Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Course overview
Deep tissue Massage is a very specific treatment, and we will show you how to work below the superficial connective tissue

Deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are quite different. The intent is to break up old structural and habitual patterns, this will allow the free flow of oxygen and nutrients to the body to help heal the tissues quickly and allow the muscles to breathe again.

On this 1 day course we will learn a number of Deep Tissue Massage techniques, and examine the theory and practise of Neuro–Muscular Techniques such as trigger point therapy and palpation skills.

The course aims to help you develop and advance your massage techniques, enabling you to be more confident and specific in your treatments.

This gives the potential to expand your client base as you will be able to offer more than just a relaxing massage. You will be able to treat clients with muscular pain and tenderness and lack of flexibility with more confidence.

Who is the course for?

The course has been uniquely devised for practising and final year therapists of all disciplines who hold professional insurances that will cover them for the use of massage within their scope of practice, and who have an interest in developing and enhancing their clinical skills.

A working knowledge of massage (any particular style) is required.

What will I learn?

This is a hands-on practical day and you will learn:
How to locate and treat tired, tense muscles
Specific techniques for Deep Tissue Massage.The Causes of musculo-skeletal problems, such as injury and trauma.
Checking muscle alignment
Importantly the contraindications to deep tissue massage.
Develop the use of a number of specific Neuromuscular-skeletal techniques.
How to observe and help treat common postural deficiencies.
Develop your palpation skills further.
Trigger Point Therapy
Neuromuscular stroking.
Body positioning, couch height and posture for the therapist

How many hours CPD

7 hours CPD.

The day will run from 10 am to 5 pm.

Cathy Alderson

Shepherds House, Guys Campus, Great Maze Pond, London.

Other information

You will be supplied with a full set of notes, detailing all techniques demonstrated and performed throughout the day and issued with a CPD Certificate of Attendance.

Refreshments and lunch sadly are not provided.

You will need to bring a pen or pencil, we will be providing everything else; full colour course notes, all of the training equipment etc.

You will be formatively assessed throughout the course by the tutor, with them providing you with constructive feedback and instruction.

All participants must be prepared to give and receive treatments during the training, and a must be over 18 years old.

If you are fasting for religious or other reasons you must inform the tutor before the course commences.

As a participant you must have a sound working knowledge of the body, and hold a minimum of a level 3 qualification in massage.

Due to the practical hands on nature of the course the minimum number of participants is 6.