Rhythmical Einreibung Foundation Course

Course Availability: Part Time

A Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung

Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Course

Dates: 25-29 Oct 2021, 14-18 Feb 2022, 6-9 June 2022

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The Gentle Art of Rhythmical Therapeutic Touch

  • Are you a nurse, carer, masseur, naturopath, body worker, or health care professional?

  • Do you treat frail or sensitive patients?

  • Are you looking for a more gentle therapy for your clients?

Rhythmical Einreibung is a very gentle method of therapeutic touch developed for nurses and carers and useful for everyone working in caring or healing professions. It focusses and strengthens the patient’s powers of self-healing through the art of rhythmical touch and is used to warm, calm and harmonise the body to provide comfort and relief. Because of its gentle, calming nature it can be very beneficial for patients who are too frail or sensitive for other hands-on therapies.

This Foundation Course provides a path of development for anyone looking to expand their skills in giving hands-on body treatments. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of Rhythmical Einreibung.

“Touch handled in a conscious way addresses the patient’s powers of self-healing and strengthens them thanks to the rhythmical element”By Edelegard Grosse Brauckmann from Handbook for Rhythmical Einreibung (according to Wegman/Hauschka)

Rhythmical Einreibung is an appropriate treatment for people of all ages and can benefit a wide range of physical and emotional health problems. It is relevant for anyone to use and can be used as part of nursing care, to apply an oil or ointment to a problem area, as a gentle whole body treatment or as part of the nurturing of family and friends.



Deltoid RE 1 

Forearm RE 2 Knee RE 2 RE ankle circles 3

'Often the hands will solve a mystery that 
the intellect has struggled with in vain' 

~ Carl G. Jung ~



This part time Foundation Course in Rhythmical Einreibung provides a comprehensive introduction to and foundation in the art of Rhythmical Einreibung (RE).

Rhythmical Einreibung according to Wegman/Hauschka was developed at the beginning of the 20th century by two physicians; Dr Ita Wegman and Dr Margarethe Hauschka. Since the 1970’s teaching of and research into RE have been furthered by nursing professionals. This Rhythmical Einreibung Programme is recognised by the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN).

The programme is delivered over 2 modules of 5 days each and one module of 2.5 days over the period of a year. The duration of the programme is designed to allow the participants to practice and develop the skills they are learning over time. Participants will carry out and report on 10 part RE treatments on family and friends.   

What is Rhythmical Einreibung? In this video Fiona describes the character and qualities of this very gentle form of therapeutic touch.





• The key qualities of Rhythmical Einreibung as a form of therapeutic healing touch

• What methods of rhythmical touch can be used for different part of the body

• How to work with warmth, rhythm and flow

• How to position and cover clients to ensure comfort

• How and when to use Rhythmical Einreibung for different parts of the body

• The healing qualities of different oils and ointments

• Self-reflection: how to evaluate each treatment


Overview of the Programme

On this course participants will learn the part RE( feet, calves, knees, thighs, arms, sitting back, lying back, chest and abdomen) and the fundamental principles of RE including relevant anatomy, guidelines and orientation lines, ongoing awareness, posture, positioning, indications and contra-indications, counter-movement, appropriate substances to use, nurturing warmth, understanding the hand, the significance of rhythm, in-breath and out-breath in RE, understanding RE in relation to other forms of therapeutic touch and massage. 

There are two levels of achievement for the practical aspect of this course – Basic and Therapeutic – For more information click here to download the RE Foundation Course Quality Mark Guide.

Mode of Delivery/Facilitation

The programme is delivered through a combination of lecture presentations, demonstrations and practice and large and small group activities, as well as independent study and client treatments. It is delivered over 13 days, with participants expected to undertake individual study and practical assignments requiring approximately 50 hours independent study between modules.



What to Expect

The training will be delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, as well as independent study and client treatments. You will also be expected to undertake individual study and practical assignments requiring approximately 50 hours of independent study between modules.

In order to meet the requirements for completion of the programme, participants will be expected to:

  • Attend all sessions 
  • Submit at least 10 treatment reports of their own practice. These must be for friends and family for learners who are not currently working as healthcare professionals, but can be for clients if the learner is a professional currently working with clients. 
  • Submit assignments by deadlines and resubmissions within 4 weeks.
  • Participate in all activities
  • Read from recommended book/article list
  • Demonstrate that they have met all learning objectives. 



Who can apply? 

This course is open to members of medical and allied professions, carers and non-professionals. No prior experience is required.



Assessment methods

Participants need to successfully complete written and practical assessments and report on ten RE treatments to achieve the CI Quality Mark Certificate.



This course provides an excellent CPD training for people in the caring, medical professions as well as those working in the fields of holistic medicine, naturopathy and bodywork. Certificates will be given to all students who complete the course.

Further progression

The Foundation Course allows access to further courses in the Rhythmical Einreibung Programme
Following successful completion of the Foundation Course participants can progress to the Whole Body Einreibung, Five Point Einreibung and Organ Einreibung Courses.  



Course Fees

The course fee is £1,500

Full payment of course fees is required before issuance of Certificate.  Registration for verification and certification of the programmes is included in the course fee. Accommodation, meals and travel costs are in addition.



Course Dates

Module 1: 25-29 October 2021

Module 2: 14-18 February 2022

Module 3: 6-9 June 2022


Full attendance is required to achieve the Quality Mark Certificate.



How To Apply

To apply for a place on the course please download and fill out the forms below and email them, along with the other documents required (listed within the application form), to Chiara Carones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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