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: 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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Snowdrop Day

It’s a little late to be posting this really, I saw my first snowdrops 10 days ago, but having spoken to a friend who is sad just now, and patiently but painfully awaiting a little lightness of being, I felt moved to share it here again. It’s timely too, as yesterday was the new moon in Aquarius, heralding the shift from the Age of Pisces, nebulous and mutable, to the presence, grounding and connection of the Age of Aquarius. And if that’s not enough it’s also Chinese New Year! By this model we are beginning the Year of the Ox, symbolic of hardworking attitudes. Tibetan New Year, Losar, is also celebrated on the same day. So here’s to all things new, grounded in the Earth, yielding shoots of renewal ready for the necessary work of our lives ahead.

Snow Drop Day in Glasgow

Lucy Trend 23/1/2015

Today is Snowdrop day. It’s the day when I see my first snowdrops of the year and my heart jumps a little jig of delight at these tiny white drops of hope, announcing the dark days are over, it’s time to think about new beginnings, soon fresh energy will be springing up. It’s a beautiful time of year, a time to rejoice in the miracle of life.

Ancient festivals have stuck fast at this season, evolving through time with changing religions and spiritual beliefs. The festival of St Bride, the patron saint of Midwives, is a combination of the Christian festival of Candlemas, and the fire festival of Imbolc, of the pagan tradition. This celebrates the ewe’s milk coming (‘oimelc’), as early lambs are about to be born into an uncertain future, will they survive if the season is harsh, will they perish in the snow? And Candlemas holds a similarly uncertain future for the lambs, stemming from the Law of Moses, a ritual purification of the new mother at the temple, 40 days after childbirth, offering a sacrifice of a lamb as thanksgiving for new life, or more modestly in the case of Mary and Joseph, a pair of doves.

For some, the returning of the light is not joyful and rebirth is hard to see. As the days become lighter our inner shadows may seem deeper, the darkness within felt more harshly, stubborn and unyielding to external signs of hope. Patience is required; deep, slow nurturing, and drawing on our reserves of faith, that the light within will return. It is important that the beautiful stillness of Winter does not become stagnation, we must try to look to the future, be flexible and open to the shifting energies of nature. Likewise, frail lives, knowing deep down that their reserves are almost empty, have held on through the long winter, and seeing the light returning, find strength to let go of their struggle and slip away. This is the cycle of life. We each have our place on that wheel, the big wheel that keeps on turning.

So, now that the snow has trampled the last surviving undergrowth revealing the bare bones of the landscape, we have an opportunity to see our own lives laid bare, stripped down to the underlying structure. Now is a time tor considering plans for the future. We don’t have long if we want to catch the wave of growing energy that lies ahead! Snowdrops were pushing up under that snow, and now it as melted, there is no longer any doubt. Spring is coming!

Lucy Trend written 23/1/2015 posted here on 12/2/21

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