CPD Courses – Massage
Advanced Massage Techniques
Do you want to go beyond the massage routine you learnt take you massage skills to a another level ?
Do you want to increase the number of techniques at your fingertips?
Do you want to learn deep tissue techniques to help you treat you clients more effectively ?
Do you want to impress you clients and have them come back asking for more ?
This Course is for qualified Massage practitioners to learn advanced massage techniques which can be incorporated into their existing routine to enhance their massage
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!
During this course you will learn safe and effective baby massage techniques allowing you to work confidently when massaging a baby or infant. You will also learn how to teach parents or carers how to massage their own babies, both in a one to one and group setting.
You will be taught specific positioning and massage techniques, as well as, contra-indications and precautions for babies and infant of different ages. You will also learn about specific carrier oils and beneficial strokes to aid specific common problems during childhood.
Pregnancy can be an exciting time in any women’s life! While a woman is pregnant her body undergoes numerous changes physically, mentally and emotionally. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promoting a sense of wellbeing.
Pregnancy massage has been found to help reduce stress, soothe nerves, ease mood swings and help with aches and pains and postural changes. Lymphatic drainage can help reduce swelling in the arms and legs.
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful answer to some of the unique challenges of pregnancy!
Native American Back Massage
Native American medicine refers to the combined practices of over 500 individual tribes. Although specific practices varied amongst individual tribes all Native American medicine is based on the understanding that health is a matter of balance.
Native Americans have used heat and massage with herbs to treat many problems. Tribes such as the Cherokee used massage to treat their warriors before and after expeditions, as well as, using massage to help with labour pains and colic in children.
Native American Back Massage can be easily integrated into an existing massage routine or performed as a treatment in it’s own right.
Hot and Cold Stone Massage
As a Massage Practitioner or bodyworker it is strongly suggested that you utilise techniques to protect your hands and joints otherwise if you are treating more than 10 clients per week you have approximately three years as a practitioner before you can start to notices aches.
Hot and Cold Stone Massage is one way in which you can protect your hands and joints and enhance the quality of the treatment you provide for your client. It is also a therapy that can be used to treat specific problems your clients may present with. With the advent of portable heating bags this therapy is now also ideal for mobile therapists.
Thai Table Massage
To learn safe and effective Thai Massage techniques involving Yoga Movements, Shiatsu Movements, Mobility Movements, Acupressure and Foot Reflexology Techniques that can be utilised as a stand alone treatment or provide additional techniques to your existing Massage routine or Bodywork therapies.
Emergency First Aid at Work – for the Complementary Medicine Practitioner
What would you do if your client suffered a medical emergency during a treatment ?
Employers, clinics and local councils are increasingly requiring Complementary Medicine Practitioners to hold a valid HSE compliant First Aid qualification in order to work at their premises.
Completing the course will give you a recognised first aid qualification which is compliant with HSE First Aid at Work Regulations (1981) allowing you to carry out first aid in the workplace and providing relevant certification and documentation.
Please note that due to the nature of this Course there will be a maximum of 12 students per teacher.