Six months to a new life

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In an un­cer­tain age where jobs are sud­denly end­ing and lives up­turned due to fi­nances and other life­style fac­tors, a 29 year old switched-on Gen­er­a­tion X woman says now is the time to turn dreams into re­al­ity.

Ni­cola McLaren is a coun­try girl now liv­ing in Auck­land by way of stints in Ja­pan and Korea. As the new Mas­sage Head of Fac­ulty for Well­park Col­lege of Nat­u­ral Ther­a­pies she claims she can turn peo­ple’s lives around in just six months.

Her so­lu­tion? A six month mas­sage course that can see peo­ple charge around $60-80 an hour once qual­i­fied. De­mand is so strong for good mas­sage ther­a­pists that the Col­lege’s own mas­sage clinic is booked out months in ad­vance.

“We re­ally have a se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion of de­mand out­strip­ping sup­ply of mas­sage. I’m pas­sion­ate about what mas­sage can do for peo­ple,” says Ni­cola, who has swapped cow herds in Otago and down­town shop­ping in Osaka for a life of teach­ing mean­ing­ful well­be­ing.

“Give me just six months of your time and I’ll show you a whole new di­rec­tion and mean­ing to life.”

Ni­cola has put to­gether a top notch team of qual­i­fied tu­tors who teach in her depart­ment.

She says mas­sage stu­dents are in quick de­mand in holis­tic med­i­cal prac­tices, spas, cruise ships or in run­ning their own busi­ness. “Mas­sage isn’t just some flaky ‘feel good’ ther­apy, but can ac­tu­ally help peo­ple change their lives,” says Ni­cola.

“Mas­sage ther­apy can help peo­ple over­come in­juries, meet sport­ing goals, build stronger im­mune sys­tems, over­come life and emo­tion­ally stresses and find balm in a busy world. We are in the new era of ev­i­dence­backed holis­tic ther­a­pies where we can show in sci­en­tific mod­els how such treat­ments aid peo­ple in their lives.”

Six months study, a $2300 price tag (study loans avail­able) and stu­dents will gain a Cer­tifi­cate of Mas­sage which in­cludes as­pects such as re­flex­ol­ogy, re­lax­ation mas­sage, holis­tic puls­ing, in­fant and preg­nancy mas­sage.


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