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nightspirit
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Hi Everyone,

I'm keen to start learning and it was suggested that Anatomy & Physiology is the one to start off with, then i'd like to go on to learn Indian Head Massage and then Shiatsu, but find it very difficult to go to a class to learn as i work full time. I've seen on the internet The School of Natural Health Sciences offers home learn courses in all these subjects which would be a much more convenient way of learning for me but just wondered if anyone else has learnt this way and if so how did they find it and would they recommend it?

Thanks in advance to any replies!

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Sacredstar
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

Certainly not for Shiastu as one can do a great deal of harm if one hasn't thorough training in this therapy. I am sure that Artemis will advise here. You don 't have to do a 3 year course in Shiatsu you can train with the Ohaisi School in modules and there are courses running in the UK. You may also be interested in trying Shiastu for Animals an introduction 3 day course as a taster to see if Shiatsu is for you.

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kim xx

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nightspirit
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

[sm=cat.gif]Thanks Kim for your helpful reply!

As you can tell i'm totally new to all this and just want to get started in studying, but don't really know where to begin. I understand that learning at home or in a classroom for that matter is just the beginning and is a lifelong process of learning more and more which i'm keen to do but the distance home learning courses is very appealing to me and i thought once i'd completed a course(and built up some confidence) that i could possibly go on to do some classroom hands-on training too before being let loose in the real world.
Is there anyone out there that has done a home learn course and been sucessful? and which one would you recommend?

Grateful for any further advice.
x

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MagicMum
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

I dont see why you couldn't start with a&p learning from home, as this is not a 'hands on' subject as such, though i would not recommend any subjects that you need practicle experince for, i.e. massage reflex etc.
I do A&P in a college but there is no reason why i really need to go i could , and probably do learn it all at home.
All i would say i only use a 'college' that is reputable, as it would be such a waste to do the whole course only to find that the qualification is not accepted anywhere else.

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ro§ie
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

home study MAY be ok in SOME subjects but hands on learning is by far better. i am experienced and ITEC qualified but dipped my toe in with SNHS... have to say, i'm not impressed :o(

on the A & P front... yes you could learn at home but if you then went on to to do, say ITEC massage or A o R reflexology, they will make you do their own, i'm sure. i doubt they would recognise the SNHS as sufficient, but by all means, enquire with ITEC about how prior learning of A & P would satisfy them.

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SoniaL
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

Hi SacredStar
Could you tell me if the Ohaisi School have a web site (searched but failed to find anything) or else where I can find info. A friend of mine is interested in doing shiatsu in modules - ie no 3 year f/t course etc as she needs to work

Thanks
Sonia

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donavan
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

;)good query,I would recommend studying anatomy and physiology from home if you dont find it to hard,If you find it hard and are maybe not motivated alone to study hard then college is better.
As your tutor is face to face for input along with friendships you would make to which i found very helpful.massage and any pratical side should be done in a school. I went to clare maxwell hudson school of massage she does a part time weekend course,you attend just 1 weekend amonth along with home study and the diploma is itec so very well recognised.
Heres the web site,

good luck

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candie
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RE: Would you recommend Home Learning?

Have to agree with Rosie. ITEC would make you re-do the a and p and resit their exam so you might be wasting your money there. Yes it could be done at home but you need to consider if it would be worthwhile if you want to get a recognised qualification later.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm keen to start learning and it was suggested that Anatomy & Physiology is the one to start off with, then i'd like to go on to learn Indian Head Massage and then Shiatsu, but find it very difficult to go to a class to learn as i work full time. I've seen on the internet The School of Natural Health Sciences offers home learn courses in all these subjects which would be a much more convenient way of learning for me but just wondered if anyone else has learnt this way and if so how did they find it and would they recommend it?

Thanks in advance to any replies!

I wouldn’t recommend. A&P is your the most important tool for treatments_ soo think it is better to make it offline and with good teacher who understands subject (not just learn a booklet)

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