Swedish Body Massage is a holistic massage and has many therapeutic qualities. The term 'Holistic' comes from the Greek word 'Holism', which means to treat the whole of the
being, mind body and spirit. The course includes a short meditation, grounding, connecting and a powerful 45 minute massage routine exclusive to the Angel Academy.
The History Of Swedish Body Massage:
Swedish Body massage history dates back to Ancient times and was practised by the Chinese, Greeks and Romans. Historical Records show that body massage was practised in
China as early as 3000 B.C.
A Biblical reference from 493 BC documents daily massage for the wives of Xerces using olive oil and myrrh.
It was the ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, who argued that physical touch is the most fundamental of all five senses. In the 5th Century B.C., the Greek Physician, Heradosis, used herbs and oils. His pupil, Hippocrates, recognized the benefits of stroking movements toward the heart long before circulation of the blood was discovered. Hippocrates was a physician and is generally regarded as the father of medicine. Hippocrates seems to have understood the benefits of Swedish massage; he used friction movements in the treatment of sprains and dislocations and kneading movements to treat constipation.
Massage has long been known for its beneficial results and allows for most of the body to be massaged and manipulated from the legs, arms, stomach and decolete to the hands, feet, upper and lower back and the face and scalp.
- This massage move is used at the beginning and end of a massage and usually joins other moves together throughout. It is a long, slow rhythmic move that introduces massage to the client and relaxes their muscles in preparation for more deeper moves. The pressure should always be firm on the upward stroke and lighten upon the return.
- This movement is normally applied with the fingers and balls of the thumbs, and is a deeper move that lifts muscle away from bone, helping contracted muscle to relax.
- A series of deep, penetrative moves called Hacking, Cupping, Pounding and Plucking. Theses moves are delivered to deeply stimulate muscle fibres and the increase of blood circulation.
The benefits of Swedish Body Massage are countless and range from physical to psychological. It can aid relaxation, depression, anxiety and insomnia to physical benefits such as:
- Aches and Pains
- Swollen Muscle and Joint Pain
- Aids Blood Circulation
- Stimulates the Lymphatic system to eliminate waste
- It can help relieve pain
- Improve Bodily Functions
- Helps to maintain health and well-being
This informal and structured Massage Course will teach a variety of massage moves which can be used effectively on your friends and family to help them maintain good health. Performed on massage couches, each student will receive guidance on how to effectively use massage moves on different parts of the body. Instruction will be given in order for a student to effectively perform a 60 minute massage routine.
There will be plenty of time for each student to experience the benefits of Swedish Body Massage, and further instruction will be given on how they can go on to qualify as a therapist and practice professionally should they choose to. A further discount will be offered for ‘Groupon’ respondents should they book on the day for the fully BABTAC Certificated course.
The Angel Academy prides itself on always a 100% pass rate for all of its courses since 2003. Classes are kept relatively small so that the tuition can always be of the highest standard. Over the years, all manner of student has come to the Angel Academy from Celebrity to Supermodel to Housewife to Career person looking for a way to relax from the every-day stress and strains that life presents them with.
This is an instructive course held in an informal atmosphere. You will be treating as well as being treated, so please note the following: Should you have any medical condition, the tutor will need to be informed, especially the following:
- Recent Surgery
To prepare students for certification in Swedish Body Massage.
What are the pre-requisites for attending this course. Anatomy and Physiology
One Bath Sheet, one Large Towel and one Small Towel. A Base Oil or Massage Medium such as: Grapeseed, Almond, Coconut or Mustard Oil.
What provide - Massage couches and a safe learning environment to learn in.