The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The Swedish massage course will teach you how to perform a one hour full body Swedish massage.
Our Swedish massage course covers Anatomy, Health and Safety and Theory and Practice in Full Body Massage.
The Swedish Massage Certificate also provides the necessary knowledge and skills to progress to other certificate courses such as reflexology, deep tissue, Aithein Healing etc.
The course contains:
- Introduction to Swedish Massage
- What is a Swedish Massage?
- Purpose of Swedish Massage.
- Basic Techniques of Swedish Massage
- Different types of massage strokes and their effects
- Lactic Acid and its effects on the human body
- Contraindications of Swedish Massage (on what conditions one should not perform a massage)
- How to have a good posture and give good energy while giving a therapy
- Professional draping - learning how to cover the client professionally.
The aim of Swedish massage course is to provide the student with a set massage sequence. Over a period of time with experience and practice, proficiency sets in, and it allows the student to improvise and make the massage better and customize to their own unique style.
Smaller group of students ensures that you get lots of attention and practice in the course. The student feels confident and fully fulfilled by the end of the course.
The course is 90% practical.
"The understanding of the layers of the body, and the ability to work with tissue in these layers to relax, lengthen, and release holding patterns in the most effective and energy efficient way possible."
A deep massage is not a "hard" massage which is simply the result of exerting more effort; it does not require exceptional strength or size.
The course contains:
- What is Deep Tissue Massage?
- Principles of Deep Tissue Massage
- Application of Deep tissue Technique
- What is Fascia?
- Major features of Deep Tissue
- Anatomy of Skeletal and Muscular System detailed study
- To increase blood flow and break down scar tissue to release tension blockages and knots. To improve flexibility of joints and muscles.
- Basic Movements - Massage Techniques and Practice
- Contra-Indications of Deep Tissue Massage
- Physiological Effects of Deep Tissue Massage
- Consultation / Assessment
- Aftercare / Home Care
- Practice of Deep Tissue Massage
This course will teach you how to apply Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage Techniques on:
- The Deep Muscles of the legs including Hamstrings, Illio-Tibial Band & Quads
- Muscles of the lower leg such as the Gastrocnemius
- Muscles of the Back
- Muscles of the Arms and Shoulders
Overall, the deep tissue massage course aims to help you develop advanced massage techniques which will enable you to be more confident and specific in your treatments.
This gives the potential to expand your client base as you will be able to offer more than just a relaxing massage. You will be able to treat clients with muscular pain and tenderness and lack of flexibility with more confidence.
Smaller group of students ensures that you get lots of attention and practice in the course. The student feels confident and fully fulfilled by the end of the course. The course is 90% practical.
A deep tissue massage course is a must for any massage therapist looking to master their skills and increase their potential client base.
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are areas, or reflex points, on the feet and hands that correspond to each other, gland and structure in the body. By working on these reflexes, the reflexologist reduces tension over all the body.
Students enrolled in the foot reflexology course will discover that this ancient art of healing is a science founded on the basis that areas of the feet, hands and ears are comprised of zones and reflex areas.
In this course the student understands the therapeutic technique of reflexology, understanding how pressure is applied to specific reflex areas. Accompanied with practical training, the student learns how to reduce stress by using the thumb, fingers and hands for a variety of methods. In the foot reflexology course, the student also learns how reflexology can create physiological improvements within the body. Reflexology therapy is valuable in locating high stress or tension areas to help heal the body.
The course contains:
- History of Reflexology
- Anatomy and Physiology of Reflex Zones
- What is reflexology?
- Theory of Reflexology
- Benefits of Reflexology
- Contra-indications to reflexology
- Mapping of the Feet
- Guidelines on the foot
- Reflexology Chart
- Reflex and Acupressure Points
- Techniques and Movements
- Practice of Basic Reflexology
- Steps of Foot Reflexology
- Different organs of the body
Students enrolled in the foot reflexology massage course for the study of foot reflexology can expect to learn about mind-body medicine, relaxation techniques, anatomy, foot mapping, reflex mechanisms, stress management, and more.
The students will have an added advantage of having attained adequate hands-on training in this unique healing art.
Aithein Healing Massage is a unique form of Bodywork. This technique is known for its long integrating strokes, creating an experience of deep relaxation supporting the natural ability of body and mind to self-heal.
This training will provide participants with in-depth experience and practice of basic Aithein Healing Massage techniques, enabling you to give a professional full body massage upon completion of the course.
The course contains:
- Overview of Bodywork
- Goals of Bodywork
- Principles of bodywork
- Muscles Group
- Different Joint Movements
- Lactic Acid
- Thixotropy action
- The sum of Neuromuscular Stress
- Red Light reflex & Green Light reflex
- Body Psychology
- Contra-indications of Aithein Healing Massage
- Difference between Swedish & Aithein Healing Massage
- What is Aithein Healing Massage
- Benefits of Aithein Healing Massage
- Steps for an effective Aithein Healing massage
This training is for those who plan to professionally pursue massage or another type of body-mind discipline, as well as for those seeking an in-depth experience in bodywork. It offers the big picture of the Aithein Healing approach: an inter-weave of body-mind-spirit, sensory awareness practice, meditation, psychological aspects, self-care, and more.
Participants will study Aithein Healing massage as a tool for optimal well-being and stress reduction, as well as a valued component of transpersonal growth. The teacher distills a unique of experience of comprehensive massage basics: centering skills, quality of touch, lengthening integrative strokes, movement and stretches, detailed structural work, and an energetically balanced approach to massage. Anatomy will be taught experientially as well as in lecture format. Students will also have ample time for guided practice with each other. Body mechanics, self-care, and presence will be emphasized.
Aithein Healing massage, well-known for its long, flowing strokes over the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. Aithein Healing practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client and can usually accommodate specific requests and preferences within the Aithein Healing massage modality.
Learning the art of Aithein Healing Massage often changes lives. Whether your intent is to explore a change of career, deepen your knowledge of bodywork, or to spend time healing yourself through touching, our time together will stay with you for many years to come. Whatever your intention, join us for this two week journey. Our hearts will convey our experience through our hands as we learn to heal ourselves and others through this wonderfully effective method of Aithein Healing Massage.
Indian head massage is one of our most popular courses and is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practiced in India as part of family rituals for over a thousand years.
The Indian head massage treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and finishing with the face whilst the client remains seated in an upright position
We specialize in providing small classes, we take less number of students for this course to provide individual and personal attention.
The course contains:
- History of Indian Head Massage
- What is Indian Head Massage?
- Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Major energy centres on the head
- When Indian Head Massage should be avoided
- Anatomy of head, face and shoulder
- Steps of a relaxing Indian head massage
- Indian Head Massage - demonstration and practice of Indian Head Massage
- After care of patients
In a similar way to reflexology all the organs are not only linked to nerves in the feet but also to the head.
Ideal for those clients who do not like their feet being touched.
For clients who love their head being massaged this is an ideal course!
You will be working on the neck, shoulders, scalp and arms finishing with a lovely facial.
The routine takes half an hour and your client will receive a wonderful treatment benefiting them on many levels.
The massage to the head is not only very relaxing but you get the whole body to be releasing toxins and stimulating organs to work more efficiently.
The Indian head massage course and routine you are studying does not use oils; however you can use them as part of your treatment.
Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle, non-invasive, but powerfully effective manual technique designed to boost the functioning of the lymphatic system, cleanse the connective tissue of inflammatory materials and toxins, reduce pain, lower the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and help enhance immune response, thereby facilitating the healing of injuries, chronic conditions, inflammation, and edemas.
The Manual Lymph Drainage course involves extensive hands-on work and a lot of personal attention and supervision, and will help the student develop excellent sensitivity and hand skills.
The course contains:
- History of the Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- What is the lymphatic system?
- Importance of the lymphatic system
- Process of the lymphatic system
- Construction of the lymph vessel system
- Contra-indications of manual lymph drainage
- Steps of an effective manual lymph drainage massage
- Basic strokes and their application to each body part (neck, face, arm, leg, back, nape, buttocks, chest, breast, and abdomen)
Students experience an uplifting, enjoyable, and engaging environment that is highly conducive to learning. Our instructors strive to create an atmosphere in which every student feels capable of interacting with the class through lively discussion. The student body's eclectic mix of professionals contributes a multi-layered perspective to classroom discussions thereby enriching appreciation for the critical role this unique form of therapy plays throughout the modern healthcare system. A balanced blend of didactic and practical concepts effectively stimulates student insight and participation. A seamless integration of theoretical and practical demonstration components, while in a relaxed and intimate setting, makes the Basic MLD Certification Course an invaluable and unforgettable experience for Aithein School alumni.
You do not need to take anything with you to the class; all massage couches, and chairs, towels and equipment are all provided. You do not need to wear a therapist tunic or whites - comfortable clothing is fine.
You do not need to take a model with you as you will work with another student on the day of training. Early bookings are advised to secure your place to avoid disappointment, due to the small numbers taken for each class ensuring you individual attention.
Aithein is committed to maintaining excellence in teaching Thai Traditional Massage in the spirit of Shivago, who translated this Eastern tradition into a holistic format.
We understand that gaining a deep understanding of Traditional Thai Massage is a lifetime process and our teachers continue to grow by studying further and they are therefore able to bring a fresh approach to each class they teach.
The Thai Massage Training course contains:
- History of Thai Massage
- Holistic benefits of traditional Thai Massage
- Contra-indications of Thai massage
- The Sen lines
- Soft Tissue Massage
- Feet Massage
If you are looking to gain a foundation in Traditional Thai Massage you have come to the right place. Our Thai massage course is one of the best ways to learn this Thai traditional healing art. This course is the foundation upon which all Thai Massage course is based, and without a firm basis in its structure, it would be very difficult to progress with this healing art. If you have no prior experience with Traditional Thai Massage you have found the correct place to start your path to learn this healing art. This primary course, is a strong and rich foundation on which further study is built.
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee), is a Japanese healing technique developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1904. The term Reiki means 'universal life force energy'. This healing energy flows through a Reiki practitioner once he or she has been attuned to the healing Reiki energy, usually in Reiki training classes and courses.
How can you use your Reiki training?
- to heal yourself
- to help others heal themselves
- on animals
- on situations (past, present and future)
The ways to use what you learn in your Reiki training class or course are virtually endless. First of all, you can use the Reiki energy to heal yourself of physical, mental and emotional issues. You can help facilitate other people's healing, you can power up your food with Reiki, you can clear rooms or entire buildings with Reiki just as you could with sage.
What to bring to your Reiki training course
- you, yourself and an open mind
- comfortable clothes, i.e. no tight belts or pants that restrict your breath and would prevent the healing Reiki energy from flowing through you
- clean feet - you'll take off your shoes during the class Reiki attunements
Please see the details below:
Reiki Level 1
At Level 1, the Initiation/Attunement opens the student to the flow of Reiki (some would say: opens them to the awareness of the flow of Reiki).
With Usui Shiki Ryoho, the 'outer' focus of Level 1 Reiki is on hands-on therapy at a purely physical level both for self-treatment and family and friends. However, the 'inner' focus of Level 1 is about learning to become 'a clear channel' for Reiki.
Level 1 is about learning to 'let go and let the energy flow' - about learning to 'step out of the way' - learning to override the desire of ones conscious mind to interfere in the therapeutic process, and instead, simply let the Reiki phenomenon 'happen'. The attitude should be one of inviting and allowing Reiki to expose any mental and emotional blocks you have that hold you back from being completely who you are. Developing this attitude early on will greatly enhance the quality of your journey with Reiki.