A one day Taster Course
in Body Massage-
Introduction to Swedish Body Massage
Next workshop dates to be decided -please enquire
Swedish massage is a relaxation treatment that aims to relieve the
tension in muscles and promote an increase in blood circulation around the body.
Using massage oils, or creams, the therapist uses their hands to gently
but firmly push, pull and press the muscles until they soften and relax.
Negative emotions such as anger, worry and fear cause us to feel stressed.
The effect of stress on our bodies is to raise our heart rate and blood pressure
and increase muscle tension.
Using massage to reduce muscle tension and relaxation to lower heart rate and blood pressure, counter-acts the stress and calms the mind, helping you to cope with life’s problems.
On this one day workshop you will learn some of the massage techniques and how to link them in a simple routine to perform an effective back, neck and shoulder treatment. Each stage of the routine is broken down into steps which are demonstrated to you by the experienced tutor. You will then work with a partner to practice what you have just seen and then swap to receive the treatment and experience the benefits.
The training continues in this way until the full routine can be completed. You will be encouraged to make notes as you learn so that you can repeat the treatment at any time in the future.
The group sizes are deliberately kept small, usually just 4 or 6 people, so that the tutor can watch and correct where necessary. It is suited to couples, friends or family members who want to learn together so they can treat each other in the future.
Although the workshop is not a professional qualification it will give you sufficient knowledge and skills to give a short treatment and provide an ideal introduction to anyone who is thinking of signing up to do a full, professional, diploma course in massage in the future.
In this workshop you will learn:
What oils and creams to use for massage
The names and positions of some body muscles
Three of the basic massage techniques used in Swedish Massage
How to carry out a 20 minute back, neck and shoulder massage.
How the body relaxes and the mind calms during a massage treatment
The cost of the workshop is £50 per person, or £80 if two people join and pay together. A £20 deposit is required when booking
To reserve your place(s), or if you have any questions, contact Cheryll Hodgson 01267 231212