Beauty students at Walsall College were introduced to traditional Indian massage techniques by specialists in Ayuvedic treatments.
Founder of the The Kerala Ayurveda Centre, which has four clinics across the country, Sarj Raikundalia, visited the college and gave students an insight in to the background of the company, the treatments they offer and how he has grown the business.
He also gave an overview of the history of Ayurvedic massage, which originated in India and is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems.
Therapist, Jolly George then showed students how to deliver the popular Podikizhi treatment, which is a herbal oil massage used to help alleviate pain and reduce swelling caused by arthritis, muscular spasm and rheumatism.
Walsall College’s Curriculum Manager for Beauty, Joanne Small said: “The beauty industry is very wide ranging, so as part of the course we aim to ensure students are made aware of as many different careers paths as possible.
“Students receive a number of industry masterclasses throughout the year as learning from Beauty therapists currently working in the sector is a fantastic way to see real industry skills being used in practice. This complements their classroom based lessons and own experience working in the college salon and on placements.”