Retreat Day – Therapeutic Massage for Couples, Family and Friends
Date: Saturday 6th October 2018
Venue Greenwood Centre, Station Road, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
Times 10am – 4pm
Cost: £65 per person to include morning coffee, a freshly prepared seasonal vegetarian buffet lunch and afternoon tea and cake. It will be limited to 14 participants. Also included will be an information hand out, access to a video stream of a massage tutorial, and a bottle of organic carrier oil to use as a massage medium at home.
Retreat day overview
During the day, you and your partner or friend will learn how to warm up the body to get the circulation going, how to relax both the muscles and the mind, and to have confidence in your sense of touch and pressure.
You will be taught therapeutic effleurage strokes to encourage relaxing deeper muscle tissues to release built-up tensio. During the day you will also learn the all important techniques for identifying and breaking down ‘knots’.
Massage techniques for the back, legs, feet and hands, as well as scalp and head will be covered, and in a relaxed and informal way. There will be plenty of practice, and it will be an encouraging and informal environment to build your confidence.
Your practice will be performed on yoga mats, so you will need to be fairly mobile, and a
ble to kneel and lie for periods of time. It would be useful to wear loose clothes (and maybe bring a pair of shorts which you can change in and out of, and ladies may wish to wear a bikini top and sarong) as we will be exposing different parts of the body (back, legs and feet) in a dignified and discreet way. We will also cover some seated massage, which will be perfect for after a long day and you want to relax in front of the tv and have the days tension massaged out.
As this is a retreat day, you wont receive any formal qualifications and subsequently, you wont be able to obtain insurance to practice on members of the public. It is a relaxed and informal day dedicated to giving you the tools to massage your partner or friend with confidence.
Who this is suitable for
This will be a nurturing and relaxing day for partners, friends or family. You should be in good health and fairly mobile as we will be working on yoga mats on the floor. If you have a health condition, please message FIRST via the Contact Us form to check it’s suitable for you. The day is not suitable if you or your partner are pregnant.
About the venue
The Greenwood Centre, located in Coalbrookdale, is set in beautiful historic woodland, and is the ideal place for the Retreat Day due to its peaceful and natural setting. To find out how to get there, please click here
The lunches and refreshments will be provided to include a freshly made cold seasonal vegetarian buffet lunch, morning coffees, tea, fruit and biscuits and afternoon tea and cake. Please do advise if you have any special dietary requirements so they can be catered for, but vegan and gluten free options will be available as standard.
How to book and cancelling your booking
To book now and secure your place, please click here
If you find you can no longer attend, you can cancel your place by emailing via the Contact Us form by 11th August 2018 and receive the full cost refunded, minus £15 venue contribution fee. If you cancel after 11th August, but before 1st September, 50% of your fee will be refunded. After that date, refunds unfortunately cannot be made. Substitutions however, can be made at any time.