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Number of Participants
Course Hours
Topics Covered
Supplies
Course Pre-requisites
How to Register
Certificate
Cleanliness
Dress Code
Snacks and Lunches
Set Up and Take Down
Code of Conduct
Cancellation Policies
FAQs

Directions to Venues:
Vancouver
Victoria
Calgary
Kelowna
Kamloops

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  » Chair & Eldercare Massage Certification Course Information


This elite 3 day course is available for beginners or existing therapists. The Chair & Eldercare Massage course will begin on Friday evening and end Sunday with in between time for home study, home practice and case studies. A practical assessment will complete the course on the final day. No previous massage experience is required to attend the course. We will provide you with a course manual for your additional home study. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive a certificate.

Seated chair massage has been used for centuries. With this form of massage, the client remains fully clothed and positioned on a specially designed ergonomically chair that can be taken into almost any professional, public, or private setting. To ensure you massage with confidence to a high professional standard, we will teach you the most effective chair massage techniques, with sessions ranging from 10 minutes to an hour. After successful completion of the course students will be able to conduct a relaxing chair massage. 20 case studies are required.

Number of Participants

The course is restricted to a small number of participants. This allows for personal time to be spent each day with the student on a one to one level. During this session, the instructor is able to monitor the standard of massage techniques, correct faults before they become habitual, answer questions, and discuss any problems as they arise. The philosophy of Hands-on-course is to be as fully available and approachable as possible throughout the certification course.

Course Hours

The course is 19 hours over three days. In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend all 19 hours. In the case of an emergency that prevents the participants from being in attendance, the instructor, at her prerogative, can assign make-up work that approximates the missed material.

Course starts Friday evening with the practical assessment ending Sunday.

FRIDAY: 6:00 PM – 9:00PM
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00PM
SUNDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00PM

Topics Covered in the Course Include:

  • Introduction to chair massage
  • Basic anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Cautions and Contraindications for chair massage
  • Client interview and Assessment
  • Chair massage techniques
  • Focused touch and sensitive massage techniques
  • Proper Hygiene Protocol for Chair Massage
  • Practitioner self care
  • Business
  • The Power of Eldercare Massage
  • Benefits of Eldercare Massage
  • Psychosocial & Physical Issues Associated with Aging
  • Communication with Seniors
  • Respect For Seniors

Supplies

Students also need to purchase their own massage chair for use in the course and during their practicum. Tuition includes face cradle covers, sanitary wipes, and a course manual.

Recommended Stronglite Ergo Pro Portable Massage Chair www.massageessentials.ca If you do not have a chair we may be able to accommodate the student.

Course pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to take the Chair Massage Course.

How to register

To register for an upcoming Chair & Eldercare Massage Course, BC Eldercare accepts all major credit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express through our secured payment online, PayPal, or mail a cheque directly to BC Eldercare Massage.

Follow this link to register now: COURSES REGISTRATION

Mailing address and payable to:

BC Eldercare Massage Corp.
34A – 2755 Lougheed Hwy Suite 159,
Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 5Y9

On receipt of your booking, you will be sent confirmation of your place.
Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

Price: $649.00

Certificate:

Upon successful completion of the chair massage course students will receive a certificate of completion.

Cleanliness:

It is essential the class areas are to be kept as tidy and clean as possible. Fingernails must be kept short and clean.
Students are expected to wash their equipment regularly.

Dress Code:

Loose clothing is preferred, as much of training requires flexibility and ease of movement. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing suitable for the training. Avoid tops with thin straps as they get tangled up in the massage. No jewelry/watches to be worn on arms and hands while performing massage. Hair should be pulled back from the face. Personal hygiene – students are to be clean, well-groomed, and free of offensive odors.

Perfume – due to the close physical contact necessary during massage practice, it is advised that you omit the use of perfume and aromatic lotions when attending massage classes as a courtesy to those who have environmental sensitivities and allergies.

Snacks and Lunches:

Students will have one hour to eat lunch. Students are welcome to eat in the classroom or go out to eat. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave for heating meals and a refrigerator for beverages.

Set Up and Take Down:

Students are expected to set up equipment required for class and take down.
Students are responsible for own equipment.

Code of Conduct:

The massage student shall:

  • Demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality massage to those who seek their professional service.
  • Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behave in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
  • Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of self and clients.
  • Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and respect each client's right to privacy.
  • Conduct all business and professional activities within their scope of practice and project a professional image.

Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation of Class: We understand that circumstances may arise that require you to cancel. Registrations cancelled 30 or more days prior to the workshop start date are refundable less an administrative fee of $100.00 or you may transfer to another workshop within twelve months. Registrations cancelled within 30 days of the workshop start date are non-refundable, however can be transferred to another workshop within twelve months.

Participant No Show: In the event that a participant does not show to the first day of class or cancels on or after the first day of class, the Center will retain 100% of the class fee.

Any expenses incurred by the participant from charges that involve travel, accommodations or other expenses related to attending a class sponsored by the Center are the sole responsibility of the participant.

If a training class is cancelled, we reserve the right to schedule make-ups at a different day, due to any unforeseen circumstances such as weather or natural disaster, the customer is entitled to reschedule for a future training course up to twelve months.


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Directions to BC Eldercare Massage Training,
Vancouver Venue:


Poco Inn & Suites Hotel, Conference Center
1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
www.poco-inn-and-suites.com


There are rooms available at this venue for the convenience of out of town students which offers a variety of restaurants, located in and around the facility.

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Directions to BC Eldercare Massage Training,
Victoria Venue:


The Kensington Retirement Living
3965 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8N 6J4
www.reveraliving.com/kensington-victoria

There are rooms nearby for the convenience of out of town students which offers a variety of restaurants, located in and around the facility.

Directions to BC Eldercare Massage Training,
Calgary Venue:


Ogden House Seniors
2102 - 69 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3Y4
http://ogden50plus.org

There are rooms nearby for the convenience of out of town students which offers a variety of restaurants, located in and around the facility.

Directions to BC Eldercare Massage Training,
Kelowna Venue:


Conferences & Accommodation at UBC's Okanagan campus
1290 International Mews
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V8
http://okanagan.ubcconferences.com


You'll find some of the city's most convenient, affordable and desirable accommodation right on UBC's beautiful Okanagan campus. For all inquiries please call: 1-250-807-8050 | Toll free: 1-888-318-8666

Directions to BC Eldercare Massage Training,
Kamloops Venue:

Thompson Rivers University


Conference Room at Thompson Rivers University

900 McGill Rd,
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
http://www.tru.ca



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FAQs

What do I need to bring to the Training Day?
Massage Chair (If taking the Chair & Eldercare Massage Course). It is also important that you wear a comfortable clothing (If taking Leg & Foot Massage Course… loose trousers that roll up to the knee) and soft shoes/casual but professional. Please make sure that your hands are clean and nails are short. All necessarily handouts will be provided, however bring along a notebook.

What if I don't have a massage chair?
If you do not have a chair we may be able to accommodate the student.

How many people attend the class?
We have small classes of 6, this allows for personal time to be spent each day with the student on a one on one level, book soon as classes fill up quickly.

What if I cannot attend the class?
You will be able to transfer funds to another scheduled course.

What kind of massage chair should I buy?
We suggest the Stronglite Ergo Pro Portable Massage Chair.

How can I pay for my course?
To Pay and Register for an upcoming Course, BC Eldercare accepts all major credit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express through our secured payment online, PayPal, or mail a cheque directly to BC Eldercare Massage 34A – 2755 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 5Y9, made payable to BC Eldercare Massage Corp.

For Interact e-Transfers, please sent to email: info@bceldercare.ca and then email the security answer?

On receipt of your booking, you will be sent confirmation of your place.
Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

Follow this link to register now: COURSES REGISTRATION

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How do I know there is space available on a course?
All dates shown have availability unless marked "Course Full".

 

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