Different Types of Massages Courses

This article lets you know some of the available massage courses to which you can apply to. A massage course should be taught in such a way that you as a therapist should find it interesting and still give you all the knowledge you will require to be good at your job. This article has a few massage courses you could consider applying to as they are some of the most sought after ones in Australia right now.

An Introductory Course:
This simple course is a good starting point whether you want to pursue a career in massage or just want to add a skill set to assist friends or family. You will get to learn basic back, neck, shoulder and legs massages.

Relaxation Massage Course:
This is a very popular massage course through which you are taught a wide range of massage techniques to target the whole body. Students get to learn both the contraindications for massages. Techniques that you will learn are cross frictional therapy, effleurage, pettrissage, deep soft tissue therapy and vibrations. This is a great foundation course to apply to as you learn valuable hand skills which is useful in other massages.

This popular Japanese massage is very beneficial for restoring the body s energy and revitalizing the mind and soul. It is taught in two levels:

Level 1

• Contraindication for Shiatsu Massage
• The Shiatsu approach to human body, disorders and diseases
• The five phases of Shiatsu
• Tzang and Fu Organs
• The energy channels and the movements of Ki (Chi)
• Essential energy channels (tsubo)and the indications for their use
• Techniques taught to students to enable them to carry out a full body Shiatsu which is then practiced by the students as well.

Level 2
• Developing and refining the diagnostic techniques used both on and off the body.
• Zen meridian extensions and their uses
• Combinations of energy points (tsubo)
• Traditional Chinese Medicine and its application in Shiatsu
• Techniques and body positioning for treating specific injuries, pregnancy, pathologies and ailments.
• Setai and Sotai Techniques

Tui Na

This is an ancient Chinese Therapeutic Massage is a part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). You will learn to:

Tui Na 1:

• Treat and help reduce chronic disorders.
• Reduce and eliminate pain
• Improve blood circulation
• Improve nutritional supply to parts of the body
• Improve immune system and resistance to diseases
• This course is designed to introduce you to TCM theory and teach basic techniques used in Tui Na
• You will also be taught to deal with stiff necks, arm pain, lower back pain, headaches and shoulder pain.

Tui Na 2:

• It teaches you diagnostic techniques from a Tui Na approach
• How to choose energy points (acupressure) for specific problems and which techniques to use on them.
• Deal with spasms and diaphragm
• Deal with sciatica, arthritis, dysfunction and lumbar and shoulder pain.
• Facial Paralysis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, toothaches, headaches
• Application of cupping and Moxibustion
• Neurasthenia, Enuresis, Retention of urine and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Spermotorrhea and impotence.
• This course is an excellent opportunity to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine.

There are many more courses like sports massage, pregnancy massage, etc. If you are interested in applying for any of these courses then you could consider applying to Copeland College of Massage Therapy.

For more info please visit http://www.copelandcollege.com.au

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