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Holistic Sunshine Therapies

Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Sunshine Therapies harness the natural elements of earth, air, fire and water. If you are already a holistic therapist, Sunshine Therapies will extend your skills, enabling you to offer your services at a hotel, health spa, retreat or on a cruise ship. In this course you will learn to give a number of wonderful relaxing therapies and alternative techniques that can be used in a therapy room and indoor areas in cooler weather.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • The Power of the Sun
      • Why Exposure to Sunshine is so Important Today
      • The Risks of Sunburn and How to Avoid it
      • Skin Protection for Babies and Young Children
      • Skin Types
      • The Benefits and Problems with Sunglasses
      • Choosing Tinted Glasses
  • Lesson Two
    • Healing Stone Therapy
      • Collecting your Own Stones
      • Before you Start
      • Heating the Stones
      • Using Stones for Massage
      • Clicking
      • Massage Treatment
      • Hot Stone Layout for Body Treatment 1
      • Alternative Treatment 1
      • Treatment 2
      • Healing Stone Facial
      • Laying a Medicine Wheel on the Body
  • Lesson Three
    • Helio Therapy
      • The Healing Power of Colours
      • How does Colour Therapy Work?
      • Physical, Emotional and Mental Effects of Colour
      • How Do I Know Which Colour to Use?
      • Types of Heliotherapy Treatments
      • Silk Scarf Treatment
  • Lesson Four
    • Hydro-Therapy
      • Introduction
      • Creating a Health Spa
      • Treating Travellers’ Ailments Naturally
      • Seaweed Baths
      • Flower Power and Floral Baths
      • Flower Petal Mask
      • Exotic Fruit Beauty Care
  • Lesson Five
    • Relaxation
      • Rainbow Breathing
      • Rhythmic Breathing – Pranayama
      • Cleansing Breath
      • Body Relaxation Technique
      • Rainbow Yoga
  • Lesson Six
    • Huna
      • The Three Basic Lomi Lomi Massage Strokes
    • Sunshine Holistic Reiki
      • Reiki Mental/Emotional
      • Reiki Power
      • Reiki Balancing
      • Reiki Distant Healing
      • Reiki Hand Positions
      • Self-healing Techiques

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.