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Releasing The Lower Back Massage Course

If you regularly see clients with uncomfortable lower back tension/stiffness & you would like to be much more effective then this course is for you. 

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About this Course

Releasing the Lower Back Massage Course

This course taught by Darien Pritchard focusses on and covers firm, advanced massage and mobilising techniques for the lower back which will be invaluable new skills for practising Massage Therapists

We will look at ways of releasing accumulated tension in the lower back and mobilising it with the client in a prone position. Techniques covered range from gentle stretches to firm massage and a variety of lower back mobilisations. We’ll also look at relevant exercises to offer your clients for self-maintenance.

Course Duration

1 Day

Entry Requirements

To attend you must have a minimum nationally recognised level 3 body massage qualification such as Swedish Massage, Sports, Aromatherapy

Course Audience

Massage Therapists Remedial & Sports Therapists

Location

Holiday Inn Express, Lakeside Drive, Newport, NP10 8BB

Enrollment & Tuition

£135

Points Awarded

5 CPD Points

Syllabus

This workshop covers deep massage and pressure techniques for release and re-energising of the muscles. These are allied with passive movements and dynamic stretches to promote greater ease and flexibility.

The theory session is interactive & incorporates a review of the main muscles of this area to gain a better understanding before the practical session. We will also look at how to mobilise & promote flexibility in the back.

 

During the practical session we’ll work with the client in a prone position, which enables us to work on the back muscles and to do a large range of mobilising techniques. The workshop looks at the choice of appropriate techniques for each client. There is an emphasis on good body use for the practitioner, and ‘listening’ with your hands (monitoring and adapting to the client’s responses).

In addition to the course booklet all students will receive access to a video covering the techniques taught by Darien.

 

See our Terms & Conditions for our full cancellation policy

Course Tutors

Darien Pritchard

Darien Pritchard has been a body-worker for over four decades. He trained massage professionals for 25 years, and has taught Professional Development courses for massage practitioners since the early 1990s. He is writing a book on Hands Free Massage and is preparing new editions of the student text Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Massage (2001/04) and his career-maintenance reference book Delivering Effective, Strain-Free Massage (2007)

Darien has been a pioneer in focusing on the practitioner’s bodyuse as an integral part of massage training in the UK. He pioneered ‘Hands Free’ Massage – the skilful, sensitive use of the forearms and elbows to save the practitioner’s hands. Darien has also been developing RhythmMobility® bodywork in his practice since the 1980s. He combined and extended elements of massage and the Feldenkrais Method® with his love of rhythm (enhanced through dancing and playing music).

What Our Graduates Have To Say

"I learnt loads - I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to enhnce their massage - and of course to save their hands!" Gaye W 2019
"A fantastic course! more than just Hands-Free, the course covers body movement, positioning, self-care and creative experimentation" 2019
"Very useful skills gained to prolong my career & work better with my own body-use" Diane R 2019
"much more indepth, detailed & specific than I anticipated" 2019
"I wish I had this knowledge from the very start of my massage career" Charlotte B 2019
"I have learnt a lot to take away to add into my massage routine, can't wait to get started" Sally W 2019
"This course has been the most valuable of all for my career. Being able to save my hands is going to enable me to prolong my passion as a therapist. My favourite part was the ability to save my hands on the feet - my thumbs will be eternally grateful!" Caitlin S 2018
"I found this course engaging, thought-provoking & practice-changing! Darien is an excellent teacher - funny, practical, attentive& has a beautiful concept of what massage is & what it has the potential to be. This practice is natural & fluid - Thank you!" KMcD March 2015
"Found Dariens approach very helpful, constant feedback, pointers, repetition and recapping - loved the course even with my limited experience. I have learned a lot and will change my practice - I didn't feel out of place and Dariens approach encouraged me greatly - thank you" LR March 2015
"Excellent course, Reached & Exceeded my expectations. Good hands-on and well explained. Plenty to work on" CW March 2015
"As an Osteopath the course offered very beneficial techniques when treating soft tissue - I would recommend this course to any other osteopath"
"Really inspirational massage, amazing course, my clients will really benefit. Darien is a really knowledgeable, funny & thorough tutor, Fab thank you"
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