Exclusively available to practitioners who have completed the full NO HANDS Massage core syllabus (Practitioner, Advanced and Transactional Bodyworker), this year-long programme offers a unique environment to get the direct clinical input YOU need to truly THRIVE.
You'll have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of existing strokes and principles, while also learning material beyond the core syllabus. Each module, each group, and each year is entirely unique. The content of the three modules - and support offered between modules - is guided entirely by the needs of that specific group. The range of possibilities is limited only by what the group is ready to engage with - because if it relates to your clinical practice, it's fair game.
Within that VERY broad scope, modules generally include:
FEEL TABLES: have your work felt by a NO HANDS Master and receive DIRECT FEEDBACK to refine your Touch, as well as the opportunity to put that feedback into practice straight away. The smallest adjustments can have a huge impact - and will have a ripple effect on all your strokes. Being in a group means you ALSO get to listen in on the feedback offered to your fellow therapists - bringing your awareness to strokes you may have "benched" or tweaks you could implement in your own practice.
"Mastery is not just Massage…Mastery is growth, new thinking, sharing ideas, discussion, personal development and growth, exploring new ways and honing old skills. Mastery is more than you can put in words really but it is friendship, releasing, being brave, supporting and being supported. What is Mastery not? It is not structure and rigidity and a set syllabus. It is not easy. It is not for those unwilling to try, to be brave, or to give themselves the room. If you take joy and learning from conversation, practice, and freedom to explore touch, then Mastery might just be for you. So, if you wish to be more as a therapist and also as a human then take a look." Claire Thompson
CONTRACT INTO TREATMENT: at the very core of NO HANDS is the ability both to get a clear contract from your client - and deliver what's been asked for! In these Contract into Treatment sessions you have the opportunity to be seen taking a contract and then translating that contract into the Touch section of the session. You'll receive tailored Strokes and How Tos to help you focus on your own unique next step. These sessions take place either as a whole group or in smaller, more "cosy" groups of 4 or 5.
"Mastery for me did not make sense. I knew all my massage strokes, I had a full clinic, so why should I need any more? Somehow my body knew what I needed so in true NO HANDS style, I listened…and WOW my body knew best! Mastery has literally and completely changed my life. It has calmed me down and opened me up and made me realize and face things about myself that I never knew. I have now claimed my rightful place in the world and continue to grow each day, each touch, I never want this journey to end!! If you’re hesitating I would say…leap! Don’t think…feel – you won’t regret it!" Miranda Davis
NEW (OLD) STROKES: the strokes taught in the core syllabus are more than enough for most treatments - but if someone in the group asks for a particular focus on one particular part of the body one of the "old favourites from the archive" may be brought out. As with every stroke we teach, you'll have the opportunity to see, feel and deliver that stroke so you can fully appreciate its scope before introducing it to your clinical practice. Many of these strokes can now ONLY be learned at Mastery.
"Discovering NO HANDS Massage literally saved my life. Attending NO HANDS Mastery has transformed me into the person I was meant to be: strong, confident and capable of changing the world with my touch. I know I could not have made this transformation without the amazing support of my fellow students and the NO HANDS training team. Mastery is not just another course to take, it is a journey into yourself.” Liza Atkinson
DEEPENING PHILOSOPHIES: NO HANDS is built on a significant body of philosophies and theory. These are touched on throughout the core training but, much like some of the strokes that have been culled from the core syllabus, there are many aspects that only emerge when a specific clinical issue is raised. At Mastery there's the space to explore this material in more depth - and see how it can bring even greater potency to your own clinical practice.
"Support, support, support and still more support. The friendship and community of Mastery is wonderful. Deepening of my understanding of the work I do as a Massage Therapist. Increasing my ability to clearly communicate, both with my clients and into my life. After each module finding my work with clients improves. And finally, even more support." Melanie Thompson
STROKE SURGERY: your chance to revisit strokes that you either struggle with or don't use very often and want a refresh on. You can choose either to have a "Hot Couch", where you show the group how you work with that particular stroke and then get feedback from Tigger and Wendy with suggestions how to make it work for you, or you can ask to have the stroke re-demonstrated so that you and the group can then go off and practice to your hearts content, obviously with input from Tigger and Wendy if needed.
CONTENT GUIDED BY YOU: each module is crafted around the needs and requests of the group. There will always be a module outline ready to go but this will be flexed to accommodate the clinical issues which are most pressing for you. You may have something you've been working on for some time and want to go deeper with. It may be something that emerges the day before the module. Whatever it is all you need to do is let the course team know at the beginning of the course and we'll weave all these requests together. The more you put in - the more you get out.
Additionally, the Mastery Programme is the place to be if you want to become a Master. For full details of the Mastery Assessment process click here.
Dates: (all Saturday to Monday)
Module One: February 17th - 19th 2024
Module Two: June 8th - 10th 2024
Module Three: November 2nd - 4th 2024
Easily accessible by public transport and road links, Mastery in Morecambe gives you the chance to book the accommodation that suits you - from a simple B&B to the luxury of The Midland - and enjoy the incredible sunsets and sunrises on the Prom.
Super Early Bird: £1200 + VAT (£1440) available until September 30th 2023: click to pay in full or here to pay in installments
Early Bird: £1500+VAT (£1800) available October 1st to November 30th 2023: click to pay in full or here to pay in installments
Standard price: £1874+VAT (£2249): click to pay in full or here to pay in installments
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