Massage Courses Bristol

Massage Courses in Indian Head Massage and Swedish/ Holistic Body Massage.

Our Massage courses cover the theory of bodywork, classical techniques and strokes, professionalism in treatment, and indications and contra indications of massage treatment, plus Health & Safety & relevant Legislations. Working in pairs, students will learn to perfect the techniques of Indian Head Massage, Swedish and Holistic Body Massage in a supervised environment, and will learn the massage movements effleurage, petrissage, vibration, friction and tapotement, how to massage the parts relevant to the course taken, whether whole body and face, or back , head, arms and shoulders, along with the benefits of massage, client care, professional ethics and record keeping.

In order to gain your Diploma qualification (accredited by the Guild of Holistic Therapists) you will be required to successfully complete a number of practical assessments/case studies, some home study, and assessment papers during the course.

Our classes are kept small to allow for individual attention, with plenty of practice time to gain experience, our tutors are friendly, approachable, supportive and helpful, with your success being our paramount aim.

The Swedish Body massage technique is the foundation technique for all massage, the most relaxing of all types of massage, and is a pre-requisite before obtaining work as a Beauty or Massage Therapist and moving on to Aromatherapy or Remedial (Sports Therapy) it is therefore a very useful skill to have in the Beauty or Complementary Therapy industry.

The Holistic Approach...the word holistic is a word that we hear more often in the 21st Century but the meaning of holistic is not a new concept. Holistic evolves from a Greek word, holos, which translates to 'whole'. It was the fifth Century physician called Hippocrates that first used the concept of holistic in relation to health.

Hipprocrates assessed a person's health in relation to their lifestyles such as the food they ate, the exercise they took and the habits they formed and the effects of those on the person's health.

He recognised that every person is an individual and requires a different approach to maintain their health.

Hippocrates states that when looking at human health, the body cannot be looked at as separate entities. For example you cannot separate: Emotions, experiences, lifestyle, diet, relationships and so on. All the physical, mental, social, cultural and emotional aspects of a person are considered, in order to create balance, as when the mind, body and emotions are in balance, this creates the foundation for health and well-being, whilst Imbalance is when the mind, body and emotions are out of balance, and thus creating the foundation for dis-ease. It is therefore our aim as therapists to help restore this balance.

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