Why You Should Never Be Afraid of Change

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Change can be scary. It can stir up self-doubt and make us question everything. But often, the alternative to changing things is to stay as we are. Stale, stuck, and uninspired. When you have the courage to make changes in your life, amazing things can happen. Here’s why you should never be afraid of change.

It Helps You See Life Differently

When you wake up in the morning and think about the day ahead, how do you feel? Are you excited to get up and make a difference or are you filled with a feeling of dread? Making positive changes in your life can help you see things differently. Imagine challenging yourself to train in a new treatment, or deciding that you want to completely pivot and change the direction of your business. You’ll feel inspired and enthusiastic, and that makes you look at life through completely different eyes.

Change Opens Your Mind

If you’ve been in the industry for a long time, you might think ‘there’s nothing you can tell me.’ I want to tell you that you’re wrong. There’s always something to learn and training in something completely new like Helenergy can open your mind to new possibilities.

It Helps You Keep Moving Forward

There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck. Embracing change can make you vulnerable. But if you try new things and see that nothing bad happens, it will motivate you to keep pushing on and moving forward in life.

Change Reminds You of How Resilient You Are

Changing direction in business or life can feel terrifying, but when you go through change and you thrive, it can remind you about how resilient and capable you are.

Amazing Things Can Happen When You Embrace Change

Often, no matter how stuck or down in the dumps we feel about how things are, our mind tells us that change is something to be scared of. ‘What if it doesn’t work out?’ it tells us. I say what if it does? It’s natural to be wary of change, but what if it ends up being the best thing you’ve ever done? There’s only one way to find out.

Are You Ready to Embrace Change and Change Lives?

Therapist practising Helenergy Healing

Do you feel you are here for something more? Do your days not fill you with joy as they should? Do you love to help people not only with treatments, but in their whole life?

Training to be a Helenergy Therapist and Healing Mentor is a career that will light you up from the inside out. I know because I have done it.

I held an in-person Helenergy Horizons event recently and if you didn’t attend you really missed out.

Train as a Helenergy Therapist and you’ll get award-winning training and products that give you and your clients the chance to soar in life.

You’ll have my complete support and business mentoring once you are trained, you will not be left on your own.

I will be holding another in-person event in a few months’ time but in the meantime, if you want to know about Helenergy and how you can change lives, book a free discovery call via my Calendly link.

You’re Invited to An Exclusive Helenergy Event

Stephanie Holland, Helenergy Creator and healing mentor

As therapists, we’re privileged that our clients confide in us. What do yours say? Do they tell you they are anxious, depressed, or feeling a bit lost in life? Do they complain of just not feeling good, mentally and physically? Or maybe it’s you who feels that way?

Either way, there’s a need now for something that makes people feel good from the inside out. Something that makes them feel lighter, brighter, and like they enjoy life again.

That’s why I created Helenergy.

If you’ve been following me on social media or reading my monthly newsletters, you’ll know that Helenergy is a beautiful unique energetic healing modality that I created during the lockdowns. People were stressed, anxious, lost, and wanted to change their lives for the better, and I saw a need for something that would help people on a far deeper level.

Helenergy: A Holistic Approach to Healing Mind, Body, and Soul

Since I trained in energetic healing two decades ago, I’ve been amazed at how powerful it can be to restore the body and mind. I trained in Reiki, but Helenergy is far more than that; it’s a holistic and personalised approach to improving wellbeing, body and soul.

Helenergy is a combination of energetic healing, treatments, daily rituals, and gorgeous products. I spent the lockdowns creating the brand and pulling all the pieces together. I sourced lovely organic products. I created unique treatment experiences like the Helenergy Facial Experience that’s combined with energy healing to offer a treatment like no other. I created a Helenergy Journal to help empower people to take charge of their own wellbeing. And here’s the biggie; I put together some accredited training for therapists.

You’re Invited to an Exclusive In-Person Event

When I created Helenergy, I knew that I wanted to train a network of Helenergy Therapists to take this beautiful modality far and wide. If you’re feeling a bit lost at the moment or don’t know which way to take your career, maybe reading this is the sign you were waiting for.

Imagine going into work every day knowing that you were truly making a difference to your clients’ wellbeing. That you helped them break free of that grief, anxiety, and fear…whatever it is that’s weighing them down. Imagine how that would enhance your own life.

After a few years of online events, I wanted to bring Helenergy to you in person. On Monday 27th June, I’m planning to hold a lovely Helenergy Horizons event from 6-8pm. I’d love the chance to meet with you and tell you all about Helenergy and how it could transform your life.

On the day, I’ll talk about the different elements of Helenergy, and there’ll be a chance for you to try the gorgeous product range I created.

If you’re a therapist who wants to find out more about the accredited Helenergy Therapist/Healing Mentor training, there’ll be the chance to do that too. Oh yes, and there’ll be cake!

Helenergy Event Details

The event will be held on Monday 27th June at 6pm-8pm at my training room at Ashington Workspace, Ashington, Ne63 9jz. It’s super easy to get to and there is plenty of free on-site parking.

There is a small fee of £5 to attend the event, but that will be redeemable against a Helenergy Product you can take home.

Are you ready to find out how Helenergy can help you live a fulfilling life, full of purpose?

Click here to book your place at the event. Can’t wait to see you there!

Who Can Offer Reflexology?

Reflexology is a gorgeous relaxing treatment that can really improve a client’s wellbeing. You might have thought about training in it, but are you still on the fence? Not sure if it’s for you? Well here’s the good news, there are so many reasons why therapists choose to offer reflexology, and you can too!

The Benefits of Training in Reflexology

Have you thought about adding reflexology to your treatment menu, or do you want to start a completely standalone reflexology business? Here are the benefits of training in reflexology.

You Can Make Use of Your Existing Skills

Are you a good listener? Have you worked in a caring profession? Or are you good at taking notes and love to learn new things? You can transfer all of these skills to a reflexology business.

It Gives You Job Flexibility

Want to be your own boss and rent a room or go mobile? Or do you want a salaried job in a spa that offers holistic treatments? Training in reflexology can give you the flexibility to set your own hours and choose how you want your career to work for you.

You Can Take Your Life in a Completely New Direction

So many of us dream about leaving the grind behind and doing something new. Well training in reflexology could give you that chance to do something rewarding that genuinely makes others feel good.

Your World Will be Your Oyster

Whether you want a second income stream, or you want to train in reflexology then build on that, there’ll be nothing stopping you.

It Reduces Stress for Clients (and For You!)

You get to nurture and care for your clients and the relaxing environment you create will also benefit you. You’ll feel your clients’ stress and anxiety drop away and in turn, you’ll feel less stressed too.

Reflexology Helps You Work with Clients on a Deeper Level

Often, the focus for beauty therapists is making clients feel good, and that’s an amazing thing. But when you offer reflexology, you get to work with them on a deeper level, helping them feel good from the inside out. This creates a very different kind of relationship. When clients realise how amazing they feel, they’ll want to come back time and time again.

Want to Offer Reflexology?

Anyone can offer reflexology and there are so many benefits of training in it.

I have set two dates for reflexology training at the academy; 23rd May or 15th August.

These dates get booked up very quickly so if you are on the fence about if you should train, ask yourself how your life (and your clients’ lives) could flourish by offering this service.

There are many ways you can make a reflexology business work. You can rent a room or go mobile. Or if you are already in the industry, it will soon become one of your most popular treatments that clients will always return for.

Want more information or want to book a place?

Get in touch with Steph on 07825 337342.

Want a Truly Heart and Soul-Led Career?

Do you live to work to do work you love, or do you work to live?

Do you sometimes wish that you could do something more meaningful that brings you joy, instead of just doing it to pay the bills?

Are you excited to get up and make a difference each day, or does the sound of your alarm fill you with dread?

If you answered yes to all of the latter options, it probably means you’re doing a job, not something that’s your ultimate purpose.

If you answered yes to all of the first options, congratulations, you’ve discovered your heart and soul-led career!

What is the Difference Between a Job and a Heart and Soul-Led Career?

A job is what you do to make a living. You turn up for work, but you might have one eye on the clock and the other on the weekend.

I’m not saying that a job is something you can’t enjoy. Society might tell you that ‘you only work on a checkout,’ but you may genuinely enjoy chatting to people as you serve them, knowing that it brightens up their day.

But a heart and soul-led career is something different altogether. Finding your true purpose in life is not an easy path, but when you do, it excites you, you want to create something meaningful, and you want to share it with the world.

Never underestimate the power of doing work every day that aligns with your heart and soul. It brings meaning and fulfilment to your life like nothing else.

I have always been a spiritual person, and while I adore teaching beauty at the academy, I’ve always felt called to something more. That something more arrived as the result of the devastating grief I went through when I lost my beautiful mam, Helen. I felt lost and broken for a long time, but my energy connected with hers and the rest as they say, is history.

I created Helenergy to be her legacy and mine, and I know that this wonderful healing modality will be a huge gift to everyone who trains in it and their clients.

Finding a heart and soul-led career definitely wasn’t easy for me, but I’m finally here, where I’m supposed to be. Though setbacks in life can be frustrating, sometimes it’s God, or the universe, or whatever you believe in, nudging you onto another path, the right one. I was guided onto the right path and you can be too.

Helenergy Therapist Training: Are you Ready for a Heart and Soul-Led Career?

How would it feel to wake up every day knowing that you’re transforming people’s lives, as well as your own? That you’re helping people feel good from the inside out? That you’re making the world a better place all while making a living and doing something you love?

Now you can.

If you really want to serve others from your heart and soul;

If you’re an empath who feels deeply for others;

If you’re feeling a little lost and your career is feeling a bit lacklustre;

Helenergy Therapist training is perfect for you.

It is way more than training to do healing, it is way more than training to do a facial, you are training to transform the lives of others while transforming your own life too!

You’ll not just be a Helenergy Therapist but a Healing Mentor too.

Want to know more about how to get started in this life-changing, heart and soul-led career?

You can book a FREE 30 minute discovery call to find out more;

https://calendly.com/helenergy/30min?month=2022-02

Make this the year you finally make the move towards what’s meant for you.

The Helenergy Facial Experience: A Gentle Approach to Holistic Healing

As therapists, we are so privileged to be able to help clients improve their wellbeing. It’s not just about looking good on the outside, clients want to feel good on the inside too. After the last few years, there’s a definite need for treatments that help treat the client as a whole. Introducing the Helenergy Facial Experience, a gentle, unique approach to holistic healing.

Not Just a Facial

A great facial has so many benefits. Glowing skin, relaxation, and reduced muscle tension to name just a few. But have you ever experienced a facial that’s combined with healing energy treatment that treats the client as whole?

That’s the Helenergy Facial Experience in a nutshell and it’s unlike anything you or your clients will ever have experienced.

If you train as a Helenergy Therapist, you’ll use facial techniques, beautiful bespoke vegan products, and a gentle healing energy flow to help clients feel good, inside and out.

What Makes the Helenergy Facial Experience different?

It treats the client as a whole. As part of the experience, they receive a Helenergy 7-Day Journal. In the journal, there is space to write how they are feeling every day as well as small daily rituals to improve their wellbeing and them move forward in life.

They also get bespoke Helenergy product recommendations so they can carry on experiencing the benefits at home. This is what it’s all about; making them feel supported long after they have left the treatment room.

Another thing clients will love is that as part of the Helenergy Facial Experience, they’ll receive a gorgeous programmed rose quartz pendant that they can carry with them every day.

Who’s it For?

Absolutely anyone can benefit from the Helenergy Facial Experience, especially people who just want to feel better and lighter every day. People who feel stuck and want to move forward in life. People who are dealing with stress or other negative emotions they just can’t shake off.

Why Should I Train as a Helenergy Therapist?

As a Helenergy Therapist, you will be get to help your client before, during, and after their Helenergy experience. How many times does a client have a treatment and the effects of that treatment only last for a day or two afterwards? As a Helenergy Therapist, you will have the privilege of impacting on your client’s wellbeing in a way that no other therapist does.

When you decide to become a Helenergy Therapist, you will be starting on a journey to being able to offer a beautiful healing modality that is so needed in people’s lives right now.

It’s a completely authentic treatment that you’ll be delivering from your heart and soul. You won’t be just ‘doing facials’, you’ll be transforming lives.

For more information on how to train as a Helenergy Therapist, contact me on 07825 337342 or via the Helenergy Facebook page. I can’t wait to help you get started on this beautiful journey.

Why Crystal Healing Should be the Next Course on Your List

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The focus of beauty therapy is changing. No longer do clients only want to see a therapist to look good, they want to feel good too. Holistic treatments that promote healing on the inside are booming for that reason. In this blog, I want to look at crystal healing training. I’m so excited to say I’ll be offering it at the academy going forward.

But what is crystal healing, how does it work, and what are the benefits for clients? Read on to find out.

What is crystal healing?

Crystal healing is a holistic and natural therapy that helps to unblock, focus, and direct energy. Everything is energy. We are energy. When our energy becomes blocked, ‘stuck,’ or off-balance, we become physically or emotionally unwell.

If you’re interested in crystals, you probably know that every crystal has its own properties and energies, and so as a therapist, you can use a specific crystal to help a client with a particular problem. A little more on that later.

What does a crystal healing session look like?

pink crystal on the end of a chain, used as a pendulum

As a crystal healing therapist, you would do an in-depth consultation with your client. This is essential, because you need to look at all the different aspects of your client’s wellbeing. This is what holistic treatments are all about.

After you have completed crystal healing training, you will know which crystal(s) to use and how to position them to help your client with their particular concern.

Your client will be fully-clothed and lying down comfortably, then you will place the crystals on and around their body. You will encourage your client to breathe deeply and relax.

They may tell you that they feel a warm or tingly sensation, or they may feel nothing, it will vary between clients.

At the end of the session, you will remove the crystals and encourage your client to become aware of bodily sensations and their surroundings again. They will probably be deeply relaxed and should be eased back into awareness. Some clients might report that they feel better after just one session while for some, it will take a few sessions to feel the effects.

The benefits of crystal healing

Crystal healing is a complementary treatment that can be used alongside standard medical treatments that your client might be getting. It’s deeply relaxing and has no negative side-effects. Commonly reported benefits include reduced stress and anxiety, reduced physical pain, and better sleep. When it comes to emotional health, crystal therapy can bring clarity and a sense of inner peace.

What are some of the most commonly used crystals?

There are hundreds of different crystals, each with their own distinct properties and power. For example:

Clear quartz: As you might have guessed from the name, this is a clear crystal. It’s usually used for focusing energy and improving clarity.

Rose quartz: One of the best-known crystals, and one of my favourites!. This soft pink stone promotes self-love.

Amethyst: Amethyst is purple and it’s known for promoting restful sleep.

Black Onyx: This black crystal is used for protection as it’s thought to protect against negative energy.

How to get the best out of crystal healing

Your clients (and you!) can reap the benefits of crystals in between healing sessions. Advise clients to keep crystals in places that will benefit them. Ask them to carry a crystal in their handbag or wear one in a piece of jewellery. If your client is struggling with sleep, keeping an amethyst near their bed could help.

Encourage them to meditate and hold onto a crystal during the session. Crystals are a great way to enhance the effects of any energy work they might already be doing, like Helenergy Healing for example.

Crystals are not a magic wand

Clients need to understand that they should not expect to be ‘healed’ after one crystal healing session. It’s important that they take an active role in their own healing journey and use crystal healing as a gentle tool to help them get there.

Have you thought about offering crystal healing to your clients?

Do you want to offer a treatment that will really improve your client’s inner wellbeing? Do you want to train in a therapy that will help them not just look good on the outside, but feel good on the inside? Are holistic therapies your thing?

Crystal healing training should be the next course on your list. This is a full-accredited course and it’s suitable for complete beginners.

The first course date is Sunday 23rd January, 10.30am- 3pm, and I’m offering it at the amazing introductory price of £180.00. Spaces are limited, so get in touch quick to secure your place. Drop me a line at steph@essentialbeautyacademy.co.uk to book.

Making a Difference: How Oncology Massage Benefits You and Your Clients

If you’ve trained at the Academy before, or you follow us on social media, you’ll know that we are the only training provider in the north east that offers Oncology Massage training.

Training in Oncology Massage is not only great for your business, it has plenty of other benefits for you and your potential clients.

How Oncology Massage benefits you and your clients

It helps you to work safely with people who have cancer

You’ve probably always been told that cancer is a contraindication to massage and that your insurance won’t cover you for working with clients with cancer. It’s true that you should not work directly on the site of the cancer or work on an area where there is lymphoedema (swelling that can be caused by the disease itself or treatments). However, Oncology Massage training can help you learn about cancer, different treatments and their effects, and safe massage techniques to use.

You can meet the physical and emotional needs of your clients

Being told that you have cancer can be devastating and traumatic. The effects of the illness and the side effects of treatment can leave people feeling anxious, depleted, and in pain. We all know that there are lots of physical benefits to massage. For example, in people with cancer, massage can help to relieve pain and nausea, but the emotional benefits can be even more valuable.

Training in Oncology Massage will enable you to provide some respite to people who need it most. Imagine being able to help someone relax and feel good when they are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Oncology massage training will help you work confidently

It might seem scary, to start working with a client group that you’ve always been told you can’t work with. But our Oncology Massage will give you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently work with clients who have cancer, or who’ve had a previous diagnosis.

Making a difference is always worth it

Research* has found that Oncology Massage improves quality of life for cancer patients. The benefits for patients include better relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relief from anxiety, pain, fatigue, and nausea.

As an Oncology Massage therapist, you’ll be able to meet people wherever they are in their journey and offer them a beautiful specialist massage treatment that will comfort and support them.

Do you want to make a difference?

Our next Oncology Massage course is running on Wednesday 17th November. Spaces are limited, so get in quick to book and start offering this beautiful treatment that makes a difference to people’s lives.

Book now by emailing me at steph@essentialbeautyacademy.co.uk or call 07825 337342.

* Reference:

Integrating Oncology Massage Into Chemoinfusion Suites: A Program Evaluation

Jun J. Mao, Karen E. Wagner, Christina M. Seluzicki, Audra Hugo, Laura K. Galindez, Heather Sheaffer, and Kevin R. Fox

Journal of Oncology Practice 2017 13:3, e207-e216

Which Beauty Course Should I Invest in?

Has the pandemic made you think that you want to change careers completely? With more of a focus on wellbeing and people wanting to de-stress after such a tough year, it’s a great time to get into the beauty industry.

Or maybe you’re already in the industry but you’ve noticed that clients are demanding different treatments now so you need to upskill.

It can be confusing deciding which treatments to train in, so I’ve put together some food for thought.

Here’s my guide to which beauty course you should invest in.

Pick something you’re passionate about

Do you care about your clients’ wellbeing and want to help them relax? It might be a good idea to go down the holistic treatments route when you’re thinking about which beauty course you should invest in. Look for a course that matches your passion with your values.

Think about how you want to train

When you’re deciding on which beauty course you want to do and which provider to choose, is flexibility important to you? Do you need training that fits around your family and other commitments? Here at the Academy, we always aim to be flexible with training days and dates because we know that people have such busy lives.

Look at other beauty businesses in your area

If there are a lot of nail technicians in your local area, it makes sense that you might want to avoid specialising in nails. Look at what your actual/potential competitors are doing-what beauty course could you invest in that would set you apart?

Think about a course that trains you in multiple treatments

If you’re just starting off, you’ll want to start earning as soon as possible. A combination course like our 6-Day Beauty Specialist Diploma covers all of the treatments clients would expect on a menu of services and it will get you off to a great start.

Consider going mobile

Some clients will be itching to get back in the salon, but some will be fearful, even with Covid-safe measures in place. This makes it a good time to think about investing in a mobile beauty therapist course. As well as being able to offer clients treatments in the comfort of their own home, it will give you a lot more flexibility too.

Think about going back to basics

One thing about the lockdown was that clients went back to basics; they started looking after their skin because they were wearing less makeup and rather than rely on nail extensions, they started looking after their nails at home. That’s not to say they won’t ever want extensions again, but it wouldn’t hurt to go back to basics with the course you train in and the treatments you offer. Think offering facial treatments and teaching clients how to look after their skin, and offering gel polish or manicures with products that promote healthy strong natural nail growth.

Has the lockdown made you think about switching careers or changing up the treatments you offer? There’s no better time to get into a rewarding career in the beauty industry to help people feel good again.

Are you confused about which beauty course you should invest in? Get in touch for a chat about your next career move!

Steph xx

Why Beauty Therapy is About More Than Making People Look Good

At a time when many people’s mental health and wellbeing is suffering, there’s more of a need than ever to do what we can as beauty therapists to help people look and feel good.

Our job is about more than painting nails and waxing eyebrows, we provide people with a chance to chat and offload, as well as improving their confidence and wellbeing.

Here’s why beauty therapy is about more than making people look good.

The salon gives people the chance to open up and chat

The salon is a relaxed environment for people to come and get their treatments, as well as being a place where clients tend to feel comfortable about opening up. After months of being locked down and unable to see many other people, therapists provide that essential opportunity for interaction as well as the chance to chat.

A recent study found that 6% of people in the UK tell their hairdresser or beauty therapist more personal things than they tell their friends and family-I think that says it all about how much of a need there is for people like us.

Beauty treatments have a positive impact on wellbeing

Treatments like massage and reflexology have been proven to be beneficial for people suffering from the effects of stress as well as anxiety, depression, and much more.

Not only that, having your nails, eyebrows, and lashes done makes you look and feel good, and it can really lift your mood. Think about how we all felt during lockdown when we couldn’t have them.

Treatments are not about indulgence or vanity, they are essential self-care, and we all need to make time for that.

Treatments can really help when life happens

At the academy, we train therapists in Oncology Massage, and we are the only training provider in the North East to do so. Being able to give someone with cancer a beautiful relaxing massage at a time in their lives when they need it is absolutely priceless. It’s about offering someone comfort in a difficult time, and if this year has shown us anything, it’s that this is something that every single one of us needs.

Reflexology is another one of our all-star treatments. It’s one of our most popular treatments and for good reason. So many people are stressed out and run down right now, and people need something that’s relaxing and that enhances their wellbeing and promotes healing of the body more than ever.

Even if it doesn’t seem like it right now, the world is still turning, and it’s our job to help keep it that way. We do what we do to help people not just look better, but feel better. Never let anyone tell you that you ‘just paint nails’ ever again.

Train with us…

All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.

For more information on any of our courses, call Steph on 07825337342.

Why You Should Bring Reflexology into Your Beauty Business

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Reflexology is one of the most in-demand holistic treatments in the industry, as more and more stressed out and run down clients look for something that’s relaxing, enhances their wellbeing, and promotes healing of the body.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology dates back thousands of years and has its roots in China and Ancient Egypt. It’s believed that energy channels run throughout the body, and if any of these channels become blocked, health problems can occur. Over time, practitioners of reflexology developed a map of pressure points in the hands and feet which are thought to be connected to different parts of the body.

What can reflexology help with?

Reflexology doesn’t claim to be able to cure health conditions, but there is research that says it can help with stress, anxiety, headaches, sinus problems, neck and back pain, digestive problems, PMS, insomnia, and more.

The benefits of bringing reflexology into your business

You can offer it in a salon or mobile

Whether you’re based in a salon or you’re a self-employed mobile therapist, you will be able to offer reflexology. All you need is a couch, towels, a blanket, products to cleanse your client’s feet, and the balm or oil you perform the treatment with.

Reflexology is a niche and can make you stand out from your competitors

While reflexology is a popular treatment, not every salon offers it so there’s scope for you to really target and attract particular client groups, for example, pregnant clients.

It’s ideal for encouraging repeat customers

For best results, clients usually need a course of reflexology treatments regardless of what the treatment is for, which means repeat bookings for you. The treatment is also so relaxing and often enhances wellbeing so much that clients want to keep coming in for maintenance treatments, even if their original symptoms have improved.

It’s personally and financially rewarding

It will be hugely rewarding for you as a therapist to see that you’re enhancing your client’s wellbeing, and you’ll also reap the financial rewards of being able to offer a more specialist treatment.

Our reflexology course

Our reflexology course is suitable for complete beginners and it will teach you the essential reflexology massage movements you can do on your clients to improve their wellbeing. After you’ve completed the course, you’ll have all the tools and knowledge you need to start working on clients. To find out more about our reflexology course, click here.