Byline: LAWRENCE VOS Public Relations and Press Officer, Learning
and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire
RELAX, wind down and light a scented candle as Stratford-upon-Avon
College prepares to rid you of the stresses and strains of everyday
The college is currently developing a comprehensive range of
therapy courses in recognition of the increasing focus on holistic and
Funded by the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and
Warwickshire, courses on offer in September include aromatherapy,
reflexology, thermal- auricular therapy, Indian head massage and Swedish
Courses run at the Tranquillity Suite will range from part-time
classes to full-time certificates and diplomas.
Bridget Hunt, holistic therapies co-ordinator at Stratford College,
said: "Our holistic training suite has been built to a high
specification and will emulate the real working environment to ensure
quality training and a rewarding learning experience across all
"We have acknowledged the rapid increase in demand for
holistic therapy training opportunities across areas of healthcare and
aspects of the service industry and of corporate business, and have now
done something about it.
"We have a new and exciting holistic and complementary
therapies division and we are delighted to be able to offer such a wide
range of courses to the local community.
"We aim to support, develop and provide highly professional
therapists to local healthcare provisions, industry and
Courses soon starting include an NVQ level 3 holistic therapies
diploma, enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills in a variety
And there will soon be a chance for local people to try the
therapies out fort themselves.
From next month, treatments from the developing professional
therapists will be available to the public for a nominal fee.
The range of treatments at Stratford-Upon-Avon College will be on
offer at various times throughout the week including both evenings and
For further information, phone 01789 266245.
SOMETHING AFOOT: Demonstrating just one of the alternative
treatments on offer at Stratford-upon-Avon College is holistic therapies
co-ordinator Bridget Hunt. Picture: CHRIS ROSS