15 Days CIBTAC Certificate in Body (Swedish) Massage + CIBTAC Endorsed Thai Foot Stick Massage
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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
- Thai Foot Stick Massage
- Training Manuals
- 60 minutes Thai Foot Stick Massage Training Video.
- 60 minutes Swedish Massage Training Video.
- Clients for your practical sessions.
- CIBTAC Endorsed Certificate for Thai Foot Stick 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 Thai Foot Stick Massage, Swedish Massage, and Anatomy & Physiology
Traditional Thai Foot Massage, also known as Nuad Pan Boran, incorporates the use of hands, fingers, thumbs, and wooden sticks.. The massage typically follows a sequence, starting with a warm-up of the feet and ankles, followed by specific techniques aimed at stimulating reflex points and energy lines.
When sticks are used in Thai Foot Massage, they are usually made of wood, and the practitioner may apply various pressures, strokes, and manipulations with the sticks on the feet and lower legs. The sticks can be used to work on specific points, applying targeted pressure to release tension and improve energy flow.
Here’s a general overview of what a Traditional Thai Foot Massage using sticks involve:
- Warm-up: The session often begins with a warm-up to relax the feet and prepare them for the massage. This can involve gentle rubbing, kneading, and stretching.
- Pressure Points: The practitioner may use their hands, fingers, and thumbs, along with the wooden sticks, to apply pressure to specific reflex points on the feet. This is believed to stimulate energy flow and promote overall well-being.
- Stretches and Manipulations: Thai Foot Massage incorporates various stretching techniques and manipulations to improve flexibility and release tension in the feet and lower legs.
- Stick Massage: Wooden sticks are used to apply deeper pressure or to target specific areas more precisely. The therapist may use the sticks to perform rolling, kneading, or tapping motions.
- Reflexology: Thai Foot Massage includes elements of reflexology, where certain points on the feet correspond to different organs and systems in the body. Stimulating these points have therapeutic effects.
It’s important to communicate with your massage therapist and inform them of any discomfort or preferences you may have during the session. Additionally, the intensity of the massage can be adjusted based on individual preferences and tolerance levels.
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.