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
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
This hands-on day is largely practical, thus allows sufficient time to practice the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. As a result you will benefit from understanding and experiencing how the technique should feel.
Duration: 3 hours
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 3 cpd points
Tutor: Anita Snowball – see our MSCM Tutor Page
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December 2022 - Friday - 2pm - 5pm
Cost: £50.00 (+VAT)