Massage Training – Mentoring

I have been assisting and advising former students and other massage therapists for a number of years, and decided the time was right to begin a more formal Mentoring Programme.

My aim is to offer continuing support, guidance, a sympathetic ear and, when asked, advice. Some of the areas I will offer particular focus on will be:

  • Contraindications, cautions and treatment adaptations
  • Working with clients, professional boundaries
  • Client assessments and consultations
  • Professional ethics
  • Research and developments in our field, including Pain Science
  • Your business and professional development
  • Your questions about anything pertaining to massage therapy & business – the heart of the programme.

Many therapists work alone and don’t have peers or supervisors to discuss these issues with, and the programme is developed with those therapists in mind. This is also ideal for therapists who are newly qualified, are returning to work after a break. It’s appropriate if you have qualifications in massage, sports massage or beauty therapy (with massage module).

Benefits to you

1. I am at the end of the phone or email with any questions you have, particularly about client conditions and treatments.
2. Twice each year, we will have a one-to-one discussion, focusing on any areas of concern you may have, or to discuss your training, business focus and professional development.
3. You will receive a 50% discount on workshops I offer, with other discounts available for talks, seminars, etc.
4. There is a private, on-line forum for discussion.
5. You may obtain up to 2 hours per month of CPD points through participation in the forum discussions.

All the details and small print about the programme are here: Read more

Professional Massage Training

Please click course title for more detail:
TBAMuscle Energy TechniquesKingsclere, nr Newbury/Basingstoke£125
TBAOn-site Chair MassageKingsclere, nr Newbury/Basingstoke£125
TBASoft Tissue ReleaseKingsclere, nr Newbury/Basingstoke£125
TBADeep Tissue TechniquesKingsclere, nr Newbury/Basingstoke£225
TBATrigger Point MassageKingsclere, nr Newbury/Basingstoke£125

I have been teaching Remedial Massage since 2004, and bring my practical clinical experience with clients to all of my workshops.

  • Course attendee numbers are kept small so that everyone receives individual attention.
  • Workshops are not cancelled due to low numbers of attendees. Your time is valuable!
  • All resources and equipment you need on the day are provided (unless otherwise stated).
  • Please wear comfortable, professional workwear.
  • You will receive a course manual plus information on additional resources for further independent study.
  • Reading material will be sent in advance of some of the workshops.
  • You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the day.
  • CPD points or credits are determined by the professional organisations, however most accept courses that you choose and thus far no students have reported any workshops not being accepted. If you have any questions about workshops being accepted, you should check with your own association. If they require fuller information (i.e. syllabus, etc.) this can be provided upon request.

Some courses are suitable for other body workers – please ask if you would like more information.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me for a chat.

Recreational Massage Workshops

These workshops are for people interested in massage, who would like to work with their friends and family. It is not a professional qualification, and you will not be able to obtain insurance to work with the public or charge fees.

New Date coming soonIndian Head MassageKingsclere, nr Newbury/Basingstoke£45

Learn and enjoy giving and receiving Indian Head and Shoulder Massage! At this workshop you will learn and practice massaging the upper back, shoulders, neck, arms and head.
Developed in India over centuries where massage has been given both in the home and at barbers, this has been expanded to include working on the upper back and is now one of the most popular therapies here in the U.K.
This treatment is given over the clothing with your partner sitting up in a regular chair – so no special equipment or undressing is needed.
Most of the session is spent actually giving or receiving massage, but you will also observe demonstrations, have the opportunity for questions, and learn how to prepare yourself and your partner for a safe, relaxing and fun treatment.

You will receive a handbook with detailed descriptions which will help you remember all the movements.
This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in massage. You should be fit enough to stand for 30 minutes at a time while giving the treatment. You are welcome to attend with a partner but it is not required to come as a pair.
You will delight your family and friends with this new skill.
Please note that this course is not suitable for practicing professionally.
This course is normally taught over 2 evenings or one Saturday. Please contact me to indicate your interest and I will notify you when the next class is scheduled.
Does this sound like fun for a group of friends? Contact me for a quote to come out and work with your group!

A very big thank you for all your hard work and patience throughout the four days I have spent with you recently. They have been enlightening, very informative and very enjoyable. Now I have to put all your good work into practice!  I’ll be sure to recommend you to any therapist interested in expanding their knowledge.

— Ellen, Basingstoke