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Potchefstroom Academy Holiday School

Come visit our beautiful campus from 11-13 January 2011 for a holiday school and get a taste of student life and exciting careers. It promises to be an enriching learning experience and will help you  to make an informed decision about your future studies.


Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST enjoy international recognition and comply with National Education Legislation. Ms Tina Schöltz, the Managing Director, established the institution in 1981 which has since grown into one of the largest private tertiary institutions of its kind in this country. The academy is situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student city.


We are known for training excellence in:

Beauty Therapy
Spa Therapy and Management
Therapeutic Reflexology
Therapeutic Aromatherapy
Therapeutic  Massage
Interior Design & Decorating
Cosmetology
Hairdressing


Student Life

Potchefstroom is synonymous with student life, as the North-West University (PUK campus) and a variety of colleges are also situated here.  Potchefstroom Academy’s Student Representative Council and House committees make sure that organised activities are part of a vibrant student life, creating precious memories. Highlight events include the annual formal and informal dinner-dances, crowning of Miss Academy, get-together-program, graduation ceremony and the First-year concert but there are much more! There is more than enough opportunity for sport and social interactions with students from other institutions.


Date: 11-13 January 2011
Contact: Marie Phillips at 082 889 9754

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7 nights spiritual detox programme

Nurture your body, renew your soul and discover your inner strengths with my spiritual detox programme. Whilst the relentless pursuit of success can leave you feeling contaminated, a Soul Space Holistic Workshop will assist you to remove harmful practises emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, purifying you with ancient healing arts to facilitate self-enlightenment.  Using a combination yoga, meditation, reiki, reflexology, shiatsu massage together with my intensive group therapies you will begin to clearly see your life path and be able to focus on positive outcomes for your health and well-being.

Located in unspoiled natural beauty, the residential detox programmes provide the right conditions for your  body to heal itself. You will discover that the answers you seek to a healthy, happy, lifestyle  lie within.  Each of our specialists are chosen for their sincere appreciation of your welfare and for their ability to share their knowledge with you.


For thousands of years it has been known that by cleansing  emotionally, mentally and spiritually you will cleanse your physical body. A Soul Space Holistic Workshop will bring your goals into realization by helping you confront emotional, psychological and spiritual blockages. The intensive detox workshop is a place of purification, renewing inner strength, learning about yourself, emotional release, centering the mind and connecting with God and the spiritual world.

There are many reasons for attending our holistic workshop at Soul Space including the desire to cure a stubborn ailment, physical detoxification, emotional release, spiritual connection, personal growth, physical and emotional and mental healing, dealing with change, dealing with loss and grieving, to gain inner strength, to feel invigoration, spiritual fellowship and community, emotional nurturing, prayers for specific help, quieting the mind, opening the heart to name a few outcomes.


Holistic healing works because we are a body with a mind, emotions and spirit; and what affects one will ultimately affect the whole. For this reason, we ask that your Doctor’s letter of consent to agree to holistic treatments is a pre-requisite of the programme. Soul Space spiritual detoxworkshops assist spiritual cleansing by enabling you to find clarity and insight, emotionally and mentally. In this way, the physical body is purified enabling self-healing on all levels.  The opportunity to clear your thoughts and clarify emotions is done in an environment of peace and support to enable you to release any negativity which will prevent you from attaining your full potential and good health.


For those willing to confront their inner demons and commit to taking responsibility for their own health and well-being my workshop can be truly transformative.

7 nights spiritual detox programme @ R20950 per person sharing

Whats INCLUDED with spiritual detox programme:

1.       Inclusive yoga course
2.       Group psychology workshops
3.       Five Trust building exercises at local venues
4.       Twelve  holistic therapies for each person
5.       Drumming evening
6.       Seven nights’ accommodation
7.       All meals and refreshments (no alcohol served)
8.       Set time group transfer to and from Lanseria airport
9.       Unlimited use of leisure facilities

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

personal insurance
any extras such as extra therapies etc

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Massage Therapists

Significant Points

Employment is expected to grow faster than average over the 2006-16 period as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy.
Many States require formal training and national certification in order to practice massage therapy.
This occupation includes a large percentage of part-time and self-employed workers.

Nature of the Work

The medical benefits of “friction” were first documented in Western culture by the Greek physician Hippocrates around 400 BC. Today, massage therapy is being used as a means of treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. This is done by manipulating the soft tissue muscles of the body in order to improve circulation and remove waste products from the muscles.

Clients may seek massage for medical benefit or for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatment available to meet these distinct needs. Massage therapy that aims to improve physical health typically differs in duration and technique from massage that is intended to simply relax or rejuvenate clients. The training background of those who perform the two types of massage therapy differs as well.

Massage therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy. Most massage therapists specialize in several modalities, which require different techniques. Some use exaggerated strokes ranging the length of a body part, while others use quick, percussion-like strokes with a cupped or closed hand. A massage can be as long as 2 hours or as short as 5 or 10 minutes. Usually, the type of massage given depends on the client’s needs and the client’s physical condition. For example, therapists may use special techniques for elderly clients that they would not use for athletes, and they would use approaches for clients with injuries that would not be appropriate for clients seeking relaxation. There are also some forms of massage that are given solely to one type of client, for example prenatal massage and infant massage.

Massage therapists work by appointment. Before beginning a massage therapy session, therapists conduct an informal interview with the client to find out about the person’s medical history and desired results from the massage. This gives therapists a chance to discuss which techniques could be beneficial to the client and which could be harmful. Because massage therapists tend to specialize in only a few areas of massage, customers will often be referred to or seek a therapist with a certain type of massage in mind. Based on the person’s goals, ailments, medical history, and stress- or pain-related problem areas, a massage therapist will conclude whether a massage would be harmful, and if not, move forward with the session. While giving the massage, therapists alter their approach or concentrate on any areas of particular discomfort as necessary.

Many modalities of massage therapy use massage oils, lotions, or creams to massage and rub the client’s muscles. Most massage therapists, particularly those who are self-employed, supply their own table or chair, sheets, pillows, and body lotions or oils. Most modalities of massage require clients to be covered in a sheet or blanket, and require clients to be undressed or to wear loose-fitting clothing. The therapist only exposes the body part being massaged. Some types of massage are done without oils or lotions and are performed with the client fully-clothed.

Massage therapists must develop a rapport with their clients if repeat customers are to be secured. Because those who seek a therapist tend to make regular visits, developing a loyal clientele is an important part of becoming successful.
Work environment

Massage therapists work in an array of settings both private and public: private offices, studios, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, and shopping malls, for example. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to provide a massage. It is not uncommon for full-time massage therapists to divide their time among several different settings, depending on the clients and locations scheduled.

Most massage therapists give massages in dimly lit settings. Using candles and/or incense is not uncommon. Ambient or other calm, soothing music is often played. The dim lighting, smells, and background noise are meant to put clients at ease. On the other hand, when visiting a client’s office, a massage therapist may not have those amenities. The working conditions depend heavily on a therapist’s location and what the client wants.

Because massage is physically demanding, massage therapists can succumb to injury if the proper technique is not used. Repetitive motion problems and fatigue from standing for extended periods of time are most common. This risk can be limited by use of good technique, proper spacing between sessions, exercise, and in many cases by the therapists themselves receiving a massage on a regular basis.

Because of the physical nature of the work and time needed in between sessions, massage therapists typically give massages less than 40 hours per week. Most therapists who work 15 to 30 hours per week consider themselves to be full-time workers, because when time for travel, equipment set-up, and business functions, such as billing, are added, a massage therapist’s hours per week may very well be more than 40 hours. About 42 percent of all massage therapists worked part time and 20 percent had variable schedules in 2006.

Source: bls.gov,

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BK Body and Skin Care Academy

BK Academy is located in Westville Central with easy access from both the N2 and the M13. There are shopping centres, banks, schools, a post office and petrol station in the immediate vicinity.  The property is nestled between a small business and a residence with a small stream running along its bottom boundary.  There is easy access from the main road and plenty of parking area on the premises.
A day spa is operated downstairs from the Academy, the landscaping and decor lending itself to a wonderfully tranquil and calming environment conducive to studying.

The courses they offer are done in modules or over two years giving students a choice as to how he/she would like to study.

First Year:  Beauty Therapy, Holistic Massage, Reflexology

Second Year: Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Body Treatments, Facial Electrics

Two Year Programmes: Somatology & Complementary Therapies

BK Body and Skin Care Academy have been awarded the “Centre of Excellence” award from PAB (Professional Accreditation Body) and are registered with SAAHSP (South African Association of Health Skin Professional) and ITEC (International Therapy Examining Council).

“Job opportunities for the Professional Therapist are greater than in any other field comparable in preparation time and expense.”  We appear to have a shortage of well qualified therapists in South Africa, and the lecturers being highly trained and qualified are extremely passionate about their training and boast a quality of therapist that is sought after both locally and over seas.

The Director of BK Body & Skincare Academy are:

Kim Gallocher:

Qualified in General Nursing, Midwifery and Aromatherapy
Kim lectures Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Aromatherapy, Business Awareness & Nutrition and has been in the industry for 15 years.

Bhavna Ravjee:

Qualified in Beauty Therapy, Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Permanent Make-up, Sports Massage, LCN Nails and much more.
Bhavna lectures the Beauty Specialist, Holistic Massage & Reflexology and has been in the Industry for 10 years.

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