CPD Courses for Therapists

CPD Courses for Therapists

CPD Courses for Therapists

Continuing professional development is essential for membership of your professional body and I aim to deliver professional instruction in a relaxed environment. Small groups mean that I can give individual attention, particularly during the practical element and training will always include the underpinning knowledge that is required to practice safely and successfully, as well as plenty of time for ‘hands on’. Courses take place in Brentwood Essex and will have a maximum of 6 students per course and stone courses are limited to 3 students. Course fees include a course manual and all equipment/consumables needed on the day (e.g. towels, products etc).  

Prerequisites
All practical courses require a Level 3 practitioner’s qualification in the associated therapy: reflexology courses will need a Level 3 Reflexology Diploma and massage courses will need a Level 3 Body Massage qualification.  Please contact me if you are unsure if your qualification meets the required standard.

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Hot Stones for Reflexology 

This one day (7 hour) course is for qualified reflexologists to safely incorporate the use of hot stones within a reflexology treatment. The treatment involves the use of warmed stones firstly to massage the lower leg and then smaller stones are used to stimulate the reflexes on the client’s feet.  Each course will be limited to a maximum of 3 students.

Course Content:

  • Types of rock and how they are formed, and stones that are suitable for use in the treatment
  • History of stone therapy
  • Stone therapy links with the 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Equipment and stones to use and maintenance
  • Health and safety (appropriate use of stones, temperatures, environment, hygiene)
  • Consultation and contra indications to the treatment
  • Incorporating the stones into a reflexology treatment (demonstration/hands on practical)
  • Aftercare advice for the client

Course cost is £100 inclusive

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Reflexology for Pre-conception and Pregnancy

This one day (7 hour) course is for qualified reflexologists to learn safe and effective techniques to incorporate into their reflexology treatments for clients who are trying to conceive or those who are pregnant (from second trimester).  It includes underpinning knowledge on infertility and causes of miscarriage as well as lifestyle advice appropriate to pass on to clients. Each course will be limited to a maximum of 6 students. 

Course Content 

  • The processes involved in conception 
  • Main causes of infertility and miscarriage 
  • Lifestyle advice for clients trying to conceive 
  • Consultation and contraindications 
  • Techniques suitable for preconception – demonstration/ hands on practical 
  • Techniques suitable for pregnancy and reflexes to avoid - demonstration/ hands on practical 
  • Incorporating the techniques into a reflexology treatment 
  • Treatment frequency for preconception and pregnancy. 
  • Aftercare advice for the client

Course cost is £100 inclusive

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Stone Therapy Massage Techniques 

This one day (7 hour) course is for qualified massage therapists to safely utilise hot and cold stones within a body massage treatment. hot and cold stones within a body massage treatment. Warmed (or cooled) stones are used to massage instead of the therapists hands and semi-precious stones can be placed on the body to enegrise the chakra system.  Each course will be limited to a maximum of 3 students.

Course Content:

  • Types of rock and how they are formed, and stones that are suitable for use in the treatment
  • History of stone therapy 
  • Benefits and effects of the treatment 
  • Stone therapy links with the 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine 
  • Chakra system and attributes of the 7 main charkas 
  • Equipment and stones to use and maintenance 
  • Health and safety (appropriate use of stones, temperatures, environment, hygiene) 
  • Consultation and contra indications to the treatment 
  • Massage routine incorporating hot and cold stones (demonstration/hands on practical) 
  • Aftercare advice for the client

Course cost is £100 inclusive

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Hands Free Techniques for Massage Therapists

Massage can take its toll on the joints of massage therapists, particularly the hands, leading to pain and discomfort. This one day (7 hour) course is for qualified massage therapists to learn safe and effective ways to massage using techniques that avoid using the hands.  A highly effective massage can be delivered in this way, utilising the therapists bodyweight during application of the techniques and taking the pressure off overworked joints.

Course Content 

  • Conditions which can affect massage therapists such as RSI
  • The importance of posture when working and postural analysis
  • Hand, arm and wrist warm up exercises and self-protection exercises
  • Hands free massage techniques, a body massage without using your hands.
  • Incorporating the techniques into your massage routine
  • Working deeper into the tissues with arms and elbows.

Course cost is £100 inclusive

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