Haywood Community College’s Adult Education/GED Department has recently been awarded HCC Foundation Mini-Grant funds to enhance the educational experience and introduce educational opportunities for female inmates in the Haywood County Detention Center. Both Joan Rivet and Carla Woody have been teaching in this facility for four months. Some of the unique features of this grant include Massage Therapy and components of Cosmetic Arts and Esthetics Technology.

Thus far, the women at the center have experienced therapeutic massage, been taught tension release pressure points, and been introduced to reflexology. Wendy Heaton, LMBT provided each woman a 20 minute massage along with health and educational information.

Soon to follow is the cosmetology and esthetic component provided by Deborah Ball and her assistants. The following will be introduced, demonstrated and provided to each woman:   pedicure with massage treatment, foot bath with massage, manicure with massage, and paraffin face mask. 

In addition to augmenting and enhancing self-image, providing relaxation/tension release exercises, and personal hygiene, this grant is designed to create an interest in alternative educational possibilities through HCC certificate and curriculum programs.

Wendy Heaton, left, is shown giving a massage to a woman at the Haywood County Detention Center. The massage is a component of the Mini-Grant awarded toHaywood Community College’s Adult Education/GED Department to enhance the educational experience and introduce educational opportunities for female inmates in the county.