Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cornwall College leads the way

Beautelle Equips State of the Art Facility at Cornwall College...
The Cornwall Complementary Centre, located within the Penhaligon building at Cornwall College Camborne is a specialist clinic that will provide a ‘Centre of Excellence’ to train the future practitioners of complementary health therapies.

This brand new state of the art facility was officially opened in April 2007 by Dr Michael Dixon, Visiting Professor at the School of Integrated Health at the University of Westminster, who is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Peninsula Medical School, a Trustee of the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health and Chair of NHS Alliance representing Primary Care, Primary Care Trusts and GP practices.

He said; “Here you really have got it all, practitioner networking, teaching and a wonderful new centre for students. Within the next four to five years, the NHS will undergo radical changes and what Cornwall College is doing here fits into what the NHS is doing. We mustn’t underestimate the power of people to heal. Integrated medicine is the ‘best of both worlds’; palliative care and symptomatic care. ”

The new facility has been equipped by British Professional Therapy Equipment manufacturer Beautelle and will provide a dedicated training facility for those studying the Complementary Health Therapies Foundation Degree, approved by the University of Plymouth.

Beautelle’s Marketing Director Sarah Dandy comments “obviously a lot of hard work has gone into this new centre and the whole design reflects very high professional standards, which is why our top of the range Blenheim Beechwood treatment tables have been chosen to equip this new facility. We are extremely proud to be linked with this professional resource for Cornwall.”

The Centre has already played host to the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), the first of a series of external specialist training sessions for complementary therapy students and also provides the I.T.E.C. (International Therapies Examination Council) training in massage, sports injury therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy as well as offering an introduction to homeopathy, traditional medicines and counselling.

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