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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course

Welcome to our comprehensive Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, your gateway to mastering this specialized massage technique and unlocking its transformative benefits for yourself and your clients. Step into the world of lymphatic health with our comprehensive 3-Day Theory Course on Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Over three days of immersive learning, you’ll delve deep into the theoretical foundations of this powerful therapeutic technique, equipping yourself with the knowledge and understanding needed to excel in the field. Our course is meticulously designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become proficient in manual lymphatic drainage.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage technique that targets the lymphatic system to promote the natural drainage of lymph fluid from the body tissues. 

Manual lymphatic drainage involves gentle, rhythmic massage movements that stimulate the lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes to improve lymph circulation. The therapist uses light pressure and specific hand movements to encourage the movement of lymph fluid towards the lymph nodes, where it can be filtered and processed by the body.

During an MLD session, the therapist may focus on specific areas of the body where lymphatic congestion or swelling is present, such as the limbs, abdomen, or face. The techniques used in MLD are gentle and non-invasive, making it suitable for individuals of all ages and health conditions.

1.Reduces Swelling and Edema: MLD can help reduce swelling and edema caused by lymphatic congestion, injury, surgery, or medical conditions such as lymphedema. By promoting lymph drainage, MLD can alleviate fluid retention and improve tissue health.

2.Supports Immune Function: The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in immune function by transporting immune cells and removing waste products and toxins from the body. MLD can enhance lymphatic circulation, thereby supporting the immune system’s ability to detect and fight off infections and illnesses.

3.Promotes Detoxification: MLD facilitates the removal of metabolic waste products, toxins, and excess fluids from the body. By improving lymphatic circulation, MLD can enhance the body’s detoxification processes and promote overall well-being.

4.Relieves Pain and Discomfort: MLD can help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autoimmune disorders. The gentle massage techniques used in MLD can promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and improve the body’s ability to heal.

5.Enhances Healing: MLD can support the healing process after surgery, injury, or trauma by reducing swelling, promoting tissue regeneration, and improving circulation to the affected area. It is often used as part of post-operative care to accelerate recovery and minimise scarring.

6.Improves Skin Health: MLD can improve the appearance and health of the skin by promoting lymphatic drainage, reducing inflammation, and enhancing nutrient delivery to the tissues. It is commonly used in skincare treatments to address issues such as acne, cellulite, and premature aging.

Whether you’re a seasoned massage therapist looking to expand your expertise or a newcomer eager to explore the world of lymphatic health, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

Prior Knowledge:

Body Massage Certification (in any massage therapy)

Certification: 

CPD Certificate 

When:

12/04/2024 – 14/04/24

Cost:

£450

Duration:

10am-4pm over 3 days

Book:

Email: info@omhtherapies.com OR Call: 0131 2201301

When:

12/04/2024 – 14/04/24

Duration:

10am-4pm over 3 days

Indian Head Massage Course

Welcome to our Indian Head Massage Course, where ancient wisdom meets modern wellness in a transformative journey of relaxation, rejuvenation, and holistic healing. In this one day course, you’ll discover the art and science of Indian head massage, a therapeutic practice with roots in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India. Over the duration of the course, you’ll delve into the rich history, principles, and techniques of Indian head massage, equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective treatments and enhance the well-being of your clients.

Indian Head Massage Course

Indian head massage is a therapeutic practice rooted in the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda, the holistic medicine system of India. This massage technique focuses on the head, neck, and shoulders, and it incorporates various massage strokes, acupressure points, and energy balancing techniques to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall well-being.

During an Indian head massage session, the recipient typically sits comfortably in a chair or lies on a massage table, fully clothed. The practitioner uses a combination of gentle massage strokes, rhythmic movements, and targeted pressure to release tension and promote relaxation in the muscles of the head, neck, shoulders, and upper back.

The massage usually begins with gentle strokes and kneading movements to warm up the muscles and release surface tension. The practitioner then proceeds to apply deeper pressure and specific techniques to address areas of tightness and discomfort. Acupressure points on the scalp, face, and neck may also be stimulated to help rebalance the body’s energy flow and promote relaxation.

Throughout the session, the recipient may experience a deep sense of relaxation, improved circulation, and a release of physical and mental tension. Indian head massage is known for its soothing and calming effects, making it an ideal treatment for reducing stress, relieving headaches, and promoting overall relaxation and well-being.

1.Stress Reduction: Indian head massage helps to calm the mind and relax the body, making it an effective way to reduce stress and promote a sense of tranquility and peace.

2.Headache Relief: By releasing tension in the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders, Indian head massage can help alleviate headaches and migraines, providing relief from pain and discomfort.

3.Improved Circulation: The massage techniques used in Indian head massage can help improve blood circulation to the scalp and neck, nourishing the hair follicles and promoting healthy hair growth.

4.Relief from Muscle Tension: The gentle kneading and stretching movements of Indian head massage help to release tension and tightness in the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders, providing relief from stiffness and discomfort.

5.Enhanced Mental Clarity: Indian head massage can help clear the mind, improve concentration, and enhance mental clarity, making it a valuable treatment for reducing mental fatigue and promoting focus and productivity.

6.Emotional Balance: By promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels, Indian head massage can help restore emotional balance and promote a sense of well-being and inner harmony.

7.Boosted Immune Function: Regular Indian head massage can help stimulate the lymphatic system and enhance the body’s natural defense mechanisms, supporting overall immune function and promoting health and vitality.

Indian head massage offers a wide range of benefits for the body, mind, and spirit, making it a popular choice for promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and enhancing overall well-being. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day or seeking relief from headaches and tension, Indian head massage offers a soothing and therapeutic experience that nourishes both body and soul.

1.Cultural and Historical Context: Gain insight into the cultural and historical significance of Indian head massage, tracing its origins and evolution from ancient Ayurvedic traditions to its modern-day applications. Explore the philosophy and principles that underpin this holistic healing practice, including the concept of balance and harmony within the body, mind, and spirit.

2.Anatomy and Physiology: Deepen your understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the head, neck, and shoulders, gaining insight into the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems. Learn how different techniques of Indian head massage impact these systems and contribute to overall health and well-being.

3.Techniques and Sequences: Explore a variety of massage techniques and sequences specific to Indian head massage, including gliding, kneading, friction, and tapping. Discover how to apply these techniques with precision and sensitivity to release tension, improve circulation, and promote relaxation in the head, neck, and shoulders.

4.Contraindications and Safety Precautions: Learn how to conduct thorough client assessments and identify contraindications for Indian head massage. Understand when it’s appropriate to perform the treatment and when it may be necessary to modify or avoid certain techniques to ensure the safety and well-being of your clients.

5.Client Communication and Care: Develop essential communication skills for building rapport with clients, understanding their needs and preferences, and providing personalized care. Learn how to create a welcoming and comfortable environment that promotes relaxation and trust, fostering positive therapeutic relationships with your clients.

6.Practical Application and Hands-On Practice: Put theory into practice with hands-on demonstrations and supervised practice sessions led by experienced instructors. Refine your technique, develop your touch sensitivity, and gain confidence in your ability to perform Indian head massage effectively and professionally.

7.Integration and Adaptation: Explore how Indian head massage can be integrated with other massage modalities and complementary therapies to enhance the overall client experience and promote holistic wellness. Learn how to tailor treatments to meet individual client needs and preferences, ensuring a personalized and effective approach to care.

 

Whether you’re a seasoned massage therapist looking to expand your skills or a newcomer eager to explore the world of holistic healing, our Indian Head Massage Course offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and transform. Join us and embark on a journey of discovery and self-discovery as you unlock the healing power of touch and connect with the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda.

Certification: 

CPD Certificate 

Requirements: 

Swedish or Deep tissue massage certification or a beauty certification

When:

April 2024

Cost:

£150

Duration:

10am-4pm for one day

Book:

info@omhtherapies.com or call 0131 2201301

When:

05/04/2024

Duration:

10am-4pm 

Hot Stone Massage Course

Welcome to our Hot Stone Massage Course, an immersive journey into the art of holistic healing through the therapeutic application of heated stones. In this comprehensive course, you’ll learn how to harness the power of heated stones to melt away tension, soothe sore muscles, and promote deep relaxation for your clients. During this course, you’ll delve into the principles, techniques, and benefits of hot stone massage, gaining the knowledge and skills needed to deliver safe, effective, and transformative treatments.

Hot Stone Massage Course

Hot stone massage is a therapeutic technique that involves the use of smooth, heated stones to enhance a traditional massage experience. During a hot stone massage session, heated stones are placed on specific points of the body and used by the massage therapist to apply gentle pressure and soothing strokes. This combination of heat and massage helps to relax muscles, alleviate tension, and promote a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

In a hot stone massage session, the massage therapist typically begins by heating smooth, basalt stones to a specific temperature using a water bath or specialised heating device. Once the stones reach the desired temperature, they are placed strategically on the body, often along the spine, in the palms of the hands, or between the toes, to enhance relaxation and promote energy flow.

The therapist then uses the heated stones as an extension of their hands to perform various massage techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, or lymphatic drainage. The warmth of the stones helps to loosen tight muscles, improve circulation, and promote a sense of deep relaxation. Throughout the session, the therapist may adjust the temperature of the stones and the pressure of the massage to suit the client’s preferences and needs.

1.Muscle Relaxation: The heat from the stones helps to relax muscles and reduce muscle tension, making it easier for the therapist to work deeply and effectively.

2.Pain Relief: Hot stone massage can help alleviate muscle pain, stiffness, and discomfort by increasing blood flow to the affected areas and promoting the release of tension.

3.Stress Reduction: The combination of heat and massage induces a state of deep relaxation, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and mental tension.

4.Improved Circulation: The heat from the stones dilates blood vessels and improves circulation, which can help deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and promote healing.

5.Enhanced Sleep Quality: Many clients report improved sleep quality and reduced insomnia symptoms after receiving a hot stone massage, thanks to its relaxing and calming effects on the body and mind.

6.Detoxification: Hot stone massage can stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the removal of toxins and waste products from the body, supporting overall detoxification and well-being.

7.Balanced Energy Flow: Placing stones on specific energy points of the body helps to balance the flow of energy, or “chi,” promoting a sense of harmony and balance within the body.

Overall, hot stone massage offers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits, making it a popular choice for relaxation, stress relief, and overall wellness. Whether you’re seeking relief from muscle tension, chronic pain, or simply looking to unwind and recharge, hot stone massage provides a deeply therapeutic and rejuvenating experience for body and soul.

1.Introduction to Hot Stone Massage: Discover the origins and history of hot stone massage, tracing its roots to ancient healing traditions around the world. Learn about the therapeutic properties of heated stones and how they can be used to enhance the massage experience.

2.Safety and Hygiene: Prioritise safety and hygiene in hot stone massage practice, learning proper heating techniques, stone selection, and sanitation protocols. Understand how to ensure the safety and comfort of your clients throughout the treatment process.

3.Stone Placement and Application: Explore the placement of heated stones on the body’s energy centers and key muscle groups to promote relaxation, balance, and harmony. Learn how to apply various massage techniques using heated stones to release tension, improve circulation, and alleviate muscle stiffness.

4.Therapeutic Benefits: Understand the physiological effects of hot stone massage on the body, including increased blood flow, enhanced lymphatic drainage, and reduced stress hormone levels. Explore the therapeutic benefits of heat therapy for pain relief, injury recovery, and overall well-being.

5.Contraindications and Client Assessment: Develop the skills to assess clients for contraindications and determine their suitability for hot stone massage. Learn how to tailor treatments to meet individual client needs and address specific concerns while prioritizing safety and comfort.

6.Integration with Other Modalities: Discover how to integrate hot stone massage with other massage techniques and complementary therapies to create customised treatment experiences for your clients. Explore synergies between hot stone massage and aromatherapy, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and more.

7.Practical Application and Hands-On Practice: Put theory into practice with hands-on demonstrations and supervised practice sessions led by experienced instructors. Refine your technique, develop your touch sensitivity, and gain confidence in your ability to perform.

Whether you’re a seasoned massage therapist looking to expand your skills or a newcomer eager to explore the world of therapies, our Hot Stone Therapy Massage Course offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and transform . 

Certification: 

CPD Certificate 

Requirements: 

Swedish or Deep tissue massage certification or a beauty certification

When:

April 2024

Cost:

£300

Duration:

10am-4pm for two days

Book:

info@omhtherapies.com or call 0131 2201301

What Our Clients Have to Say

Felisia is incredible, I'll always wait for her to be available as she's incredibly skilled and attentive. She always remembers our previous visits and does an excellent job at making my body feel reset. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Betty Mullins
Lovely massage at OMH as always. Left feeling so much better!
Ana Topuridze
Great place, professional prep discussion before the first appointment, very flexible regarding offering appointment. The Sport Massage was great, my neck and shoulders amazingly relieved and relaxed afterwards. A pity I do not live near by. Thank a lot for this experience. Will come back during my next stay in Edinburgh
Alexandra Smith
This place is my favourite in Edinburgh for massages and I’ve been coming here for years. Natalia was very helpful in giving me lots of advice and tips which I appreciated and my body felt great afterwards.
Rebecca Resnic
Another great massage highly recommend. All stress and tense shoulders gone.
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