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Massage - Introduction to Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage - Centre Based

Day of week:
Broadstairs Library , Broadstairs
Level 1
10:30 - 13:30
1 week

This Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage Course will be delivered face-to-face from Broadstairs Library. During the course you will be taught a traditional massage technique working on the back, neck and shoulders to help relieve stress and tension.

No prior knowledge or experience is needed. Students will work in pairs to give and receive back, neck and shoulder massage.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

- Perform a simple back, neck and shoulder massage routine, with guidance where necessary, for use in the home on family and friends,
- Explain some of the benefits of massage as a treatment
- Understand and be able to explain the contraindications of treatment

How will I be taught?

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 be given feedback throughout the day.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students will need to bring;
• a small cushion for head
• a large bath towel or a sarong
• a hair band
• Notebook and pen

Short nails help to perform massage movements.
It will be necessary to remove earrings, chains and large rings, some undressing may be required - if you would rather the massage is completed over clothes then a loose cotton t-shirt would be suitable for this.

What can I do next?

Students may be interested in joining other short introductory courses available in other complementary therapies or accredited courses in anatomy and physiology, holistic massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and of course Indian Head Massage. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed. Please visit our website

What do I need to join the course

There are no pre requisites for this course. Anyone interested in complementary therapies or in learning these massage skills to use on family and friends are welcome. Students and therapists with some experience of other therapies who wish to learn new techniques may also find the course useful.

Massage may not be suitable for pregnant women, please contact us prior to enrolment if you are pregnant.

Getting to your course

Find us

Broadstairs Library
The Broadway
CT10 2BS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/120823/M/LC.