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Butterflies Therapy and Training Academy



Therapy and Training Academy

Swedish Body Massage: 1.5 Day Course

During this two day course you will learn how to offer a relaxing but invigorating Swedish Massage. You will learn a routine which can be adapted for a wide range of uses and clients.

Date: Various
Cost: £395

Swedish massage was instigated by a Swedish fencing master and physiologist, Per Henrik Ling, who created a system known as the Swedish Movement treatment. The massage was based on techniques he had learned in the Far East, which helped keep his fencing students supple and agile. The use of these techniques developed in the West into what we now know as Swedish Massage
This focuses on the musculo-skeletal system and uses recognised movements, such as Effleurage, Friction, Petrissage, Tapotement and Percussion, to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to reduce muscle spasm and relieve pain. As well as affecting each of the physiological systems of the body for example cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, etc. Swedish Massage also has the psychological effect of either invigoration or relaxation.
Swedish Massage has been found to have many benefits, including:-
Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension
Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
Relaxation and therefore reduction in anxiety
Improved blood circulation
Improved lymphatic drainage
Improved mobility
Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues
Balancing the overall flow of natural life energy through the body
Inducing a feeling of well-being through the comfort of human touch

Course Content & Learning Outcomes
History of Massage
History and benefits of Swedish Massage
Your working environment
Code of practice and insurance for therapists
Consultation process including contraindications
Contra-actions and aftercare advice
Oils for massage
Massage movements
Swedish Massage routine
Anatomy & physiology

Duration: 1.5 Days Practical in the Classroom.
Entry Requirement  Anatomy and Physiology is pre-requisite for this course.
Cost: £395
Costs include training manual, materials, assessment and certification. £100 Deposit – balance to be paid direct to tutor 14 days prior to course date.