Tsuboki Japanese Face Massage
What you'll learn
- Carry out a Tsuboki Face Massage safely and effectively. Talk to clients about why it is so effective
- Explain basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Locate and press acupressure points on the face
- Choose an appropriate oil for the face massage
- A professional massage or beauty or A&P qualification (If you intend to practice professionally) OR
- Some experience of giving or receiving massage and an interest in complementary therapies
Tsuboki Face Massage was created by myself to fill a gap in the massage market. I based it on Traditional Japanese Face massage - once the preserve of empresses! - but combined this with techniques that I created or discovered during my 30-plus years of working as a massage therapist.
The routine begins with a deep neck massage, followed by a detailed face massage with oil. You then work all of the acupressure points on the face, before finishing with some simple lymphatic drainage and grounding.
You will learn the background to this wonderful therapy and how it came to be. You will learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, so that you have some understanding about why this massage is so powerful and how it works on several levels You will learn when not to massage, or when to adapt the massage to your clients' needs. And you will be able to locate and work on over 40 acupressure points on the face, may of which have rejuvenating and health-giving properties. It is given with the client lying - preferably on a massage table - and with the therapist sitting.
You will be taken step by step through all of the techniques with clear, concise videos, which you can replay until you are confident. These are accompanied by PDF files with teaching points and reminders for each technique. Each part can be used by itself, but when you have the complete routine at your fingertips, you have a therapy that is relaxing yet energising, accessible and nurturing.
I have been teaching this course in person since 2003; it was the first course I ever created, and had proved extremely popular with students and clients alike.The Udemy platform enables me to reach students via an excellent quality online version.
"Anne is fantastically inspiring! She obviously enjoys teaching and it is a pleasure to learn with her - thank you. A great deal of content delivered superbly. I did not have any 'brain fog' or sense of overload. "
"I get a lot of clients that already said my facials were the best ever, and they would never go anywhere else.. so it's been such a delight to add this and get an even more favourable response. The difference on the face before and after is very visible, and for me even more important is the mood and energy change. Thank you again Anne"
Vivienne T, facialist
FROM STUDENTS about CASE STUDIES:
“Skin looked glowing. Cheeks looked plumped up. Looked in a state of bliss and kept repeating how good she felt. I feel very excited about this treatment!”
“Best face massage I’ve ever had. I felt a tingling sensation all the way down my legs to my feet”
“Forgot what it was like to truly relax – this did it!”
You will be given a certificate on completion of this course. Because laws vary in different countries and states, it is your responsibility to determine whether you need more training in order to practice professionally. If you are not a qualified therapist, I recommend you only work on healthy people.
Who this course is for:
- Massage professionals who would like to expand their repertoire
- Complementary therapists who would like to venture into massage
- Lay people who would like to learn how to give family and friends a face massage
After graduating in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge, I moved to California, where I became interested in massage and complementary therapies. I completed my original training in Swedish and Shiatsu massage in 1981 - and have been learning ever since!
My teaching career began around 2000, when I was recruited simultaneously by No Hands massage school, and the Academy of On-Site Massage. In 2003, I realised I had a lot to offer the massage community with all my experience, and so began to write my own courses.
I have been delivering these in person with great success, and see the Udemy platform as a fantastic opportunity to reach even more learners
I have a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults, and also teach circle dance and laughter.