Basic Hands Free Massage Workshop – 2 days

Use your forearms to deliver your massage to give your hands a holiday and save your career.

Dates and booking: see the bottom of the page

Are you having problems with your hands? – or want to avoid reaching that stage!

This course is designed to introduce you to a few basic Hands Free techniques, which helps massage practitioners to save their fingers, thumbs and wrists (the most common areas of strain for practitioners). So don’t wait for strain to develop – act now.

Darien Pritchard Hands Free Massage

This 2 day workshop focuses on ‘soft forearm’ techniques (using the bellies of the flexor muscles) that can easily be incorporated into your massage.

You’ll learn these forearm massage techniques:

– firm sweeping strokes on the back, arms and legs (great for effleurage)
– shorter strokes on the back for more specific areas of tension
– techniques for the shoulders

Learning to work skilfully and sensitively

Darien Pritchard Hands Free Massage

If you’re serious about extending your career, or you just want to expand your repertoire, this short workshop is a good place to start as an introduction to using your forearm for massage in a skilful and sensitive way.

If you’re looking for more than an introduction, check out the 8 day Advanced Training, where you will learn over 60 techniques to incorporate the forearm and elbows for deeper and more focused pressure.

Because the forearms are such powerful massage ‘tools’, it’s very important to be guided by experienced tutors. With this guidance, you will learn how to use your forearm with skilful sensitivity to avoid brutalising your clients. It’s amazing how deep you can work without hurting yourself or your clients.

This 2 day workshop therefor focuses on how you use the forearm skilfully for Hands Free Massage

  • Learn to feel with the forearm – in order to monitor and adapt to the client’s responses
  • Learn how to moderate the pressure applied
  • Learn how to blend these techniques smoothly into you massage
  • Learn how to support this with good body use rather than working too hard with your arms and shoulders

Specific techniques taught

  • Firm sweeping strokes on the back, arms and legs (great for effleurage)
  • Shorter strokes on the back for more specific areas of tension
  • Techniques for the shoulders

The 2 day Hands Free Massage workshop also includes a short introduction to the other main Hands Free Massage tools – the ulna (the ‘hard forearm’) and elbow tools – which are used to save the thumbs and fist in specific pressure techniques and are taught in 8 day Advanced Training.

Who can attend?

To attend you must have a minimum nationally recognised level 3 body massage qualification such as Swedish Massage, Sports, Aromatherapy – also open to osteopaths, chiropractors etc.

This is a level 3 advanced massage course.

Dates and booking

2 day Basic in Newport

Sat & Sun 18/19 Mar 2023
10am to 5pm

Holiday Inn Express: Newport, NP10 8BB

Trainer: Darien Pritchard

2 day Basic in London

Sat & Sun 20/21 May
10am to 5.30pm

Relax Skin School: Unit 34, Containerville, 1 Emma St, London E2 9DT

Trainer: Leora Sharp

2 day Basic in Bristol

Mon & Tues 17/18 Jul
10am to 5.30pm

BCMB Bristol: 109 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3EU

Trainer: Leora Sharp

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