Integrating Aromatherapy into your massage practice.

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Date(s) - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Category : Continuing Professional Development - for qualified massage therapists

Taught by Dr Sarah Bryan

In the morning you will receive an in-depth introduction to a minimum of 12 Plant-Based Massage Oils. Discover the oils through sight, touch and smell. You can then introduce all base oils into your massage practice for their specific therapeutic effects. In the afternoon you will learn about and work with five specially prepared aromatherapy products. Both elements of the day will give you a whole new dimension to your clinical work.  As a result of this course you will be able to offer enhanced treatments. In addition you will increase the value of what you offer; this will enable you to charge more.

Massage therapy and aromatherapy are traditionally viewed as two separate disciplines. Massage therapy focuses on manual techniques for soft tissue work and relaxation, often using plain, unscented oil or wax. In contrast, aromatherapy focuses on the specific therapeutic properties of essential and carrier oils, using a relaxation massage routine as a vehicle to introduce the oils into the body. Until now, little emphasis has been placed on enhancing the benefits of holistic, sports and remedial massage techniques with the therapeutic properties of plant-based essential and carrier oils. In this workshop, you will be introduced to 12 plant based vegetable oils and a simple toolkit of five specifically designed products, SB Holistic Magic, which will enable you to safely and easily enhance the benefits of your massage treatments with aromatherapy. You will learn about the therapeutic properties of the key ingredients and how to use the products safely in your practice. You will have the opportunity to explore the products in a range of massage-based activities. By the end of the workshop, you will fully understand the ‘Magic’ range and will be confident to use it for the benefit of your clients. No additional professional liability insurance cover is required.

The ‘Magic’ range will be available to purchase on the day. A 10% discount will be available to all attendees on the day.

Dr. Sarah Bryan, Ph.D, MTI (reg’d), MIFPA, CNHC (reg’d

Sarah is a practitioner member of both the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). She is also the local Devon champion for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Prior to starting her massage and aromatherapy career, she studied speech and language sciences at Sheffield University, graduating with a Ph.D in 2012. She now hopes to use the research experience which she gained in academia to contribute to the development of massage and aromatherapy, as a member of both the IFPA and MTI research groups. Sarah first trained in holistic massage therapy with Vicky Gaughan at the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training, graduating with a diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage in 2012. Keen to gain a better understanding of the roll of massage in relation to injuries and medical conditions, she went on to train in holistic sports and remedial massage at the same school, with visiting tutor, Julie Linton, principal of the JL Meridian School of Massage and Bodywork. In 2014, she completed a diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy, with the Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy. She is currently studying Integrated Myofascial Therapy, with Ruth Duncan and Linda Currey of Myofascial Release UK. She seeks to develop her practice, through the integration of aromatherapy with therapeutic, sports and remedial massage techniques. She firmly believes that clients can greatly benefit from this holistic approach and is keen to share it with other therapists. She has recently worked with Penny Price to develop a range of aromatherapy products specifically designed for remedial massage and bodywork, called ‘Magic’.


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