Body Wrap & Brushing Course
A body wrap – also known as a ‘body cocoon’ or ‘body mask’ – is a spa treatment created to enhance the health and appearance of skin, and/or reduce body measurements.
A nourishing oil or mineral-rich formula is applied to the limbs and torso before they are wrapped in cotton, mylar bandages or a plastic film. This promotes the extraction of dirt, toxins and excess water from the skin.
While most wraps are performed on the entire body (minus the face and genital area), some – such as cellulite and bust wraps – are applied to certain areas alone.
What are the benefits of a body wrap treatment?
The pampering experience of a body wrap can provide multiple health and beauty benefits. The benefits may vary depending on the type of wrap chosen, however, some common benefits include:
Dead skin removal
Wrap treatments comprising an exfoliation stage will see dead skin cells lifted, providing you a smoother complexion top-to-toe and a flattering glow. You can choose to enjoy a body polish before your wrap if exfoliation is not included as part of your treatment.
Body wraps featuring detoxifying algae, seaweed, mud or clay can help rid the body of toxins through metabolic skin cell stimulation. As skin is your largest organ, detoxification of the epidermis can have a significant effect on your health and overall wellbeing.
The vast majority of wraps comprise moisturising ingredients to hydrate, nourish and smooth your skin for improved condition.
Once you’re fully wrapped by your aesthetician, you’ll be left to relax for up to 30 minutes. This will provide you with some valuable – and rare – mental and physical downtime.
Temporary inch and/or weight loss
Wraps with detoxifying ingredients teamed with firmly wound bandages will see you sweat out any excess water and toxins, and also tighten your skin. This can temporarily improve the contours of your body and see you lose a dress size or two.
Study from the comfort and convenience of home, with an experienced course tutor on-hand to help by email. Ideal for those who wish to learn treatments for personal interest or to provide pampering to friends, family and to paying clients.
Note: no case studies are required for this course so you will not need access to the machines/products at home to learn and complete this course. However, if you wish to practice and submit evidence of a couple of practice treatments, our team will be happy to provide feedback on these.
Fully accredited by IPHM to allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile upon completion!
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Who accredits the Online Courses?
The majority of our online courses are accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine). All are accepted by leading insurer’s including The CPD Group, PolicyBee and many others. Accreditation means the certificate you receive is well recognised within the beauty industry and will allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile.
Who are online courses best suited to?
Online courses are ideal for anyone, of any age, gender or background who wishes to learn a new skill from the comfort and convenience of home. Our Online courses are suitable for complete beginners and no previous knowledge of beauty is required as the courses cover all aspects of the treatment process including health & safety, consultation and client care to enable you to perform treatments to industry standard.
The Online courses are designed to work seamlessly with PCs, laptops and most mobile devices including tablets and smart phones, or can be printed so you can study at your own peace, wherever you may be. Easy to follow online study materials are provided along with video tutorials filmed with professional therapists making learning engaging and straightforward. You will achieve your certificate accredited by The CPD Group recognising your learning and achievement. You can then gain insurance to work from home or mobile delivering your treatments.
Free access is available by email to our in-house expert Support team, throughout your studies and beyond.
How long will I have to complete an Online Course?
There are NO TIME LIMITS – study at your own pace, work as slowly or quickly as you need through the learning resources and practicing your treatments to ensure you feel fully confident. This can be extended as needed, just drop us an email and let us know how you’re progressing. You have access to our in-house Support team by email or telephone throughout your studies and beyond. Most students complete their Online courses within a few weeks; however just work through at your own pace and enjoy your learning with no pressure.
Please note: Once your certificate has been issued all work submitted will be destroyed. We do not keep students’ portfolios for Online courses.
What do I need to do to complete an Online course?
You will be sent an email with the Manual of the course as soon as your bookings is processed. You will work through the comprehensive study materials at your own peace. You will need to complete a small number of treatments at home on friends or family and submit evidence of these treatments to complete your course. This is approximately 3-6 treatments depending on the course, although we recommend you complete as many treatments as you need to build your confidence before submitting your practical assignment. You will need basic products and tools at home to complete these treatments. Once all assignments are complete, you will receive your certificate by email.
Do I need to purchase a starter kit to complete the course(s)?
You will need to have basic products/tools to allow you to complete a small number of treatments on friends and family. You will submit evidence of these treatments towards achieving your certificate. A small selection of starter kits is available to purchase online through Gabrielle Aesthetics Beauty & Academy. Alternatively, you can purchase products or kits from your chosen supplier.
How can I book my online course?
It is quick, easy and secure to book onto any of our online courses through our website. Once we have processed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email providing the manual of the course.
Can I attend any face to face training?
Face to face training is not required to achieve the certificate or to obtain insurance through our scheme. Our Online courses are very comprehensive and ensure you will learn best practice and acquire the skills required to deliver treatments to an industry standard so you are fully supported to achieve the certificate through distance learning only. However, if at any time during your studies or within 12 weeks following completion of your online course, you feel you would benefit from attending some face-to-face training*; we are happy to arrange this for £150 per day required. Subject to availability, training sessions run across our training centres with attendance from 10.00am – 04.00pm and would be provided on set dates from our training schedule(s).
*This option is only available for selected courses. We do not offer a face-to-face option for all online courses. Others are provided only at selected centres. If face to face training is an option you are considering, please contact our team to discuss this before enrolling for an Online course, to ensure you begin the best training route for you.
What are the advantages of an online course?
- You can study online anytime or anywhere using most mobile devices
- You can study at your own pace around other commitments you may have, such as childcare or long working hours
- Ideal for those who do not live local to one of our 10 training centres
- Ideal for those who would prefer to study over a longer duration, at their own pace with time to reflect and revisit any aspects as you prefer
- Online courses can be studied either instead of attending our face-to-face intensive training courses or in addition to face-to-face training courses as additional learning support
- Option to arrange a face-to-face training session at our training centre, is available for £150 per day for those who feel they would benefit from further tuition, guidance and feedback in person from a professional tutor (selected courses only, subject to availability)
- Following completion of our Online courses, you can gain insurance to work from home or mobile. Learn more here about insurance scheme for Online courses
What this Online (Home-study) course covers
- Course Objective
- What is Body Brushing and its benefits
- What is Body Exfoliation and its benefits
- What is Body Wrapping and its benefits
- Equipment/Products needed
- Client Advice/After Care/Patch Testing
- Client Consultation procedure
- Consultation Form
- GP Referral Letter
- Contraindications and Client’s expectations
- How to prepare for the treatment
- Health & Safety
- Hygiene, Health & Safety & Legislation
- Insurance, GDPR/ Data Protection & Marketing
- Relevant A&P
- Treatment Protocol
- How to perform Body Brushing
- How to perform Body Exfoliation
- How to perform Detox Wraps
- How to measure and perform Inch Loss Wraps
- Q & A’s
Skin-related treatments are currently in very high-demand and they are an extremely profitable treatment to offer clients, with many returning for regular treatments every 4-6 weeks to maintain beautiful-looking skin. Following the treatment, clients will immediately notice their skin is smoother and younger looking. The average treatment prices range from £20-80 per treatment making this a highly profitable addition to your treatment menu.
Course entry requirements
Our online courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.
What qualification will you receive?
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a certificate issued by Gabrielle Aesthetics Beauty & Academy recognising your achievement on the Online course. These are great to support applications for further training courses, entering employment or indeed may be considered CPD for existing therapists.
What will your career opportunities be?
The online courses are an excellent starting point for those who have a passion for beauty and wish to learn new skills. Completion of the online courses will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to provide pampering on yourself and also to friends, family and paying clients.
Why choose Gabrielle Aesthetics Beauty Academy?
Our online courses have been designed following over 5 years of experience in delivering private beauty training. We understand the requirements of our students and online courses are delivered in an easy-to-follow way, accessible on your computer or mobile device.
Comprehensive course manuals written to the highest industry standards accompanied by video tutorials produced with professional tutors allow you to develop the required knowledge and skills to be successful within beauty.
Our in-house Support team is available through your studies and beyond.
Ways to Pay
Payment in Full – Securely by telephone using Debit / Credit Card or Online using PayPal / WorldPay
By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.