Onsite Seated Acupressure Massage

On-site Seated Acupressure Massage Certificate 

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Lucy Trend

Onsite Acupressure Massage Diploma – a ‘must have’ qualification for any massage therapist. Portable, flexible, and above all – in demand!

A ‘must have’ certificate for any massage therapist, accredited by Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT CPD). It is a skill that is portable, flexible, convenient, and most importantly, in demand! Also suitable for beginners. 

Next 2 day course: Tuesdays 20th & 27th April 2021 10am-5pm

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This course is developed by Lucy Trend, who ran the Drop-In Shiatsu Massage service within Borders Books for 12 years, and has given thousands of on-site treatments. The course thoroughly meets and goes beyond National Standards. Over the 2 days you learn techniques that can be combined to create 3 set routines: 10 minute, 20 minute, and 30 minute, and a ‘hands free’ routine for therapists with wrist or thumb problems.  The course includes many useful bites of Lucy’s in-depth knowledge of Acupoint and shiatsu meridian location and function. Plus you will learn a host of practical and flexible Thai Massage and Japanese Shiatsu techniques to incorporate into treatments and equip you to work with skill and confidence. Suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to professional massage therapist. Taught by senior teacher Lesley Lewis.

Location: Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training, Fifth floor, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH in Glasgow City Centre beside Glasgow Central Station 

Cost: £160 per person. 10% discount if you bring your own onsite massage chair or if you are bringing a friend. Repeaters welcome, cost if bringing their own chair £80 please enquire for booking code. Additional £50 per person assessment fee if you require certification, to be paid after the case studies are completed. Assessment date  is arranged individually between assessor and student. Class numbers are limited to ensure individual attention. 

Entry requirements: Suitable for all levels of experience from beginner onwards. To receive the Certificate you must have existing massage or bodywork certificate (or equivalent qualification which must cover Anatomy and Physiology up to or over Level 3). If you don’t have this qualification you would be able to practise safely on family and friends. Or if you wish to become professionally qualified, further study, plus an online training in Anatomy and Health & Safety are required. Please enquire. 

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Further questions? Email info@stmts.co.uk or complete the contact form at the bottom of the page

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Onsite Acupressure Massage “Have chair, will massage anywhere!”  

Testamonials: 

“I appreciated the friendly environment and professionalism. Highly recommended” from René, January 2020.

“An excellent course. Lucy was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and supportive.” from John Hoey, Spring 2018

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Great learning experience and lots of practise” from Agnieszka, Spring 2018

“Fabulous course to enhance any practise. I would thoroughly recommend it” from Alison McCarney 2017

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Onsite Seated Massage Certificate Course Syllabus:

14 hours training course with 90 mins assessment after completion of 30 case study treatments.

Introduction:

•Suitability for different locations

•Aims, Limitations and Precautions

•Overview of equipment and supplies required

Practical:

•Practical Techniques for a 10, 20 or 30 minute treatment

•Effective use of thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows and double handed techiniques.

•How to work with Acupoints and Shiatsu meridians

•Principles of good posture and how to use body weight safely and effectively

•How to adapt according to body type, stiffness or injury restrictions and contraindications

•Supporting and manoeuvring the client, use of stretching and positioning

•Setting up the chair and adjusting to individual requirements

Theory:

•Contraindications and effective use of client health form

•Acupoint and Shiatsu Meridian location and function

•Promoting and Marketing your skills

Assessment:

  • Ongoing formative assessment in class
  • Summative Assessment: consisting of Case study sessions to be completed
  • Practical assessment: doing a 20 minute session on a tutor
  • Oral assessment –  short list of questions, to be carried out after 20 minute practical

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Touching the Earth

‘The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum…’ 
~ Ted Hughes, ‘Harvest Moon’


In the Chinese five element theory late summer is the season of Earth element, which represents ‘manifestation’. In the turning of the seasons plants grow from seed in winter, to sprout in spring, to flower in summer and finally in late summer growth comes to fruition and we have our harvest, both of crops and of fruits & nuts of the tress and hedgerow.

Likewise with our day to day lives, the completion of the process of creativity is the manifestation of the final product. And within ourselves; the mind, emotions and spirit exist because they are manifest in the living, physical body.

I teach my students how to touch without causing pain or flinching, by first exploring how to crawl softly on the floor, leaning bodyweight on the Earth, discovering how it is that gravity keeps us connected to the Earth. We transfer this understanding to our technique; leaning on our client, their body becomes our Earth, our support and we relax into this. This is the mechanism by which Shiatsu and Thai Massage allows both giver and receiver to feel more deeply in touch with the body and the Earth, to feel more grounded and supported, to feel more ourselves and how we are manifest.
by Lucy Trend. 10th September 2020.

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