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Introduction to Hands Free Massage with Darien Pritchard

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LMRCA Railway Club

127 Navigation Rd

Altringham

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Are you having problems with your hands – or want to avoid reaching that stage? Hands Free Massage is designed to help massage practitioners to save their fingers, thumbs and wrists (the most common areas of strain for practitioners) while applying firm pressure.

This Hands Free Massage day focuses on ‘soft forearm’ techniques (using the bellies of the flexor muscles) on the client’s back. The strokes covered can easily be incorporated into your massage sessions. They include firm sweeping strokes and more detailed work on tension areas.

There is an emphasis on:

• Learning to use your forearms skilfully and sensitively;
• How to moderate the pressure applied;
• How to support this with good body-use rather than working too hard with your arms and shoulders;
• And how to blend these techniques smoothly into massage sessions.

The aim is to expand your repertoire and freshen your approach, to help you be more effective when applying pressure while saving your hands, thereby helping you to maintain your career.

Darien Pritchard, who this year celebrates 40 years as a bodywork practitioner and teacher, has been using his forearms and elbows for much of that time (without which he would have been unable to sustain his career). He was particularly inspired by receiving deep tissue and Hawaiian massage treatments and adapted these massage ‘tools’ to deliver ‘Swedish Massage-style’ and deep tissue massage techniques. He began calling it Hands-Free Massage when he started teaching it as a distinctive CPD training nearly 20 years ago.

The cost for the day will be £25 for MTI Members and £45 for non-MTI Members (+ small Eventbrite booking fee). In order to attend you need to hold a recognised Massage Qualification and Anatomy & Pathology or be a current student of MTI. All attendees will receive 5 CPD points and a certificate on completion of the workshop, along with a course booklet and a DVD covering the techniques taught by Darien.

Tea/coffee will be provided. Participants must provide their own lunch. The venue has free parking.

Places for this amazing workshop are limited and must be booked in advance!

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LMRCA Railway Club

127 Navigation Rd

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