Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to the course?
  • A pen and paper
  • Two towels
  • One cushion
    Although there are shops/cafes near most venues, it is advisable to bring a packed lunch as we only have 30 minutes for lunch break.

If you are having 1-1 training, you may wish to bring a willing victim (I mean someone to practice the practical on) for the afternoon, otherwise we will work together. It all depends on how you wish to work.

What should I wear?

Whatever you feel comfortable in, but probably not your best silks, as we may be practicing with oil. I encourage casual wear rather than uniforms as some people living with dementia associate uniform with authority and power, and I wish to take away barriers to create equality of regard.

What is the course content?


Introductions – your passion and what you wish to gain from the day
What is dementia – a potted definition
Dementia and how it affects the brain – a whistlestop tour of how dementia affects our brain …
its not just about memory!
Dementia and forgetting – the differences …. a reassuring and eye-opening exercise
Legislation – how the law impacts on your practice, vulnerable adults, Deprivation of Liberty
Permission and Touch – controversial exploration of a tricky subject
Client record cards, specialist contraindications and contracts – know your stuff, respect your
Ergonomics – respect your body
Top Tips – practical tools to put in your tool box to use as and when appropriate
Learn the benefits of massage for people living with dementia so you can start to promote your service with confidence


Exploring a practical repertoire of specialist massage moves taking into account your limitations,
ergonomics and the approaches you will have learned in the morning.
Reflection and feedback
What are the course times?
9am to 5pm with half an hour lunch & a break in the morning and afternoon.
I ask that students please avoid arriving at the venue more than 10 minutes before it is due to start. This allows me valuable preparation time to focus on preparing and making the day’s training the best it can be.
How do I pay?
Please go to the Courses page; click on the booking option you prefer & follow the instructions.
Full payment is required by the week before the course date. Sometimes there may still be
availability on the course by this time, so late bookings are always welcome.
You can pay by cheque, but please allow time for any payments to clear for at least 7 days
before the course is due to start.
If you wish to pay by bank transfer please get in touch for details.
I like to be able to encourage everyone to attend the course, so if you wish a personal
payment plan over a longer period can be arranged. Please feel free to contact me regarding
You will be expected to complete an application form which gives me details so that I may
contact you as well as arrange for any special requirements you may need on the day of the course.
What about cancellations?

Sometimes things go wrong and you may be unable to attend a course. If notification of cancellation is more than four weeks of the course date LMCT (LMC Training) will offer you a place on the next available course or refund you the full amount of the course minus a £35 administration fee.

If notification of cancellation is given less than 4 weeks of the course date then LMCT reserves the right to retain the full amount. However if LMCT is able to fill your place then you will be refunded the full amount minus a £35 administration fee.
Please note the administration fee is £100 for 1-1 courses.
This is due to the difficulty in booking work in for a whole day at short notice.
LMCT do not like to cancel courses but in the unlikely event that I have to cancel a course you will be offered a place on the next available course or your payment will be returned in full.
What about changing dates?
Sometimes the unforeseen/unwanted happens and if I need to cancel a course it will only be with very good reason. In this instance I will offer you an alternative date/venue or a full refund.
If you need to change the date, I will be happy to accomodate you, but would ask you to understand that this is a time consuming and costly process, which is why I charge a £35 administration fee to change the date for you.
What about accommodation?
When I travel I sometimes use this website:
What about equal ops?
LMCT operates an inclusive policy where equal opportunities are provided & all learners are welcome. If you have special requirements I will do my best to accommodate you.
I  wish to assist student access to every course I run so there are options to pay by instalments.. Please see booking page. However, if you wish, please contact me for a more personal payment plan.
How many students are on each course?
Most courses have up to 11 students attending. This ensures good quality one to one training and intervention to make sure you can confidently take away your new skills. However, larger groups are catered for & courses are adapted to suit your needs. See my consultancy page.
Cornwall courses run with a minimum of 2 students
Other Venues with a minimum of 4.
What happens after I book a course?
Once you have booked on a course, I will send you a welcome email with all the info you need on the venue, directions contact details etc.
A receipt for the payment of the course will be sent out for your records or given on the day of the course. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.
What if I need to contact you after a course?
Part of my commitment to you is to ensure you practice confidently, competently and professionally.
Once the course is over, if you have a query, wish to share something, or would like to challenge anything, please feel free to contact me; I will do my best to help, listen and guide if you need a helping hand in your chosen direction.
For ongoing sharing, information and tips, please feel free to follow me on Facebook.
Does this qualify me to practice massage?
If you are already a qualified bodywork therapist, this training will add to your portfolio as a therapist to massage professionally. If you are not a qualified bodywork therapist you cannot practice as a massage therapist …. BUT do not worry, you can still benefit hugely from attending.
You will learn compassionate approaches, empowering legal stuff and I always ensure you take away some new specialist hands on skills so that you can weave nurturing touch into your daily work or care.
Can I attend a course a second time?

Yes, some attendees like to go away and consolidate their knowledge before returning to further boost their confidence once they have more working practice. Others like to return for a refresher course.

If you attend the course a second time, you pay half the usual fee (this applies to group training only; this does not apply to privately organised training, and excepts half price 1-1 or 2-1 training). I am always tweaking & updating the manual, for instance since winter 2018, there is new trauma informed content. See my blog for an introduction.

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