Holistic therapy offered to Ayrshire College students

Holistic therapy offered to Ayrshire College students

Ayrshire College students are being offered gifted holistic therapy sessions on campus, with all treatments carried out by students within the Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up Artistry department.

The LearnWell training salon project has been established at all three main campuses in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning to the benefit of Ayrshire College students who are currently engaged with Student Services support. The students will be offered the opportunity to experience holistic therapies in order to enhance their time on their college course.

The treatments are all gifted and funded by the Mental Health Funding at the College. Students can be referred for up to six treatment sessions - as either a six-week block or by booking individual sessions - by their Inclusive Learning Officer, Inclusive Learning Advisor or Student Services Advisor.

Treatments offered include facials, massages, haircuts and styling, aromatherapy and reflexology, subject to demand and appointment availability. Students on Ayrshire College’s Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up Artistry courses from SCQF Level 5 through to Level 8 will perform the treatments, with lecturing staff supervising the LearnWell training salons.

Students who feel they would benefit from treatments offered at the LearnWell training salon can find more information on how to book on Ayrshire College’s website and app; my Ayrshire College.

Angela Sheridan, Head of Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up Artistry at Ayrshire College, said about the project: “Referring students for holistic therapies is much more than a pamper treatment. Holistic therapies can immediately reduce a person’s sense of anxiety and stress.

“Holistic therapies are self-care treatments, and valuing ourselves is so important to our physical and mental health. Taking time out to be kind to ourselves not only demonstrates self-love, but it also slows down our breathing which calms the nervous system and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which produces a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind and body.”

25 March 2022

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