Hands Free Massage
You will learn how to effectively use other parts of your body such as the forearms and elbows to safely massage your clients. You will be taught how to work at a deeper muscular level utilising the Hands Free approach and to adapt pressure to different clients and their needs. You will also discover how to reduce the stresses and strains on your body when performing a Massage.
Hands Free Massage techniques use the forearm and elbow and can be easily integrated into your own particular massage routine. Undertaking this will help you to maintain your career as a massage practitioner and help save your thumbs, hands and wrists!
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Although many Massage and body work practitioners spend a great helping their clients with work related pains, due to the physical nature of their work Massage practitioners tend to have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries.
Research in 2008 reported that despite the majority of Massage practitioners indicating they received proper training in posture and selfcare, there was a high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries. The highest reporting of pain was reported in the wrist & thumb (83%), followed by the low back (65%) and neck & shoulders (64%).
Hands Free techniques, can significantly reduce the amount of strain placed on the hands without detracting from the massage. In fact many clients comment on how good the techniques feel and come back asking specifically for the Hands Free Techniques!
This is mainly a practical course and there will be a maximum of only 10 students on the Course.
This Course certifies for 7 hours of group learning.
Effectively and confidently use the forearms and elbow to work on clients at a deeper muscular level.
Use body weight and stretches to maintain or add pressure.
Use the non massaging hand for support, precision and palpation.
Reduce the stress and strain and protect your own body.
Blend the Hands Free approach effortlessly into your preferred routine.
You must be a qualified Massage therapist, Aromatherapist or Manual therapist (Level 3 or above) to attend this Course.
Results and Feedback:
This course is truly recommendable. Small class sizes and value for money: March 2020
Thorough, practical, and informative. I felt so confident in the tutor's ability to deliver the subject: March 2020
Very interesting: July 2018
Excellent teaching/teachers. Very supportive culture: March 2018
I enjoy & trust Richdales. The teaching is always good. The teachers are friendly, mindful & motivating: March 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel reinspired: March 2018
I came back because I have had good experiences on other courses: March 2018
Very useful for all therapists who use their hands and wrists: November 2017
Would benefit any masseur: November 2017
It is fantastic if you have painful thumbs/wrists and want an alternative approach: November 2017
Nanette Wray BA (Hons) MCTHA MCHNC MIFL
Nanette has always had a keen interest in Complementary Medicine. Her enthusiasm for Aromatherapy led her to research and develop a range of Aromatherapy products for individual conditions and her passion for holistic healthcare inspired her to start teaching. Nanette is a qualified in Holistic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, On-Site Massage, Indian Head Massage, Ayurvedic [...]