Massaging For Dementia Course

Massaging Persons Who Have Dementia

Massaging Persons Living with Dementia is a unique, fun and profound FHT accredited 2 day training course. This Massaging for Dementia course will give you comprehensive tools to provide a truly person centred, inclusive and dementia informed service.

This course is for people who are qualified (or currently qualifying) in massage, reflexology or other touch focused therapies and bodywork, and who wish to advance their skills, increase their repertoire and extend their knowledge to practice confidently and proficiently in this field. This is a great forum for exchange of experience and expertise for all participants.

Nicolle’s Massaging Persons Living with Dementia Course dispels some of the myths around dementia as well as celebrate the positive aspects. Understanding your client enables you to meet your client where they are in any given moment, creating a sense of safety where therapy and healing can manifest.

Join Nicolle for an exploration of humanity and open-heartedness, unlocking skills so you can deliver a fantastic hands-on service to enable people living with dementia live as well as possible and enjoy touch therapy on their terms.

Course Structure

  • Specialist massage techniques that suit your clients mindset and meet needs more deeply

  • Defining Dementia and understanding the brain

  • The impact of trauma for a person living with dementia

  • Your roles

  • Building relationships with clients

  • Following guidelines for a more fruitful relationship
  • Legislation
  • Permission and Touch – navigating consent including non-verbal
  • Benefits of massage for people with dementia – know your evidence-based stuff to sell your service effectively
  • Compassionate Communication – communication app roaches to enable a person living with dementia feel safe and heard
  • Sensory exploration for deeper connection
  • Healthy Ergonomics – Positioning, posture and protection,
  • Contracts
  • Contra-indications
  • Space for sharing, reflection and integrating skills

Course Fees

2-day CPD £350.00

Qualification gained: Certificate of Attendance with 14 CPD points with FHT; please check with your professional association for more details about CPD awards

About Nicolle

Nicolle is an award-winning therapist who specialises in Massaging People who Live with Dementia. Nicolle believes a holistic, person centred, nurturing approach can pre-empt behaviours which we find challenging and create a space for healing and deep, meaningful connection. As part of her pursuit of connecting people in communities to create warm welcoming homes and workplaces, Nicolle provides collaborative, bespoke services which unite people in improving connection, elevating understanding, reducing isolation and meeting needs with humanity. When she’s not delivering her specialist touch focused therapy service in Cornwall or facilitating training across the UK, she can be found on her land nurturing her food forest. Nicolle embraces nature with the permaculture principles of, “earth care, people care, fair share.” #meetmewhereiam

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