An introduction to massage techniques using basic and aromatherapy oils.
The course will cover the health and safety aspects of massage, including contra-indications to massage, and a small massage routine. The day will involve pair work and some undressing of the upper body. Students will have the opportunity to practise massage routines on themselves and others and will be made aware of the benefits of massage for stress and tension relief.
By the end of the day, they will be able to perform a basic massage routine safely
If your course is held at Ashford Gateway in the evening, please note the following:- The main door to the building closes at 6pm Mon-Wed and 8pm on Thurs. The building can only be accessed via the side door which is situated to the left of the main entrance at the corner of the building. There is an entry system via a buzzer.
Please note that there are no refreshments available at The Gateway on a Saturday. You may wish to take your own refreshments and a packed lunch
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How will I be taught?
Some undressing is involved which is handled sensitively protecting students' modesty.
You will work in pairs to give and receive shoulder, neck and head massage/to give and receive treatments
Teaching methods will include demonstration, lecture input, discussion and time to practice what is being taught and for question and answer sessions. Our Complementary Therapy and healing workshop days are not intended as treatments in themselves.
Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and ensure that you achieve your full potential. The course will be taught in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, where there will be opportunities to practise practical skills and ask questions throughout.
If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
You will have feedback throughout the day.
What do I need to bring with me?
• Small cushion to support your head if desired
• Hair band or clip to keep hair out of face if required
• Short nails would be preferable
• Notebook and pen
What can I do next?
To further massage courses with Kent Adult Education or other providers. Possible progression to the ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.
What do I need to join the course
No previous knowledge or experience is required. This massage introductory day course is suitable for any adult who is interested in learning how to massage themselves, family or friends to promote a feeling of well-being.
This course is not be suitable for pregnant women.
Getting to your course
Ashford Gateway (KAE)
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ASH/116240/K/LC.
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