Classical massage

Entdecken Sie unsere vielfältigen Kurse!

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Classical massage

18. October 2023, 8:30 - 16:30

Classical massage - what exactly is it?

The term “classical massage” refers to a mechanical, mostly manual influence on the skin, the deeper-lying tissue (connective tissue) and the muscles through stretching, pulling and pressure stimuli. Today, classical massage, also often called Swedish massage, is practiced by masseurs, physiotherapists and doctors all over the world and is therefore one of the most well-known forms of massage. Its effect extends from the treated part of the body to the whole organism and it also includes the psyche. It is mostly used for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, to loosen the muscles or as a pure wellness treatment.

Classical massage - Introductory and advanced course

  • Effects: deeply relaxing, reduces cramps, stimulates blood circulation, stimulates metabolism, warming, alleviates stress and fatigue, supports purification and detoxification of the body, alleviates sleep problems, reduces blockages.
  • Dates introductory course: March 4 and 5, 2024; October 14 and 15, 2024
    Duration introductory course: 2 days (20 sessions of 45 minutes each), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Costs introductory course: 370.00 € plus VAT
    The price includes the following: Working documents, certificate
    Qualification: Certificate “Classical Massage Introductory Course”
  • Dates advanced course: October 16, 2024
    Duration advanced course: 1 day (10 sessions of 45 minutes each), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Costs advanced course: 189.00 € plus VAT
    The price includes the following: Working documents, certificate
    Qualification: Certificate “Classical Massage Advanced Course”
  • Venue: Sägewerkstraße 2, 83404 Ainring (Upon request, we can also provide all training courses at your premises)

Introductory Course classical massage

In the introductory course you will practice all five massage techniques intensively in groups of two persons. After this course you will be able to perform a full body massage on a healthy person.

Course content:

  • Physiology, pathology of the muscular and skeletal system
  • Effects of the classical massage
  • The five techniques: Effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration
  • Basics of “warm anointment”
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Procedure and learning of individual massage strokes: Back / arms / abdomen / legs / feet / head / facial massage
  • Intensive practice of the massage strokes
  • Hands-on training of a full body massage / wellness massage

Advanced course classical massage

This course is for those who have already completed the introductory course, or those interested who have an appropriate basic knowledge of classical massage and would like to acquire more in-depth knowledge.

Course content:

  • Development and repetition of basic anatomical knowledge: Musculoskeletal system, organ systems
  • Case studies of common complaints, theory and practice
  • Indications and contraindications
  • The learned techniques are trained in a more detailed way with practical exercises
  • New strokes: Rolling and others …
  • Treatment structure
  • Learning different massage techniques and new strokes
  • Performance of an entire full body / wellness massage

Origin and history of the Swedish massage

The origins of the targeted use of massage for healing are very likely in Eastern Africa and Asia (Egypt, China, Persia). The first mentions are found in the Chinese Huáng Dì, who described massage strokes and gymnastic exercises as early as 2600 BC. In connection with essential oils and herbs, there is also early evidence in the Indian health teachings and healing art, Ayurveda. Through the Greek physician Hippocrates (about 460 – 370 BC) and his medical school, massage came to Europe. It was later used intensively for the rehabilitation of gladiators in the Roman Empire. The so-called “Swedish Era” in the field of manual therapy began with Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839). He first worked as a gymnastics and fencing instructor, and in 1813 he founded the “Central Institute for Therapeutic Gymnastics and Massage” in Stockholm, where he taught his views on massage and gymnastics. The hand strokes he developed were called “rubbing, pressing, tucking, chopping and kneading”.

The main massage grips: Effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration

Classical massage is characterized by five different techniques:

  • Effleurage: Gentle stroking movement to feel tensions and hardenings.
  • Petrissage: Kneading, moving the muscles against each other and stretching them, to stimulate blood circulation and relieve tension.
  • Friction: Circular movements with the thumb or fingertips to loosen knots in the muscle tissue.
  • Tapotement: Tapping and lightly beating with a loose hand to stimulate the nervous system and blood flow to the muscles.
  • Vibration: Vibration is performed with the fingertips and palm. Fast and fine hand movements are intended to trigger lasting psychological and physical relaxation.

You are currently viewing a placeholder content from Youtube. To access the actual content, click the button below. Please note that doing so will share data with third-party providers.

More Information

Effects of the classical massage

Classic massage affects the skin and vessels as well as the muscles and nervous system. Even soft rubbing or smooth strokes lead to a reddening of the skin. This has effects on both, the capillaries (tiny arterial vessels), the superficial veins and also on the lymphatic system. The improved blood flow in the skin results in better blood flow in the muscles and the increased flow velocity of the blood contributes to the speedy removal of metabolic products. At the same time, the massage allows nutrients and oxygen to reach the cells quicker, so that their regeneration is improved. Due to the mechanical slipping of individual bundles of muscle fibers, muscles relax and they become elastic again.

Oils and massage lotions - accessories for classical massages

In the Kurland shop you will find all the accessories for your massage treatments: numerous massage oils, effective essential oils, films, cloths and other accessories. Try our popular Goat Butter Massage Lotion, for example, with optimum gliding quality for partial and full body massages. We can also mix your own lotion or oil, if you wish so, with the desired fragrance concept or special effect.

Go to our massage oils

Go to our massage accessories


Discover the appropriate products for a classical massage such as our wonderfully fragrant oil blends.


Get to know other Kurland massages and treatments.


Learn more about spa equipment that matches your treatments, such as our massage tables.


Find out more about other courses: Do you already know fascia massage or Pantai Luar?

Contact us!

Contact us via e-mail, Tphone +49 86 54 / 48 87-22 or contact form.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.


    18. October 2023
    8:30 - 16:30