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Instructor: Monica Gran, RMT
Location: Wellington College
Cost: $75 + GST
Massage therapy affects muscles, circulatory systems and nerves while promoting health and well-being. This workshop is ideal for those new to massage and wish to use massage with family and friends. It is also a starting point for those who may be interested in making massage therapy a career. This workshop will provide the student with the skills and techniques to give a good massage in both sitting and lying down positions. The student will learn how to massage the back, neck, shoulders, head, hands and feet with the following techniques:
- Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/ or fingertips
- Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/ or fingertips
- Friction: Circular movements applied with the fingers, thumbs or hands
- Tapotement: Hacking or cupping
This workshop will cover:
- The effects of massage
- Partial and total contraindications
- Basic massage techniques, sequence and pressure
- Practical application of massage
- A question and answer session
The objective of this workshop is to allow the student to be confident in their approach and understanding of what they are doing and by the end of the day be confident to perform a basic body massage for family and friends.
All individuals will give and receive a massage. A comprehensive Power Point print out will be given to each student to take home and each individual will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the Instructor.
About the Instructor
Monica Gran, RMT
A former licensed practical nurse in Regina, Monica Gran graduated from the Northern Institute of Massage (Blackpool, England) in 1991 with a Basic Massage Diploma, and then with an Advanced Diploma from Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies (Regina, Saskatchewan) in 1993.
Monica moved to Winnipeg shortly after, with her husband Dale, and son, Jesse. While operating a private practice out of her home, Monica began teaching at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2000, teaching several courses over the years: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Basic Remedial Massage. Monica's technical knowledge and practical experience were of great benefit to the students. Her dedicated approach to teaching proper and professional massage techniques helped prepare students for future success as therapists. Monica continued her own education, and graduated with a Adult Education Certificate in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. While no longer teaching at Wellington, Monica continues to operate a full-time home-based practice.
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