Advanced Level Functional Massage

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I am now able to offer a CMA fully approved and certified Advanced Diploma course in Functional Massage/ Additional Needs  from my beautiful therapy and training sanctuary on Exmoor .

I am also available to bring this course direct to schools  either as a certificated training day or as a workshop. (Travel and accommodation costs must be covered. )Please email me for further details and costs.

Previous level one training in My Indian Head Massage for Special Needs is a prerequisite.

This advanced course includes proven , deeper scientific research into this therapy on physical, mental, emotional and  academic levels.

Once you have shared this course with me, you have a warm and open invitation to join me on future course dates for just £35 for the whole day to refresh and add to your skills set as I really do want this work out there to the very best of your ability and confidence. The techniques are always growing and expanding so it keeps us all on top of my ongoing research and growth. It is so important to be continually growing in this work so that we are always fresh,knowledgable and passionate in all we bring to those who we are working with,whether they are children, adults, staff, parents or other professionals . You can also get a 10% discount from Mary Atkinson’s Story Massage courses if you have trained with me… and vice versa if you have trained with Mary and now would like to train with me !The CMA will also give you a 10% discount as I am a teacher/college member with them.

Further nurturing massage techniques are taught along with ways to grow this very beautiful , gentle but powerful massage on so many levels  and for so many different environments and abilities.  It also goes deeper into emotional intelligence  which is vital for IQ and our ability to learn and grow. It is a scientific fact that our physical and emotional wellbeing are closely linked to ability to learn effectively. This course includes emotional intelligence within the classroom, as well as  within each  child , linking cognitive with emotion and  science with feeling.  Emotions and emotional intelligence are key to learning.

For many children and young adults with different or special abilities,  stress hormones are naturally much higher than for their peers.  The  fear of failure combined with not understanding/ coping will often lead to meltdown or switching off  because emotion will always win out over cognition. It is here too that  this work really does reap huge rewards., not just for the child but for the entire class environment.

This is  especially important in an age where employers are now looking at emotional intelligence as much as at exam grades . Every child and young adult has a gift, a talent, an ability, however ” different ” they are and every voice and ability should be included at school and within the workplace.  We all have something to ‘ bring to the table ‘. Our future needs to be inclusive of everyone – the great thinkers and innovators have so often been those who are on the spectrum or who have a different ability.

Skills are expanded and a more extensive knowledge and understanding are shared in this very practical , visual course with lots of opportunity to refresh and cement  level one learning surrounding different abilities such as autism, dyslexia, LD’s, ADHD, dyspraxia, OCD and other additional or special needs.

Physiological, scientific and neuropsychological  facts and research are shared, along with extra massage techniques and case studies  as we explore further into mental health including conditions such as PTSD , trauma, depression and anxiety  to name but a few,  along with how to tailor the massage techniques for  younger  children.

Full certification , folders , lunch and all refreshments  included.

* It is only with this Advanced level that independent teaching of this massage via workshops to others  ( under my name and Therapies For Special Needs ) as well as a link to my website are happily granted ,  as this is my protected work.

Cost £150 per person.
Time: 9.30am – 5pm.

Accommodation :  I can highly recommend the following lovely places to stay:

The Cottage,High Street, Porlock, Somerset TA24 – 01643 862996 (Chris and Clare Gladstone) from £45 per night with a breakfast that is the talk of the town!

Rosebank Cottage, High Street, Porlock TA24 – 01643 862728

Lovely annexe in Porlock ; Treetops,2, Hawkcombe View, Doverhay,Porlock,Somerset TA24 8NB Tel Sue on 01643.862.312 or 07886 818063

No.1,Grooms Cottage,Dunster,TA24 and Farley’s on the seafront – 07407 115113  ( Millie and Tony) or 01244 356655 (self catering )

Quarry Cottage, Hawkcombe,Porlock Nr Minehead TA24 8LP Tel Sarah on 01643.863.351 (self catering)

There are also some wonderful campsites nearby : Burrowhayes Farm 01643.862463, Sparkhayes Camping Site 01643 862470 and Porlock Caravan Park 01643 862269 : go to homepage and click on Porlock : there are some gorgeous and very reasonable places to stay.

For a very beautiful special treat the Locanda On The Weir,Porlock Weir with stunning views across the bay and the most wonderful Italian evening dining – 01643 863300 (Cindy and Pio)

Training Dates 2021

THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM  from 9.30am-5pm instead of face to face FOR 2021 to avoid disappointment during these uncertain times.

Please have a “body” to work on.

I will implement how to bring the advanced massage techniques and training knowledge your own online sessions as part of the course.

Your certificate, fully comprehensive training manual and resources will be sent to you on completion of the course.

Unfortunately this course is not available to purchase online. Early booking advisable.

12 June 2021 9.30am-5pm

7 August 2021 9.30 – 5pm

16 October 2021 9.30-5pm

16 October 2021 9.30 – 5pm

27 November 2021 9.30- 5pm

*Please note that as with my level one trainings, I am prepared to travel and teach where a group of you and a venue can be arranged. Travel , and where applicable, overnight accommodation costs  to be covered please.