A Profession for Life at the Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy
The Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy, based in Cancelada near to Marbella, is set to become the premier health and beauty academy in Andalucia. The school runs a wide range of health and beauty courses carrying the highly recognised ITEC qualification. The Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy is a continuation of the long established Christine Shaw Therapy School. Christine Shaw, a well respected and admired teacher, has been working at the forefront of health and beauty qualifications for the past 40 years, both in London and Spain.
The name of Christine Shaw has been associated with ITEC since it’s inception in the 1960s in London. ITEC is widely recognised as the leading health and beauty qualification and provides students with a highly respected certification with which they can build their career in health and beauty. ITEC now conduct over 25,000 examinations world wide with a body of examiners circling the globe throughout the year.
Having recently decided to take a step back from the hands on teaching work, Christine Shaw has handed over the running of the school to Kezia Jacobsen. Kezia has been involved in the health and beauty industry for the past 20 years and has established herself on the Costa del Sol at the forefront of complementary health with the successful Shanti Som Spa. Continuing under the new name of the Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy, the school carries on the great work that has been achieved over previous years. Kezia Jacobsen had a fantastically successful first year in charge of the Academy in 2008 -9, achieving an impressive 100% pass rate with her students in all courses. Always keen to move forward and build on previous successes, this year Kezia has recruited Amanda Parker and James Woods to help with the running of the Academy. Amanda and James have been involved in the health industry for the past 15 years. Amanda is a highly respected alternative health practitioner and an established massage, reflexology and anatomy & physiology therapist and teacher on the Costa de Sol. James brings his health and fitness and personal training qualifications to the Academy and they will both be working hard to move the school forward and offer a wide range of courses. In addition to the full and part time courses, the Academy will also be running shorter one and two day courses throughout the year such as Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Baby Massage, Healthy Cooking Days and Nutrition Courses. The Academy will be running many health and fitness courses and workshops, bringing together aspects of yoga, exercise and weight loss in addition to the conventional courses.
The Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy offers a wide range of ITEC certified health and beauty courses including beauty specialist, beauty therapy, waxing, nails and facial courses, while the health courses include reflexology, holistic massage and anatomy and physiology.
The world of health and beauty is one of the fastest growing industries of recent times and provides a wonderful opportunity for newly qualified therapists to create their own business. Whether you intend to study with the aim of becoming a full time practitioner, or simply want to add a qualification to your resume and practise in your free time, then a course in health and beauty can provide you with enormous potential. In these difficult economic times with jobs hard to find, now has never been a better time to study and add an extra string to your bow. A qualification in health and beauty will allow you to become your own boss and to work for yourself, no longer relying on employers for you income.
The Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy has teamed up with world renowned Steiner Cruises. Steiner can provide graduates from the Shanti Som Academy with secure work on their cruise ships working as therapists while travelling around the world.
So whether you are looking for a career in health and beauty, or wish to simply learn a new therapy for your own self development, the Shanti Som Health and Beauty Academy is the perfect place for your study.
If you are interested in finding out more about the courses, the Academy will be holding an Open Day on August 28th. This day will allow potential students to come and meet the teachers and to find out more about the Academy and courses on offer.
Tel: +34 607 597 241