15 Days CIBTAC Certificate in Body (Swedish) Massage + CIBTAC Endorsed Shiatsu
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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
- Shiatsu Massage
- Training Manuals
- 60 minutes Shiatsu Massage Training Video.
- 60 minutes Swedish Massage Training Video.
- Clients for your practical sessions.
- CIBTAC Endorsed Certificate for Shiatsu 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 Shiatsu Massage, Swedish Massage, and Anatomy & Physiology
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the body using the thumbs, fingers, palms, and sometimes elbows and knees. The word “shiatsu” translates to “finger pressure” in Japanese. This massage technique is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and incorporates principles of anatomy, physiology, and holistic therapy. Shiatsu is known for its ability to reduce stress, alleviate muscle tension, and improve overall energy flow in the body. While it shares some similarities with acupressure and other forms of massage, its unique combination of pressure, stretches, and holistic principles sets it apart.
Here are some key features of Shiatsu massage:
- Pressure Points: Shiatsu focuses on the body’s meridians or energy pathways. Practitioners apply pressure to specific points along these pathways, known as acupressure points or tsubos, to stimulate the flow of energy (qi or chi).
- Meridians: In traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are channels through which energy flows in the body. Shiatsu aims to balance the energy flow along these meridians, promoting overall health and well-being.
- Palms and Fingers: The practitioner uses not only their fingers but also their palms, thumbs, and sometimes elbows or knees to apply rhythmic pressure to the body. The pressure is often sustained and may involve rocking or stretching movements.
- Breathing and Awareness: Both the practitioner and the recipient are encouraged to focus on their breath and maintain a sense of awareness during the session. This can enhance the relaxation and therapeutic effects of the massage.
- Holistic Approach: Shiatsu is not only about physical manipulation but also considers the individual’s emotional and energetic state. The goal is to promote balance and harmony within the body, mind, and spirit.
- Customization: A skilled Shiatsu practitioner tailors the treatment to the individual’s specific needs, adjusting the pressure and techniques accordingly.
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.