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Training Dates for Reiki, 
Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candling
(UK venues only)


Training courses are available in a number of venues including Cumbria and Northumberland areas and taught by Helen Wilkins.  Helen has been teaching alternative therapies for over 18 years as well as giving several radio appearances and published articles on the topic.

Note:  Locations can be organised closer to you if you have a group of people that wish to be trained. 

Refreshments are provided, although you are encouraged to make your own arrangements for lunch.  

Class sizes are limited to 4-6 people to ensure individual attention, so please contact us to reserve your place.

Due to demand throughout the year, further courses may be provided which are not advertised.  Please contact us if any of these dates are not suitable.  Training is also available on weekdays.



One Day Courses Available in 2020

Date Course Times Location

Corona Virus Update 

In light of the Governments' advice on unnecessary meetings for people, and to protect people over 70 years of age and those with underlying health conditions, we have decided to halt all training sessions for the foreseeable future.

This will be monitored on a regular basis and should circumstances change, a new training schedule will be posted on the website - so do keep checking in!

We hope you all stay safe, keep supporting one another and, of course, look out for those most vulnerable.

Helen Wilkins
Alternative Therapist/Trainer and Reiki Master




The Original Usui Method of Reiki is taught on this course and runs for 1 day from 10.00am to 6.00pm

The day consists of:

  • What is Reiki?
  • The uses and benefits of Reiki
  • The Reiki Principles
  • The History of Reiki
  • Chakras and Energy
  • Attunements
  • How to give a self treatment and treatment to others - demonstration and practice, including after care
  • Insurance and certificate

By the end of the course, you will be able to give treatments to yourself, friends, family and pets.


What is Reiki Healing?
A healing session is very simply performed. After an initial consultation, the customer lies fully clothed on a couch.  Reiki energy is then channelled into them by the therapist via a series of hand positions from the head down the body.  Each position is just a light resting of the hands - no massage or manipulation. 

Often during a treatment heat may be experienced from the therapist's hands.  

The flow of energy can be felt in various ways. Often it is experienced as a lovely heat, which reaches deep inside the body. Sometimes it may feel cold or you may experience tingles, usually where a blockage is being cleared.

People may also find Reiki is like a deep meditation and pick up on colours, gain deeper understanding of your life or problem, get memories, visions or past life recall.  Sometimes there is spontaneous emotional release from areas that have been blocked off.

Some people don't feel any physical sensation at all but describe mental or emotional changes such as a sense of calmness or peace. Nearly everyone experiences a treatment as deeply relaxing. 

Since Reiki creates balance on a mental, physical, spiritual and emotional level it is useful in all situations, either on its own or in conjunction with Western medical practice or other complementary treatment.  

Used regularly by individuals it can help recharge, align and rebalance energy in the body.

For minor problems or short term goals one or two sessions may be enough. For significant problems the best results are achieved by three to four sessions three to four days running then weekly sessions spreading out to fortnightly and monthly as the condition improves. 


Reiki 2 (£120) and Reiki Master Training (£360) is also available but enquiries should be done directly with Helen Wilkins either by phone 07970 286665 or email.


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The course runs for 1 day from 10.00am to 5.30pm

The day consists of:

  • The History of Malish Indian Head Massage 
  • Ayurveda
  • Chakras
  • The purpose and benefits of the treatment
  • Hygiene
  • Contra-indications
  • Indian Head Massage - demonstration and practice of Indian Head Massage; after care of patients
  • Insurance and certificate


What is Indian Head Massage?

The art of Indian Head Massage is an Ayurvedic form of healing and relaxation used widely in Asia, mainly by masseurs and hairdressers, to combat daily tension and stress.  This form of massage is now one of the most popular therapies available at the moment.

The Malish technique addresses the back, neck, scalp and face using a variety of massage pressures and techniques and is one of the most relaxing types of massages you will ever experience.  A typical treatment normally lasts 45 minutes.

Why would you have an Indian Head Massage?

Ideal for any neck or shoulder tension, the massage starts on the back and neck working deeply over the muscles and pressure points that help the muscles to relax. 

Moving on to the scalp, massage techniques are used which relax, stimulate and revive this area.  The whole scalp is covered to encourage circulation, oxygen and nutrients to the area.  The effect of this is to help stimulate hair growth and revitalize the brain.

Finally, the treatment finishes with a wonderful soothing face massage, which includes pressure points and draining techniques that may help headaches and sinus problems.

The massage does not require removal of clothing - wear comfortable clothing and a thin top (such as a t-shirt or shirt, etc).  


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The course runs for 1 day from 10.00am to 5.30pm

The day consists of:

  • The history of ear candling
  • Human Ear Anatomy
  • Ingredients of Biosun Hopi Ear candles
  • How the candles work
  • Benefits of Hopi Ear Candle Therapy
  • Contra-indications to treatment
  • Safety instructions
  • Hygiene
  • Written exam
  • Therapy preparation
  • How to conduct a therapy session
  • The candle therapy
  • The head/facial massage
  • Examination of candle contents
  • Insurance and suppliers
  • Certificate

During the course there will be the opportunity to give and experience a Hopi Ear Candle therapy.



What is Hopi Ear Candling?

Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. 

The ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.

Hopi Ear Candles can help with:

Tinitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear
Sore throats and hay fever
Headache and migraine
Rhinitis and sinusitis and 
Catarrh and asthma
Stimulation of blood and energy flow
Regulation of pressure in ears and head
Relaxation in conditions of anxiety and stress
Stimulation of lymphatic system and metabolism

During a treatment, an initial consultation is given to ensure the treatment is right for the patient.  They are then asked to lie on their side on a therapy bed where the practitioner gently inserts a candle in the first ear and then the other.  The treatment is then finished with a lovely ear and facial massage.

A typical treatment usually lasts 1 hour.



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Booking a course

To book on a course, simply email me with the training course and date you wish to attend.

Confirmation and details of the course will then be emailed to you. 



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Further information

If you have any questions regarding training, please contact Helen Wilkins.

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