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Paul Lewis brings to the UK a wealth of academic and clinical experience. His two year comprehensive educational training at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Toronto, Canada offered him technical instruction in Swedish massage, Myofascial Release techniques, Joint Mobilizations, Muscle Energy techniques, Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic movement and drainage, Remedial Exercise, Sports Massage, and Orthopedic clinical Assessments. Paul is a Certified Reflexology Healthcare Provider. He is also a fitness instructor and with almost 2 decades of training in Aikido (black belt), enables him to include advanced biomechanics into his classes so that participants learn how to practice the techniques of massage with ease and grace and without strain on the body. Paul has presented and is scheduled to instruct upcoming workshops in Canada, Japan, United States, and China.
His diversified clinical experiences at Ambulatory Care Clinics include high risk pregnancy and post partum at Women's College Hospital, strains, sprains, low back pain and stress management, spinal cord injury at Toronto Rehab Institute Lyndhurst site, senior care; as well as treating numerous patients with other challenging conditions such as Guillian-Barré Syndrome, leg-lengthening, hemiphalgia, post-surgical management of implants, lumpectomy, mastectomy and hip replacements to name a few.
Comprehensive approach to In-Chair Massage with advanced body mechanics
FHT is pround to host this two-day FHT accredited comprehensive workshop taught by famed international lecturer Paul lewis. The course will be taught primarily thorough hands-on skills in conjunction with demonstrations and explanations.
This two-day hands-on workshop prepares therapists for performing a safe and effective in-chair massage on a client according to the highest standards of practice. You will learn, basic basic practise and advanced in-chair massage techniques incorporating modified Swedish techniques. This will include assessment tip and introduction of Joint mobilisations. You will learn strategies for land marking and assessment over-the-clothing, and incorporate proper biomechanics which can be transferred to the table or other activities. Therapists will be introduced to, and practice warm-up and grounding exercises that will prepare them to safely apply learned skills, resulting in reduced stress on the body.
A practical review of the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the back, shoulder girdle, and cervical areas will be given. As well, therapists will practice and learn about the workings of the massage chair including how to properly adjust it for comfort, its maintenance, limitations and repair. Therapists will learn strategies for integrating in-chair massage into their existing practice and about determining when the benefits of using in-chair massage outweigh table massage.
By the end of the course, it is expected that therapists will be able to perform a 10 and 15 minute advance routine which integrates the teachings of this workshop.
Formal qualification in body massage.