Japanese Hand Massage
Japanese Hand Massage Diploma - one day
This is a massage of the arms and hands, based on the principles of traditional Oriental Massage. It combines manual massage with Shiatsu and Anma techniques. I offer it to clients as a stand-alone therapy AND as part of a deluxe manicure treatment.
Prices and dates are on the Home Page. If you wish to book one of the Japanese Hand Massage courses, please email us to arrange your place and pay your deposit.
If you are a Reiki practitioner, then Japanese Hand Massage would be an exciting way to start offering massage. Japanese Hand Massage would be a good place for any beginner to start exploring massage, especially if you are interested in learning Shiatsu.
This therapy is an unusual and exciting addition to the manicurist's range of treatment options. It would also be a valuable extra treatment for the reflexologist to offer.
Japanese Hand Massage is a unique blend of shiatsu and reflexology, and as well as relaxing the hands and making them more flexible and supple it will bring balance to the energies of the whole subtle body.
Our 1-day Japanese Hand Massage Diploma course is exclusive to tutors who work with London Therapists, and we aim to reintroduce the lost art of hand massage to the therapist’s repertoire!
If you are a nail technician or manicurist, Japanese Hand Massage will help tremendously to de-stress your client, open energy channels and create a feeling of well being. It is an unusual extra skill which gives your nail treatments real wow factor!
A Japanese Hand Massage lasts about 30 minutes.
Our Japanese Hand Massage Diploma Course offers:
◦A therapy which is easy and fun to learn.
◦We provide the chairs, couches, towels and oils required.
◦This course has been awarded 15 CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points.
◦A qualification in anatomy and physiology is not required.
◦Price includes your Diploma, comprehensive course notes, insurance details and refreshments during the break.
◦Small groups, friendly and informal - I never take more than four students.
◦Individual attention from your tutor throughout the class.
The course is accredited by the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists and by Professional Ethical Practitioners so you will be able to join one of these bodies and gain insurance to use your skills professionally. If you are already a therapist, you should be able to add this new therapy to your existing policy. You should also be able to claim CPD points for the course.
If you like Japanese Hand Massage, take a look at the Spa Hand Therapy course, which will teach you manicure skills alongside a range of mini-therapies to incorporate in your session. This enables you to offer fusion beauty treatments combining holistic therapies with traditional beauty skills.
We also teach Hand Reflexology, a nice way of introducing reflexology to your practice - this is a stand-alone course, or you could combine it with Foot Reflexology.
Hand Reflexology Diploma
Our Hand Reflexology course is suitable for both beginners and for experienced foot reflexologists – you simply do the modules you need to gain the necessary skills. The full course for beginners is delivered by blended learning methods, an innovation in therapy training which makes Hand Reflexology accessible to more students than traditional courses. The course is accredited by the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists with 26 CPD points and by Professional Ethical Practitioners. Price and dates are on theHome Page. If you wish to book one of the Hand or Foot Reflexology courses, please email to arrange your place and pay your deposit.
This course has been designed using the same modern methods used to teach by top universities worldwide – blended learning, a combination of online theory and in-class practical teaching. This means that instead of spending hours sitting in a classroom you cover all the anatomy and physiology and the practitioner skills theory required to give you a firm foundation as a therapist at home at times to suit you. We use GTi courses which are externally assessed and awarded. They form the basis for any of our other training so you will never be asked to repeat A&P!
Practical skills are taught in a tiny group from a tutor who is a practising therapist herself. Your training days will be spent learning the zones, reflexes and treatment techniques, practising them and putting them together into a full treatment.
You start by taking your two theory courses online – these are the Guild of Holistic Therapists GTi Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology certificate along with the GTi Professional Standards qualification. A&P is the the basis for all therapies and teaches you how the human body works. Professional Standards will help you meet health and hygiene requirements, carry out a client consultation, refer clients to medical professionals where appropriate, abide by ethical rules and understand issues such as insurance, contraindications, National Occupational Standards and legal questions when you start your own practice. The two certificates for these courses are awarded by the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists GTi training body.
You are ready to take your practical training once you have completed your online training. The Hand Reflexology practical training element is two days, and you will be taught in a group of no more than four students – this means you have the teacher’s full attention. You will learn all of the zones and reflex areas, the hand positions and treatment techniques. You will carry out a full consultation, assess the hands and give a full treatment to clients using the full range of reflexology techniques and covering all the reflexes for the body’s systems.
If you are already qualified as a foot reflexologist including A&P then you will not need to repeat theory work which you have covered previously – you will probably book straight onto the two-day practical training element of the course. Contact me for the lower course fee!
We believe that complementary therapy treatments should be pleasurable for the client, and so we will introduce you to beautiful products you can obtain at trade prices to bring that extra something to your hand reflexology.
The course is accepted for insurance by Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists and by Professional Ethical Practitioners as well as by . You will receive a course manual containing all the information covered on the course along with a laminated set of Hand Reflexology charts to guide you in your practice. Everything that you need to carry out the treatments during the course is provided for you and we give you suppliers’ lists so you can source and purchase everything you need to start offering hand reflexology treatments.
Once you have completed this training you may wish to add Thai Foot or Japanese Hand Massage to your skills portfolio and if you like hands you might think about doing manicures – we offer Manicure and Pedicure courses as well as Spa Hand Therapy which includes pampering foot treatments such as Thai Herbal Massage and an aromatherapy massage treatment using beautiful essential oils. When you start to offer clients these exciting new treatments you will see your diary fill up quickly!
The course includes:
History of Reflexology
Hand Basics - describing the hands, common problems with hands
Lateral Zones of the hands and Cross Reflexes
The Spine and the Hand
The Hand Reflexes – mapping the body
Contraindications to treatment
The consultation and recording your reflexology treatment
Reading the Hands
Techniques – relax and warm
Techniques – caterpillar etc
Giving a full treatment of the reflexes
Techniques – cool down and close
The Healing Crisis
Client reactions and feedback