Jessica Whitbourne, Massage Therapist at the Steiner Training Academy

Name: Jessica Whitbourne

Age: 20 years old

Profession: Massage Therapist

Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapies

Country: Australia

Jessica Whitbourne is a 20 yr old Massage Therapist who is currently learning the techniques of Aroma Stone therapy at the Steiner Training Academy. She will go on to learn about lots of other techniques, products and treatments at the Academy and can't wait to get her 1st placement on board with Steiner.

Here she talks to Hair and Beauty Jobs about her experiences so far at the Academy:
Aroma Stone Therapy Training!!

In aroma stone training we are taught the background of the stone we use and the techniques we use in the massage.

We are taught things such as; the stone originates from Bali and are made from volcanic lava. We learn the safety procedures so as to make sure the client has the best treatment and is safe and not harmed.

The placement of the stones on the key energy points and a set massage is taught. This set massage flows and it's very relaxing when done correctly. Some product knowledge goes into the course as well.

At the beginning of the course I felt very overwhelmed as it seems a lot of information to take in such a short period of time.

By the end of the course I felt a lot better and a lot more confident and in control of what I was doing with the stones.

Q. What was your first impression of the Steiner Training Academy and the training facilities?

Busy!!! My first impression was "Hard work".

Q. What course are you specialising in and how do you feel you're doing?

I'm specialising in Aroma stones.

I feel I'm progressing all the time. Now, I'm capable of doing treatments with confidence due to the exceptional trainers here.

Q. How do you feel about training so far at the academy?

Good! Confident! I'm learning a lot of useful information. Enjoying it!

Q. What has been your highlight so far at the academy?

Learning the Aroma stone therapy treatment, this has expanded my knowledge.

Q. Now that you have experienced some Aroma stone therapy training, how has it changed your thoughts towards working?

At the beginning it seemed a lot of hard work. Now, with all the training at the academy, I feel very confident with my Aroma stone Therapy and I learned so much.

I look forward to work on board the ships for Steiner.

Q. What advice would you give to a fellow student from your college who is about to start training?

Come with a positive attitude! It seems like hard work, but it's worth it!!!

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