Holistic Junction's Featured School of the Week: Wellness and Massage Training InstituteWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
We are delighted to present Wellness and Massage Training Institute as Holistic Junction's featured school of week.
Wellness and Massage Training Institute's mission is '...dedicated to helping you achieve your goals by providing highest quality education in alternative/complimentary healthcare fields. To achieve this mission, Wellness and Massage Training Institute has designed an effective learning environment by employing experienced and dedicated faculty, using finest instructional materials and equipment available, and carefully planning each individual's learning experience."
Located just twenty-five (25) miles from Chicago; in refreshing Woodridge, Illinois, Wellness and Massage Training Institute is a member of American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools; and works cooperatively (with College of DuPage and Joliet Junior College) to prepare and enable students to earn individual Associates Degrees.
Wellness and Massage Training Institute offers a basic 556-Hour Massage Therapy program, and an Advanced, Comprehensive 770-Hour Massage Program (through affiliation with College of DuPage & Joliety Junior College); and include, but are not limited to:
Basic Massage Therapy Program - 556 Hours ...and other massage-related coursework.
556-Hour Elective Coursework ...and many, many more options!
Advanced Massage Program - 770 Hours ...and other comprehensive massage-related classes.
Everything You Need To Know About Touch TypingWritten by Linda Correli
Hunt - and - peck typing vs. touch - typing
Typing is an immanent part of work for predominant number of people. It is a daily task, ability we can't go without. It is no wonder that necessity to master this skill has increased essentially in recent years. It led to emergence of considerable amount of computer courses, which were flooded with those who eagerly wished to master typing as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, popularity of courses was brought down by various computer self-tutors, which offered amazingly fast programs to master typing.
It was natural that typing skills were tried to be improved. People aimed at equalizing quality and quantity. Hence, method which combined all requirements to typing with personal approach to each user was invented and called touch-typing. Touch typing means to engage in typing without having a look at keyboard. The fingers are trained to locate keys by position.
It is an intrinsic to human beings to bring development of skills to perfection, to introduce automation to daily routine, to simplify life by all means, making it more enjoyable. Same was in case of touch - typing.
Touch-typing has become an essential, even mandatory skill these days no matter what line of work anyone does. Touch-typing is a method of typing, where typist uses sense of touch finding proper keys rather than sight. This method of typing is considered to be highly effective, as it redoubles productivity of work and allows typist to concentrate not on search of proper keys while typing but on sense of information he types. In such a way typist avoids process of continuous and time consuming proof reading and makes only some minor editing after typing. The quantity of misprints reduces twice.
It was counted that using touch - typing method allows touching 60+ words per minute. People using touch - typing method have much more advantages in comparison with 'hunt - and - peck' typists. Hunt - and - peck typing or so called two - fingered typing is slower than touch - typing, using this method typist required to find each key by sight, instead of relying on memorized position of keys.
It takes from 30 to 40 minutes to type one page of text by 'hunt - and - peck' method and only 5 or even 4 minutes by touch typing method. So it helps to blueprint time more rationally. At same time general culture of labor increases. There is an important rule of touch typing which makes technique of this method easier and distinguishes it form 'hunt-and-peck' method. The less quantity of keys falls at one finger, quicker typing is.
Mastering touch - typing and utilizing it in practice also helps to preserve health. As touch typists don't have to shift gaze from keyboard to screen, so eyes don't get tired and eyesight doesn't damage. Consequently, touch - typists are able to cope with larger scopes of work and get tired less after working day. At last, touch - typing leaves more time for personal life and lets you enjoy your work.
Touch - typing software
How is it possible to master and become familiar with touch typing? There are a great variety of programs, which were specially elaborated to teach touch - typing. Preparing this article I've got acquainted with a stunning number of freeware and read a lot of polar comments about different programs which teach touch typing. I want to share with you information about some programs which are considered to be most effective in teaching touch typing. They received a lot positive feedback both from users and from specialists.
Stamina Typing Tutor 2.5 is a multifunctional typing tutor with support for several layouts: QWERTY (US, UK), AZERTY, Dvorak etc. The intimate details: work with lessons and text (5 modes), a lesson editor, statistics, progress graphs, virtual keyboard (can be hidden), super MP3 sounds and music, a play list, support for several users.