Workshop to learn a beautifully relaxing, tension-relieving, holistic back, neck and shoulder massage to give to family and friends, no previous experience necessary. This workshop is ideal for those new to massage and also for those considering taking a practitioner course in the future.
The term "Holistic Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The main purpose of Holistic massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Holistic massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Holistic Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
Topics covered in the workshop:
- Benefits of Holistic Massage
- Partial and total contraindications
- Some basic anatomy and physiology
- Classification of massage movements
- Basic massage techniques and sequences
- Massage aftercare
- How to look after yourself when giving massages – including the importance of correct posture and body awareness
- An introduction to the energetic body and to incorporating awareness of this in your massage
All students will have the techniques demonstrated to them and each will both give and receive the massage. There is a maximum class size of six to ensure quality tuition for all attendees and there will be time to practise the sequence to consolidate understanding as well as plenty of time for any questions that arise. Included in the course price is a manual to take home of relevant basic anatomy and physiology and guidance on the sequence you will be learning. You will also receive a signed certificate of attendance.
Cost: £170 (Deposit £50)