Announces the Student's Guide to Natural Health Training

Annual reference book will contain a directory of schools as well as tools and information for starting a successful career in Complementary and Alternative health care
Nov. 23, 2010 - PRLog -- pixcode, the development team behind, is pleased to announce a new project that fills a gap in the Complementary and Alternative health care sector: the Student's Guide to Natural Health Training.

Part directory of schools, part business and career handbook, the Guide takes into account the specific needs of those who pursue training in this industry - many of whom come to it as a second or even third career path.  Training facilities vary from small, one-program schools to multi-national institutions with multiple campuses and programs. Currently, there is no single Canadian resource that covers this field, province by province, modality by modality.

Why now? Natural health care is a growing sector - a recent Ipsos Reid poll found that 97% of 65-85 year olds are trying to be proactive with their health, combined with the fact that we are experiencing a demographic shift, with Baby-Boomers heading into their retirement years.

Additionally, there has been a steady increase in the use of complementary and alternative therapies in the past decade, with more than 40% of Canadians reporting using some form of natural therapy (as per the Holistic Health Research Foundation). This has created a demand for skilled professionals who can help them maintain their mental and physical health and stave off the effects of aging.

Gisela McKay, Managing Director of, comments that the format and content in the Guide is inspired by years of working with practitioners. "So many are drawn to the field by a calling to help other people. We want to ensure that they have the right tools to launch successful careers, whether that means working for someone else in a clinic environment or setting up their own practice. So, we've brought in experts to write articles from how to set fees that accurately reflect the true costs of practicing to how to create a marketing and promotion system that keeps a steady stream of clients coming through the door."

The Guide will be available for free both online and in print, with the web version of the directory going live in January, in advance of the print version being distributed in late April and early May 2011.  Interested parties can find out more about having their training program included or receiving a copy at

# # #, is Canada's largest and most referenced guide to complementary and alternative care. It is a division of pixcode Inc.

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