Hippocratic Anatripsis Massage Course

Hippocratic Anatripsis (rubbing – kneading) is a One Day Massage Training Course following the principles as taught by Hippocrates and Galen. It aims to complement the knowledge and skills learnt by the practitioners who took part in Orthopedic Reflexology level 1, and those who have completed their full training in level 2. The existing knowledge and practical approaches will now be applied to the rest of the body. During this application we will travel along the pathways of the four veins (meridians). Of these four main pathways, three of them travel along the myoskeletal system and one along the viscera. They are intertwined (connected and interconnected) not only amongst themselves, but also with the nervous system and have an effect on our thoughts, emotions and energy centres (as described by Plato in the dialogue Timaeus).

spiros handball

This training will focus on the practical hands on techniques, mostly with the recipient fully clothed or at times partially draped with the use of talcum. Hippocrates and Galen describe many mediums to use with Anatripsis, all result with a unique effect. This will be discussed during the course. For the purpose of this one day training, and the comfort and ease of the participants, we will learn how to be efficient utilizing the medium of cloth. In addition, part of the course will also include learning more on the nervous system and on the treatment of chronic and unresolved pain.

This training day is open to both reflexologists and massage therapists alike who wish to complement their existing skills. It is also suitable for those looking to expand their work in the area of sports, with the elderly, or in any target group that has an objective difficulty in undraping.

The techniques that will be taught have been utilized by Spiros successfully in his private practice, the Athens Classic Marathon, the Aretaieio Hospital pain clinic (Athens), and was considered the main factor for the successful outcome of the Diomidis Handball team (Argos-Greece) winning the Greek championship and the European Cup in 2011/12.

Please note Venue Change :Hippocratic 'Anatripsis' Massage One Day Course will now take place at the British school of shiatsu, 3 Thane Works, Thane Villas, London N7 7NU

  • Course Date: Monday 7th July 2014
  • Course Fee: £125 ( £100 for Orthopedic Reflexology students & practitioners)


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