Releasing The Lower Back

Releasing The Lower Back & Hips
5th Dec 2021

The Lower Back is a common area of discomfort and this advanced massage workshop with Darien Pritchard  - experienced tutor of 25+ years and author, will equip you with the skills to alleviate the tension in this area far more effectively.


Course delivery - is in line with recommended Covid19 protocols & to attend this course you must have received the 1st dose of a Covid19 vaccination:

Practical - will be a half-day session delivered face to face on the course date above at our course venue where numbers will be limited & PPE will be worn. You will be allocated an AM or PM session

Theory (28th November 10am to 12.30pm) will be delivered online via a live 2.5 hour interactive Zoom session with the course tutor one week before the practical session - attendance at this session is mandatory before the practical session.

5 CPD Points

Prerequisite: You must have a minimum Level 3 body massage certificate i.e. VTCT, ITEC, C&G swedish, holistic, aromatherapy or sports massage

This workshop is designed to enhance the massage practitioner’s repertoire of techniques and effectiveness for working extensively on a client’s lower back - a common area of stiffness and soreness - and the related area of the buttocks. It covers specific deep massage and pressure techniques for release and for re-energising the muscles. These are allied with passive movements and dynamic stretches to promote greater ease and flexibility.

The theory session will be interactice & begins with a review of the main muscles of this area, looking at them in their functional groups to help make sense of them. We will also look at how to mobilise & promote flexibility in the lower back

During the practical session we’ll work with the client in a prone position, which enables us to get at a large number of the muscles that relate to the lower back and the back of the pelvis.
The workshop looks at the choice of appropriate techniques, ways of moderating the pressure, how to blend them smoothly into a massage session, and relevant exercises to offer the client for self-maintenance. There is an emphasis on good bodyuse 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 tutorial video covering the techniques taught by Darien


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"Excellent again, thank you"
"Very informative and to the point - I will be using the techniques I’ve learnt today to help others"
"lots to take away and build on"


"Good structure to the course, well balanced, learned a lot & I think everyone else did - even they were all at different levels of expertise"

"very informative & the anatomy refresher was very useful."

Course Hours:
9.30am to 1pm Or 2pm to 5.30pm
Holiday Inn Express,
Lakeside Drive,
NP10 8BB
((Near Cardiff and just 15 minutes from the Severn Crossing. Free all-day parking))
Course Tutor:
Darien Pritchard
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