15 Days CIBTAC Certificate in Body (Swedish) Massage + CIBTAC Endorsed – Ayurveda Shirodhara
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Start date: March 18th, 2024 | Exam date April 2024
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Pre- requisite for all Bali BISA CIBTAC Endorsed Programs: CIBTAC Certificate in Body Massage
- Monitor & Maintain Health & Safety in the Spa/Salon
- Provide Body Massage (Swedish)
- Anatomy & Physiology Home study
- Ayurveda Shirodhara Massage
- Training Manuals
- Ayurveda Shirodhara Massage Training Video.
- Swedish Massage Training Video.
- Clients for your practical sessions.
- CIBTAC Endorsed Certificate for Ayurveda Shirodhara Massage.
- CIBTAC Certificate for Certificate in Swedish Massage.
Who is this course for?
Given that no previous experience is necessary, this program is suitable for beginners who are interested in learning and mastering these massage techniques and gaining a foundational understanding of anatomy and physiology. If your goal is to pursue a career in Massage Therapy or simply want to acquire new skills for personal enrichment and well-being. This is a great starting point for you.
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Read more about Ayurveda Shirodhara Massage, Swedish Massage, and Anatomy & Physiology
Shirodhara is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves the continuous pouring of warm oil or other liquids onto the forehead (the “third eye” region) in a slow, steady stream. This therapeutic procedure is considered a form of “snehana” (oleation) and falls under the category of “external oleation” in Ayurveda.
Shirodhara is a soothing and therapeutic practice with roots in Ayurveda, and it is best experienced under the guidance of a trained Ayurvedic practitioner who can tailor the treatment to individual needs and conditions. Shirodhara is often recommended for various conditions, including stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and imbalances in the doshas.
Here are the key aspects of Shirodhara:
- Preparation: The individual is typically asked to lie down on a comfortable table or bed. A band or cloth is tied around the forehead to prevent the oil from dripping into the eyes.
- Oil Selection: The choice of oil used in Shirodhara is often based on the individual’s dosha or specific health concerns. Different oils, such as sesame oil, coconut oil, or herbal-infused oils, may be used.
- Temperature: The oil is warmed to a comfortable temperature before the therapy begins. It is crucial to ensure that the oil is not too hot, as it is continuously poured onto the forehead.
- Continuous Flow: The therapist positions a vessel above the individual’s forehead and allows a slow and steady stream of warm oil to flow. The oil stream usually focuses on the “ajna” (third eye) region, located between the eyebrows.
- Duration: The duration of Shirodhara can vary, but it typically lasts for around 30 to 60 minutes.
- Benefits: Stress Reduction: Shirodhara is renowned for its ability to induce a state of deep relaxation and calm the mind.
- Balance Doshas: It is believed to balance the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and promote overall well-being.
- Improved Sleep: Regular sessions of Shirodhara may contribute to better sleep quality and patterns.
- Clarity of Mind: The therapy is thought to enhance mental clarity and focus.
- Nourishment of Hair and Scalp: The oil used in Shirodhara also nourishes the hair and scalp.
- Spiritual Connection: Some individuals find Shirodhara to be a deeply meditative and spiritually uplifting experience.
Swedish Massage: is one of the most well-known and widely practiced forms of massage therapy. It was developed in the 19th century by a Swedish physiologist named Per Henrik Ling. The primary goal of Swedish Massage is to relax the entire body by applying pressure to muscles and joints through a series of long, gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques.
Key components of Swedish Massage include:
- Effleurage: Long, sweeping strokes that help warm up the muscles and promote relaxation.
- Petrissage: Kneading and squeezing of the muscles, which helps in releasing tension and improving circulation.
- Friction: Circular or cross-fiber rubbing to create heat and increase blood flow to specific areas.
- Tapotement: Rhythmic tapping, chopping, or pounding motions, often used to stimulate and invigorate the muscles.
- Vibration or Shaking: Trembling movements that aim to loosen and relax muscles.
Swedish Massage is not only used for stress relief and relaxation but also for addressing specific muscle issues and promoting overall well-being. It’s a versatile form of massage that can be adjusted to suit various needs and preferences, making it a popular choice in spas, wellness centers, and therapeutic settings.
Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the human body’s structure (anatomy) and how its parts function (physiology) is crucial for anyone involved in massage therapy. This knowledge helps in providing safe and effective massages.
Anatomy and Physiology in Massage Therapy: are foundational sciences that play a crucial role in the field of massage therapy. Here’s why they are essential:
Understanding the Body’s Structure (Anatomy):
- Musculoskeletal System: Knowledge of muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues is vital. Massage therapists need to know the location and function of different muscles to target specific areas effectively.
- Nervous System: Understanding how nerves are distributed throughout the body helps therapists be mindful of sensitive areas and nerves during massage, ensuring safety and avoiding discomfort for the client.
- Circulatory System: Knowledge of blood vessels and how blood circulates is essential for understanding the impact of massage on circulation and overall cardiovascular health.
Understanding How Body Parts Function (Physiology):
- Muscle Function: Understanding how muscles contract, relax, and work together is crucial for providing effective massages and addressing muscle-related issues.
- Nervous System Function: Knowing how the nervous system operates helps in tailoring massages to promote relaxation or stimulate specific responses.
- Circulatory System Function: Awareness of how massage affects blood flow and lymphatic drainage is essential for promoting overall well-being.
Safety and Effectiveness:
- Preventing Injury: A solid understanding of anatomy helps massage therapists avoid causing harm or injury to clients. They can navigate around vulnerable areas and adjust techniques based on individual anatomy.
- Customizing Massages: Knowledge of physiology allows therapists to customize massages to address specific concerns or conditions, such as muscle tension, joint issues, or circulatory problems.
In summary, a strong foundation in Anatomy and Physiology is fundamental for massage therapists to provide safe, effective, and client-specific treatments. It enhances their ability to assess, plan, and execute massages that contribute to the overall health and well-being of their clients.