North Notts College in Worksop has been appointed as the first further education college in the UK to offer training in the latest massage techniques.
The college’s industry-standard beauty salon at the Carlton Road campus has been chosen as a brand ambassador by Shared Beauty Secrets – the UK distributor of Lava Shells.
Lava Shells is a new revolutionary hot stone body massage treatment and is the world’s first naturally self-heating massage tool promoting extreme relaxation
The product and massage treatment was launched in March 2009.
It was recently hailed as the ‘new hot stones’ by Vogue magazine and is a favourite with celebrities worldwide.
North Notts College is launching a programme of specialist one-day training courses, aimed at qualified beauty therapists, salon owners and students who want to learn about this new treatment.
Lava Shells are the world’s first self-heating massage tool using a patented combination of natural, biodegradable heat technology which is incorporated into the Lava Shell and emits heat for over an hour, allowing therapists to provide a continuous and seamless body massage.
What makes it different to other massage techniques currently taught is that during the Lava Shell massage, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet, legs, back, neck and shoulder area, focussing the massage on the surrounding pressure points.
North Notts College programme manager Nikki Slack explained: “This is a real coup for us to be appointed as the first further education training provider to offer this specialist training.”
“It shows our commitment to working closely with the beauty industry and staying up to date with new developments to support industry professionals and ensure our students have the most up to date skills for the workplace.”
“Lava Shell massage is now used in more than 1,500 salons and spas across the world.”
“Our courses will enable professionals and newly qualified beauty therapists to train in the latest techniques and we know that they will prove extremely popular – attracting participants from around the region and beyond.”
North Notts College offers Lava Relax Massage training in just one day for £370.
Nikki added “The fee includes all the products and publicity materials needed for you to begin offering the new treatments and anyone trained to NVQ 3 or equivalent in Beauty Therapy can book a place.”
“The course programme will start this month. For more details call 01909 504634.