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Hands Free Massage is designed to save your fingers, thumbs and wrists (the commonest areas of strain for massage practitioners) while applying firm pressure.

This 8 day training focuses on forearm and elbow techniques which can be blended into a ‘normal’ oil massage. Addressing bodyuse and posture is an integral part of the training.

The training covers:

  • the soft forearm (the fleshy inner forearm) for applying widespread general pressure
  • the hard forearm (the ulna) and the bony areas around the elbow for applying focused pressure
  • mobilising and stretches
  • how to support this with dynamic bodyuse, rather than working too hard with your arms and shoulders

The training will help you to:

  • expand your repertoire and freshen your approach to working with deep pressure
  • be more effective when applying pressure
  • remove strain from your hands and body, thereby helping you to maintain your career
Location Bristol
Category Complementary Therapies, Physical Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 11 Feb 2019
Start time 9:00am
Date info Day 1 & 2: 11 - 12 Feb 2019 (Mon/Tues); Day 3 & 4: 11 - 12 March 2019 (Mon/Tues); Day 5 & 6: 8 - 9 June 2019 (Sat/Sun); Day 7 & 8: 6 - 7 July 2019 (Sat/Sun); Exam: Monday 9th September 2019
Time info This course will be run over 8 days. All 8 days must be attended. You cannot book for selected days. the practical exam is for certification purposes only. If you choose not to do it, you will receive a certificate of attendance only.
Venue Address BCMB Lower Ground Floor, 109 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Avon, Bristol BS8 3EU
Description Cost:The full fee is £830. If you have previously done a 1 or 2 day workshop with Darien Pritchard you may not need to attend the beginning of the course. This will be discussed with Leora on a case by case basis and you will need to provide your training certificate. Payment Schedule: Payment of full fees up front is appreciated. Alternatively you may use this payment scheme: £150 non-refundable deposit to guarantee your place. 50% of the remaining balance is due 2 months before course start date. The final 50% is due 2 weeks before the course start date.
Amount £830
Organiser Leora Sharp
Description I have been a massage practitioner since 2008. In April of that year, I did the 2 day basic Hands Free training and later that year, the Extended Training. While I was on the Extended Training, I was so blown away by the tools and techniques, I asked Darien to let me know if he ever needed an assistant. I needed to help spread this amazing work. At the end of 2009 I assisted Darien for the first time. And slowly but surely, I became is co-teacher. My initial training at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork was superlative. However, due to my stature and small hands, I knew I needed other tools to help extend my career. Without attending the Extended Training, my massage career would have ended very quickly. Leora Sharp Hands Free MassageI love teaching this work and am eternally grateful for the opportunity to do so, and also to Darien, who spent so many years refining this work. Alongside my private practice at Neal’s Yard in Bath, I also design websites and run workshops for complementary health professionals. I founded and facilitate the Bath Practitioner Group, a support network for people like us.
Name Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork
Contact No. 0117 946 6371
Keywords Massage
Regions South West
Event User Information
Name Leora
Telephone Number 07887 612 242