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).

1 and 2 day courses

28 October 2017
Freeing the Shoulders, Newport


19 November 2017
Living Anatomy (muscle review day), Newport


2-3 December 2017
Basic Hands Free Massage, Newport


28-29 April 2018
Basic Hands Free Massage, Newport


See the diary for more details

Extensive Hands Free Massage Training
Course information

Extensive Hands Free Massage Training on the Hands Free website

Mon 19 – Tue 20 Mar 2018
Mon 23 – Tue 24 Apr 2018
Sat 2 – Sun 3 Jun 2018
Sat 7 – Sun 8 Jul 2018
Exam date – TBC

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