Hand and Foot Massage - Mary Atkinson

Hand and Foot Massage

This Hand and Foot Massage day course will be held in the Wadebridge area, Cornwall, on Sunday 5th August 2019. It is suitable for everyone, no experience necessary. It is also useful for massage therapists and reflexologists wishing to enhance their skills. The course is co-written by Mary Atkinson, taught by Bridget Prusik and accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists for 5 CPD points.

FHT Accredited Short Course


Date: Sunday 27th October 2019

Venue: Wadebridge area, Cornwall.

Cost: £90

Time: 10am – 4pm

Course Tutor: Bridget Prusik (pictured right below with Mary) is a respected tutor with many years experience working in palliative care. Bridget has her own website: Sea Holly Therapy and Training. 

To book: please contact Bridget on 07834359902 or seahollytherapies@gmail.com

Course content:

  • Benefits of hand massage and foot massage.
  • Contraindications – those situations when it is not advised to give a hand massage or foot massage.
  • Main reflexology and acupressure points on the hands for common ailments.
  • Creams and oils for massage.
  • Ways in which hand massage and foot massage can be adapted for children and elderly.
  • Ensuring safety and hygiene.
  • Your posture when giving a hand massage or foot massage.

Participants share a safe and simple massage sequence for hands and feet. It is a fun and relaxing day with plenty of opportunity for enjoying the benefits of hand and foot massage.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring two small towels.

Qualified therapists will receive a CPD certificate and non-therapists will receive a certificate of attendance.

Feedback from Hand and Foot Massage Courses

“This hand and foot massage course proved to be one of the best and most enjoyable courses that I have completed and working in a small group really did give added benefit of virtually one to one tuition.  I did my first foot massage that evening and she fell asleep! She thoroughly enjoyed it and is looking forward to a hand massage next time.” Valerie Mathieson, Beauty and Holistic Therapist.

Thanks for another fun and informative course yesterday. I did a body massage for a friend today and incorporated quite a few of the moves into the hand and foot parts. He really enjoyed it. Karen Wade, Massage Therapist.

Thank you so much for such a lovely day on Tuesday.   Your teaching was calm, helpful, informative and inspirational and it was great to get the one-to-one assistance that can only happen in a small group.  It’s given me the confidence to go straight out and deliver all I have learned to my clients.Lesley Raphael, Holistic Therapist.

Thank you very much for today. It was very informative and enjoyable. You clearly know your stuff and you were able to convey it in a relaxed and enthusiastic style which was lovely. I feel confident to share hand and foot massage with my elderly mother. I will not hesitate to recommend you. Julie Burt, Social Worker.

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  • It’s always good to hear from other people before you decide to take a new course. So here are some of the comments from students who have attended a variety of different holistic therapy courses for beginners and trained therapists.

    “Mary Atkinson has a great knowledge of Indian Head Massage and provides 1st rate Indian Head Massage training courses. Mary imparts all her knowledge in the courses she runs and adds enthusiasm to the subject. Mary gave us extra supporting material and puts a great deal of thought in preparation. ” William Andrews

    “Mary Atkinson is a supportive, approachable, professional and enthusiastic tutor. I found her energy to be totally inspiring, on both a business and personal level. Her study days are always very well organised with lots of information, put together so you can take it away with you.” Jo Jowett

    "I am pleased that I chose Mary’s Diploma in Indian Head Massage Course. Although the diploma is intense and you learn a lot, Mary has a way of making it easy and effortless to remember and understand. Doing the case studies was an enlightening process and wonderful learning for me.” Wendy Turner

    “I cannot thank Mary enough for all her encouragement, support and help in getting me started. Each time I attend one of Mary’s courses or seminars I come away feeling that I had learnt some new skills that I can build on and enjoy using.” Lesley Brown

    “I had a very interesting and fun day with Mary Atkinson looking at Adapting Indian Head Massage for the Elderly and Frail. It was a good revision day, and also gave us useful tips when working with very frail people. There was a good discussion about contra-indications, what was safe and not, and what we all felt comfortable with. We had some practice sessions too, and shared tips and techniques.” Sally Reynolds

Mary’s relaxed but professional approach is a great environment to learn in. She makes you realise that massage is as pleasant to give as it is to receive!” Jo Colby-Relf

    “Mary’s Indian Head Massage courses are excellent, and her expertise, enthusiasm and passion for Indian Head Massage is infectious. I passed the Diploma in Indian Head Massage earlier this year and have since attended Adapting Indian Head Massage for the Elderly and Frail. I hope she will continue to run more advanced Indian Head Massage training courses.” Annie Aulds

    First rate teacher and therapist. Genuinely lovely, warm person who radiates positivity. I would recommend her highly and frequently do! Glad I travelled to Chichester and spent three wonderful days training to do her FHT approved Indian Head Massage course - when clients tell me that I do an amazing IHM, I tell them I had a good teacher! I now want to do Story Massage! Sue Adlam