This massage treatment is based on the connective tissue techniques developed by Ida Rolf to release tension to realign joints which have become strained by tight bands of fascia. However, the sequence is different to conventional Swedish as the whole massage is applied to the client while lying prone it starts with a back and arm massage and eventually moves down the legs. A rhythmical rocking movement is applied working from shoulder to opposite foot, the motion loosens joints and relieves tension in the connective tissues around the vertebrae, sacral illiac joint, scapula and limbs down to fingers and toes. The treatment is finished with the client lying face up to release the neck. A luscious blend of hot oils are used
Benefits: this is a very deep sensual and releasing massage, it suits clients who need deep releasing techniques without the pain and after burn of deep tissue and sports treatments. Tension is coaxed out and a state of deep relaxation is easily achieved, many movements are applied with forearms, reducing hand strain. The heated oils warm the muscles and penetrate the dermal layers, feeding and plumping giving a luxurious feel to the skin. The treatment can be offered as a luxury “spa” type alternative, it is unique and different – therefore, can be charged for accordingly £45 -55 depending on time allowed.
Course requirements: Open to all massage therapists
- Learning hours – 7 hours + practice
- Tutor contact – 1 day
- Case study hours – none
- Assignments – none
- External Tests – none
- Assessments – none
You will learn: This massage teaches the student how to handle the body, moving limbs and lifting the head to release tension and keeping the clients modesty throughout as the massage can be given to clients who prefer not to wear underwear. Demonstrations and practice with handouts, cover the whole routine and method, how to observe /feel tension areas in the body and apply all the techniques to all areas, with hands, wrists and forearms, including the releases for deep tension in all the joints and neck and assess effect. Also the recipe /contents of the hot oil blend.
Next Course Dates: Please express an interest
Location: Swallet Farm, Old Bristol Road, East Harptree, Somerset BS40 6DQ
Times: 9.30am – 5:00pm
- 1 days tuition
- course notes and routine handouts
- all materials needed for course including a bottle of hand blended massage oil.
- 7 CPD HOURS – CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
- Ongoing support & advice