Our ITEC Level 3 anatomy and physiology certificate course is designed for people studying massage, reflexology, kinesiology, beauty therapy, yoga, bowen technique, aromatherapy, fitness and personal training to name a few. It also serves as a valuable revision tool for people who are qualified and those who have found the provision of their anatomy and physiology within their course, sadly lacking. If you are considering a life change and move into complementary therapies, here is a guide to a few options:
A treatment in which very fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific and appropriate points along the body's meridians (energy pathways). This stimulates the energy and removes blockages that lead to disease.
This is an educational therapy aimed at improving mental and physical well-being through changes in habitual posture. Practice of the technique enables the body to have perfect balance and poise with minimum use of energy and tension.
This uses muscle testing to analyse any imbalances in the body. It is based on the belief that muscle strength and tone reflects the inner state of organs. Kinesiologists then use touch and acupressure massage with nutritional advice to rebalance the body. This Online Anatomy and Physiology course is recognized by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK) and the Federation of Kinesiologists.
This therapy works on specific points on the body by applying rolling type techniques. The aim is to gently move the muscles, soft tissue and energy within the body, thereby encouraging the body to realign itself. This Online Anatomy and Physiology course is recommended by the European school of Bowen Technique
Homeopathy is based on the principle that 'like cures like'. That is, homeopathic remedies that produce a set of symptoms of an ailment in a healthy person can cure those symptoms in a person who is ill.
Otherwise known as Champissage (the Indian word for massage is champi), this is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp, based on the Ayurvedic system. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area to encourage health and balance.
Iridology is a form of diagnosis and is based on the idea that the iris reflects the person's health. Each part of the iris is representative of a part of the body and imbalances in the body can be detected and future illness pre-empted. Advice is then given on treatment.
A treatment of the feet using specialised massage techniques to heal, strengthen and balance the body. It is based on the belief that different areas of the feet represent areas of the body and by stimulating specific reflex points on the feet the reflexologist affects the corresponding area of the body.
This is a type of massage that uses the same points along the meridians or energy pathways as acupuncture, helping to clear them and create a well balanced body. It takes place on the floor with the person clothed.
An Indian practice of physical and mental discipline aimed at improving strength, stamina and flexibility, while calming the mind. Yoga uses stretching postures with breathing and relaxation. Circulation and balance are improved, immunity is strengthened and energy increased. Specific postures are beneficial for particular ailments.
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