Introduction to Massage Therapy - Manchester, Physio.co.uk, Saturday, 05. December 2020
About this Event
Is massage therapy a career choice you would like to make? DO you want to learn something new or develop your skills? Do you just want a taster into massage therapy and how it works?Well this is the course for you!
Massage therapy is a commonly used form of manual treatment used within various industries such as sports, rehabilitation and beauty. Massage therapy is often one of the most effective and beneficial soft tissue treatments used. Various benefits can be gained by using a combination of different massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and tapotement. Benefits of massage therapy can include relaxation, reduced stress, reduced pain and increased range of movement. The pressure used throughout a massage can also vary depending on the purpose of the massage and the desired outcome. For example, massage therapy within a spa environment would typically involve the use of lighter pressures to encourage total relaxation of the body. Whereas massage therapy in a sporting environment would use deeper, more intense pressures to help improve recovery and break down muscle tightness.
Massage.physio.co.uk are running a 1-day workshop covering the basics of massage therapy. There are no specific requirements needed to attend this workshop, just an interest in massage will do! The workshop will cover the basic techniques used within a massage and different occasions where massage therapy can be useful. Another important aspect of the workshop will be when not to perform massage therapy to ensure treatment is always carried out safely and effectively.
We have a highly experienced and professional sports massage therapist running the workshop. Our sports massage therapist will try to make the day as practical as possible, however, the workshop will start with a bit of background information regarding massage therapy. This will include where it came from, how it developed and any other relevant history. From there, the therapists will start to introduce different massage techniques for you to practice on each other. The therapist will always be around to give a helping hand if you are ever unsure about a technique and/or how to perform it. The benefits and main uses of the techniques will also be explained throughout to ensure you know when and why you should perform these.
This course will not provide you with a qualification but is essential to complete prior to completing higher levels in massage therapy.
Massage.physio.co.uk also provides a Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma course, therefore, this workshop will be perfect preparation for you before attending an advanced course.
The workshop will be held on Saturday 5th December at our Manchester City Centre Clinic on St John Street and will start at 10.00 and finish at 15.00.
The itinerary for the day is as follows:
10.00 - 10.15 - Induction / Arrival
10.15 – 11.15: Theory and Demonstrations: Massage Techniques
11.15 - 12.00: Practical workshop: Massage Therapy Techniques
12.00 - 12.30 – Lunch
12.30 - 1500 – Practical: Full body Massage Skills (perform and receive a massage)
All tickets purchased for this course will be non-refundable.