This is a fun and informative workshop, where we explore role play, verbal and non-verbal communication. We help you increase your confidence with, awareness of and sensitivity towards all patients with additional needs. Learn a simple game which can be used in a group setting (for example within a specialist school).
Get rid of the dogma.
These are post-graduate training days. However if you are a parent, carer or teacher who would like to learn some specialist skills to use along side your current work, you can attend this training course, however we would suggest you attend the Introduction to Massage in order to support your learning and introduce you to the more classic massage techniques.
TUTOR: Emma Gilmore
“My very first experience of massage in 1994 was working at a Camphill Community with adults with severe special needs, ranging from, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, severe epilepsy, physically and sexually abused young adults, amongst others. I was blown away by the positive results created by touch, it is from this point that I have built a very successful career in massage and bodywork. It is from my experience here and my continued work that I draw my knowledge. My son has a diagnosis of dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Aspergers which has given me great insights into the needs and sensitivities of these often misunderstood children and adults. I also have a family member with Dementia.”
Additional Needs Massage
2022 Dates to be confirmed
10am to 5pm
This is a post-graduate training course, introducing or building on your experience with Additional Needs Massage. It is open to mothers, carers and special needs teachers as well as therapists; however if you are not a therapist we suggest you attend the Introduction to Massage to support your learning.