Aminya Academy August Intensives are the perfect opportunity to fast track your Natural Therapies qualifications. Our courses are Government Accredited.
This is an opportunity to fast track your natural therapies qualification from our pristine location at Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. We are only a few minutes from the airport and directly opposite a wide variety of resorts and accommodation, as well as Marcoola Beach!
A full list of units being offered is listed below. You can also visit our Sunshine Coast course calendar for other sessions that have been scheduled. These are constantly updated. If you have any questions please contact our Sunshine Coast Campus.
We hope you can join us! Please contact us to reserve your spot as places are limited.
Basic Massage – 4 Days | August 1, 2, 3 & 8
This unit describes the skills required to prepare clients for and to administer basic massage treatment. To
describe the skills and knowledge required to interpret information gathered in the health assessment then
make and review accurate assessment for basic massage treatment, according to the philosophy and
practices of a massage therapy framework.
Musculo-Skeletal – 2 days | August 4 & 5
Musculo-skeletal describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm
physical health status including skeletal structure, function, formation and movement and the in-depth
knowledge of the relationship between muscles and the skeleton.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage – 4 days |August 4-7
Learn the origins and history of lymphatic drainage and an overview of lymphatic, immune, circulatory,
endocrine and autonomic nervous systems. Learn also indications, contraindications, precautions of
lymphatic drainage and how to utilise essential oils in this unit.
Infection Control & WHS (2 days), Clinic Orientation – 3 days | August 7-9
This unit covers general Infection Control and WHS requirements according to legislation and codes of
practice, including duties and responsibilities for all parties under the general duty of care. Work will usually
be performed within a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures.
Provide Aromatherapy Massage Treatments – 4 days | August 9-12
This subject provides the student with the skills necessary to perform a full body aromatherapy therapeutic
massage, including knowledge of an aromatherapy environment, points to note with massage therapy
treatment, contraindications, and precautions, keeping good client history records and aromatherapy
Structural Alignment 1 – 2 days | August 12 & 13
Structural Alignment Analysis 1 provides the skills and knowledge required to confirm physical health status using observation and palpations and also assessing posture, gait, mobility and length of pertinent muscles.
Foundations of Product Making – 2 days | August 13 & 14
Describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a client for an aromatherapy treatment and
negotiate a treatment management plan with them over the course of treatment required. It also describes
the skills and knowledge required to develop aromatherapy products according to aromatherapy principles.
Development Aromatherapy Treatments for conditions – 2 days | August 15 & 16
Develop Aromatherapy Treatments describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a client for an aromatherapy treatment and negotiate a treatment management plan with them over the course of treatment required.It also describes the skills and knowledge required to develop aromatherapy products according to aromatherapy principles.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology – 2 days | August 17 & 18
This unit describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to
analyse available health information in relation to specific services provided. History and information of
various modalities including Western modern, traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine will be covered.
Body systems will be reviewed and taught, including nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic,
immune and integumentary among others.
Engage with Health Professionals – 2 days | August 21 & 22
This unit introduces the student to natural therapies in general. The student investigates the options of
other practitioners in their area and learns how to make referrals.
Interpret and Use Information About Nutrition and Diet – 2 days | August 23 & 24
This unit requires the operator to demonstrate in their practice an understanding of nutrition as it applies to
the performance of natural therapy treatments. Knowledge of relevant legislation and workplace policies
and procedures, particularly in regard to safety and hygiene, are also required.
Provide Remedial Massage Treatment for Athletes – 4 days | August 25-28
This unit teaches the skill and knowledge required to administer remedial massage treatments for athletes
and includes myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reducing muscle tension, promote flexibility and
treating specific sporting injuries.
Advanced Product Making – 2 days | August 25 & 26
Create products for individual therapeutic application, bottle and label products correctly. Research and
discuss the history of perfumery and identify the dilutions of the perfumes and waters. Discuss packaging
and presentation of productions.
Reflexology 1 – 4 days | August 30 – September 2
This unit addresses the necessity for the student to understand the basic requirements for employment
within a reflexology environment, addressing reflexology as a complementary health care modality,
researching its history and evaluating its use in the health field workplace.
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A lot of people ask me, what is reflexology?
Reflexology is the ancient treatment of the feet – dating back thousands of years from many cultures of greater Asia, the Middle East and Egypt. Old graphic texts show people massaging the feet of others in various ways. These texts also show various maps of the feet and the relationship to the organs and major joints of the body.
Many forms of treatment took place including massage, oils, and the use of instruments, sticks, stones, knuckles, brushes and the like.
The modern form of reflexology is similar with attention given to our soft skin as these days we tend to wear better shoes than ancient people did. It involves specific massage techniques which stimulate the reflex points of the feet in relation to the organs and joints.
What is reflexology good for?
Apart from the obvious – (it’s great for your feet!); research studies have shown that reflexology is very effective for constipation, diarrhoea, anxiety, depression, and during uncomplicated labour to bring balance and improve efficiency of contractions.
I have also helped people with headaches/sore neck/hips/knees/back using specific reflexology points to alleviate pain and soreness from those areas. They are usually amazed at the result. The great thing is I can then teach them how to massage those points at home and continue the treatment for themselves.
Reflexology is a mostly gentle, non-invasive way to treatment many common complaints of pain and discomfort without the use of drugs. That’s why more people are interested in learning more about it.
About the author:
Kirsty is an experienced therapist and teacher with a studio business in Strathpine called Caring Cottage.