The Quiet Way – A Therapeutic Approach for Massage Therapists describes a therapeutic integrated approach for massage practitioners and bodyworkers working in trauma or cancer care, and can equally be appropriate for those with chronic conditions, stress or anxiety.

This CPD postgraduate training is focused on:

  • practical exercises to develop self
  • practical exercises to develop an enquiry style of intuitive and listening palpation 
  • ideas on how to blend this approach with the range of massage techniques you are already familiar with
  • adapting the therapy to suit the patient/client group you work with

We take time to explore our felt sense and seek to develop a listening style of palpation that supports unspoken psychotherapy and can easily be blended with your familiar massage style, myofascial or craniosacral techniques. We want to create a refuge on the couch, so our person feels safe.

During the training there is space for reflection, discussion and sharing. 

If you are interested in the trauma orientated training, we explore and understand what trauma means, where it can arise from that is, what causes or triggers a traumatic response, how this response manifests in physiological, neurological and emotional processes and the complex issues around inherited or epigenetic trauma.

For cancer care orientated training, we understand the clinical and practical issues in cancer care in great depth, the range of cancer diagnoses, what medical terms mean, what conventional treatment options are offered to people.  We consider the physiological and emotional side effects of these treatments and understand how the whole family is affected with a cancer diagnosis.  We discuss and expel the many myths around massage in cancer services, so we practice from a knowledge base rather than a fear base. We understand where and how we need to consider adapting the massage for each person.


The training days are informal and expansive and limited in number to ensure individual attention. This is postgraduate training, so you must have at least level 3 in massage, anatomy and physiology, have a first aid certificate and be insured to practice.  You may have been in practice for some years.

Training is organised to suit your needs.

Quiet Way for Trauma and Cancer Care = 4 days

Quiet Way for Trauma Care = 3 days

Quiet Way for Cancer Care = 3 days

Quiet Way Approach Practical  = 2 days

Trauma Care Theory only = 1 day

Cancer Care Theory only = 1 day

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