What is the difference between the TouchPro course and other chair massage courses?
Most of the chair massage training in this country and across the world has its roots in the original course devised by David Palmer in the USA in 1986. We are the only UK school affiliated to his US organisation TouchPro Institute and the only UK school that teaches the original course.
As part of our on-going training David Palmer comes to the UK each year to work with our trainers to enhance their understanding of the techniques and their ability to pass on their knowledge to students and to certified practitioners.
We teach a unique sequence (‘kata’) that flows smoothly and has a distinct beginning, middle and end. This carefully choreographed ‘dance’ feels great both for the practitioner to perform, and for the client to receive. Consistency of practice allows organisations/agencies/fellow practitioners to feel confident working with TouchPro Certified Practitioners, knowing that they will be performing a tried and tested routine that will relax and revitalise their clients.
Our focus is on teaching techniques that allow practitioners to use body-weight rather than strength. Incorporating efficient body mechanics maximises the effects of the massage at the same time as minimising the effort. This enables practitioners to perform many massages a day without fear of injury or exertion.