On-site Seated Acupressure Massage Certificate
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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
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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“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
Onsite Seated Massage Certificate Course Syllabus:
14 hours training course with 90 mins assessment after completion of 30 case study treatments.
•Suitability for different locations
•Aims, Limitations and Precautions
•Overview of equipment and supplies required
•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
•Contraindications and effective use of client health form
•Acupoint and Shiatsu Meridian location and function
•Promoting and Marketing your skills
- 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