Onsite Seated Acupressure Massage

On-site Seated Acupressure Massage Certificate (FHT CPD course) 

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.

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

Accredited by Federation of Holistic Therapists, this course thoroughly meets and goes beyond National Standards. It has been developed by Lucy Trend, who ran the Drop-In Shiatsu Massage service within Borders Books flagship store in Glasgow for 12 years. She has given thousands of on-site treatments and the course includes many useful bites of Lucy’s in-depth knowledge of Shiatsu and Thai Massage techniques.

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Next 2 day course: Wednesdays 23rd & 30th March 2022 10am-4.45pm

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.

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Location: Online or at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH in Glasgow City Centre beside Glasgow Central Station 

Cost: £175 per person or £150 each if reserving two or more places at the same time. Class numbers are limited to ensure individual attention. 

Entry requirements: Suitable for all levels of experience from beginner on. Professional certification is available to those with an existing massage or bodywork certificate (with Anatomy and Physiology) up to or over Level 3. N.B a £50 fee applies for the practical assessment. If you don’t have previous massage or bodywork qualification you can complete additional further study to bring you up to fully professional level. If interested in this option please enquire before booking. 

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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

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: N.B £50 fee for the practical assessment

  • Ongoing formative assessment in class
  • Case study sessions (approx 8 hours worth) 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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Spring News 2022

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

Dylan Thomas

On first glance this poem speaks of youth, hope and strength, a force for growth, like the arrival of spring, energising nature to re-emerge after winter. The poem expresses how this insistence toward growth may sometimes be matched with a resistance, or a sense of being stuck. When this arises, gently orienting towards yielding and flexibility allows the path toward growth to unfold and be revealed in it’s own time.

Springtime energy needs to flow, to get moving after the winter of stillness, and this may cause us to feel stiffness or tension in our bodies more keenly. Or, we may be inspired to take positive, renewing action in our life, but feel blocked, uncertain how to follow through. We can then experience frustration or fatigue in the face of these difficulties that seem to hold back progress.

This is the energy of the liver and gall bladder meridians in Shiatsu. Spring is the time to promote the smooth flowing of these powerfully creative and decisive energies. Gentle stretching, flexibility of mind, and opening of the heart can help. Eastern bodywork such as Shiatsu and Thai Massage include stretches and acupressure, which help to promote ease and flow, and bring us back to our natural inclination to growth and renewal in this season.

Lucy Trend 08/03/22

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