Hands Free Massage Introduction – 1 Day Workshop

Next date: TBC

Hands Free Massage can help save not only your hands but your whole body too and in turn, extend your career.

This very hands on 1 Day Hands Free Massage Workshop introduces you to a few basic principles of HFM, and gives you the practical skills for using your ‘soft forearm’ (belly of the flexors) on the client’s back for broad sliding pressure movement.

The movements can easily be incorporated into your massage sessions. They include firm sweeping moves (helping you to replace the use of your hands for effleurage and muscle lengthening) and some detailed work on tension areas. You will also learn body dynamics and posture to support your work.

Let us help you to start your HFM journey and help you learn how it can help you to work deeper and without pain, for you and your clients. You’ll discover what HFM can offer you in terms of expanding your repertoire with a view to replacing the use of your hands for just about any massage you do.

There is an emphasis on:

  • Learning to use your forearms skilfully and sensitively
  • Flowing forearm massage to replace using your hands for effleurage
  • How to moderate the pressure applied
  • How to support this with good body-use rather than working too hard with your arms and shoulders
  • How to blend these techniques smoothly into massage sessions.

The aim is to expand your repertoire and freshen your approach in a Hands Free way and to help you to understand how you can eventually become more effective when applying pressure while saving your hands, thereby helping you to maintain your career.

One of our many happy attendees

“Hi Leora, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Hands Free Massage workshop yesterday, with you and Darien! I was really impressed with the quality of teaching (I really appreciated all the fine tuning) and in all honesty, after one day, I’ve fallen in love with Hands Free Massage.

The techniques used and the wonderful care taken with regards to self care for the practitioner and focus on sensitivity giving the massage at the workshop yesterday blew me away. It’s the way I want to give massage and the type of practitioner I’d like to be. It’s made me feel incredibly excited about my future!

Thanks again for the amazing training, what a great day!”
– Lou Ashby

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Who can attend, CPD points

To attend you must have a minimum nationally recognised Level 3 Body Massage qualification such as Swedish Massage, Sports, Aromatherapy and have practitioner insurance in place. Also open to Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapist etc.

This is a Level 3 Advanced Massage course
8 CPD points

Dates, location, fees




BCMB Bristol
109 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3EU
You can find parking and accommodation info here >



£125 for BCMB students Lev 3 & up. Recent BCMB graduates (up to 6 months)
Use coupon code STU at checkout. For students, you’ll need to provide a confirmation letter from your tutor with confirmation of course name & level and or proof of course acceptance.


Trainers: Leora Sharp and Darien Pritchard should there be enough students to warrant 2 tutors.

Other bookings & dates for trainings

2 Day Basic Training

2024 Nov  Sat 24 & Sun 25

8 Day Advanced Training – 2024 March to July

ONLY 4 places left!!

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