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28/03/2023

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11/03/2023

Aromareflex

1 day
Zoom

Starts 06/01/2023

Five Element Reflexology

Zoom 1- 6 Jan
4 face-face days
Mon/Tue 9&10 Jan
Zoom 2- 6 Fab
Mon/Tue 26 & 27 Feb
Zoom 3 20 March
Bristol

05/06/2023
06/06/2023

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Next 1 day course: Bristol Tue 21st Feb 2023
Who would enjoy Moxibustion for reflexologists? Is this course for me?
AOR accredited courses

Moxibustion for reflexologists is aimed at reflexologists who want to add something extra to their treatments. Moxa is a unique treatment whereas treatments like Reflexology and Acupuncture on their own can move energy from where it stagnante to area where is depleted, they work with the limits of the individual energy field Moxa can add in extra energy adds in extra energy this  can be be very supportive for those with chronic conditions and pain. Moxibustion is used in Traditional Chinese medicine by acupuncturists and Shiatsu practitioners but also fits perfectly with Reflexology. On this course you will also learn how to use acupuncture point seeds and magnets for aftercare.

Do you work with chronic conditions, menopause, fertility or pregnant clients with breach babies? Then this course will add an extra element to your treatment that can support underlying energy issues. Please check with your insurer to make sure this course is covered with them.

14 CPD points.


Course Aims

  • Participants will understand the unique properties and benefits of Moxibustion
  • Be able to use it very safely and understand and adapt to any contraindication of working with Moxa
  • Prepare their treatment space and clients for the use of Moxa in Reflexology
  • Be able to integrate Moxibustion easily into their treatments
  • Learn how to use acupressure seeds and point magnets for aftercare.

Course prerequisite qualification: Level 3 or above Reflexology qualification


Bookings

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Details

The herb mugwort has been dried and used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years by burning it in Moxibustion therapy. Unlike Acupuncture and Reflexology that moves and shifts the individual’s energy for better flow, moxa is said to add in extra energy into their system.

Research has shown that this plant alone, when burned, has the power to emit infrared radiation. The infrared heat flows into your body through the skin producing a pleasant, warm, palpable influx of energy. Good for chronic pain, lack of energy (conditions like chronic fatigue), insomnia, chills, stomach aches and lower back pain benefit fertility and used to support turning a baby in the breech position.

Course Overview

  • History of Moxibustion therapy.
  • Contra indications
  • Consultation skills.
  • Points and techniques
  • Working with Reflexes
  • Specific conditions
  • Practical

Assessment

On going assessment during the day with option final practical assessment at the end of day. Please check with your insurer to make sure this course is covered with them.


Duration

1 days


Dates & times

Bristol 

TBC

10am – 5.30pm


 Fee

£150


 Tutors

Heidi Armstrong


Venue

BCMB


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Next 1 day course: Bristol Tuesday 28th March 2023

Who would enjoy this course? Is this course for me?

Massage offers a powerful tool to support women and babies through the maternity journey. This day offers an understanding the benefits of massage, as well as the areas in which you need to exercise caution. You will come away feeling more confident and excited about working with pregnant women.

Is this day for me?

Do you feel unsure or daunted by working in pregnancy and you would like to develop a better understanding of working with pregnant women, then this day is perfect for you.

If you work frequently with pregnancy women but would like new techniques and gain a better understanding of the postural changes. Review contra-indications and learn energy techniques that connect the Mother and Baby then this day will be prefect for you too.

Course Aims

  • To give you the skills, knowledge and understanding to work throughout the trimesters of pregnancy with confidence to fully meet your pregnant clients need
  • Understanding of contra-indications to working in pregnancy and how to adapt your treatment and when to refer your client
  • We will not go into in-depth fertility or postnatal physiology but you will be given the information for you to be able to apply the practical  techniques to your clients who are trying to conceive or are in the postnatal period.
  • For students to learn through a ‘hands on’ approach with the theory applied wherever possible through practice so that you confident using the techniques and adapting them to your individual clients.
  • To be approachable and supportive, to work with you as individuals.

Prerequisite qualification: Level 3 or above massage qualification.


Bookings

Book on the BCMB website for this Pregnancy Massage workshop in Bristol > 


Details

Pregnancy Massage Course Bristol BCMB Bristol College or Massage and Bodywork

On this course you will learn how to position clients on the massage table and incorporating alternatives. Working with postural changes postural in pregnancy.

Learn to work through the  trimesters and general physical symptoms in pregnancy and how to adapt your treatments to meet your clients’ needs.

The day will include:

  • Contra-indications and working safely
  • Specific techniques, including integrating energy and muscle work.
  • Gaining an understanding of the postural changes in pregnancy and how to work with them.
  • Exploration of different positions for working in pregnancy including side position.
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Learning about the potential of massage in pregnancy
  • An extensive manual
  • Power point Hand-outs
  • Practical hand-outs.

This can be a stand alone workshop for those who work with pregnant clients. It is also a good introduction for those considering specialising in pregnancy work and doing a longer diploma course with wellmother.org.

This course is being held in Bristol, at and in conjunction with Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork.


Duration

1 day


 Dates & Times

Tuesday 28th March 2023

10am – 5.30pm


Fee

£120


Tutors

Heidi Armstrong


Venue

Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
Lower Ground Floor
109 Pembroke Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3EU

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This workshop is run in conjunction with and at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork.

Please book on the BCMB website for this Pregnancy Massage workshop in Bristol > 

Next 1 day course: Sat 1st April 2023

Who would enjoy this course? Is this course for me?

The Aromareflex Two course aromareflex-training-logois for those who have completed the Aromareflex One course.

Now that you have more experience on this course there will be 6 new oils and extended treatment objectives.

We will look into more blending and have suggested blends for the objectives.

We will also look at added ways to maximise the use of Aromareflex in treatments with making foot spritz for either the beginning or the end of your treatments and roller balls and inhalers for extra aftercare.
This course is held ver zoom with a course pack posted to you and a hand reflexology video of incorporating hand reflexology into your Aromareflex treatments.

Course prerequisite qualification

Level 3 or above Reflexology qualification and you need to have completed the Aromareflex One first.

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Details

The Advanced Aromareflex course is a day training treatment objective we will look at supporting are:

  • Circulation support: This will support things like varicose veins, gout poor circulation
  • Depression: This will look to support SAD and  other depressive conditions
  • Digestive ease: Looking at either calming the digestion or stimulating it
  • Detox: This will look at liver and kidney function support blend
  • Labour focus blend: only to be used with labour prep sessions
  • Reproductive health: Supporting the reproductive system in men and women.
The manual will go more into detail about your suggested blends and the properties of the oils that support this and detailed charts with blends and ratios that you can use in treatments and extending your aftercare.
We will also cover reflex focus work for your objectives.

Duration

1 day


Dates & Times

On Zoom

Autumn 2022 TBC

9.30-2pm


Fee

£120


Tutor

Heidi Armstrong


Venue

Over zoom

   Next course starting: Jan 2023

Who would enjoy this course? Is this course for me?five-element-reflexology-logo-colour

If you’re a qualified Reflexologist and would like to deepen your work to include in-depth understanding of using traditional Chinese medical theory (TCM)then this course is for you. You will add skills in energy palpation and treatment techniques so that you can use five element reflexology diagnostic systems to support your client and enhance your treatments.

AOR accredited courses

You need to be a fully qualified level 3 reflexologist to be able to attend this Five Element Reflexology Course in Bath or London.

This course is approved by the Association of Reflexologists gaining you 84 CPD points. Its an optional level 5 student who don’t wish to do the extra level don’t have to complete the course work.

Course Aims

  • To give you the skills, knowledge and understanding to integrate working with the energy system and treatment structure of Chinese medicine.
  • Understanding of how TCM can aid in looking at your client from a holistic point of view and see the importance of lifestyle and wellbeing.
  • For students to learn through a ‘hands on’ approach with the theory applied wherever possible through practice so that you confident using the techniques and adapting them to your individual clients.
  • To be approachable and supportive, to work with you as individuals.

Course prerequisite qualification: Level 3 or above Reflexology qualification.


Bookings

For booking at the moment please email heidi@complementarytherapycollege.com

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Details

Five element reflexology course in Bath and London

An in-depth postgraduate course which, integrates traditional Chinese medical theory into reflexology.

We will cover the background of Chinese medicine and different types of energy to give you a good grounding, it will not be just over laying theory onto your clients but about how using this wealth of knowledge supports you in building your client relationships and effectiveness of your treatments.

You will learn about Five Element theory and the four different ways the element cycle interacts. You will also explores diagnostic techniques including energy scanning and palpation. This will help you work with the organ and meridian systems and bring them alive in your practice. You will also learn a range of acupressure points that can not only support your clients with particular pathologies but calm the mind and release emotion. This gives you an objective and holistic way to work with your clients heath based on a structure of looking at our energy make up that goes back thousands of years. It is also very useful for life style management and piecing together the mysterious patterns of our lives.

Incorporating Traditional Chinese medicine and the five elements into Reflexology allows the practitioner to support their clients with in an holistic framework that has thousands of years of development behind it.

The course includes a high level of practical application of the theory and new techniques, which are simple but very effective.

You will learn the comprehensive set of acupressure points on both hands an

d feet on each weekend. With full information on there uses and how to work them. You develop an understanding of the five element cycles in relation to health and emotional patterns and supporting your clients.

It is designed as a course you can grow with.

There is a comprehensive course manual charts and practical handouts that aims to help you support developing your practice it is aim as a subject you will grow with.


Course Outline

This course is blended learning of FACE-FACE teaching days, Zoom theory and group work. Plus theory recording and work pack and videos of the practical.

You will have theory to watch to cover all area and a work pack to work through in line with this.

Zoom Intro prior to the face-face days, a Zoom session in between the face-face modules to support your learning. A Zoom final session to present work and consolid the course.

There is an ongoing facebook group to continued support and videos of the practical

Intro ZoomIntroduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Diagnostics, and working with Qi.
Day 1Conception and Governing vessels. Facial observations. Triple heater balancing. Overview of Five element reflexology techniques. Palpation techniques.Water element working with the Kidney and bladder. Five Element interactions. Kidney and Bladder points.
Day 2Wood Element working with Liver and Gallbladder. Understanding qi stagnation. Liver and Gallbladder points.Fire element working with Heart, Small intestine, Triple heater and Heat Protector. Working with the emotions. Heart, Small intestine, Heart Protector and Triple heater points.
Day 3Earth Element working with the Stomach and Spleen, Grounding and digestion. Working with Stomach and Spleen points. Metal Element working with the Lung and large Intestine. Working with the breath. Letting go. Lung and Large Intestine Points. Aftercare.
Day 4Bring it all together. Full treatment planning working with all the elements.
Final zoomPresenting a client and consolidation

Assessment

Ongoing assessment during the course with a theory workpack to finish a practical assessment on the last day. Treatment practice notes to hand in.


Duration

Four days face-face plus zoom theory sessions

You will also be expected to complete the theory videos and work pack and treatment practices


Dates & Times

First Zoom 6 Jan 2023 10-2pm

Bristol Face-face days 10 am-5.30pm Mon/Tue 9 & 10 Jan 2023

Middle Zoom 6 Feb 2023 10-2pm

Bristol Face-face days 10 am-5.30pm Mon/Tue 27 & 28 Feb 2023

Final Zoom 20 March 2023 10-2pm


Fee

£595

Deposit of £150 on booking the remainder of the fee payable 1 month prior to course starting

*Please note that if student want to do the course at level 5 there is an extra £40 registration fee payable when on the course this is the university registration.


Tutor

Heidi Armstrong


Venue

BCMB Bristol


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   Next 2 day workshop:Bristol  Monday 5th Tuesday 6th June 2023

Who would enjoy this course? Is this course for me?

If you are a qualified massage therapist and would like specialise with working with women.

Working with women’s health is becoming an increasing popular area whether its from menstrual problems to fertility or menopause. We want to work in a holistic way but with a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology and how massage can actually help.

Is this day for me?

  • Do you work with a lot of female clients?
  • Would you like to support your female’s clients with issues like regulating menstruation, fertility and menopause?
  • Would you like to feel more confident with abdominal massage and have techniques that can be done over a sheet?

Then this day is perfect for you

Course Aims

Massage for Women's Health Course Bristol Bath London
  • Teach you a extensive Japanese abdominal massage
  • To give you the skills, knowledge and understanding how to adapt working with reproductive issues.
  • Understanding of the anatomy of the pelvis and abdomen.
  • For you to understand grounding and integrating energy techniques.
  • For students to learn through a ‘hands on’ approach with the theory applied wherever possible through practice so that you confident using the techniques and adapting them to your individual clients.
  • To be approachable and supportive, to work with you as individuals.

Prerequisite qualification: Level 3 or above massage qualification or Shiatsu practitioner qualification.


Bookings

Book on the BCMB website for Massage for Women’s Health  workshop in Bristol >


Details

Would you like to support your female’s clients with issues like?

  • fertility
  • menopause
  • regulating menstruation

We will be learning massage, energy techniques and acupressure points to support these issues. You will learn Ampuku Japanese abdominal massage and we will also look at safe ways to adapt abdominal work for clients with reproductive pathologies. How to support the sacroiliac joint and pelvis during hormonal changes and pelvis balancing and gentle and non-intrusive breast work.

The day will include:

  • Safe ways to adapt abdominal work for clients with reproductive pathologies.
  • How to support the sacroiliac joint and pelvis during hormonal changes and pelvis balancing.
  • Ampuku Japanese abdominal massage down over a sheet and directly with oils.
  • Eastern energy techniques to balance our energies and release stored emotion.
  • Acupressure points to support women’s health
  • Non-intrusive breast work
  • Self abdominal massage for self care for you and your clients aftercare.
  • Extensive Manual
  • Power point hand outs
  • Practical hand outs

This course is being held in Bristol, at and in conjunction with Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork.


Duration

2 day


 Dates & Times

Bristol  Monday 5th Tuesday 6th June 2023

10am – 5.30pm


Fee

£250


Tutors

Heidi Armstrong


Venue

Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
Lower Ground Floor
109 Pembroke Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3EU

Map and directions >


Book now

This workshop is run in conjunction with and at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork.

Please book on the BCMB website for this Shiatsu for Massage therapists workshop in Bristol >

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