on Saturday - the first time in months". "Although I had some knowledge of Ayurveda this gave me greater insight into this philosophical approach to health and illness. It took me a while to 'get my head round' the doshas and the concepts of prakriti and vikruti but worth the effort - it gives a broader and deeper appreciation of another belief system other than the western orthodox approach."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

AYURVEDIC MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

No prior experience required and open to Lay-people

Ayurvedic Massage is primarily preventive. The massage taught on this Course helps balance the three body doshas - the Tridoshas - that constitute the chemical nature of every living organism.

Topics include: * Contra-indications for Massage * Balancing the three body Doshas * Therapeutic uses of Ayurvedic Essential Oils & Carrier Oils * Ayurvedic Massage-Techniques * Marma Points * Massage for Arthritis, Bronchitis, Insomnia and Neurasthenia

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

BABIES & CHILDREN MASSAGE with essential oil data - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

Qualified Aromatherapists must submit a copy of their Aromatherapy Certificate to obtain a Babies & Children Aromatherapeutic Massage Certificate. All other participants will receive a Babies & Children Massage Certificate

This Course is designed for Aromatherapists and Massage Therapists who wish to be able to massage babies & children. The Essential Oil element is the only part of the Course not relevant to non-Aromatherapists.

Please note that this Course, when available as 'in-house' training, is offered as a 1-day Course. However, we feel that it is necessary to make it into a longer distance-learning Course and it is, therefore, the equivalent of 2-days.

Practical: * How to massage babies and older children safely * Massage techniques

Theory: *A Child's Immune System and Essential Oils & the Immune System * Inoculations * Safety & Children * Carrier Oils for new-born Babies * Consultation Sheets for Children of differing ages * Story Reading whilst Massaging * Conditions and Acupressure Points * Flower Remedies * Treating Children with Essential Oils * Recipes for Children's Ailments

Student Comments:

"I found the content well laid out, easy to understand and follow. There was plenty of theory behind the assignments and opportunities to expand on the knowledge provided. I appreciate all the help given with this course thank you, as always it is prompt and useful. I needed very little help but Alison was always there to answer questions promptly and when something did not apply to me provided me with alternatives so I could complete the required assessment. Lots of information given and opportunities to expand on that knowledge more so than if I had attended a one day workshop". "Very satisfied with the structure and theory of the course overall. The dvd and the written instructions were more than satisfactory for understanding the baby massage process. The assignments were challenging, and I had to use critical thought, which I enjoyed very much. The Tutor responded quickly to the e-mails and gave very informative feedback on the assignments. It was more than kind of her to draw from her personal life experience, in order for me to learn how to be a better therapist".

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

CHAKRA BASTI - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists or Beauty Therapists. Please note that this Course is also open to Lay-people

This Course will teach how to use special oils contained in dough balls and held over a particular chakra to enable release and rejuvenation. Specific herbs, aromas and oils are used, depending on the nature of the imbalance.

Topics include: * Brief Introduction to Ayurveda * Aims & Benefits of Chakra Basti *Ayurvedic Body-types * Cautions/Contra-indications * Chakras - What are they? * Specialised Oils used in Chakra Basti * Making dough balls * Chakra cleansing

Student comments: 'I found the course theory and structure excellent. The course material was so well put together that I did not need to contact my Tutor'. 'I was grateful for very prompt replies to my questions'.

CHINESE FOOT MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Using Tui Na Techniques

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists or Beauty Therapists. Please note that this Course is open to Lay-people

Please note that this Course is also open to the Lay-person Traditionally, the massage begins with the pleasurable soaking of the feet in a foot bath containing herbs chosen specifically for the client. The heated medicine warms the feet. After the client's feet have been rested and refreshed, the masseur or masseuse spreads a thick layer of lotion on the feet and calves and then rubs and kneads the calves and soles using Tui Na techniques.

Topics include: * Assessing Foot-problems * Choosing the correct blend of herbs * Foot baths * Performing a Foot-massage * Pressure points on the feet and hands * Cautions & Contra-indications * Yin/Yang and 5 Element Introduction

Student comments: "The content was good and written in a way that encourages you to search out more information, I felt this helped considerably with my understanding of the course subject. Fast response and helpful comments. I would not change anything in this Course as, I think there was just enough information to encourage you to research the course subject, but not too much to overwhelm you".

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists

Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course. Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.

This course is designed for Massage Therapists who want to take their existing skill set further and enhance the treatments they provide to clients whilst maintaining their own professional well-being. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective technique that takes up where Swedish or Holistic Massage leaves off - providing clients with longer lasting results, thereby achieving a higher level of client satisfaction.

Topics include:

* Addressing problems within the soft tissue instead of referring Clients to another Practitioner * Hands-free techniques - taking better care of yourself and your joints by decreasing the pressure and strain that you will naturally receive when working regularly * How to adapt the techniques shown to use on any part of the body * How to incorporate into existing routines

Student Comments: "A brilliant course that exceeded expectations. The reading material was thorough, interesting, and has already proved useful. The DVD was very good as well, I really like that you can watch it again and again, often picking up different things on each watch as well as reinforcing existing knowledge. The DVD pace was good, as were the explanations. I like to learn as much as possible so appreciate as many little tips and asides as possible. This is the first distance course that I have done, and was a little unsure before booking as to whether a distance course would be as beneficial to me personally as an attendance course. I am pleased to say that these concerns were quickly allayed, I feel as confident having done the distance learning course as I think I would have done doing the attendance course, and would not hesitate to do more. I think you probably actually learn things more thoroughly doing the distance learning as a result of the assignments, reading and rereading info in order to complete the assignments, watching and re-watching the DVD etc. The speed and efficiency of The Seed Institute in terms of sending out the information, marking and feedback is highly commendable and much appreciated, many thanks". "A great course with good reading material and DVD. You learn things thoroughly as you read the notes and any of the recommended books. Marking and feedback was quick and efficient. If I had any questions or needed to discuss anything I just rang to get an answer. I would not change anything in this Course."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

FOOT-REFLEX ASSESSMENT & MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

No prior experience required and open to Lay-people

On this Course, you will be taught foot-reflexology points and how to use them to assess your Client's condition. You will also learn how to use these points in a foot-massage to help ease your Client's ailments and give a feeling of well-being.

Topics include: *Reflex-points used in Foot-Reflex Massage * Using Reflex-points to assess health conditions * Using Reflex-points whilst massaging the feet *What conditions will be most helped

Student Comments: "Thoughtfully designed to enable therapist to have a thoroughly greater understanding and appreciation of Foot-Reflex Assessment & Massage - I found the content to be very comprehensive, detailed and well presented. From the initial contact by email from a question I had about the actual course to the course postage and the actual coursework resources and coursework feedback etc. I found to be prompt and helpful".

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

HANDS FREE MASSAGE TECHNIQUES - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

Different massage techniques that avoid the use of the hands. Especially useful for those therapists whose hands are not as agile as they once were or who have developed strain from over-use.

Topics include: * Hands Free Massage Techniques * Postural Analysis * Spinal Analysis * The immune & Lymphatic Systems * Carrier Oils * Research Citations on the Efficacy of Massage

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

No prior experience required and open to Lay-people.

On this Course you will be taught to look at the body from different viewpoints enabling you to have a variety of tools to help you assess your Client's condition prior to working on them. Learn about different body-types and the Eastern approach to being in balance as well as the best of Western techniques.

Topics will address the following: * Pulse-synchronisation: learn how to harmonise your pulses with those of your clients. * 3-point Assessment: observation, touch and questioning. * Health & Symptom Profiling: seeing what symptoms relate to bodily systems. * Analysis: through skin-colour, eyes, nail, hair and tongue. * Face-organ Correlations: how spots, dry skin, blemishes can indicate disorders. * Foot-characteristics and Reflex-points: how the tone and condition of feet can indicate aspects of health. * Cardio-vascular indexing: an insight into circulatory tension and metabolic stresses. * pH Testing: how to test saliva and urine for acidity/alkalinity. * Acid/alkaline chart: to assist in assessing clients' diets. * Colour-hunger Symptom-chart: how to see what colours your client needs * Fragrance-testing: how to educate the nose to discern and appreciate odours. * Personal Health-Monitoring * Flower Remedies: how to choose what is appropriate

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH CANCER or OEDEMA - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

We intend to dispel many myths about massaging people with cancer and to impart hard-won knowledge to those wanting to support people in their battle with this disorder. It has the unique perspective of experiences with malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. It is predominantly a 'hands-on' training and, as such, consists mainly of practical work. Applicable to other disorders including fluid retention.

Topics include: * Myths: what are they? * The Importance of Massage for People with Cancer * Lymphatic & Immune System * The Importance of Touch * Cautions and Contra-indications * Massage: limitations and boundaries * Consultation * Clients' Record-Sheet * pH Testing * Pulse synchronisation * Carrier-Oils * Full-body Massage sequence * Lymphatic Drainage Massage * Castor Oil Compress * Adapting massage to different situations

Student Comments: "Thank you very much for all the help you have given me with this course I have enjoyed it very much and found it very beneficial". "It was flexible meaning I could fit it in alongside a busy working life". "I had fantastic help and feedback every step of the way. I knew that if I had any problems I could ask and have them explained at any point". "I found the course very enjoyable and beneficial". "The theory was detailed enough to learn from but easy to follow. I found that being given research tasks and assignments made me learn further as I had to fully understand the subject".

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

NEPALESE OILS & MARMA POINT MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

This Course helps you to widen your knowledge of essential oils and learn where Marma Points are on the Body and when you would use them.

Topics include: * Nepalese essential oils and Ayurvedic compatibilities: essential oils for cooling massage * Marma Points of the body and when to use them * Dosha Marma essential oils * Carrier oils used in Marma Point Massage * Marma Meditation

Student Comments: "Booklet is well laid out with clear sections that make it easy to refer back to. Lots of information about Ayurveda for those who are new to the concept and it is also good revision material for those who already have some knowledge. The Essential Oil section is thorough and thought provoking! There is lots here I can apply to my existing practice and I'm looking forward to learning more. Alison's comments on my assignments were very positive and helpful and she is a very supportive tutor, giving me confidence to use my new knowledge on clients as well as myself. I have always been pleased with my SEED courses, DL or hands on and this one is no exception."

PINDA SWEDA MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £130 (inc. starter pack) Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

All ancient cultures used the earth's sacred grains and legumes not only to cleanse, nourish and enhance the physical prowess of the body but also to tone the skin. In Pinda Sweda the pinda (bolus/ball) is made from grains, herbs and spices. Firm massage, using the pinda, is applied over the whole or specific part of the body. This helps to awaken cellular memory through intense stimulation. Pinda Sweda is given after the Whole Body or Part Abhyanga (massage). It is excellent in treating Vata and Kapha disorders, since both these doshas are cold in nature. This Sweda is very effective for rehabilitation therapy. This remarkable treatment uses natural, nourishing, ingredients such as Sesame Oil, Chickpea Flour, Ginger, Adjowan Seeds, Turmeric Powder and Fenugreek Powder. Please note that a small hot plate (available from Argos) is required to do this treatment.

Topics include:* Ayurveda overview * Making Pinda Boluses * Grains, herbs and spices used in boluses *Conditions treated * Pinda Sweda massage movements * Pinda Sweda for facial beauty * Recipes for Cellulite, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Wrinkles, Acne

Comment from Principal Tutor:

"This is the most delightful treatment I have every experienced - the level of deep relaxation was remarkable".

Student Comments: "Excellent administration. I found this course to be well put together and a great introduction for therapists exploring Ayurveda, it has been inspirational for me. I have been working with the oriental tradition for years so find myself pondering a bit on the differences so the uncomplicated course material has really been a help on my Ayurvedic journey".

PREGNANCY, BABIES & CHILDREN MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

Only available as two individual Courses: Babies & Children Massage and Pregnancy Massage (see individual Courses for details).

PREGNANCY MASSAGE with essential oil data - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Massage Therapists or Aromatherapists

Qualified Aromatherapists must submit a copy of their Aromatherapy Certificate and complete an Aromatherapy case study to obtain a Pregnancy Aromatherapeutic Massage Certificate. Massage Therapists must complete a case study without the use of essential oils to receive a Pregnancy Massage Certificate

This Course is designed for Aromatherapists and Massage Therapists who wish to be able to massage pregnant women. The Essential Oil element is the only part of the Course not relevant to non-Aromatherapists.

Practical: * Relaxing massage positions and specific massage techniques, including Shiatsu points and hand and foot reflexes, during pregnancy * Massage

Theory: * Essential oils - recipes for conditions - pre, during and post labour * Stages of Pregnancy * Carriers & Flower Remedies * Legal Advice * Safety Precautions * Benefits of Massage during Pregnancy * Symphysis Pubis * Placenta Previa * Urticaria * Common Problems during Pregnancy * Hormones during Pregnancy * Respiratory & Digestive Tract during Pregnancy * Heart & Blood flow during Pregnancy * Essential Oil Recipes during Pregnancy

Students' Comments: "I am enjoying the course a lot, I had mixed feelings initially about distance learning but it's proving a great opportunity to explore and reflect on a subject in more depth than a one or 2 day course generally allows". "I found the theory booklets very good and informative. There was an adequate amount of information and references in the text and some very useful information to look at and study. It was a good course and good value for money". "A big thank you for providing such a thorough and enjoyable course, I have really enjoyed learning this subject and feel confident and equipped to practice on Pregnant women both efficiently and (more importantly,) safely"."Thanks very much for a great course which gave me time to work at my own pace and do lots of research before sending in my assignments"."I would like to thank you for a great course I found it relevant, in depth and may I say I feel I have learnt more from having to do the research and assessments and constructive feedback than I would have if I had completed a one day course"."Have really enjoyed the course and learning a lot more about working with pregnant women. I am looking forward to working with more women and learning even more as I go. Thank you for giving me the confidence to add more skills to my list"."I found the lay out very easy to follow and the material given included lots of information that I have retained. I love the DVD that came with it as I am better with visuals and this really helped me to understand how the massage is to be carried out. I will be looking to book another course next year for my CPD". "As usual Alison was first class, helpful manner and always responding with constructive and helpful comments, which aid learning. Well presented and comprehensive, DVD was great giving massage pointers and actually seeing it helped. Having additional aromatherapy part was good it helped me with my work and although I have an idea of oils it made me think more about the oils. Doing a case study reinforces the understanding and helped."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

REMEDIAL & SPORT-INJURIES MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 4 days - £400 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Bodywork Therapists

This Course was formulated at the request of Therapists who were frequently being asked to help with problems with which they did not feel confident enough to tackle. We address techniques that assist with common problems, e.g. frozen shoulders, arthritis, bursitis, constipation, ankle and foot-problems, sciatica, back-problems, sport-injury, etc. The simple and effective techniques have made this a very popular Course.

Topics include: * Locating Vertebrae * Posture and particular related Problems * Effects of Misaligned Vertebrae * Muscles Associated with different Disorders * Palpation * Core muscles of the Back * Working with Back, Neck, Arm, Leg, Hip and Abdominal Points * Neuro-vascular Contact Points * Origin/Insertion Technique * Trigger Points * Massage - incorporating Remedial Techniques * Lymphatic Drainage on Chest & Abdomen * Tapping Chest, Kidney and Liver - Clearing major Organs * Emotional Stress-release * Breast Congestion Points * Essential Oils * Nutritional Support * Pulse-Synchronisation

Student Comments: "Lots to read and learn. The course-notes were very interesting and informative. The feedback and marking was efficient and greatly appreciated. I have enjoyed exploring the subjects in depths. The recommended books were very helpful and necessary and helped with further knowledge". "Since putting some of the practical into practice I have gained 5 new clients. They have been amazed by the reduction of pain and stiffness in muscles and have been reporting that although they may not sleep longer the quality of sleep is very much improved."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

RETURN TO AROMATHERAPY OR MASSAGE PRACTICE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £160 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

This Course is designed for those who have qualified in Aromatherapy or Massage but who, for whatever reason, have been unable to practice for some time. It addresses the techniques of massage that are easily lost if not used regularly and helps with all areas of getting back into practice.

Topics include: * Contra-indications to Massage * Massage Refresher * Client-Consultations * Therapeutic Cross-Referencing * Professional Bodies * Working with the Medical Profession * Basic Business Principles & Book-keeping * Business-Management * Setting up in Practice * How to obtain Clients - and keep them.

Please note: this Distance-learning Course is the equivalent of the first 2 days of the 3 day in-house Return to Practice Course. The in-house Course has an additional Massage Refresher day to afford students in depth practice of advanced massage techniques. Students who have attained this 2 day Distance-learning Course may, if they feel they would benefit from hands on tuition, book on the third day of the in-house Course which is our 'Advanced Massage Refresher' day (AMR).

Student comments: "The course covered a wide range of topics and I enjoyed reading the contents. The pack was brilliant and I found the various hand-outs very useful. This is my second distance learning course with Seed Institute and I would recommend them. I feel it is professionally run and I always get a prompt response when contacting them." "It's been an absolute joy to do this course." "I found the theory extremely interesting and in fact as soon as I had received the course pack, I couldn't stop reading! The course was structured in such a way as to make everything easy to follow. I found the course everything I hoped it would be. I was very impressed with how quick Alison came back to me when she had marked my assignments. I enjoyed reading the extra information that Alison added to a few pieces of work. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone." "I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you for mentoring me through what has been a theory and practise enhancing experience and has encouraged me to continue to learn as much as I can to provide my clients with the best possible therapeutic outcome."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

SITTING BACK MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

This back and neck massage course will enable therapists to take their work in to the workplace or the client's home without the use of heavy couches.

Topics include: * The spine * The nerves of the spine * Length of Sessions: how to adjust for the clients requirements * How to seat the client * How to market your therapies * Exercises and tips for clients * Practical Routines * Negotiating skills: with management to use the therapy in the workplace * Suggested uses in both the home and the workplace

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

SOFT REMEDIAL MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists

Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course. Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.

Soft Remedial Massage treats soft tissue, muscle, ligaments and joints using specific pressure, stretching and isometrics. Massage not only relaxes and refreshes, it can be used in the prevention of stress and injuries.

Topics include: * Soft Remedial Massage Techniques * Assessment Techniques * Emotional Stress Release to Relieve Pain * Releasing Past Trauma * Breast Congestion * Conditions: The Injury League * Clinical Nutrition Palpation * Muscles & Meridians associated with Injuries/Disorders * Meridian 'running' & 'flushing' * Chinese Energy Clock

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE & SOFT TISSUE DYSFUNCTION- DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists

Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course. Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.

Soft tissue (muscle, tendon and ligament) work includes stretching and various forms of massage to help reduce muscle spasm, fluid accumulation and scar tissue formed as a result of injury or degenerative condition. Muscle energy techniques: where the client actively uses muscles from a controlled position in a specific direction against a distinct counterforce.

Topics include: * Soft Tissue Manipulation * Muscle Energy Technique * Neuro-muscular techniques * Stretching Exercises * Therapeutic touch * Main Muscles of the Body * Cautions and Contra-indications

Student Comments: "I found the structure of the Course easy to follow and well designed. The theory notes were well explained and proved helpful prior to my practical studies. The DVD was especially helpful.I also found the recommended reading list a great aid. Each time I needed to contact the SEED Institute, in any form, I found all the information and help that I needed very quickly. The course notes were sent to me very quickly and my e-mails were accessed and replied to extremely quickly. The feedback I had from my Course Tutor was excellent and although I did not feel that I needed any specific help I found her to be very encouraging and supportive. This gave me confidence to carry out my studies and complete the Assignments without any problems. I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the case studies and was most pleasantly surprised by the speed at which the scar tissue in both cases responded to treatment. I have really enjoyed the Course and my clients are very pleased with the results. I am looking forward to employing my new skills and incorporating them into my treatments."

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

STRAIN/COUNTERSTRAIN TECHNIQUES - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists

Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course. Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.

Simply, counter-strain is the form of manual manipulative therapy that uses an indirect means of passively positioning a painful or restricted joint or muscle to relieve pain and mechanical dysfunction. As its name implies, it counters the results of the initial strain on the body.

Topics include: * Strain/Counter-strain Techniques * Massage - Limitations & Boundaries * Cautions and Contra-indications * Muscular System * Philosophy of Change * Chinese Self-Massage

Student Comments: "A well presented course. This distance learning course and the exercises for submission facilitated a greater understanding of the course content".

This course is also available as in-house tuition.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 2 days - £180 Book Now

For Aromatherapists

Designed for Aromatherapists who wish to explore the 'Human Energy-System' and learn how to use it with massage to heal, open and rebalance. It aims to allow each participant a safe space in which to explore the realm of energies and the subtler ways of utilising Aromatherapy.

The following topics are explored: * Fibonacci & Plants * Pulse-synchronisation * Yin, Yang, Colour, Diet & Essential Oils * Analysis of hair, eyes, tongue, nails, feet & skin-colour * Chakras, Colours, Fragrance & other sources of Harmony * Subtle usage of Essential Oils - burners, ritual baths & smudging * Essential Oils in Imagery & Meditation * Essential Oils for the Dying * Fragrance Testing * Colour-reading & Colour-hunger Symptom Chart * Bach Flower-Remedies * Energy-Field Location * Aura-Massage using Essential Oils * Treatment-procedure to balance Ch'I * Meridian Lines & Magnetic Energy Field * Reading Body-energy & Understanding Limitations

Student Comments: "This Course gave me more than I had expected - it has opened new windows. A very happy experience." "Excellent! What can I say - it was very informative and enjoyable. I would recommend this Course to others." "Very enjoyable and enlightening Course." "Opened my mind to other avenues." "Very interesting module and inspires me to investigate further. Help from the dedicated Tutor always constructive and encouraging. Always prompt reply to any questions. I would not change anything on this Course". "I enjoyed the course, it contained such a broad range of therapies I could be reading around it for years! It was great to be able to do it in my own time, that really suited my present situation. I didn't feel I needed any help from Alison as the course notes were self explanatory. Though she was so quick to respond when I handed in my course work that I'm sure she'd have cleared up any queries instantly." "I found the theory clear and thought provoking, the structure was clear, well laid out. A great course to do - it made me think about essential oils in a different way. This is the first time I have needed any help with one of your courses as they are so well written, I found the help prompt, accurate and very useful, it explained what I needed to know. As I had a faulty DVD when I informed the tutor a replacement was in the next post so that I could use this resource as quickly as possible". "Excellent prompt and constructive help. Lived up to my expectations and was delivered in a user friendly format. Subject content has prompted me to look further into certain aspects. I would have no hesitation recommending The S.E.E.D Institute and I can certainly see myself doing further courses, with the institute". "Many thanks for marking my work so quickly, and for your kind and illuminating comments - I was greatly heartened"."I want to say a huge thank you for this lovely course. It put a lot of things in perspective, and has sparkled my curiosity on TCM. The concept of the colour, sound and essential oils, has been very inspiring to me, and I have already started on using it on my music meditation compositions. I am looking forward to the other courses from The Seed institute".

TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE - DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSE

Equivalent of 1 day - £100 Book Now

For Bodywork Therapists

Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course. Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.

A trigger-point is an area of local facilitation that can be housed in any soft tissue structure, most usually muscle and/or fascia. Palpation from the skin and sometimes with pressure may be required to localise these. Trigger-point therapy is a pain-relief technique to alleviate muscle-spasms and cramping

Topics include: * Trigger Points * Glossary of Terms * Palpation * Stretching Trigger Point Areas * Main Muscles of the Body * Cautions and Contra-indications * Sensitivity & 'Grip' Strength Test

Student Comments: Everything was clearly written and illustrated. The DVD I found invaluable and, along with the support from the Tutor, meant there was no difference from attending the course in person. Everything was smooth and Tutor easy to contact by email or phone, with extremely prompt responses

This course is also available as in-house tuition.