NOMZAMO LEARNERS JOURNAL by Michele Macfarlane

NOMZAMO LEARNERS JOURNAL by Michele Macfarlane

WEEK ONE Friday 23 January 2015 sees an intake of 10 women from Nomzamo, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and the Cape Flats to start a training course to become in-chair massage therapists. The training will be a focussed over four weeks and will include modules on basic anatomy, relaxation techniques, life skills, communication skills as well as personal presentation. (this paragraph needs checking for accuracy) On completion of the training, the therapists would be able to operate in a corporate call centre environments where they would take on internships. On the completion of internship, they will be fully qualified Corporate Chair massage therapists. Says Gareth Pritchard, BPeSA Western Cape CEO: “Health and wellness are critical issues to consider as it affects call centre staff productivity and therefore directly affecting our industry’s bottom line. The partnership between BPeSA Western Cape and the Ubuntu Touch Project assist to bridge divides in economic opportunities for women from marginalised communities and bring practical wellness solutions to Cape Town’s call centres”. Over the next four weeks we will be keeping you up to date on the progress of the Ubuntu Touch Project training incumbents, their stories, learnings and experiences. WEEK TWO  As the Ubuntu Touch training programme wrapped up its second week of training, it is becoming clear that the massage training provided by the programme is much more than a new skill for 12 women from Nomzamo outside of Cape Town. The building of a sense of community, the expansion of skillsets as well as the healing that the trainees bring to each other and their community in Nomzamo is evident. The project, supported by BPeSA...
PRASA-Womens Wellness Month 2015

PRASA-Womens Wellness Month 2015

With PRASA  and Metrorail at Milnerton Lagoon Beach Hotel delivering 200 massages and sound healing sessions for Womens Wellness Day. Extremely well received beginning of a new partnership with our Rail Agency,
Ubuntu Therapists learning Qigong with Master Liu Jun -2014

Ubuntu Therapists learning Qigong with Master Liu Jun -2014

Qigong Master Liu Jun from China donated his time and energy during his SA tour run by Britta Stalling of the Body and Mind Factory  to train the first group of Ubuntu Touch therapists in 2014, imparting essential energy management skills for  use in their personal and professional lives. The therapists loved this workshop and found regular use for the techniques, allowing for better delivery of massages while standing for hours every...