Daoyin Tao (Pronounced Dow Yin Tow,) is a unique blend of Chinese acupressure and western massage techniques.
It is an advanced energy massage of the shoulders, neck, ears, face, scalp and face. It is one of the therapies offered on our cancer unit, it works predominately to release stress and tension in these areas, it is helpful in relieving neck and shoulder pain, inducing deep relaxation and relieving problems such as headaches, sinus problems, poor sleep…….
The course is open to practitioners who are qualified in anatomy and pathology and a body therapy, this includes those whose only therapy is reflexology. It is an FHT accredited short course.
The four-day course is a combination of theory and practical. No special equipment is required. Substantial hand outs and work book will be provided. Case histories need to be submitted on completion of the course before certificates can be awarded.
This course provides a foundation for complementary therapists from all backgrounds who would like to work with patients who have cancer, or palliative care needs. Comprising four theory days and a practical placement, you will meet and work alongside a wide range of professionals and experts within the field, including patients. A resource manual and workbook will be used to support lectures and the written workbook is submitted for summative assessment prior to gaining the certificate.
Day One What is palliative care and what issues might working within palliative care raise for the practitioner, including advanced communication skills, self- care and care of the dying.
Day Two What is cancer? What are the most current treatments available and what are the impacts of treatments on the patient. There will be an emphasis on physical and psychological care and how complementary therapy might support the patient at this time.
Day Three Explores integrated practice and helps the learner to understand and devise tools to ensure that complementary therapies are used to maximum potential within specialised care.
Day Four Explores common themes in symptom management for the patient, including pain, digestive symptoms, fatigue and lymphoedema.
There is an emphasis on care planning and adapting your skills to provide effective and safe care with the complex patient.
Practical placement; Involves supervised working with patients within SROMC and palliative patients within our partner nursing home. Pre-Requisite
This course is suitable for practitioners from all disciplines with a minimum level 3 qualification in their therapy.
Please note you will require an enhanced DBS check to complete the practical element of this course.
On completion of each of the theory days and practice placement, you will submit your workbook with a short reflective essay on your development as part of the assessment prior to receiving your certificate. For those who wish to attend single days of the course a certificate of attendance will be issued.
The EMMETT Technique uses light touch to trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tension and pain resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body. It may be enjoyed by people of all ages, from the very young to the elderly and many people find they feel more at ease within their body, and emotional well- being is enhanced. This internationally recognised technique developed by Ross works well as a standalone approach but can easily be combined with other complementary therapies such as massage and chiropractic as examples.
The EMM-Tech one day workshop offers everyone the opportunity to use pain relieving techniques that can either be incorporated into your therapy practice, or used to help relieve pain and movement restriction with family and friends. Taught over one full day, you will learn how to recognise and release tension in 11 muscle groups throughout the body. Results are often immediate.
Areas treated include;
SCM for stiff neck
Pectoralis Minor for shoulder problems
Forearm for poor grip and elbow pain
Latissimus dorsi for lower back pain and heavy arms
Diaphragm for restricted breathing and stress
ITB for tight hips and thighs
ITB/Sartorius for poor flexibility and weakness in the legs
Gastroc/calf for fluid and calf pain
Foot balance to assist stability
This course is suitable for the absolute beginner, carers and for those interested in using muscle management techniques to help with general problems. CPD points are awarded by many of the professional associations for qualified therapists.
For those who wish to progress a full EMMETT Technique Practitioners course is available and involves attendance at 6 modules over a year with theory and practical assessments. Again, no previous experience is required and successful completion of the course and assessments allows the graduate to insure and practice as an EMMETT Technique practitioner.
This offers a thorough grounding in a very effective self-help tool.
EFT is a remarkable method of neutralising negative emotions that give rise to stress and contribute to physical pain and discomfort. The process is self-applied, painless and simple to learn, and the results are real and lasting.
By tapping with your fingertips on selected points along the energy meridian lines, like acupuncture without the needles, you can relieve stress and anxiety, increase motivation and even reduce cravings.
Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to use EFT for yourself and to help family and friends in a non-professional capacity. You will be able to relieve aches and pains and alleviate the effect of issues such as emotional tensions and stresses or disturbing thoughts and memories.
You will learn:
The history, principles and development of EFT
The science behind it
Its application for fears, anger, phobias, grief, traumatic memories, food cravings, pain
How to soothe physical discomfort, reduce anxiety and generally relieve the stress and distress out of everyday life
You will also participate in practical exercises including demonstrations, group and supervised pair work.
There is no pre-requisite to attend this workshop. It is equally suitable for people who wish to develop their resilience and capacity to help themselves and the professional nurse, counsellor, teacher, therapist who wish to expand their toolkit.