Professional Development Training Courses for Massage Practitioners

My teaching approach

My teaching is designed to encourage a sense of curiosity and also involves having fun.

It stresses respect for both the practitioner and the client as an integral part of doing bodywork:

  • the development of an attitude that combines warmth with professionalism
  • working with an appreciation of both the nurturing and remedial aspects of massage
  • working with an awareness of pacing, fluidity, continuity and rhythm
  • sensitivity, adaptability and creativity in applying techniques
  • looking after your own body and using it with ease and effectively while massaging, so that good bodyuse becomes an integral part of your practice
  • the use of preparatory centering and grounding exercises by practitioners, and self monitoring to maintain energy and awareness while working

Teaching of techniques includes:

  • ‘listening’ with your hands – to monitor and adapt your techniques to suit the client’s build, tensions and responses
  • adapting the delivery of your techniques to suit your own build and physical capabilities
  • considering where techniques fits into the overall treatment session
  • developing a feel for the appropriate depth of working with a client
  • and ways of incorporating both intuition and anatomical knowledge

Note: I reserve the right to dismiss people from workshops due to inappropriate or insensitive application of the techniques (or for unprofessional behaviour).

Courses 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all courses are suspended until we can set new dates.