Rachel Gallen Weekend Course - Introduction to Massage, run by Amber Complementary Therapy

Amber Complementary Therapy

Weekend Course: Introduction to Massage

Theory Lessons

  • Physiological effects of massage on the body
  • Contraindications to massage
  • Massage techniques (Effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, vibration)
  • History of massage
  • Oils to use on the body
  • How to create the right environment for massage to be effective


  • How to introduce touch to the body
  • Back Swedish massage sequence
  • Hamstring and calf Swedish massage sequence
  • Foot Swedish massage sequence
  • Towel technique