Onsite Seated Acupressure Massage

On-site Seated Acupressure Massage Certificate 

Update! All courses are in-person attendance unless specified. Book with confidence guarantee – If we go to level 4 lockdown, or if you personally need to self isolate you can still attend the course with live interactive streaming.

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: Thursdays 13th & 20th May 2021 10am-4.45pm now fully booked. Next course: Tuesdays 14th & 21st September 2021 10am-4.45pm

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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 Lucy Trend and senior teacher Lesley Lewis.

Location: Online or at 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

Recent Posts

Emerging into Spring

At last spring has come and across all our different cultures and traditions similar themes arise as it brings hope. We celebrate renewal of the green, and re-emergence of all creatures great and small after the winter of lockdown and hibernation. From worms and frogs to caterpillars and……massage therapists!

In Impossible Darkness

Do you know how the caterpillar turns?

Do you remember what happens inside a cocoon?

You liquefy.

There in the thick black of your self-spun womb, void as the moon before waxing, you melt (as Christ did for three days in the tomb) conceiving in impossible darkness the sheer inevitability of wings

by Kim Rosen

We have plenty of reason to celebrate spring here at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland (STMTS). Firstly, we therapists sharing the space are able to return to close contact services and THE DIARY IS OPEN! Also Ruth, Lesley and I are pleased to welcome our colleague Freya of Rowan Therapies to the team of therapists in residence, she will be working on Thursdays.

Secondly – just like schools throughout the world, STMTS has adapted to change and our students have responded with incredible resilience. This year’s TYM Diploma cohort had only two weekends in person training before transferring to Zoom but all through

the winter they have hung on with open hearts and determination, and with the generosity of their family members giving themselves up for endless massages (!) the students have made it through! I am so delighted and amazed at their professionalism. Watch this space there is a group of amazing therapists just about to hit the market!

…even our school mascot Frankie was on duty for the observed assessments! Along with tutors Lesley and me, and our dedicated assistant who has nipped out for a second….

FHT Accreditation

Last year we gave ourselves a big pat on the back for becoming an accredited training provider with Federation of Holistic Therapists. This year I am pleased to be invited to represent STMTS and Well Mother with a specialist Pregnancy Massage workshop at the Virtual Congress. I had a blast making the video during lockdown and my past history as a performer and digital film maker came in handy! You can see the end product (edited in iMovie with great sophistication) in June at FHT Virtual Congress

And finally, we have something to ask from you…. Thanks to you all for your support and interest, we celebrated reaching 100 subscribers on Youtube thanks to you! Marketing is an ever-changing landscape and now we are turning our attention to other Social Media. Could you help us by kindly take a moment to subscribe to us on Facebook and perhaps even leave a review? If you are interested you will then more easily see our regular updates, so please, click on!
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Here’s wishing you renewed strength and vitality this spring season, and asking for two more things from you, if you are able:
1. Be kind to each other
2. Be part of the Solution.

Lucy Trend 05/04/21

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