About

Hands on Training was established in 1999. We believe that complementary therapies play an import role in modern life and we are committed to promoting holistic heath and beauty. Our aim is to train therapists to a high standard so they can be confident with their skills, work effectively with clients and engage with the rich experience that this work brings. Our team of highly experienced tutors offer training in a range of therapies. Our tutors are regular speakers at talks and seminars.

The popularity of our courses has led to many requests for training around the world – including the U.K., Ireland, France, Spain, Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. Many of our qualified therapists offer their skills in spas, holistic health centres, beauty salons, hospices, hospitals and on-site in the workplace.

Lesley Hart

Lesley Hart

Lesley is based in London and is principal of Hands on Training. She has been teaching since 1999, originally alongside the founder of Indian Champissage – Narendra Mehta. She is co-author of the books Indian Head Massage The Essential Guide and Ear Candling The Essential Guide. Lesley is passionate about promoting holistic health and beauty – she says ‘I love practising and teaching therapies; working with inspiring students and clients is a truly enriching experience’. Lesley provides training in Indian Champissage, Advanced Indian Head Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Kansa Wand Facelift Massage, Natural Facial and Ear Candling; she also offers treatments in these therapies and Aromatherapy/Body Massage.

Vandana Mendonca

Vandana Mendonca

Vandana is a committed and intuitive holistic therapist who believes that the body is fully capable of healing itself. She believes wholeheartedly in the holistic concept that the mind, body and spirit work in tandem in this healing process. Her role in this facilitation process requires her to be a therapist and a teacher, as well as a wellness coach. Vandana’s expertise in holism includes Angelic Reiki Master/Teacher, Foot Reflexology, Facial Reflexology, Prenatal Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage/Trainer, Ear Candling/Trainer, Natural Facial/Trainer, Japanese CosmoLifting. She has been a tutor with Hands-on-training since 2008 and conducts workshops in the UAE, Oman, Canada and the USA

Barbara McActeer

Barbara McAteer
Barbara McAteer

Barbara is based in Ireland and has been practicing different forms of complementary therapies for over twenty years, having first trained in massage therapy whilst living in California and continuing with studying a wonderful range of therapies upon returning to Ireland. “I love what I do for a living and it gives me great joy to see the positive changes being made in the lives and health of many of my clients.” As well as practicing as a therapist, Barbara also teaches courses in Indian Head Massage, Natural Facial and Ear Candling. Barbara says “My own personal philosophy is simple, I firmly believe that our health and vitality is as a result of us looking after our bodies, both inside and out.” www.holistictherapiesireland.com

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