These fantastic and highly popular one day Introduction to Massage workshops are ideal for people who:
- want to learn some basic and easy to learn massage skills to use on your partner, friends or family.
- are potential massage students wishing to explore the idea of a career in massage and to help you make a decision before committing to the longer more intensive Massage Diploma Training *(at a discounted rate – see below)
- are current massage practitioners that wish to review or fresh their massage skills maybe after a break from their massage career, or when needing some more confidence in their techniques.
This course runs over one day during which time you will learn to give a basic back, neck, shoulder, head, face and foot massage training. You will also be receiving a massage from a fellow student.
You can come along as a single massage student or you may wish to book with a friend/partner. The massage routine is learnt by practising on your fellow students, or if you and a friend book together you will learn by practising with them.
The course will also inspire your creative side and is based on fun, relaxation, and developing your intuition. Handouts will accompany the course. This course will be taught by one of the tutors of the college of Classical Massage, and brings together a fusion of massage skills from varied styles, to be taught on this day.
If you would like to discuss details about the course before reserving a space, please telephone 01273 758424 or 07949 674524.
Do check out our YouTube channel. We have plenty of massage videos to support your practice and inspire you with new techniques and ideas!
*Special Offer – if you book with your partner or a friend you SAVE £5 EACH!
*Another Special Offer! – if you then book and pay in full for the ITEC Diploma in Massage in the same calendar year, we give you a refund of £50 towards your full Diploma course fees!!
If you would like to discuss details about the introduction to massage workshop before reserving a space, please telephone 01273 758424 or 07949 674524.
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage therapy offers numerous benefits for both the body and mind. Here are some of the key advantages:
- Relaxation and Stress Relief: This is considered to be one of the most common effects of massage. Massage can promote relaxation by reducing stress and anxiety. It can help to lower cortisol levels, the hormone associated with stress; while increasing the release of endorphins, (the feel-good hormones) which induce feelings of relaxation and well-being.
- Pain Relief: Massage may alleviate muscle tension, soreness, and pain. It can help improve blood circulation.
This in turn can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. This often helps to relieve pain caused by injuries, chronic conditions, or excessive physical activity.
- Headache and Migraine Relief: Massage techniques that focus on the head, neck, and shoulders often provide relief from tension headaches and migraines. By working on these areas, massage can reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation.
- Enhanced Flexibility and Range of Motion: Massage techniques like stretching and joint mobilisation can help to increase flexibility and range of motion. Regular massage may help prevent muscle and joint stiffness. This in turn may reduce the risk of injuries and improve physical performance.
- Improved Posture and Body Awareness: Massage therapy may help rebalance postural issues and improve body awareness. It can relax overactive muscles, strengthen weak muscles, and restore proper alignment, often leading to improved posture and body mechanics.
- Rehabilitation and Injury Recovery: Massage therapy can be used as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program for various injuries. It may help to reduce swelling, break down scar tissue, improve circulation, and promote faster healing.
- Improved Sleep Quality: Massage often has a calming effect on the nervous system, which in turn promotes better sleep. It may help those who struggle with insomnia or have difficulty falling asleep due to stress or pain.
- Improved Blood Circulation: The pressure applied during massage stimulates blood flow, which enhances blood circulation through the body. This leads to better oxygenation of tissues and organs; improved removal of metabolic waste products and overall improved functioning of the cardiovascular system.
- Boosted Immune System: Regular massage may contribute to a stronger immune response and boost the body’s immune system
- Mental and Emotional Well-being: Massage frequently has a positive impact on mental and emotional health. It may reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve overall mood. The human touch and nurturing environment that the massage therapist provides during a massage session often contributes to a sense of emotional well-being.
It’s worth noting that the specific benefits of massage may vary depending on the individual, the techniques used, and the frequency of sessions. It is always advisable to consult with a qualified massage therapist to determine the most appropriate approach for your specific needs and goals.
This Introduction to Massage is perfect for you if you are a total beginner to massage and want to see if a career in massage is for you.