The workshops range from traditional techniques which have been used for centuries in the healing arts, such as Cupping and Barefoot Indian Massage, to more clinical practices like Myofascial Release and Dry Needling for the de-activation of triggerpoints.
Each workshop comes with a course booklet and a certificate on completion.
In Dry Needling a fine filament acupuncture needle is inserted into the area of the muscle where the MTrP has formed. This will elicit a twitch response and release the build up of calcium, thereby allowing the shortened muscle to return to its neutral state.
This course is delivered over 4 days, and includes an online reading & assessment component.
Diploma of Remedial Massage is required for acceptance into this workshop.
Research has shown Dry Needling to be beneficial for the treatment of common Myofascial conditions such as:
* Carpal Tunnel
* Wry Neck
* Headaches and Lower Back Pain (caused from muscular tension).
Myofascial Cupping is one of the most effective ways to increase circulation in areas which have been weakened through overuse or dysfunction. Cupping creates a vacuum effect and has a drawing benefit on soft tissue structures; releasing tightness and waste materials.
Cupping can be used for a variety of complaints from; Bruising, to Postural Dysfunctions caused by fascial restrictions, as well as helping ease symptoms for Asthma sufferers.
The day will provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely implement Myofascial Cupping into your Remedial Massage Treatments, providing you with another tool in your trade, to benefit you and your clients.
The cost of the day is $295 and includes:
1. Cupping Pack, and
2. Manual for safe practice.
3. A certificate upon completion.
Chavutti Thirumal, literally meaning foot pressure in the Malayalam language, and also known as Foot/Rope massage, is a traditional Indian massage technique developed by the Kalari Martial Artists of Kerala India (Kalaripayattu), and it is thought to be approximately two thousand years old. The Kalaripayattu not only trained in battle but also developed a range of healing modalities known as Kalari Chikitsa, which comprises massage techniques; Chavutti Thirumal, Marma Massage (Uzhichil), and the application of medicinal herbal oils.
Unlike most massage modalilties, Chavutti Thirumal is unique as the feet are predominately used to deliver the treatment, this act an art form, with the technique being precisely executioned by the practitioner’s foot, in long, sweeping therapeutic motions from the fingers to the toes of the recipient.
The main focus of Chavutti Thirumal is to increase flexibility, so the position of the recipients body on the floor with the therapist holding on to a rope for support, is paramount. Correctly positioned, the massage enables postural muscles to strengthen, the hips and thoracic area to open, and the energetic channels (nadi’s) to become activated.
Key emphasis on this course is focused on the practical aspect of the modality to ensure you – the learner, are confident in giving a Chavutti Thirumal treatment in a professional setting.