Course Details

Introduction to Natural Remedies

Introduction to Natural Remedies

Learn the essential theory and techniques of natural remedies for optimal health and healing!

Course Overview

About This Course

This course gives a basic understanding of the theory and practice of some of the most effective yet simple natural remedies: hydrotherapy, massage, and herbs. Each therapeutic technique and herbal recipe shared in this course are hand-selected due to the wide range of ailments they are known for bringing relief to. Students will be introduced to some of the natural ways God has provided to strengthen immunity, relieve pain, increase energy, assist with better sleep, and much more.

Each class is recorded in HD and shows step-by-step instructions with multiple camera angles so you can see each hydrotherapy and massage technique clearly. You will see hands-on demonstrations so you can also prepare each herbal extract, salve, cream, and tea along with the videos right in your own kitchen. This course is especially designed for those with busy schedules as students will be able to log in anytime and anywhere as long as they have a good internet connection. This course is perfect to get you started using simple natural remedies and will give you a thirst for further study and experience.

The material offered in this course is part of other certification programs offered by LIGHT. Certification will enable you to serve as a leader and organizer of other LIGHT health initiatives. If you wish to obtain certification for health evangelism and for further information and resources, please visit: The AudioVerse Advance completion certificate does not fulfill requirements to obtain LIGHT certification.

Course Objectives

  • To learn the history, theory and physiological effects of hydrotherapy
  • To be able to perform several of the most widely used hydrotherapy treatments in a home setting
  • To understand the indications and contraindications for each hydrotherapy treatment learned
  • To learn the principles and basic techniques of Swedish massage
  • To be able to perform both a full back and chair massage routine
  • To learn basic herbal principles for using herbal agents intelligently
  • To learn “hands on” how to prepare herbal extracts, salves, creams, poultices, and teas

Course Outline

  1. 1. Introduction to Hydrotherapy (3 segments)
  2. 2. Introduction to Massage (3 segments)
  3. 3. Introduction to Herbal Medicine (6 segments)

Course Staff

James Hartley

James Hartley

James was raised a Roman Catholic and re-introduced to Jesus through an Adventist family running an organic farm in Italy. After receiving missionary training at Wildwood, he served as Wildwood’s director of education for 7 years before going full-time to help develop LIGHT ministry. James was married to Danielle in 2010, who now serves with him in full-time ministry.

Danielle Hartley

Danielle Hartley

Dani first came to Wildwood Lifestyle Center in 2006 as a student from Brazil. She spent two years in training at Wildwood graduating from both their six-month Health Evangelism course and their Advanced Lifestyle Counselor course. Since graduation she has taught preventive medicine and natural remedies in more than 12 different countries. In 2010, Dani married James Hartley, LIGHT president, and continues to serve in full-time ministry with him.

Lee Wellard

Lee Wellard

Lee Wellard was a graduate from the Institute of Medical Ministry at Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital and went on to become a teacher of applied physiology and nutrition. Lee also served as Wildwood's Health Emphasis coordinator and travelled extensively across the United States lecturing to many churches on health related topics. He has also done multiple health programs on 3ABN, and other TV networks, as well as radio, and also writes articles for the Health and Healing Journal. He has had extensive experience in personal health consultations and has taught hundreds of students in medical missionary work from dozens of countries around the world. Lee also had further training as a Health Practitioner in natural remedies, and has also completed his studies as a Master Herbalist. He is happily married with two children and has a passion for teaching health in a way that is attractive and engaging to those who listen. Lee has his own health ministry and has developed his own natural remedy products that are in harmony with God's plan of healing.

Personal Evangelism

If you wish to obtain certification for health evangelism and for further information and resources, please visit:

The AudioVerse Advance completion certificate does not fulfill requirements to obtain LIGHT certification.