Releasing The Neck Massage Course
If you regularly see clients with uncomfortable shoulder tension/stiffness & you would like to be much more effective then this course is for you.
About this Course
Releasing the Neck Massage Course
This course taught by Darien Pritchard focusses and covers firm, advanced massage and mobilising techniques for the neck which will be invaluable new skills for practising Massage Therapists
We will look at ways of releasing accumulated tension in the neck and mobilising it with the client supine. Techniques covered range from gentle stretches to firm massage and a variety of neck mobilisations. We’ll also look at relevant exercises to offer your clients for self-maintenance.
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 neck.
During the practical session we’ll work with the client in a supine position, which enables us to work on most of the neck 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 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.
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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).