Sports & Remedial massage, Kington, Herefordshire.
I have decided to increase the tools in my ‘massage toolbox’ by taking the level 5 sports & remedial massage diploma.
I began in January and will finish in November 2016, when I shall be qualified to treat sporting injuries and along the way I shall learn such things as postural analysis, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular therapy and proprioceptive neuromuscular technique to name a few!
I will have to produce some client study groups as part of this qualification and so I will have to provide copies of some massage notes to my tutor to review. All copies of the massage notes will be anonymous and remain confidential, and the course tutor will be the only person to view these. I will ask each client individually for their permission before doing so, and if you do not want me to use your notes then you are allowed to say no!
I may also ask you to fill in a feedback sheet at the end of your massage session to accompany the notes, again this will be anonymous, confidential and only seen by the course tutor.
I’m really excited to be learning again and am looking forward to getting started with all of the homework!
Over the weekend I volunteered to give massages at the Relay for Life event in Presteigne, along with some fellow massage therapists. Our little tent raised £250, but the overall event has raised £28,000 (and counting) for Cancer Research UK.
I hadn’t heard of the Relay for Life before, but I have to say it looks like it would be amazing to take part in it. It starts off with a survivors lap; the people who have beaten cancer take a walk around the track together. It was certainly an emotional start. And then teams take it turns to walk around the track for the whole 24 hours.
It was a great feeling to think that not only did we raise a little extra money for the cause, but also helped those taking part.
Cancer has touched so many people’s lives and we all have our own stories to tell. Hopefully with events like this more of our stories will have happy endings.
I’ve been out and about in my car today, distributing business cards and leaflets around Herefordshire.
I’ve visited shops and been pinning on notice boards in Shobdon, Kingsland, Eardisland, Dilwyn, Weobley, Eardisley, Lyonshall, Pembridge & Kington.
Next week I’m planning to visit Presteigne & Hay-on-Wye.
If you can think of anywhere that I have missed, or somewhere that you think needs to know about my services then please let me know I can send some that way!