Gateway Workshops TM offer training in massage and beauty treatments for complete beginners looking for a career change (or looking for an extra income) and we also have many courses for existing therapists – something for everyone. Our courses are fully insurable and recognised by the professional bodies.

Courses Offered:

Please click on the relevant course below for full details. To book please visit www.gatewayworkshops.co.uk.

  • Pregnancy Massage Course

    Accredited Diploma

    Pregnancy Massage can help alleviate many of the symptoms and conditions associated with pregnancy. During this amazing time of physical and emotional change, massage can be of enormous benefit to both the mother and baby.

    Within our pregnancy massage course you will be working in particular on the abdomen as well as the rest of the body – arms/hands, legs/feet, whole back/shoulder, abdomen and face and scalp. The Massage helps to prepare the body for the changes that occur during this special time and will help to promote a healthy, happy pregnancy, as well as labour and recovery period.

    This is a one day accredited diploma course for existing therapists only. This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

    This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

    You are required to have previous massage experience – You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage, ITEC level 3, VTCT level 3 or similar. Not sure your qualification will be accepted? Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking. You will find all the information required by clicking on the Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

    Dates:

    2014

    9th November

    2015

    24th January, 22nd March, 16th May, 4th July, 8th August and 7th November,

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £130

  • Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Course

    Accredited Diploma

    Including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Palpation, Neuromuscular Techniques, hands free safely techniques all for the full body, a must for any massage therapist looking to master their skills and increase their potential client base.

    According to major clinics the most popular and sought after treatment is Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage – this course is very popular with massage therapists looking to add to their knowledge.

    No case studies are required – no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.

    If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.

    This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

    You are required to have previous massage experience – You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage, ITEC level 3, VTCT level 3 or similar. Not sure your qualification will be accepted? Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking. You will find all the information required by clicking on the Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

    Dates:

     2015

    25th January, 17th May, 5th July and 8th November.

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £140

  • Hot Stone Massage Course

    Accredited Diploma

    Our Hot Stone massage course covers the full body and face, is a one day certified diploma training course. Learn this new massage technique that goes back many thousands of years.

    This therapy has become one of the most popular over the last ten years. Working in harmony with massage this hot stone massage technique uses warm stones, placed on the client’s body and also in the therapists hands.

    The heat gently penetrates the skin and muscles, helping the client to relax and de-stress in double quick time. Essential oils can also be used, and other techniques like lymphatic drainage or reflexology can also benefit from thermal-hot stone massage.

    This is one of our most popular courses that therapists wish to train in as their clients seem to love it! Also using the stones you get to protect your hands whilst working saving you from RSI and your clients get a nice firm massage without any strain to yourself. The use of cold stone massage is also taught on the day of the course. You do not have to bring any equipment with you as this is all provided on the day of hot stone massage course.

    This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

    You are required to have previous massage experience – You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage, ITEC level 3, VTCT level 3 or similar. Not sure your qualification will be accepted? Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking. You will find all the information required by clicking on the Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

    Dates:

    2014

    18th October

    2015

    28th February

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £140

  • Indian Head Massage Course

    Accredited Diploma

    Indian head massage is one our most popular courses. It is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practiced in India as part of family rituals for over a thousand years.

    The Indian head massage treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and finishing with the face whilst the client remains seated in an upright position.

    This course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous massage experience required to attend.

    Our Indian head massage course is suitable for complete beginners and also existing therapists, this is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

    Dates:

    2015

    21st March, 27th June and 12th December

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £95

  • Natural Lift Facial Massage Course

    Accredited Diploma

    We were the first to bring this unique one day natural lift facial course into the complementary health domain. Although others have followed they will differ and no-one will offer the same in-depth course as out material is copyright. This course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous massage experience required to attend. This is a very popular course at a competitive price. We only allow a maximum of 6 students ensuring one to one tuition.

    Dates:

    2015

    1st March, 28th June and 19th September

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £150

  • Thai Massage Course - Full Body, Level 1

    Accredited Diploma

    Thai Massage is one of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine and in Thailand is widely considered to be a medical discipline used for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments.

    This is a very popular course with our students as not many therapists offer this giving you advantages over other therapists in your area to offer something new and in demand.

    Thai Massage is also practiced by a number of non-medical massage practitioners in the spa and tourism industries. Since the 1990’s it has become a worldwide therapy and is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments in Spas and massage clinics.

    This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

    You are required to have previous massage experience – You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage, ITEC level 3, VTCT level 3 or similar. Not sure your qualification will be accepted? Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking. You will find all the information required by clicking on the Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

    Dates:

    2014

    10th November

    2015

    18th April and 3rd October

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £140

  • Thai Massage Course - Full Body, Level 2

    Accredited Diploma

    Thai Full Body Massage Level 2 will provide for greater skill and understanding of new techniques using thumbs, elbows, knees and feet. This course is for existing therapists with a level 1 Thai massage qualification – our level one or similar qualification obtained elsewhere.

    Passive stretching techniques will be demonstrated and practised for use with specific aliments, to adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility and restore movement.

    The theory of the Sen (energy line) will be described in more detail, providing the student with a greater sense of awareness to not only learn the moves but how to use your body to express them.

    Dates:

    2015

    19th April and 4th October

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £140

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Course

    Accredited Diploma

    MLD is a specialized form of massage that has powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving & immunological effects. It is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage and can be applied to a wide range of physical conditions to great effect.

    Our course, as with many MLD courses on offer today is similiar to the German Vodder techniques and has been devised by our top tutors who are experts in their fields making sure you get the latest up to date information and techniques.

    It is particularly useful for the treatment of lymphoedema and swelling that is often seen in response to cancer treatments such as radiotherapy. It’s specialized pumping technique can be used to prevent or treat lymphoedema and improve lymph drainage.

    This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

    You are required to have previous massage experience – You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage, ITEC level 3, VTCT level 3 or similar. Not sure your qualification will be accepted? Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking. You will find all the information required by clicking on the Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

    Dates:

    2015

    20th September

    Accredited Certified & Insurable Course – Price £140

Beth Holder

Tutor: Beth Holder

About the tutor:

Since I can remember I have always wanted to care for people around me. In 2002 I qualified with a first class honours degree in Psychology and began a stressful career working as an Assistant Psychologist for the NHS. My clinical work left me feeling so much was missing from what could be a valuable healing process. I moved to Asia for a few years and began a journey into natural and alternative ways of healing the mind and body.

My study focused around energy, manipulation and intuition as tools for healing. My Buddhist teacher taught me to close my eyes and see with my hands, this forms a basis of my treatments and teaching today. I later returned to England and continued my training in Massage and Osteopathy and am currently training in Holistic Nutrition. I firmly believe that no matter what qualifications or experience one may have, we can always continue to learn from each other.

I have attended many Gateway workshops and have been enthused by how much I have learnt. This led me to want to pass on my knowledge and experience to others.

I work both in the private and corporate sectors doing Massage, Postural assessments and health workshops. I also work with disabled and brain damaged clients at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Qualifications:

BA (Hons), EFTP, Dip Kinesiology, Dip Naturopathy, ITEC Anatomy and Physiology, ITEC Holistic Massage, ITEC Indian Head Massage, Cert Advanced Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Nerve-Touch Healing Massage, Acupressure, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Massage, Hand, Arm and Leg Massage, Advanced Deep Tissue and Pregnancy Massage. DSE Assessor – Ergonomics, altering peoples desks, order equipment, advise on posture and stretches. City & Guilds 7303 PTLLS – Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Cancellation policy: For all workshops, courses and groups you will need to speak to the facilitor to discuss their cancellation policy.

Disclaimer: Please note that all types and forms of complementary therapies are not intended to replace allopathic and conventional medical treatment and care. Nor are they intended to replace proper diagnoses and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Complementary therapies are intended to work side by side with conventional treatment. Also, the therapist cannot guarantee specific results. The therapist may give information or guidance that could bring about positive change and such information or guidance is given for the client to consider. Although the therapist will be as supportive and helpful as possible in all decision making and change processes, any resulting choices and changes made by the client do remain the personal and legal responsibility of the client. Thank you.

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