Learn how to give great massage and share with like-minded people on this short course.
- Learn massage for use with family and friends
- Enjoy giving and receiving massage in a small group
- Develop skills and confidence
- Suitable for beginners
- A first step if you’re thinking of becoming a massage therapist
On this course you will learn the principles of effective massage and practically develop your skills and confidence.
The course takes a holistic, person-centred, approach which encourages you to develop your own practice. It will help you develop your self-awareness, sense of touch and intuition. At the end of the course you will be better at discovering what someone needs from a massage and how to give it. You will learn a range of techniques for different parts of the body and deepen your understanding about how massage works.
There is time to practice, discuss ideas and ask questions. I am always on-hand to help and guide. You will also learn that massage isn’t hard work and that giving massage is enjoyable and rewarding.
The course is taught in a practical way, working hands-on with other participants in a small group.
The course runs as six 2-hour sessions, usually over six weeks.
Nigel Williams is a qualified teacher and has been a massage therapist since 2006.
Please call or email to register your interest.
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What happens after the course?
What defines our treatments is the quality we bring to the relationships with our clients and the quality of our touch. Each treatment is unique. The following categories are for guidance.
Deep Tissue massage
Our deep tissue massage gives your body the weight it needs to relax. If you’re achey from exercise or travelling, tense from work or looking for an all-over unwind this is the massage for you.
Sports massage can assist in the prevention and management of sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries.
Swedish body massage
A traditional body massage – whole body or choose the areas you need. Relaxing, rejuvenating, de-stressing or invigorating – say what you need.
If your back is tired, aching, stiff and sore massage can help. Poor posture, mental tension and injury can make life unpleasant
When you need to look at the whole picture, our holistic massage puts you at the centre. We offer you trust and support to help you move forward we listen, understand and get a feel for what you need.
Remedial massage is your choice when you know something isn’t right. We can help you understand what’s happening and get you on the road to recovery.
Massage for Two
Share your massage experience by receiving your treatments in the same room at the same time. For couples or friends, perhaps a special occasion. Available only at The Practice Rooms, Bath. Please book in advance.
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What people say
We use an intuitive approach to massage. Each session is individual – designed around your needs.
We sometimes have appointments at short notice. Please use the form below to request details.
When you need something more
Deep tissue massage works with the muscles and tendons which hold posture and allow everyday movement.
Consider deep tissue massage if
- You are having difficulty with everyday activities
- Your shoulders are stiff from being at a computer
- Your hips are stiff from sitting or driving
- You have lower back pain
- Your posture is causing you problems
- You’ve tried stretching but it doesn’t seem to help
Our deep tissue massage is effective because:
- We listen to what you say
- We listen to how your body responds
- We judge the right pressure for maximum benefit
- We give your body the time it needs to release
- We look at the wider picture
Deep tissue massage is directed where it is needed, most frequently in the neck, back, shoulders or legs. The aim is to reduce any pain and increase freedom and mobility. It also brings a deep sense of release – mentally and physically.
Why deep tissue massage?
Tension in muscles restricts movement and can lead to recurring aches or a sudden sharp pains if an injury occurs. Aches usually build up over a period of time due to a repeated everyday action or posture. Pain is the result of damage to the soft tissue. We work carefully around pain – finding ways to ease the tension that causes it without inflaming the problem.
Sitting at a desk, computer or laptop and driving can all put the body into a strain position which is held for a long period leaving the muscles no chance for recovery. Massage makes you feel like you are alive again.
Our approach to Deep Massage:
- Understanding. We want to find out what’s happening in your body.
- Pain-free massage. We believe that pain is part of the cycle of tight muscles. We want to create movement and flexibility without triggering a pain response.
- Depth. We go deep by carefully using and maintaining the correct balance of pressure and movement.
- Recommendations. We can help you understand the symptoms you’re experiencing and suggest the next steps.
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The quality of our deep massage makes Natural Touch stand apart from other massages.
There are times when you need depth. You need a massage which really gets to the nub of the problem. From a therapeutic viewpoint depth isn’t just about pressing harder it’s about encouraging opening and release.
When tension and pain wrap around a problem it becomes worse and life becomes difficult. The wrong type of intervention may be ineffectual or painful – aggravating the situation.
We understand that opening is a journey, gaining the trust of yourself and your body and connecting with the right point at each moment – the place where you can choose freedom instead of pain. Once release occurs there is relief and the healing process can take its course. A therapist who can do this consistently well – and knows just how far to go – is truly skilled and makes all the difference to the experience and effectiveness of your massage. In fact many of our clients are surprised to find that massage can be this good.
Deep work is just one of the the approaches we use. Each of our treatments is individually designed to give our clients maximum benefit from each session.
If you feel we might be able to help you, please get in touch on 07941 094318. We would like to hear from you.
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