This course taught by Darien Pritchard is
designed to help massage practitioners to save their fingers, thumbs
and/or wrists (the most common areas of strain for practitioners) while
applying firm pressure - You will learn new effective skills that can be
integrated into your massage sessions.
This is an accredited,
level 3 practitioner course - to attend you must either have a
recognised massage qualification or be a registered osteopath or
This Hands Free Massage workshop covers a range of
forearm techniques and introduces some elbow techniques that can
substitute for and extend ‘classic’ massage techniques. Unfortunately,
these powerful tools have a poor reputation with some people because of
their insensitive use, so the course focuses on learning to feel with
them as part of learning to use them carefully and skilfully so as to
avoid brutalising the client. It also covers:
• How and where to best use them;
• How to moderate the pressure applied;
• How to support this with good bodyuse rather than working too hard with your arms and shoulders;
• How to blend these techniques smoothly into massage sessions.
aim is to expand your repertoire and freshen your approach, to help you
be more effective when applying pressure while saving your hands,
thereby helping you to maintain your career.
Darien has been using his forearms and elbows for
over two decades (without which he would have been unable to sustain his
career). He was particularly inspired by receiving deep tissue and
Hawaiian massage treatments, and adapted these massage ‘tools’ to
deliver ‘Swedish Massage-style’ and deep tissue massage techniques. He
began calling it Hands-Free Massage when he started teaching it as a
separate course over a decade ago.
In addition to the course booklet all students will receive a DVD covering the techniques taught by Darien
"Very Good, Thank for everything"
"Excellent Course, very beneficial"
an Osteopath the course offered very beneficial techniques when
treating soft tissue - I would recommend this course to any other