3 natural therapies to study in 2017
Have you been thinking about taking on a new challenge? Expanding your knowledge, changing careers, or simply working on a new personal project? Then the New Year is the best time to start. After all, that tends to be when we’re most motivated! And we’ve got 3 popular natural therapies for you to try:
Do you have an interest in healthy eating? Fascinated by how diet impacts our health and wellbeing – and helps us heal? Then a nutrition course may be what you’re looking for. And the best part? You can study how, when, and where it suits you.
For instance, you could get started with a short course. This is a great way to sample nutrition studies before diving in deeper. There’s also a range of diplomas including a Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, or you could undergo an in-depth, three-year Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine). This qualification allows you to practise as a nutritionist and join professional associations.
You’ll also see that most nutrition courses can be studied online, on campus, or a combination of both for greater flexibility. This lets you fit study around you life.
Your search for a nutrition course starts right here.
Ahh, is there anything more sublime than a massage to ease aches and pains? Then why not learn how to give the gift of healing hands yourself? Whether you want to study massage for personal interest, or practise as a therapist, there are many options to consider.
Massage has never been more popular – as a treatment and as a career. Busier, more stressful lives means many more people are turning to massage to relieve their tension and treat injuries and pain. It’s an incredibly rewarding line of work.
You could start with a short course, then move on to a certificate or diploma (which you’ll need if you want to earn an income from massage). Our articles Career options for massage therapists and Studying to be a massage therapist are packed with tips and hints to get going.
You can check out massage courses here.
What if you’re interested in a mix of natural approaches to health? Then naturopathy may be just what the natural therapist ordered! It’s a holistic health approach combining nutrition, counselling, massage, herbal medicine, manual therapies, flower essences, lifestyle education and many more modalities.
Naturopathy assumes that the body can heal itself. So if we’re unwell, taking naturopathic treatments can help the body repair and recover. It’s this gentle approach to healing that has made naturopathy so popular in recent years – both to study and use.
As our article Studying to be a naturopath outlines, there are a few paths you could take. Many training schools offer short ‘taster’ courses, so you can see if naturopathy is right for you. If you’d like a formal qualification, you can study a diploma such as the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. Or dive into a university course such as a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy).
Start looking for naturopathy courses here.