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The Chair Massage course is specifically designed for the back, neck, shoulders, the arms, hands and scalp. Seated Massage is also known as 'On Site Chair Massage' and 'Acupressure Massage'.
Extremely Popular Therapy - Clothing does not need to be removed, ideal for the office.
It can be carried out in almost any setting from offices to the gym or even outdoors, at all types of events.
Many people use this therapy in offices, it is ideal as it is administered over clothing and is very effective for people with back and shoulder issues.
No creams or oils are used.
This one day course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous massage experience required to attend.
We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.
This is an insurable chair massage course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.
No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.
If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.
This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)
This course is designed for both qualified therapists who wish to add to their repertoire but also for complete beginners who have not yet worked in this field.
Massage sequence works on the pressure points of the upper body.
Massage can be used in the workplace, at exhibitions, shopping centres and a shortened version can be offered for demonstrations.
The massage movements and techniques can be adapted to what is suitable for your client. Furthermore the length of time for treatment is flexible making this more attractive to busy executives. Around 10 - 25 minutes is the usual length of time for this type of massage.
A comprehensive manual is provided for all students which includes marketing opportunities . On successful course completion you will receive your certificate on the day of training.
After demonstration, students are then able to practice the massage routine on each part of the upper body. This practice then formulates the full routine which is carried out at the end of the day incorporating the back, shoulders, neck, arms, hands and scalp.
Techniques cover the following Meridian Lines:
The 20 minute sequence is as follows:
Just 6 students per class offering one to one attention.
The tutor will be mindful of protecting students from unnecessary body strain.
Correct posture will be taught and how to perform deep tissue work and stretches safely. The length of time for this therapy can vary to suit the setting and client and the tutor will advise you regarding the cost to charge and any insurance information you may need if you are a new therapist.
You need to make sure you get a good and reliable model that is not going to fall apart after just a few uses. We sell a strong yet lightweight option which is durable and very well made. Your tutor will be able to advise you where the best places are to buy a reliable massage chair.
98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.
Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.
For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.
The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.
All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.
You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.
You do NOT have to read this before your course.
You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.
It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.
We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!
We have put this video together so you can review our course massage DVD's giving you an idea what to expect when you attend a course with us. This is our Seated massage course - these clips are taken from our DVD's
These are just a few movements from the course we offer, please remember to have your sound turned on when viewing these clips.
We felt it important to film a DVD for our one day courses, this gives you peace of mind giving you a visual backup to help you remember the routine. We already have DVD's for many of our courses and aim to have more available very soon.
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, CTHA, Guild of Holistic Therapists, Embody, BABTAC, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.
For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above
Gateway accredited/recognised diploma
Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.
Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications
For Existing FHT Members
The qualification gained from the following course will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and an accredited body massage qualification level 3.
Please note to be able to join the FHT or CTHA/Embody their requirements for registration is a qualification in full body massage/ A & P level 3.
However if you wish to join a professional body and you do not have this training you can register with The Holistic and Beauty Guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. These details will be given to you on the day of your training, they offer a discount for therapy insurance for all Gateway students.
You are able to obtain their insurance cover without a certificate in massage so if you are a complete beginner they will accept you so you can use this therapy professionally and charge your clients.
Feedback from Sarah Jayne Baker
A really lovely and welcoming tutor. I've done two courses now and thoroughly enjoyed both. The structure of the courses are simple and effective ensuring the greatest learning for all.
I've researched well in the past and recognise that gateway have an excellent reputation.
Feedback from Florence Hyland
My tutor was excellent she really knew what she was doing and you can tell that she loves what she does. She was wonderfully engaging and inspired confidence in me to get out there and work on the public which is amazing because I was very nervous at the beginning of the class. I actually did another class with her - Indian Head Massage - the next day after the Seated Acupressure and was already feeling confident going in because I knew how effective a teacher she was from the previous day. I'm very happy I booked these two courses with Gateway and would definitely book more.
I would definitely consider attending another course with Gateway. The method of teaching is brilliant as you get as much hands-on experience as possible throughout the day which is so important and you really learn so much working on your fellow students. Since the classes are so small you get all the individual attention that you need as well as retaining that personal touch that can be lost in a bigger college/university.
The manuals are clear and concise and were easy to follow in the courses that I took. I purchased DVD's in both classes to make sure I always have a visual form of the massage sequence to turn to just in case.
I chose Gateway because I was intrigued by the fact that the courses last one day and you can be qualified by the end of it. That really suited my needs as I just hadn't the money nor the resources to attend a college course every day for a year or more. I was so relieved to find Gateway, and the courses offered are exactly what I was looking for.
Feedback from Catherine Maniford
My tutor was brilliant put everyone at ease and made the day fun, which made it so much easier to take everything in, positive and supportive and professional. I would very happily do another course and would recommend to my friends and contacts.
I have only heard positive things about the Gateway courses. The nearest location to me is easy to reach. The course are affordable and very well taught.
Feedback from Lorna Egerton
Excellent tutor. Topic covered comprehensively with plenty opportunity to discuss application in the real world, attentive and enthusiastic. She always goes the extra mile and her wonderful approach to holistic therapies is both refreshing and inspiring.
Have attended previously and was really impressed with the quality of the teaching and the course materials.