Level 6 Parts 1 and 2

Requirements: The Level 6 training is open to Level 2 and above AYM Therapists. Ideally participants would be trained to L4, but this knowledge is also invaluable for beginner therapists, and can help therapists support clients better. As long as participants have practised AYM to the point that they understand the L1-2 techniques well, and their treatments flow, they would be able to participate effectively. Please discuss with Despina your individual learning needs/what would be the best way for you to move forwards with your training based on your background, experience, learning style and particular circumstances.

Level 6 Part 1:

Learning to work from the side lying position, adjusting AYM treatments for pregnancy and for neuropathic low back, hip and leg pain

You will learn how to adjust what you already know about Ayurvedic Yoga Massage to make it appropriate for pregnant clients, and non pregnant clients who cannot lie in the prone or supine (lying on front or back) positions because of health conditions or injuries.

Working from the side lying position is also beneficial in and of itself. These techniques work really well for clients with: neuropathic pain originating in the cervical spine, conditions of the circulatory system, stress, anxiety, dealing with recent loss or challenging situations in clients’ personal or professional lives, pathologies of the lungs, acid reflux. Also a very good position to work on the legs, particularly on clients who have a lot of sensitivity in the legs.

Whether you intend on regularly massaging these groups of people or not, having these options will give you confidence to support the needs of most clients that arrive. It also gives you more options and variety for clients who have regular massages with you.

Level 6 Part 2:

Adjusting AYM treatments for neuropathic neck, arm, head, upper back and chest pain

A lot of people have neuropathic pain originating from the cervical spine or clavicle area. Despina can teach you what to do to relieve or reduce the pain, to help the clients in their journey to recovery, to help them understand their body better and move towards a lifestyle that supports them better. Also, how to work on the rest of the body, without agitating the affected areas.

Again, these are wonderful techniques in and of themselves, that are also very useful for other clients. We mostly work from the supine position, which can be a wonderful position to work from for clients who are comfortable. There is a reason savasana is usually in the supine position! These are very helpful additional techniques for all clients, and particularly useful for clients who have difficulty staying in the prone position because of tension in the upper body, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, or early stages of pregnancy where clients are still comfortable for fair amounts of time in the supine position, but not in prone. Also particularly useful for clients who need a lot of work on the arms, which means most of the clients who need a lot of work around the cervical area and shoulder girdle can usually benefit from this. Massage therapists, musicians, yoga pracititioners who practise a lot of inversions, people who type a lot, people who work with their hands, artists, builders..

Course Costs

Each Part of the training costs £400, or £350 concessions. So, £800 or £700 concessions for both.

Please see our payment information including our concessions, deposit and cancellation policies.

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