An Introduction to Working with Runners for Massage Practitioners

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An Introduction to working with Runners for Massage Practitioners

2 Hour Seminar with Susie Baker, Technique First
Running Technique Instructor and Alexander Technique practitioner

Runners love getting massages. It’s not just that it feels great. They swear by its benefits to speed recovery and reduce muscle soreness. The good news is that there are more and more runners out there and this seminar will give you practical knowledge to enhance your skills for working with runners.

We will look at how runners run, with reference to some of the common injuries and niggles which are likely to be caused by poor technique. The more you understand about what runners get up to, the more effectively you’ll be able to tailor your approach to their needs. It’s a great way to develop a loyal client base. And if you’re  already a runner yourself, you may discover some new insights.

In the first part there will be a presentation to highlight common problems which you are likely to encounter in your work. Questions are actively encouraged for shared learning.

In the second part, we’ll go outside to explore the elements of running. If you are unable or prefer not to take part, much can be learnt through observation. It won’t be a jog around the block. Just some simple demonstrations over a distance of no more than 20 metres. Ideally bring some running shoes with you. Barefoot is also an option for anyone who is keen to give it a go.

Please contact Susie if you would like more information:


Tuesday 4 April from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Although this workshop is currently fully booked, please do contact us if you’d like to join the waiting list.


> Susie Baker


£15 for practitioners, £10 for students

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Course Code:  RUN2017  –  Please quote this code when paying by BACS.

An Introduction to Running with Susannah Baker

RunSeminar: An Introduction to Running for Practitioners and Students

We were born (excepting disability) with a natural capacity to run. So how come many runners get niggles and injuries with such frequency?

In this practical seminar you will gain insights into what it is that runners get up to that can lead to problems.  This will give you a better understanding of where your own skills would fit into a runner’s fitness plan including runners who are not injured, to help them stay fit and healthy.

In the first part there will be a presentation during which you will have an opportunity to ask questions and explore some of the ideas put forward.

In the second part, theory will be put into practice to understand how the principles of good running technique are essential for minimising injury and enjoying the health and wellbeing benefits of running.

Here are a few of the themes that will be explored:-

  • Walking and running are two different forms or locomotion, but most recreational runners are doing a hybrid version of both at the same time – when and why is this a problem, and what should they be doing instead?
  • Is over-use injury really over-use, or is it sometimes mis-use?
  • What are the key attributes shared by good runners?

For the practical session, please bring running shoes (barefoot is also an option for those who are keen!). Much can be learnt from observation for anyone who is unable to participate.


> Susannah Baker


£15 for practitioners, £10 for BCMB students

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Course Code:  Run2016  –  Please quote this code when paying by BACS

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