Hands Free Massage Training in Cardiff, Bristol, Sheffield and Essex

Work wisely, extend your career, give a better massage.
A client & practitioner centred approach to massage.

1 Day Introduction

This Hands Free Massage day focuses on ‘soft forearm’ techniques (using the bellies of the flexor muscles) on the client’s back. The strokes covered can easily be incorporated into your massage sessions. They include firm sweeping strokes and more detailed work on tension areas. 

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2 Day Basic Training

This Hands Free Massage workshop  focuses on ‘soft’ forearm techniques (using the bellies of the flexor muscles), which can easily be incorporated into massage routines for firm sweeping strokes, especially on the back and legs. It also introduces using the ‘hard’ forearm (ulna) and elbow for more specific pressure techniques.

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8 Days Advanced Training

This 4 weekend (8 days) training is designed to save your fingers, thumbs and wrists (the commonest areas of strain for massage practitioners) while applying firm pressure.The aim is to expand your repertoire and freshen your approach, to help you be more effective when applying pressure, and thereby to help you to maintain your career

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Darien Pritchard -Hands Free Massage Tutor


Darien Pritchard formulated Hands Free Massage and has been a bodyworker since 1977, including 25 years of training massage professional and teaching Professional Development courses for qualified massage practitioners.  

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Leora Sharp - Hands Free Massage Tutor Bath and Bristol


Leora Sharp has been a massage practitioner since 2008, having trained at Bristol School of Massage and Bodywork. She has been Darien’s assistant since 2009 and offers blissful massage, massage tuition and web design for well being businesses.

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Sally Morris’ journey into the world of health and healing began over 35 years ago when she trained in general and psychiatric nursing and counselling, and for the past 27 years has been focused within massage and bodywork, coaching and leadership.

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Craig Foden offers Soft Tissue Therapy and injury rehabilitation in clinic as well as advanced Diploma studies in Sports Remedial Massage in Sheffield with SCMT. He has also tutored with Bodyology School of Massage London. 

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