One thing is certain about life and that is that as we grow physically older we develop certain conditions that may affect our mind and body. These ailments, in turn, can also affect the ways in which we view our futures and sense of well-being. Massage therapy is particularly valuable for the problems associated with growing older.
The benefits of massage encompass conditions that may arise with age, such as muscular stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema.
Massage encourages circulation, decreases muscular stiffness, and helps to decrease inflammation that may rest in the joints. Careful massage can help provide the elderly with symptomatic relief and enable seniors to extend the vitality in their lives.
Working with the elderly can be a wonderful experience for both client and therapist alike. For many elderly people it may be the only human touch they experience.
The objectives behind this masterclass are to:
- Explore and understand the ageing process and its implications:
- Common ailments affecting the elderly
- Special handling of the elderly
- Improving well-being
- Practical massage techniques for the elderly & infirmed
- Adapting techniques for clients with restricted movement
- Safety considerations
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
The workshop will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. During the session you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.
Duration: 3 hours
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 3 cpd points
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)
April 2019 - Wednesday - 2pm - 5pm
Cost: £50.00 (+VAT)
September 2019 - Friday - 10am - 1pm
Cost: £50.00 (+VAT)