Touch Therapy Head Massage
After a year of touch deprivation when we couldn’t even offer a soothing hand to someone upset , let alone give and receive hugs from our nearest and dearest , touch therapy has never been more vital .
Touch releases oxytocin which counteracts all the stress hormones . So on top of the obvious stresses of the pandemic , the lack of touch in itself will have raised levels of stress hormones . Having been a reflexologist for 11 years, Vanessa has always seen the benefits of having Head Massage as a complimentary extra nurturing technique she can use with her own clients in her studio but also in the many varied settings she has worked in, where having both skills as an offering has been a real benefit e.g NhS settings, for gift vouchers, for pamper afternoons, in big corporate workplace settings .
Head massage has been shown to reduce anxiety levels and the stress response by activating the parasympathetic nervous system to moderate , calm and relax the stress response . When we massage the head, we are working directly over the brain so it very quickly sends calming messages to the whole nervous system . Head massage has helped with many ailments , including sleep difficulties, migraines and sinus issues.
This beautiful training in which participants get a day of pampering too as they practise the learned techniques on each other has benefits for your Well-Being and Self Care too aswell as the lucky people you will then go on to nurture with the techniques .Taking care of ourselves is so important after the trials of self employment and the impact on our industry over the last couple of years .
The day begins with putting the massage techniques into the context of their many holistic benefits . Vanessa is keenly aware that we all learn in different ways and so uses her years of teaching experience to provide a variety of learning techniques during the day, from observing, practising, group work , paired work ,repetition , listening, sharing, writing/drawing /recording techniques etc etc . At the end of the day participants will have learnt a basic head massage routine developed from Vanessa's years of learning from NHS Teams across the UK and her own observations from tried and tested successful techniques with patients she has worked with herself . There will be time within the training to consider the far reaching benefits and potential settings the Head Massage Routine could be used in to develop your business . This will include time listening to experiences of other therapists, planning ideas together , then time to create your own business plan moving forward using the techniques learnt . There are so many trainings whereby we can get inspired with new techniques and ideas, then go back to our busy lives and sadly these can be forgotten .After being a trainer for many years, Vanessa always makes the time in the day for forward planning to make things happen after the course .
Course Cost of this 1 Day Training : £145
Course material includes a training folder including:
- Agenda for the day
- An interactive context setting exercise considering the holistic benefits of Head Massage as a Complimentary Therapy to Reflexology , both for clients and the practitioner
- Background information about the benefits
- Written explanations of the techniques with space for practitioners to add drawings/photographs of the techniques (according to their own learning style )
- Practising the individual teachniques, and then going on to practice the full massage routine in pairs so each participant experiences the benefits first hand of the techniques as well as lots of time to practise them .
- Re practising with a different partner - this gives lots of time and practical experience with the techniques as well as giving me time to assess and observe accuracy
- Group work planning how the new techniques could be implemented in a range of settings.
- Private time for business planning of next steps of action needed to embed the techniques learnt in practise .
Course Times: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Course Cost £60.00 plus balance payament of £85.00 on the day of training
Course location and dates:
York - 18 November - Holiday Inn
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This course will give AoR 7 CPD points, Embody 5 points, and most other Association s will award 1 point per hour.
If there is any further information you need, please feel free to e-mail Vanessa, or telephone on 07561 303780.
Please note: You are booking directly with Vanessa Taylor and not JUbilee College. Bookings are refunded if the course is cancelled by Vanessa Taylor. Iif you decide to cancel your booking, payment is non refundable. Monies paid will be held in credit against other dates that Vanessa teaches.