A part-time professional training with ten modules over a two and half year period.
The RMT training is accompanied by the IKAM (International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine) accreditation process; following successful completion of the accreditation, participants will receive a diploma recognised by the Medical Section of the Goetheanum, Switzerland.
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Training as a Rhythmical Massage Therapist involves not only mastering the techniques of the massage itself, but also developing an understanding of the human being in health and illness, both from a conventional, natural scientific perspective and an Anthroposophic spiritual-scientific perspective.
Practitioners recognise each individual human being in their unique biography and life situations; illness is regarded as an opportunity for positive change and growth. Rhythmical Massage Therapy is an Anthroposophic medical therapeutic practice that at its core, is an understanding that life has meaning and purpose and that the loss of the sense of this is often reflected in a deterioration of health.
Anthroposophic medicine emerged almost a century ago as an integrative medicine. Extending “conventional medical practice”, it took into account a broader spectrum of factors when treating illness and offers many new approaches to treatment.
A central aim of Rhythmical Massage Therapy and other Anthroposophic medical approaches is to stimulate the natural healing forces inherent in the human being. Anthroposophic medicines and new therapies have been developed to this end. Scientific, artistic, social, and spiritual insights may need to be applied together in developing an individualised treatment programme. The science and art of Anthroposophic medicine developed this understanding and was originally pioneered in Switzerland by Dr. Ita Wegman and Dr. Rudolf Steiner.
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The Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training aims to:
The course is designed to provide students with a breadth of understanding of the different ways of approaching health through Anthroposophic medical therapies, in particular Rhythmical Massage Therapy.
There are regular opportunities for practicing massage techniques and movements, communication, and presentation skills. The student is encouraged to engage in a thorough learning understanding of the human being both from the conventional natural scientific perspective and Anthroposopophic spiritual scientific perspectives apparent in health and illness.
The techniques and skills inherent in the work of RMT are taught and practiced on a daily basis in a one-to-one tuition within the class setting, mentor guidance, and home practice. Each course module is full-time and intensive. The student is asked to keep a personal learning journal to note personal responses including personal development, issues and documentation of all programme content.
This will include homework, exercises, supplementary notes and research conducted throughout the course.
The course is intended for practitioners with a bodywork qualification such as massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, doctors, acupuncturists, reflexologists (Itech) and nurses who have either completed or are in the process of completing a bodywork training recognised by a regulating organisation, such as The General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT) or equivalent of a ‘licence to touch’.
The first part of the programme is focused on the image of the healthy human being both from a conventional and an Anthroposophic point of view. Following that, the dynamics of health and illness in its varying manifestations will be studied. During the two and half year’s participants learn the basic forms of Rhythmical Massage Therapy and then deepen these massage movement skills qualitatively by learning how to transform the archetypal forms to suit specific illnesses.
The curriculum is comprised of:
Teaching and learning take place through a combination of lectures and hands-on practice, mixed artistic media exercises, discussion groups, tutorials, regular between-module medical assignments, year-long independent projects, case studies and special seminars.
Through these methods, students can develop a thorough, in-depth, and holistic approach to the theory and practice of Rhythmical Massage Therapy. The in-class hands-on practice will generally take place in groups of three, with a timing of fair rotation in the roles of Receiver, the Doer (practitioner) , Observer. Each hands-on lesson usually begins with a presentation and or demonstration.
Throughout the course, study-skills support and guidance is provided through tutorials and mentoring sessions.
Students are encouraged to develop an ability to accommodate to new principles and understandings, reflecting on their own value system and to question concepts and theories encountered in their study.
The programme operates with a number of different types of Assessment/Assignments including:
Attendance will be monitored throughout the training and used in the overall assessment at the end of the year.
Throughout the course, participants receive a certificate of attendance. The RMT training is accompanied by the IKAM accreditation process; following successful completion of the accreditation, participants will receive a diploma recognised by the Medical Section.
Practitioners are then required to become a member of the RMTA (Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association*) and will require to attend CPD (Continual Professional Development) courses and workshops.
Module I: 3rd – 12th Apr 2024
Module II: 30th Sep – 8th Oct 2024
Module III: 6th – 15th Nov 2024
Module IV: 17th – 28th Feb 2025
Module V: 23rd Apr – 4th May 2025
Module VI: 15th – 20th Oct 2025
Module VII: 26th Nov – 1st Dec 2025
Module VIII: 16th – 27th Feb 2026
Module IX: 8th – 17th Apr 2026
Module X: 7th – 16th Oct 2026
Following acceptance onto the programme, you will be asked for a non-refundable deposit of £ 500 within 14 days of acceptance. This serves to secure your place on the course, and it will be credited towards your tuition fees.
Option 1: £9000 (£9500 with a reduction of £500) if paid upfront at time of acceptance.
Option 2: £9500 with a payment plan of £500 deposit and three equal payments of £3,000.
– 1st Payment by 3rd February 2024
– 2nd Payment by 16th December 2024
– 3rd Payment by 16th December 2025
If you cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your acceptance confirmation, any payment made will be refunded in full, up until 60 days prior to the start of the course; thereafter there are no refunds.
Special consideration will be given in cases of illness confirmed by medical evidence.
Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and earlier than 60 days before the start date of the course will receive a refund of any fees paid minus the Deposit. Thereafter there are no refunds. There are no refunds for missed days or modules.
If you apply within 14 days of course start, any cancellation within 14 days of acceptance confirmation (provided that there has been no attendance or access to resources) will be entitled to a full refund, in line with Consumer Protection Legislation.
If the course has started within this 14 day notice period, you may be liable for those days attended.
If you have had a payment plan agreed by the course registrar, the above cancellation policy applies.
Should you wish to leave prior to the end of the course:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
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HOW TO APPLY
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