Today was day 1 of our latest Diploma in Sports Massage Course delivered from the fantastic Mecure Bolton, Georgian House providing excellent facilities. The morning got underway with the completion of mandatory paperwork before breaking for refreshments. The Sports Massage Course is very practical and learners jumped straight into practising their effleurage technique on one another, we're not sure about you but getting a massage whilst learning a new skill has got to be one of the best studying experiences ever :-)
So whats Effleurage?
Effleurage, a French word meaning "to skim" or "to touch lightly on", is a series of massage strokes used to warm up the muscle.
So over the next few weeks these lucky learners will be practising, developing and honing not only their effleurage technique but also moving on to and perfecting other massage skills, including amongst others the petrissage technique.
So what's Petrissage?
................you'll have to book onto our next Sports Massage Course to find out, alternatively you could always google it, however you can only learn so much online, that's why you'll find all our Training Courses including Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Courses are all face to face direct delivery courses and not cheap online programmes.
Our next scheduled Sports Massage Course in September is filling fast, so its quite possible we'll be putting on another course in July, so keep checking the website for further updates.