Abdominal Massage (AB1)
“If the stomach is strong, life will be healthy, if the stomach is weak, life is unhealthy” Yu Jua Yan 16th Century Medical doctor.
This is a 'NEW' guest course, written and presented by Sally Tyler and accredited by the CThA.
Sally Tyler is a highly experienced teacher and therapist in the complementary therapy field and in particular with soft tissue and deep relaxation techniques. She has over 16 year’s hands-on working experience and has taught I.T.E.C. massage for the local Adult Education Area as well as K.O.R.E. therapy.
Originally a staff nurse with the NHS in a Kent hospital, following her Mum’s serious health issues, Sally moved forward into the world of Complementary Therapy and has since built an impressive range of skills and therapies including Bowen Technique, Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, K.O.R.E. Therapy, Cupping and much more. She went to the only Clinical massage learning centre in the country to learn more skills – Clinical massage, and in particular focussing on the hips, breathing, TMJ and Myofascial Release Techniques.
Sally brings an in-depth awareness to her approach working with both clients and students whilst based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its functions. Utilising all of her acquired skills, experiences and qualifications Sally is passionate about sharing her knowledge base with others at the workshops and courses that she runs.
This is an intensive, fun and holistic course where you will learn techniques to assess, clear and revitalise the abdomen. This often neglected area can hold extremes of both emotional and physical tension which, if left unchecked, eventually lead to disease. Emotional tensions held here can restrict blood to the vital organs of the abdominal cavity and contribute to marked postural disturbances and eventaully disease processes which then become compounded over time.
This course offers hands-on skills to therapists, whatever their experience or modality to assist their clients to release abdominal tension and discomfort thus allowing their organs and digestive systems to work more effectively.
For qualified Therapists.
Studies commence at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 5.30 p.m.
The workshop will be divided into several parts: Introduction, Revisiting the Anatomy of the Abdomen; Tutor Demonstration, followed with ‘hands-on time’, as well as learning a basic routine to ease low back ache. There will be sufficient time for students to both give and receive what they have learnt through peer work.The students' direct experience of the effectiveness of the techniques learnt will enable their confidence in using the techniques with their cliets as soon as possible.
The workshop is run with an open-enquiry atmosphere – with a shared learning environment – questions are welcomed and encouraged.
On this workshop you will learn how to:
- Perform simple muscle tests to find if there are any restrictions in the abdominal area
- Body read your client’s abdominal restrictions with greater accuracy
- Practice these palpation skills and techniques on your fellow students under the supervision of your tutor
- Learn new techniques and formulate effective treatment strategies for resolving abdominal distortions and low back ache
- Safely massage the abdomen and low back
- Use energy work to release any tensions and therefore allow the healing processes to start
- Teach your clients some self-help techniques
By the end of the workshop you will:
- Understand basic anatomy of the abdomen
- Be able to use ‘listening touch’ to assess for restrictions
- Have practiced and received an WHM abdominal massage
- Have an understanding of emotional issues to the abdominal area and the overall effect on wellbeing
- Be able to use energy work tools effectively
Many Associations accept our Courses for CPD including the IFPA (6 category B Points).
Please note: This Course is a post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Certificates of Qualification will be awarded to successfully completing Students.