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
Advanced Reflexology Techniques
Although there will be a brief review of anatomy and physiology this Course is of a highly practical nature the majority of the day will be spent on identifying reflexes and looking at a variety of techniques for effectively locating and working reflexes of the nervous system (particularly the location of the spinal column and spinal nerves) and all the endocrine glands.
Deeper working techniques will be explored in addition to more gentle, balancing ones providing the practitioner with effective treatment tools that can be applied to a variety of different clients.
Ayurvedic Back Massage
This course will teach eastern massage techniques which work on the energy of the individual and also gives an understanding about the effects of Ayurvedic massage techniques on the chakra system.
You will learn a full sequence of Ayurvedic Back Massage incorporating Marma points found on the back and learn how to work on these Marma points to help with disorders and ailments.
Ayurvedic Foot & Hand Massage
Ayurvedic Foot and Hand Massage can be easily integrated into an existing Reflexology or Massage or routine or performed as a treatment in it’s own right.
You will learn a full sequence of Ayurvedic Foot Massage incorporating Marma points found on the foot and lower leg and a full sequence of Ayurvedic Hand Massage incorporating Marma points found on the hand and forearm.
You will also learn how to work the Marma points effectively to help with specific disorders.
Ayurvedic Head & Face Massage
Ayurvedic Head and Face Massage can be easily integrated into an existing routine or performed as a treatment in it’s own right.
You will learn a full sequence of Ayurvedic Head and Face Massage incorporating Marma points found on the head, face, neck and ears.
You will also learn how to work these Marma points effectively to help with specific disorders.
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.
Complementary Medicine & The Cancer Patient
This course will teach the biomedical aspects of cancer, the comorbidities of cancer, different allopathic treatments of the cancer patient and how Complementary Therapies can support this process.
You will learn how to adapt your Complementary Therapy to help support the patient suffering with cancer through the various stages of their treatment.
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.
During this course you will learn safe and effective treatments for specific problems using Facial Reflexology Techniques. This treatment can be used as a stand-alone therapy, or as an additional set of tools and techniques that can be applied to various Therapies including Indian Head Massage, Holistic/Swedish Massage or Aromatherapy.
You will also learn how to carry out a stimulating Facial Massage sequence that can be used to enhance the treatment, used to stimulate you, the practitioner, first thing in the morning or be given to the client for their benefit.
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!
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.
Hot and Cold Stone Reflexology
Hot and Cold Stone Reflexology is one way in which you can protect your hands and joints and enhance the quality of the Reflexology 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
Learning to use Hot and Cold Stones to carry out a Reflexology treatment helps the client relax faster as well as helping the Reflexologist work on a deeper level with the client
Introduction to Ayurveda, Ayurevdic Remedies, Herbs, Spices for Everyday Living
The principles of Ayurveda will help in understanding how to live a healthy balanced life and how certain herbs can help with disorders such as headaches, constipation, PMT as well as the common cold. It also gives an insight into how the principles of Ayurveda can give a better understanding to the choices we make with regards to diet and lifestyle.
You will also be given 5 of the most useful spices to take away.
Masterclass – Low Back Pain & Sciatica
4 out of 5 people will suffer low back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for absence from work and is also one of the most common reasons for someone to visit their GP. Back conditions frequently have an adverse effect on health influence on health and quality of life for many individuals and can limit daily activities.
There is now research demonstrating that massage is more effective than usual medical interventions in improving pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain.
Masterclass – Neck Pain, Whiplash & Headaches
Neck pain is persistent or recurrent condition with chronic or persistent neck pain affecting upto 1 in 5 of the population. Most people do not experience a complete resolution of symptoms with 50 – 80% reporting episodes of neck pain within 1 – 5 years.
The Bone & Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and it’s Associated Disorders have recently published a report redefining neck pain and it’s management. This report is the culmination of 7 years work from more than 50 researchers from 9 countries and 19 different clinical and scientific disciplines. The great majority of patients have been found to have Grade 1 or 2 neck pain. Massage has been confirmed as a “treatment worth considering” for patients suffering Grade 1 or 2 neck pain.
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.
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!
Reading the Feet – the next step in Reflexology
After learning to Read the Feet you will gain a clearer picture of your client’s issues and therefore be able to provide them with an even more effective treatment than you currently do !
Reflexology and Pre-Conception
During this course you will learn safe and effective reflexology techniques allowing you to work confidently when treating both a woman and man trying to conceive. You will also gain a deeper understanding of potential pre-conception issues.
You will be learn specific beneficial reflex areas to help when treating a woman and man with pre-conception challenges.
Reflexology and Pregnancy
During this course you will learn safe and effective reflexology techniques allowing you to work confidently when treating a pregnant woman. You will gain a deeper understanding of pregnancy, holistic pre-natal care and how to safely adapt you reflexology techniques.
You will be taught specific reflexology techniques, as well as, contra-indications and precautions for each trimester. You will also learn beneficial reflex areas to aid specific common problems during pregnancy.
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.
Thumb Free Reflexology
You will learn how to effectively use other parts of your arms, rather than just your thumbs and the caterpillar walk, to safely perform a Reflexology treatment your clients. You will be taught how to work at a deeper level utilising the Thumbs 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 Reflexology treatment.
Thumb Free Reflexology and Thai Reflexology techniques can be easily integrated into your own particular Reflexology routine. Undertaking this will help you to maintain your career as Reflexologist and help save your thumbs, hands and wrists!