On-site chair massage is a fast, effective and versatile form of stress release which can ease a number of back, neck and shoulder problems and increase the mobility of the tired aching upper limbs. No wonder is has been so popular in the Western world!
The practice as we know it today is based on a form of massage known as ‘Amma` massage meaning “press and rub”, which was introduced to Japan 1500 years ago! The intention of this acupressure massage is to promote a sense of well-being. The massage sequence that includes the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands and scalp is designed to specifically enhance circulation, making clients feel vibrant and refreshed.
On-site seated massage is probably the fastest growing segment of bodywork in Britain and Europe. Developed in the USA in the 1980’s, by the 1990’s it had gained popularity and some therapists have been building their practices around chair massage ever since.
Unlike more traditional massage techniques, this treatment is performed on a special chair in a forward reclining position. The massage can be anything from 5 minutes onwards and, as it is performed with the client remaining fully clothed and no oil is used, it can be performed almost anywhere, making it a quick and effective treatment in the workplace.
As pressures faced in the working environment increase, this can leave employees feeling tired and stressed. A neck, back and shoulder massage releases muscle tension. For the employer, a happy workforce is a productive workforce – on-site massage encourages staff efficiency, productivity and morale, reduces absenteeism and helps retain staff. Several well known companies, and many smaller ones, are beginning to appreciate the benefits that it can bring.
The course content will include:
- History and development of on-site chair massage
- Benefits of the on-site chair massage
- for the clients
- for the therapist
- for employers and their staff
- Types of massage chairs
- Contraindications to on-site chair massage
- Spinal anatomy and back pain
- On-site chair massage routine
- Possible side-effects and after care advice
- On-site chair massage and hygiene
Successful completion of the workshop will provide you with a new set of techniques that can either remain as a stand-alone therapy or be incorporated into other therapies that you may practice. On-Site Chair Massage is a useful adjunct for any Massage Therapists. The financial possibilities through corporate work are significant.
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: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
~ Use of an on-site chair in the classroom
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)
June 2019 - Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)
November 2019 - Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)