- Instructor: Kim Le Robertson
- Duration: 10 weeks
WHAT IS STRETCH AND HERBAL PRESS MASSAGE COURSE?
Stretch and herbal press massage is a combination of traditional Thai stretching therapy and herbal compression, a massage with comprehensive techniques to strengthen overall well-being.
Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Essentially, stretching should be done gently and slowly at all times while observing the reaction by body tension, facial expression and resistance. Do not stretch beyond the client’s level of tolerance. Stretching would gradually trigger relaxation in the muscle and release spams area as well as increase blood circulation
Herbal compresses contain a blend of aromatic and therapeutic herbs (turmeric, lemongrass, kaffir lime peel, tamarind leaves, som poi, borneol, camphor, salt) wrapped in a ball of cotton muslin, steamed to release the potent qualities of the herbs and then compressed over the body before or after massage. Herbal Compress uses heat modality to apply slightly to pain and stiffness areas. The benefits of the herbal compress can help people to relieve muscle tension and reduce inflammation, lemongrass can make a good scent, reduce contusion and decrease anxiety. Also, the heat modality is the application of therapeutic heat treatment to conduct thermal energy to superficial tissues with maximum depth of penetration at 1 cm or less.
The Stretch and Herbal Press Massage Course is designed to equip you with both theoretical and practical skills enabling you to work as a professional therapist in massage therapy. The course is approved by Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and recognised by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), of which Le Spa Massage Academy is a Platinum Training Provider. Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Stretch and Herbal Press Massage, you are eligible to join IICT and gain professional membership which offers members with various advantages. The completion of this course also allows you to gain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points towards your HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.
WHAT MAKES LSMA’s STRECH AND HERBAL PRESS MASSAGE COURSE UNIQUE?
The training is based on giving students the best of practical skills and a deep level of understanding in all the aspects. This improves confidence level, competency and experience for massage therapists hence enhancing comfort level for clients in actual service.
Classes are limited to a small group (maximum of 12 students per course) to ensure every trainee receives focused training and attention.
AIM OF THE COURSE
- Provide students with the fundamental knowledge of Stretch and Herbal Press Massage and relevant techniques to this type of massage.
- Enable students to perform Stretch and Herbal Press Massage in confident, safe and effective manner.
- To support massage therapists to further develop techniques and skills.
No previous training or experience necessary
The course is composed of both theoretical and practical lessons which deliver:
- Historical Roots of Stretch and Herbal Press Massage
- Introduction to Stretch and Herbal Press Massage
- Basics of Anatomy and Physiology
- Benefits and contradictions
- Stretch and Herbal Press Massage techniques
- Sen sip or 10 lines
- Positioning of Client
- The posture of Massage Therapist
- Stretch and Herbal Press Massage Sequence
Special attention including the use of touch, deep breathing techniques, singing bowl, aromatherapy sprays, and mood music.
Le Spa Massage Academy will conduct assessments towards the end of the course. Trainees are to receive professional certificates in Stretch and Herbal Press Massage once competently pass the assessments.
2-day course: $560
WHAT TO BRING
- 2 large-sized towels and 2 small-sized towels
- Your lunch
- Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course
WHAT TO WEAR
Comfy outfits (no jean, no dress or skirt) and short nails
08/31 Black Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064
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