Massage: workshop

Course Dates: 09/04/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
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Discover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress to more advanced courses.
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  • Course Code: FNQ73
  • Dates: 09/04/24 - 09/04/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
  • Tutor: Oge Okoh

Course Code: FNQ73

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Finished Tue, day, 09 Apr - 09 Apr '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Learn the fundamentals of therapeutic massage. Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch and the application of oils. An excellent introduction for those of you wishing to develop a new skill as well as for students who wish to continue to one of our accredited courses.

What will we cover?

This course will introduce you to the therapeutic benefits of massage, the value of touch and client handling. Other topics will include:
- History of massage
- Contra-indications, contra-actions and hygiene
- Massage oils
- The benefits of the massage strokes to include effleurage, petrissage, percussion and friction movements.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Guide your receiver into a comfortable position in preparation for the treatment
- Name some of the contra-indications and contra-actions to massage
- List the benefits of massage
- Name some of the massage oils used in massage and how they benefit the skin
- Perform a safe and effective massage for the back, shoulders, arms, face and neck.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course for those new to the art of massage, or with limited experience.

If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake a bodywork course and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in a bodywork class/course:
epilepsy; diabetes; an untreated medical condition; spinal injuries; a recent operation; severe skin disorders; severe mental illness; on medication; cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, severe varicose veins, heart problems, thrombosis); bone or joint disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis); pregnancy (or post natal); endocrine disorders; knee problems (for Shiatsu, Thai massage and introductory massage courses only).

Is there anything else we should know about your health before you enrol for a course? If there is, please let the Health & Wellbeing team know by emailing Health@citylit.ac.uk.

If accepted onto a course, a student could be given alternative practical tasks and adjustments may be made where reasonable. However, a student could be asked to leave the course if any situation were to arise which could endanger the well being of that student, or any other student.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be guided through the course by way of lectures, small group and pair work. The emphasis will be on practical application. Students will be working with each other giving and receiving massages. Massage couches will be provided by the College. There will be no written assignment.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The collage will provide towles, wipes,sanitiser and massage oils. Please bring a notepad and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

- ITEC Level 3 Massage Diploma
- ITEC Level 3 Complementary Therapies Diploma
- other Health and Wellbeing courses at City Lit.

Oge Okoh Tutor Website

Oge is a body therapist and Healer. She has been a practising therapist for 16 years, treating clients with various massage therapies including holistic massage, sports and onsite massage, lymphatic drainage, Indian head massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy, in a variety of settings. She is also a Reiki Master, with particular interest in pet healing. Oge is currently tutor coordinator for the Health and Wellbeing department, as well as actively teaching and developing new courses . Her career in health began 20 years ago working within social care, specifically with children and adults with special needs After healing herself from a mystery illness, she understands how the body, mind and spirit truly work in harmony, and is passionate about bringing bodywork back to its healing roots, and improving wellbeing for everyone. Oge enjoys life

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.