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:

  • refined practical exercises to develop self
  • sophisticated practical exercises to develop an enquiry style of intuitive and listening palpation
  • cultivated 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 sensory developmental techniques, with refined practical exercises. From this centred and felt sense space, we seek to develop a listening, sophisticated palpation.  We discuss how to make first contact with our person on the couch and then palpate and listen with our hands, offering unspoken psychotherapy and blending your familiar Swedish massage style, myofascial, craniosacral techniques. We want to create a refuge on the couch, so our person feels safe and they need to be reassured of this safety through the massage.

During the training there is space for reflection, discussion and sharing. We take the time to explore how to prepare ourselves and the treatment space for the clinic day.  We review how we gather information during the initial consultation and explore the value of reflective practice.

Before we come to our practical work we consider the theory.  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 our massage for each person and their particular diagnosis.

A comprehensive manual is included with the training.

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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