ADVANCED MASSAGE TECHNIQUES SCHOOL
A series of 9 Webinars with James Heatherwick Porteous
Wednesday evenings at 8pm
£5.00 each or £40.00 for the series
KNOW YOUR OWN BODY
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Body types is individual to you
It affects how and where you store body fat
It affects your ability to build muscle
It will affect how easily/difficult it is for you to lose weight
When you know your body type it can make it easier to make the right decisions with regards to diet and exercise
Working with your body type can help you understand the bodies recovery
It can even have a big effect on your personality
There are 3 components: ectomorphy, mesomophy and endomorphy
You can change your body type but it can take a lot of effort
Anthropometry/Body Composition Measuring
Tired of using your weight as a measurement of health?
This session will look at measurements you can take to give you a better understanding of your health without the need for a lot of expensive equipment
It’s important to know the landmarks to look for so that your measurements are accurate in order to compare to previous
It will also let you know if your lifestyle changes are working or if you need to adjust them
Gut Health and Nutrition
Over the last few decades, more so over the last 5 years the role of microorganisms within the body has been linked with various conditions
It is now known that these organisms don’t just help digestion of food but also can affect mood, weight and health
It is possible to help change these through diet, not just probiotic drinks but a range of foods that help to feed the bacteria
Cholesterol and its role in the body
Cholesterol is found in the diet but it is also produced by the body and plays some important roles
This is a closer look at the types of cholesterol and the role within the body
The good, bad and ugly side to cholesterol and it’s role with fat consumption
The theory on cholesterol formation, function and excretion
Cholesterol, effects of Diet and Exercise
A look at how diet and exercise can be effective in changing types of cholesterol in the body and doesn’t have the side effects of statins
Looking at the different types of cholesterol and how diet can change its composition
Looking at the different types of cholesterol and how the composition is changed with different types of training/exercise
Eat, Sleep, Repair and Lose Weight
The science of sleep
The role of sleep in muscle growth and repair
How diet can have an effect on sleep
How sleep can have an effect on diet and hormones
Nutrition and its role in Inflammation and Collagen Formation
17th June, 8pm
A look at the role nutrition plays in collagen formation and fascia structure
Focus on injury recovery
Whether nutrition, in particular vitamins/minerals play a role in prevention/treatment of injuries
With a closer look at the condition Dupuytren’s Contracture, and whether nutrition could play a role in prevention/treatment.
Water is the biggest component of the body
It is more important for survival than food short term
But how much do we need?
Water balance is important
Learn the effects of dehydration
The dangers of overconsumption of water
And a guide to what we should be drinking
How exercise affects fluid requirements
Alcohol, is it a daily requirement or best avoided?
Fluid requirements, and practical on calculating requirements,
Fluid losses and rehydration strategies
Muscle growth and maintenance
How can we best grow our muscle mass?
What is involved in growing muscle?
What are realistic targets for muscle growth?
How do we maintain this into our later years?
Use it or lose it?
Do we need to consume lots more protein?
Best sources of protein?
Can we overeat protein?