Module 2 - Introduction


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Medical Disclaimer

It is strongly advised that you take medical advice if you or any of your clients have a health problem. Holistic Therapies Training or any qualification from Holistic Therapies Training will not qualify you to advise on any medical condition or to diagnose a condition. Alternative health care should not be taken as a substitute for any medical care.

Training Criteria

The course content is written, where possible, in line with VRQ / international standards regardless of the level of qualification. You may receive a number of modules to make up the criteria required to gain the correct amount of knowledge in this subject.


It is the student’s sole responsibility to ensure they receive the correct training, sufficient for their needs and for insurance purposes. It is strongly recommended that the student progresses with further reading in addition to the training material provided and receive further practical training where applicable.  

Welcome to Holistic Therapies Training Academy.pdf

Welcome to the Facial Acupressure online course


Facial Acupressure is the use of pressure to the face, scalp & neck area to enhance the flow of energy 'Chi' within the meridians, The acupressure massage points are worked by using the hands, fingers, thumb or knuckles. Subjects included in the Course: Relaxation Techniques, Trigger Points, Acupressure Massage Techniques, Effleurage,, Tapotment, Petrissage, The Meridians, client care, consultation, health & safety, hygiene, anatomy & physiology.

On completion of the course and submission of your case studies, you will be awarded an accredited Holistic Therapies Training Diploma.

Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.

This is a good practice task to get your business working in an optimal professional way! You do not need to send it to us, but are there to give you some tips and ways to improve on your working practices and to prepare you for completing your case studies.

Further Research

Recommended websites

Recommended Reading

The Handbook of Chinese Massage                                      Maria Mercati

ISBN: 978-0-89281-745-0

Anatomy & Physiology for Holistic Therapists                      Francesca Gould

ISBN: 0-7487-5842-9

You can Heal your life                                                            Louise Hay

ISBN: 0-937611-01-8

To progress through the modules, click on the 'complete and continue' button at the top right of the screen. See image below for more details.

NOTE: You wont be able to navigate through the modules using the menu on the left, as you need to have 'completed' each module, and the only way you can do this is by clicking the 'complete and continue' arrow, as per image below.

Complete and continue