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Reflexology for Massage Practitioners with Gill Ayshford

This one day Reflexology workshop is designed for qualified bodyworkers to explore the tradition of Reflexology and practice ways of incorporating elements of it into their massage.

Reflexology is a method of gaining access to the body’s energy system. Where blockages and imbalances are found, pressure points on the feet can be stimulated to help bring the body back into balance and health, helping to reduce stress and to induce deep relaxation.

You will have the opportunity to learn safe and effective Reflexology skills to help deal with some common ailments including:

  • Sinus congestion
  • Digestive conditions eg IBS, Colitis and Constipation
  • Stress related conditions
  • Conditions of the Urinary System

Tutor

> Gill Ayshford

Cost

£65 if booked and paid in full before 31 December 2016, £75 early bird if paid by 3 Oct 2017, £80 thereafter

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Course Code:  RF2017  –  Please quote this code when paying by BACS

Advanced workshop

This is an advanced workshop aimed at qualified massage practitioners or students on a BCMB diploma course.  Find out more information on our advanced workshops page.

Rhythm Mobility® with Darien Pritchard

Rocking the body, rolling the limbs

When a baby is upset, we instinctively do two things; we stroke them (massage), and we gently rock them. RhythmMobility® addresses the basic need for gentle, rhythmical movement that is often missing in today’s increasingly sedentary world. This day workshop covers a range of ways of rocking the client’s body and rolling their limbs, which can easily be incorporated into massage treatments, and how to adapt them to different clients.

These ‘rocking and rolling’ techniques provide massage practitioners with a way of releasing tension and increasing flexibility that complements and enhances the effects of ‘classic’ massage techniques. In addition, they offer clients a quietly energised sense of their bodies – in contrast to sedentary life.

Rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all rhythm on each client, which can feel jarring, you’ll learn how to find and work with the individual’s natural to-and-fro rhythms in different parts of their trunk and limbs. This is like working out the appropriate force and timing for pushing a child on a swing, according to their build and the amount of movement that they’re happy with.

You’ll learn techniques with the client clothed; however, they can easily be applied in oil massage sessions. There is an emphasis on how to use your body with most ease and effectiveness to deliver the techniques.

Joining instructions: Please wear loose comfortable clothing in which you can easily move and be moved.

All students receive a course booklet and a DVD covering the techniques taught by Darien.

Tutor

> Darien Pritchard

Cost

£65 if booked and paid in full before 31 December 2016, £75 early bird if paid by 1 Sept 2017, £80 thereafter

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Course Code:  RM2017  –  Please quote this code when paying by BACS

Advanced workshops

This is an advanced workshop aimed at qualified massage practitioners or students on a BCMB diploma course.  Find out more information on our advanced workshops page.

3D Side Lying Massage with Andy Fagg

Working in the side lying position offers many creative opportunities and is not just for pregnancy!

The human body is 3-dimensional. Yet many massage approaches work only with clients in a prone or supine position.

By Placing clients in this position, without predetermined response, they are more easily able to let go.  This workshop offers a range of bodywork and energy techniques, including:

  • spinal mobilisations and stretching
  • connecting complementary muscle groups in the lower back and abdomen
  • accessing deeper muscles in the shoulder girdle
  • deep relaxation and energy holds

Tutor

> Andy Fagg

Cost

£130 if booked and paid in full by 31 December 2016, £150 early bird if paid by 20 April, £160 thereafter

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Course Code: 3D2017  –  Please quote this code when paying by BACS

Mobilising Massage with Andy Fagg

Would you like to help clients:

  • Feel free, open and balanced?
  • Release and integrate deeply held tensions?
  • Take better care of themselves?

Then this is the workshop you!  Drawing on principles of Pulsing, Tai Chi and remedial massage, you will learn to:

  • Generate movement from your ankles, hips, shoulders and hands;
  • Use vibration, joint mobilisation and focused trigger point work to release and energise your clients:
  • Do all these with ease, economy and flow.

We will work prone and supine and focus on the shoulders and pelvis.  This will include specific muscle releases such as rhomboids, piriformis, QL, pectoralis minor, subscapularis and others!

Tutor

> Andy Fagg

Cost

£130 if booked and paid in full by 31 December 2016, £150 early bird if paid by 25 Feb, £160 thereafter.

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Course Code:  MM2017  –  Please quote this code when paying by BACS

Reminder – Workshop Price Rise

Just a reminder  that from January 2017, the following prices rises will occur:

Introductory Workshops:

Current Price – £120 or £100 concessionary rate
New Price – £130 or £110 concessionary rate

Advanced Workshops:

Current Price – Early Bird Price of £65 per day, Full Price of £70 per day
New Price – Early Bird Price of £75 per day, Full Price of £80 per day

Massage Practice Days:

Current Price – £59 or £49 concessionary rate
New Price – £69 or £59 concessionary rate

Want to book onto a course next year but not pay the higher prices?  Book and pay before 1st January and we’ll honour our current prices. Book online now:

Book onto an Introductory Workshop here

Book onto an Advanced Workshop or Massage Practice Day here

BCMB Open Evening 2016

Come along to our warm and welcoming college to find out more about our professional courses, CPD programme and beginners workshops.

Whether you’re looking to develop your existing practice, are seeking a career change for 2017 or simply want to pick up some skills to use on family and friends, this is the perfect opportunity to come and meet the team and see what we have to offer.

We’ll be running talks and taster sessions on our professional courses throughout the evening:

Tutors will be on hand to answer all your questions and chat through entry routes into the courses including our RSM Introductory Bridging Programme and our popular Holistic Introductory Workshops.

You’ll also be able to find out more about our CPD programme for 2017 and beyond, and the college bookshop will be open if you fancy buying yourself an early Christmas present!

You’re welcome to join us for the whole evening or just pop by when you can. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.

For more information follow our Facebook page. You can also contact the office on 0117 946 6371 or enquiries@bristolmassage.co.uk

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