Massage Workshop.

Part One: Saturday 10th February // 2pm–6pm

Part Two: Sunday 11th February // 11am–3pm

£75 for both workshops

£40 for one workshop

Part One: Deep Tissue Massage
Explore the parallels between Deep Tissue Massage work and the bodywork of yoga.
Massage and yoga have similar outcomes for the body in that they:

  • promote relaxation
  • bring an awareness to the body
  • stretch soft tissue
  • allow us to be present
  • focus on breath to calm the parasympathetic nervous system

Learn the basic massage movements needed to palpate and assess soft tissue (muscle, ligament & tendon).

After this workshop you will be able to treat friends and family using the principles learnt. Unlike other courses when you forget what you have learnt as soon as you step out the room, this will give you the confidence by using simple principles and techniques that you can then repeat at home.

Anyone is welcome. No previous massage experience is needed so the workshop will be suitable for yoga teachers, therapists and those wanting to learn new skills. A great skill to learn with a partner or come alone, there is always someone to practice with!

Wear loose fitting clothing. Bring two towels and a light lunch.

Part Two: Massage for Injuries

Many injuries, whether acute or chronic are not established in a sporting context. In this workshop we will look at the what, why and when or how strains and sprains present themselves and the all important question: what do we do to help them?

This workshop will allow you to further develop basic massage movements into techniques required to treat injured soft tissue (muscle, ligament & tendon) by learning at what stage to treat muscles tears that may have come on suddenly or have progressed over time.

Wear loose fitting clothing. Bring two towels and a light lunch.

This workshop will be suitable for those with some previous Massage experience.

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deep tissue massage

Harriet Thompson

What my massages are like

It varies depending on the individual client’s needs, but generally my massages are deep and firm in order for them to be remedial however I always operate within the parameters of a client’s pain threshold. A massage with me can promote relaxation, bring an awareness to the body, stretch soft tissue, allow time to yourself to focus on the breath and to calm the parasympathetic nervous system.

My journey into massage

As a competitive swimmer I would spend hours on the poolside rubbing the shoulders of my team mates to release muscular tension. Following a career in corporate training I did a massage course and have never looked back. After an accident breaking 18 bones including my neck and vital right hand I used yoga, soft tissue work and hydrotherapy to rehabilitate myself. This has heavily influenced my approach to working with and not against the body in a collaborative style.

My study and credentials

I have been involved in Sports & Remedial Massage since 2003, working as the lead therapist at Northern Ballet as well as with rehabilitating triathletes after injury. I have my own private practice and tutor Sports & Remedial Massage courses at the University of Leeds as well as Deep Tissue Massage workshops here at Yoga Kula. Combining training and massage satisfies my desire to help other people through pain.

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