Massage Taster Days
These fantastic and highly popular Massage taster day 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.
Massage Refresher Days
These can also double up as Massage Refresher days for qualified massage practitioners. We will be covering a lot of the moves you will have learnt on your massage diploma training and can be a great confidence boost. This in turn can help reignite your passion and motivation to continue your massage practice.
How long does it take?
This Massage Taster Day workshop 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.
Do I need to bring a friend?
You can come along as a single massage student or you may wish to book with a friend/partner. You will learn the massage routine by practising on your fellow students, or if you and a friend book together you will learn by practising with them.
The Massage Taster Day 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 this taster day in Massage before reserving a space, please telephone 01273 758424 or 07949 674524.
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Why learn Massage?
Massage can have a calming effect in times of stress, helping you to order your thoughts more easily and giving you a general sense of well-being. On a Massage Course, you will be learning how to offer relaxation massage alongside other massage techniques. It is helpful to know what the benefits of massage are so you can let your clients know.
What are the benefits of massage?
It can be of enormous benefit if you have trouble sleeping, either having difficulty getting to sleep or waking frequently or for long periods of the night. The causes of bad sleep could be chronic muscle tension and stress that gets stored in your body over a period of time. The muscles can be eased to increase blood circulation and your sleep may be significantly improved. The benefit can last not only for the day of the treatment but for days afterward. If you do find it effective at improving your sleep then it can be advisable to have regular treatments to promote better sleep habits. It is in sleep that the body heals itself and the mind can be sorted more easily.
Massage can help release toxins from your body. These toxins can build up in the body leading to aches and stiffness. Releasing these toxins promotes much better overall health.
It can also have huge benefits in flexibility. After a period of gym work or great athletic exercise, it is common to rest but massage therapy can help with passive stretching and help overworked muscles to heal faster. You would probably see a Sports Massage therapist for this work.
If you are really stressed, massage can frequently be of great benefit. When you feel calm inside, the world outside can appear calmer. Massage stimulates relaxation responses leading to a state of calmness and the ability to rest. We are frequently stressed and overwhelmed by too much noise, social media interaction, negative news watching, and general over-stimulation of our nervous systems. This is why massage performed in a quiet, safe, calming room is so beneficial leading to a feeling of relaxation and peace of mind.
Increase range of motion
With a course of massage therapy, the more your muscles are freed from knots and tension. This in turn makes movement easier and you will find your range of motion and ability to accomplish everyday tasks without pain or difficulty. This helps with your posture and your general well-being. It also helps if you participate in yoga or Pilates which in a circular way helps with your flexibility.
Improve general health and well-being
Regular massage can lower your blood pressure and your cortisol levels, the latter being related to stress and anxiety.
The increased blood flow induced by massage to the sore muscles and stiff joints triggers the release of opioids (natural painkillers). Massage also increases the release of the hormone oxytocin. This leads to a feeling of calmness and a relaxed state. It is used by mainstream medicine as a complementary therapy for those suffering from arthritis and lower back pain.
Improved Blood Circulation
Manipulation of soft tissues increases better blood circulation through the body. This can relieve muscle tension and constricted blood vessels. This increases the supply of oxygen and all essential nutrients throughout your body. Which in turn means more efficient tissue function and better cellular health. A body that functions more efficiently has reduced inflammation and helps with absorbing excess fluids so vital to body health. Massage can be of enormous benefit for improving blood circulation. This in turn can lead to more strength, a better body metabolism, improved athletic performance, and even clearer thoughts.
Treat Injuries and Promote Healing
Muscles that are repeatedly used can suffer from chronic pain and other injuries. It is well known that athletes in whatever sphere benefit greatly from deep tissue massage targeting tired muscles. Massage is recommended by doctors as an alternative to painkillers for muscle or sport-related injuries. This way it can be focussed on the parts of the body that are in pain or stiff. These can be holding the most tension. These are usually the back, shoulders, and neck, rather than as a general pain killer.
If you have poor posture, the body accepts this position as normal. But this may give you an unusual appearance and also cause some muscles to work harder than they normally should. This in turn frequently leads to increased pain and can cause pressure and damage vital internal organs by limiting blood circulation to those parts. Massage techniques help to relieve the pressure points leading to control over your position. So, when your body has readjusted to a natural upright posture, this becomes the norm. And you will find the pain can be greatly reduced.
Boost your immune system
Massage, by reducing pain and encouraging relaxation, has enormous benefits for your immune system. After a few sessions, the number of lymphocytes in your body increases. This can lead to an increase in the number of white blood cells. These white blood cells play a huge role in protecting your body from disease-causing microorganisms. This in turn reduces the levels of inflammation, encourages better sleep. And suppresses the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which plays a big part in aggressive behaviour.
This is a short list of some of the benefits of massage therapy. However, when you’re planning to book a session it is vital that you choose a fully qualified therapist. They will have the necessary skills to help you achieve the massive range of benefits available. It is also important that you feel safe and comfortable with your therapist. And feel you can trust as this is a good basis for relaxation too. You may decide to sign up to a massage course yourself. As this is a highly enjoyable and satisfying career option.