Who’s it for?
Suitable for complete beginners / novices.
This Introductory Workshop in Massage is Ideal for those who would like to be able to massage their friends and families and is of particular interest to those considering a career in the Holistic / Complementary / Alternative Therapy / Massage sector.
The morning will be theoretical and the afternoon will be practical.
The Theory will cover:
- The History of Massage
- Benefits of Massage
- Swedish Massage Techniques.
The Practical will involve:
- The application of the above Theory.
- Students will be shown how to give a Back massage.
Other useful information:
– Please expect and be prepared to receive and give massages.
– The course fee of £78.00 includes a Manual and a Greenhouse Therapies Certificate .
What is Swedish Massage?
Massage has been used for 1000’s of years as an instinctive way to relieve muscle tension and to relax the body and mind. Swedish Massage uses a variety of stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body and face to help to address and prevent a huge variety of complaints, or can simply be used for deep relaxation. The way that we feel can have a direct physical effect on our body, so by inducing relaxation and stress relief both the body and mind can benefit from a massage treatment. Massage is a holistic approach that can be used alongside or as an alternative to conventional medicines.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
Touch is an amazing sensation and the most basic form of communication we receive from the minute we are born. Parents cradle their babies to soothe and comfort and even as adults we embrace to re-create a feeling of comfort, love and protection. It makes sense therefore that other forms of touch such as massage, can bring about such feelings of relaxation, comfort and well-being.
Here are just some of the potential benefits of Swedish Body Massage:
Promotes relaxation, thereby reducing stress and anxiety
Ease of muscular tension, soreness and stiffness
Improved skin tone, circulation and elasticity
Elimination of toxins and swelling
Boosts immune system
Relieves tired and stiff joints
Increases energy levels by invigorating the body’s natural systems
Aids better sleep and reduces insomnia
Swedish massage has proven effective in helping with : muscle aches and pains, headaches and migraines, depression, emotional conditions, poor circulation, low immune system, IBS and digestive disorders, anxiety, stress and insomnia but is in no way limited to this list
Greenhouse Therapies Holistic Therapies & VTCT Accredited Training Centre
40 Parkgate Road, Chester CH14AJ
Tel 01244 637851 and 07512 127013
Holistic Complementary Alternative Therapies Massage Therapy and Reiki Training Courses at Introductory, Accredited and Professional levels