Natalie Boddy founder of Harmonie Rock Therapy Beauty Massage Treatments & Training Center in Antibes, France, opened the Beauty & Massage Studio in November, 2015 where she shares her talents teaching students who want to learn the art of massage.
Natalie has developed a unique style of massage designed to find and eliminate residual tension in the body and deeply relax clients enhancing their health and well-being.
The Introductory Relaxing Massage Course is specially tailored for those on board superyachts.
Demand for beauty professionals on board superyachts increases
Advancements in yacht design has seen a growing trend in improving spa facilities on board superyachts and per industry professionals, a demand for Beauty & Massage therapists is dramatically growing. Crew Placement commented:
“There has been an increase in demand from owners wanting stewardesses with added skills such as massage, beauty therapy and sometimes hairdressing. It is becoming more sought after from superyachts that the steward (ess) has these skills. Some clients love to have an on board therapist, particularly for massages, so that they know they are available at their convenience, whereas other charter clients will request one or two massages or facials during the charter.
“There has been a steady increase over the past seasons, and for sure this will continue. We would agree that due to more superyachts having these private spas and treatment rooms and as the size of yachts are getting larger, this may even become a mandatory request for some charter guests.”
“Certainly the focus on ‘well-being’ and lifestyle is more pronounced generally within the media, so massages as a basic treatment are often requested. The yachts that offer a spa on board are naturally in high demand.”
Massage courses in the yachting industry are extremely helpful as they are a great added skill that can help give an edge to your CV. Having a crew member on board that holds a massage certificate is an advantage for owners and charter guests. It’s luxurious for the owner to enjoy having a massage therapist on hand throughout their voyage and to also offer this service to charter guests.
An introduction and background to Natalie Boddy – having 12 years of worldwide experience in the Beauty and Massage field ranging from teaching massage, to sales & training for Lithos Therapy Heated and Chilled Rocks Brisbane, Australia, along with managing the Hotel du Cap*****, Eden Roc Spa in Antibes, France. She earned her Diploma of Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage and Heated and Chilled Rock Massage in Brisbane, Australia at the Strand College of Beauty Therapy. It was here where she also completed a teacher training program, and has since completed her Beauty Therapy Diploma in France.
Natalie’s point of view: “the most intriguing part of being a teacher is that you never know how you will eventually influence the lives of your students. For every student, you are affecting not only their lives, but the lives of their husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and every single person they interact with in the future.”
Harmonie Rock Therapy is dedicated to the process of assisting their students in achieving excellence in the therapeutic knowledge, plus the sensitivity and personal awareness necessary for the effective and successful practice of massage therapy. Natalie says, “I want to prepare students to be compassionate, critical-thinking therapists who are committed to life-long learning and the promotion of health and well-being.”
2-DAY INTENSIVE CERTIFIED WORKSHOP: 8.30am – 5.30pm …. 550 € per person
These 5-STAR Workshops are conducted with a minimum of four participants, and a maximum of eight participants to ensure the most personal training possible. Students will gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch.
Learn the basic techniques such as relaxing massage applies firm pressure where needed: today’s clients prefer a massage that’s firm but pain-free, relaxing & pampering. Learn how you can perform this therapy on family, friends and clients.
Guide your receiver into a comfortable position in preparation for the massage; name the contra-indications to massage; list the benefits of massage, and name massage oils used in massage & their benefits.
- Understand the six different levels of structural organization in the human body
- Understanding of the 12 organ systems and major functions of the human body.
- Name the surface muscles on the human body system
- Draw an anatomy of the knee indicating: cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles
- Know the most important rules of hygiene
- Know the high standards expected of health and safety regulations
- Understand why massage therapists need liability insurance
The 5 Star Workshops from Harmonie Rock Therapy believes it is to go above and beyond what the most demanding person might expect. It is to know your client well enough to anticipate their needs and deliver before they have the chance to ask. Every individual is different therefore everyone’s expectations are different. When giving such a high quality of service, you need to anticipate them all. Always deliver the unexpected.
The Introductory Relaxing Massage Course is suitable for those simply at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited Massage or Complementary therapy courses. Being a massage therapist can be a satisfying career. You get to work one-on-one with people, and help them feel better, which can be very rewarding. Learning how the body works and what you can do to relieve pain and help it function better is intellectually stimulating. There are so many modalities that there is almost no end to the way you can further your knowledge and skill.
Workshop dates are listed on the Blue Water Training Calendar: http://www.bluewateryachting.com/news/masseuse-training-courses-745
recently PYA accredited.
General information and advice on the course is available at Harmonie Therapy Antibes & Blue Water Training. 0033 (0)6 08 459 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed my relaxing massage course with Nathalie. I was totally pleased with the experience. Everything was provided. Harmony Rock is a highly professional and reasonably priced, which is why I will take again another course level with Nathalie. I recommend to my friends and people in the Yachting industry to visit this place.
HARMONIE ROCK THERAPY Thank you, Diane! I was very happy with your progress. Well done, you have it. See you again soon!
ROSIE TURNER 11 October 2016
Having completed the Introductory Relaxing Massage course last week, I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants to begin learning about massage and become a therapist. It was very thorough, the attention to detail and information provided enabled you to begin practicing straight away with continued guidance and support from Natalie. She’s really passionate about what she does, and I learnt a lot more than expected in such a short time frame. Thank you, Natalie.
HARMONIE ROCK THERAPY
Teaching is another way of giving and sharing, and in return I receive the positive energy and enthusiasm from students like yourself…. Thank you, Rosie.
ASSETOU COULIBALY PANTER 23 October 2016
I completed and gained certification in the Introductory Relaxing Massage course in October. The professionalism of this course is of the highest standard and it is only the beginning to an amazing journey. It is the most practical training I had ever received, Natalie was extremely professional, and guided us through the course with no rush and made sure we were 100% comfortable with the material and all other bits you’d be lucky to discover in this course. It is more than a must to be able to take care of each other’s body and Natalie has the perfect hands and patience to teach you much more than expected. She’s talented and passionate, and has gold to share with us 🙂 I would rate the training 10 out of 10!!!!!! Thank you Natalie for everything and for doing what you love xx
HARMONE ROCK THERAPY
Thank you for taking the time to write your beautiful review of the Introductory Relaxing Massage Course; your comments are very much valued. I also appreciate your comments regarding our ‘highest standard’ and just the beginning to ‘an amazing journey,’ as my aim is to prepare students to be compassionate therapists who are committed to life-long learning and promote health and well-being in their lives.
You’re right, I do love it! And I love it because it works, because it moves me. When I receive a good massage, I am a changed woman. I feel like floating on a cloud but at the same time, it also wakes me up plus I sleep much better. It’s like someone focused the world on me and made all the colours brighter. I’m a massage therapist /teacher because I want to do that for other people. It’s my job to be the best hour of your day/or providing you and others with the highest standard training course. I am very pleased that I was able to share this with you, Assetou. I look forward to your rapid return to the studio for our Revision Exchange Massage very soon. Kind regards, Natalie
Natalie explains why its the right choice to become A Massage Therapist:
Many people think becoming a massage therapist is easy, but the daily job of a massage therapist is quite challenging. A massage therapist is like any other physical or occupational therapist and must perform many duties that require strength and stamina.
Massage therapists are trained and certified to treat clients using advanced massage techniques that allow them to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles in the body. This requires advanced training, commitment, and dedication. During the course of a day a massage therapist can see as few as three but as many as five patients or clients a day for 60 to 90 minutes. That’s a lot of massage therapy.
Massage therapists, much like physical therapists, can treat and work to improve many different illnesses and injuries in the body.
- Chronic pain
- Stress injuries
- Improve relaxation/Reduce stress
- Promote total wellness
The Rewards of Teaching Unsurprisingly, I love the opportunity to work with students too! It’s rewarding to watch as students transition from knowing little about massage therapy and anatomy, to becoming capable and competent practitioners. And while the curriculum doesn’t change notes, the students certainly do. “The material is the same, so what keeps the classes interesting? It’s seeing the students on their different journeys.” Each new group of students brings different personalities, learning backgrounds and proficiencies. As a result, no two Harmonie Rock Therapy workshops are the same.
“For some students, their learning Relaxing Massage for the first time and it’s working.” Others who are familiar with more academic styles of learning must adjust to the hands-on nature of massage therapy. Some students transfer from other institutions, switching from different programs of study and switching careers. The coming together of such a mix of people and personalities makes the Harmonie Rock Therapy classroom a richly diverse place. “There is a huge mix of learners, some of whom haven’t found success yet and are trying other fields.” “It’s great watching them come together as a group, and figuring out how to work together.”
Many clients begin massage therapy treatments with a wellness goal in mind – such as overcoming chronic pain, or improving sleep or mobility. For Natalie Boddy, being a part of a client’s journey toward achieving that goal is what makes the work of a Registered Massage Therapist so uniquely fulfilling. “We’re given a chance to be a conduit to somebody else’s recovery” she says “and that’s extremely rewarding.” “Myself and my students alike seem to agree that this is the most meaningful component of the job. “You’re creating real value when helping others.” “It’s good to be doing something so meaningful for a living.”