Continuous Professional Development

In all Professional industries there is a requirement to maintain and update knowledge and skills through the achievement of yearly CPD. Each industry and country has varying requirements. In Saint Lucia the requirement for all licensed holistic massage therapists is to obtain a minimum of 15 hours of CPD each year. It can be difficult to obtain this requirement from reputable sources unless overseas travel is involved. There are many organization’s offering online training, however many may not meet the requirements of the student or the licensing government organization.

At Farrin Academy we are delighted to offer our Gti courses as well as our own accredited CPD courses to fulfill the requirement of CPD.

Tracey Farrin is a UK Internationally certified teacher and assessor and as such the Farrin Academy Certification is recognized here in St Lucia by the licensing authority for holistic therapists.

Farrin Academy CPD Courses are listed below and are additional to the Gti courses. We are also very happy to tailor make CPD training to suit your needs. We can bespoke for individuals as well as organizations wishing their therapists to be certified together.

Pre requisites: for all CPD courses are that the student must hold a recognized certificate in massage or facial depending on which course is chosen

All courses come with training notes.

European Advanced Facials

This course allows the practicing skin care aesthetician to increase their knowledge of skin analysis, treatment delivery and skill set. The course includes steam, various methods of extraction and adaptations of treatment. Exfoliation methods are customized to suit skin type and also masks and products. Electrotherapy can also be included where appropriate to the student needs.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 4 hours

Cost: price on application

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue aims to target large muscle groups within the thighs and the back to lengthen and stretch the muscle, thus reducing tightness. The deep tissue techniques taught within this course include stretches with the forearms and re-alignment of the body. This course takes massage techniques to the next level allowing therapists to address specific needs of all massage clients.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 4 hours

Cost: price on application

Aromatherapy

This course is available to therapists who have completed a previous Aromatherapy blending course such as the Gti Aromatherapy Theory course and who hold a recognized Body Massage qualification. The course covers the adaptation of massage techniques to an Aromatherapy treatment. It also covers health and safety during treatment to include contraindications, contra-actions and safe application of oils.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 6 hours

Cost: price on application

Body scrubs

This course covers assessing the client’s needs for body exfoliation and how to recommend the correct services and products. Industry standards for client preparation, treatment delivery and appropriate aftercare are also included in detail. Marketing body exfoliation and up-selling existing services also gives the student the ability to confidently recommend to new and existing clients.

Dry body brushing techniques, methodology and hygiene are also included in the course.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 3 hours

Cost: price on application

Body wraps

This course covers assessing the client’s needs for both nourishing and detoxification wraps. Industry standards for client preparation, treatment delivery and appropriate aftercare are also included in detail. Marketing and up-selling services also give the student the ability to confidently recommend to new and existing clients.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 3 hours

Costprice on application

Crystal free Microdermabrasion

Advance your skin care knowledge and skills to include this increasingly popular facial service. This course includes indications for use, benefits, side effects and contraindications plus full treatment protocol and aftercare. The skills to effectively market and package this treatment are also covered in details.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 4 hours

Cost: price on application

Cellulite massage

Cellulite massage is increasing being requested by clients and is a hugely beneficial service to offer in any spa. Cellulite and its causes are discussed along with how cellulite massage works.

This course includes both theory and practical tuition. The benefits of cellulite massage are discussed and how to assess your clients’ needs along with the correct techniques to use in each situation. Contraindications are identified and aftercare advice is detailed for each service.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 3 hours

Cost: price on application

Lymphatic massage for the face and neck

This course includes both theory and practical tuition. The benefits of lymphatic drainage massage are discussed and how to assess your clients’ needs along with the correct techniques. A full facial and neck routine are included. Contraindications are identified and aftercare advice is detailed for each service.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 3 hours

Cost: price on application

Prenatal massage

The 3 stages of pregnancy are discussed to include correct client approach and contraindications. How to position your client for maximum comfort and safety and full adaptation of Swedish massage to your client are included. Treatment planning and correct product choice, give the student full confidence in treatments delivery.

Qualification: Farrin Academy certificate

Total CPD: 3 hours

Cost: price on application