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7th & 8th September 2024

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Event Demo Workshops

During the 2 day massage championship, there will be a selection of workshops that will be conducted on both Saturday and Sunday of the event.



Each day, there will be a selection of four 45 minute workshops.  
This time, you will have the opportunity to attend ALL  workshops on each day.


We have kept the cost of attending each workshop only £15.00, so as to allow maximum benefit and participation for all those interested. 

Saturday 7th September 2024

Workshop 1

How to Win a Massage Championship

Introduction
This workshop will look at the rules and judging criteria of the massage championship and explore areas which will help participants to gain the highest scores as well as areas where points are commonly lost.

Speaker
Bhavesh Joshi 
London School of Massage


Aim
Consider the various aspects of a massage competition that will help a participant to score the highest marks possible giving them the greatest chance of leaving with a medal.



Key Topics
1. Competition Rules
2. Look at the judging criteria 
3. Getting the balance between being artistic and effective
4. Q&A 

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Workshop 2:  Exploring Pain, a Biopsychosocial Approach to Client Care

Introduction
Working with clients who are in pain can be challenging, this workshop will explore the biopsychosocial approach to working with clients.  This model is currently seen as good practice as we move away from a biomechanical model.

Speaker
Trevor England
CityLit

Aim
Working with clients who are in pain can be challenging, this workshop will explore the biopsychosocial approach to working with clients.  This model is currently seen as good practice within the medical community as they are stepping away from a biomechanical model.


Key Topics
1. How do we currently see our client?
2. What is pain?
3. Biopsychosocial & biomedical model
4. Impact into practice
5. Q&A

Workshop 3: 
Ergonomics for Effective Massage Practice.

Introduction
This workshop will explore the importance of body posture and mechanics and its importance for proper application of technique for effectivness for both the therapist and client.

Speaker
Marey El Hamouly
International Massage Academy of Swirzerland (IMAS)


Aim
Practitioner posture is grossly overlooked and the workshop will aim to highlight some of the important points through discussion and practical demonstration



Key Topics
1. Correct practitioner posture 
2. Application of pressure using body weight
3. Use of different applicators
4. Q&A

Workshop 3: 
Ergonomics for Effective Massage Practice.

Introduction
This workshop will explore the importance of body posture and mechanics and its importance for proper application of technique for effectivness for both the therapist and client.

Speaker
Marey El Hamouly
International Massage Academy of Swirzerland (IMAS)


Aim
Practitioner posture is grossly overlooked and the workshop will aim to highlight some of the important points through discussion and practical demonstration



Key Topics
1. Correct practitioner posture 
2. Application of pressure using body weight
3. Use of different applicators
4. Q&A

Sunday 8th September 2024

Workshop 1: Tips & Hacks when working with Shoulder Pain 

Introduction
This workshop will look at the rules and judging criteria of the massage championship and explore areas which will help participants to gain the highest scores as well as areas where points are commonly lost.

Speaker
Bhavesh Joshi 
London School of Massage


Aim
Consider the various aspects of a massage competition that will help a participant to score the highest marks possible giving them the greatest chance of leaving with a medal.



Key Topics
1. Competition Rules
2. Look at the judging criteria 
3. Getting the balance between being artistic and effective
4. Q&A

Workshop 2: 
How to be an Effective Massage Therapist

Introduction
This interactive workshop will explore the various aspects of a treatment that will make a therapist much more effective.  It will touch on specific aspects of the case history, examination, practitioner posture and the proper use of body applicators.

Speaker
Bhavesh Joshi 
London School of Massage

Aim
To get therapists to consider the different aspects of a consultation process which will make them an “Effective” Therapist. 


Key Topics
1. What/who is an “effective” therapist? 
2. What info you want to quickly gain on meeting your client 
3. Making a change and being effective in the application of your therapy. 
4. Q&A

Dynamic Assisted Stretching - UK Massage Championship

Workshop 3: 
Introduction to Dynamic Assisted Stretching

Introduction
This demonstrative workshop will introduce practitioners to the method of Dynamic Assisted Stretching.  It will cover aspects of stretching and include demonstration of stretches as well some set sequences to introduce the art.

Speaker
Andrea Molin
London School of Massage


Aim
To introduce therapists to Dynamic Assisted Stretching


Key Topics
1. What is Dynamic Assisted  Stretching
2. Treating clients fully clothed
3. Consideration of stretching as part of physical therapy. 
4. Q&A

Dynamic Assisted Stretching - UK Massage Championship

Workshop 3: 
Introduction to Dynamic Assisted Stretching

Introduction
This demonstrative workshop will introduce practitioners to the method of Dynamic Assisted Stretching.  It will cover aspects of stretching and include demonstration of stretches as well some set sequences to introduce the art.

Speaker
Andrea Molin
London School of Massage


Aim
To introduce therapists to Dynamic Assisted Stretching


Key Topics
1. What is Dynamic Assisted  Stretching
2. Treating clients fully clothed
3. Consideration of stretching as part of physical therapy. 
4. Q&A

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