Deep Tissue Massage Workshop

Our Deep Tissue Massage workshops will enhance and broaden your skills. Learn to integrate deep tissue massage into your practice, without injury to yourself or your client. You will therefore have the potential to increase your client base. Develop palpation skills, learn to feel different layers of muscle tissue and adhesion’s. Discover which areas require more focused treatment and learn to treat them effectively. Efficient and effective warming techniques to relevant areas will enable you to access deeper restricted muscles and fascia, you will gain better results and therefore more word of mouth referrals.

Entry requirement: Massage Qualification

Certificate of attendance issued. 

Deep Tissue Massage for Back: October 3rd 2017: 

“The main cause for work days lost was musculoskeletal conditions (neck and back pain), leading to 31 million days lost” NHS. Learn invaluable techniques to keep your patients healthy, active, mobile and pain free. Back-ache is the most common complaint we are presented with as therapists. Learn invaluable techniques, including mobilizations and muscle energy techniques for those awkward to shift back problems. Review relevant muscles, address common disorders and learn effective assessment procedures. Your patients will be overjoyed with the improved results. An essential addition to any therapists toolbox.

7 CPD points awarded by APNT.

Deep Tissue Techniques for Neck and Chest: October 17th 2017: 

Invaluable techniques, for those ‘difficult to shift’ neck problems. Reduce pain and increase mobility. Review neck muscles, address common disorders such as whiplash, frozen shoulder, kyphosis. Discover how breathing restrictions may lead to anxiety. Learn to effectively treat and open the chest to reduce this vicious cycle. Thus improve the physical as well as emotional health of patients. Effectively treat the elusive scalenes and sternocleidomastoid! Learn to assess and re-asses neck mobility and witness increased ROM (range of movement). A must for all therapists.

7 CPD points awarded by APNT.

Deep Tissue Massage for Shoulder and Arm: October 31st 2017:

In-depth anatomy, common disorders, assessment and treatment. Advanced techniques to include deep tissue massage & positional release; mobilizations, METs and home care advice included. Learn to treat frozen shoulder and repetitive strain injuries. Invaluable workshop to enhance your career.

7 CPD points awarded by APNT.

Deep Tissue Massage for Hip and Leg: November 14th 2017:

Our hips and legs have strong powerful muscles, learn to warm these deeply in order to access and treat deeper muscles. Learn to observe and evaluate what needs treating. Work through the Gluteals, access pirifomis effectively. Release the ITB and witness the changes to the entire physiology of the leg. Acknowledge the importance of muscular balance. Review your muscles, learn to asses and treat common disorders including Sciatica and piriformis syndrome. Gain a deeper understanding of how the leg muscles effect the lower back and posture. Invaluable.

7 CPD points awarded by APNT

Advanced techniques: January 23rd 2018:

To reduce pain and increase mobility whilst protecting your body. Myofascial Release techniques including sacro-lumbar disengagement. Incredibly effective muscle energy techniques (MET’s) for:

  • Adductors.
  • Hamstrings.
  • Quads.
  • Hip flexors.
  • Quadratus Lumborum

Become familiar with stretch and advanced Mobilisations with an influence from Thai massage. STR (soft tissue release) and NMT (neuro-muscular techniques). You will be amazed at the results you get with these varied and effective techniques.

7 CPD points awarded by APNT

Seated, deep tissue massage. Body-weight-on-shoulder.

These techniques have made a huge difference to my practice, I am getting better, longerlasting results, and my patients are overjoyed. I am now getting more word of mouth referals, which saves on advertising – money very well spent. I will be back to do more

JJ

Deep Tissue Massage: Effective seated techniques.

An abundance of information and new techniques, but I was not overloaded. Good, clear demos and instruction, with helpful corrections along the way. I gained so much confidence in just one day, that I have booked onto several more CPD days.

JW

Deep Tissue Massage for the Quadratus Lumborum.

Fantastic course, inspirational content and exemplary delivery. I would highly recommend these study days.

BS

Deep Tissue Massage: re-enforced hands.

Ruth is a fantastic tutor and I felt totally supported throughout. I will implement these new techniques immediately.

Helen Watts.

What will the Deep Tissue Massage Workshop cover?

A variety of

  • Effective warming with forearm and fists.
  • Compression and stretching techniques to work deeply into the muscles and fascia.
  • Applying deep tissue massage while safe-guarding your hands, fingers, thumbs and wrists.
  • Explore using all your available tools including your forearms, fists and elbows.
  • Techniques for increasing the depth and pressure plus experimenting with couch height.
  • Using alternatives to oil in order to apply deeper pressure.
  • Develop palpation skills, feel different layers of muscles.
  • Explore who would benefit from and when to consider integrating deep tissue massage into your practice – indications and contraindications.

Are these workshops for me?

Yes, if you:

  • Want to increase your client base by offering deep tissue as well as Swedish/holistic massage.
  • Want to prevent overuse injuries eg. of thumbs/wrists
  • Are ready to improve your treatment outcomes for your clients.
  • Are looking for a less strenuous way to apply effective deep tissue massage techniques.
  • Are interested in further developing your qualifications and are considering Remedial/Sports courses.

Invaluable techniques introduce them successfully and use them effectively.

Deep Tissue Massage 2017-18

Back: October 3rd 2017

Neck & Chest: October 17th 2017

Shoulder & Arm: October 31st 2017

Hip & Leg: November 14th 2017

Advanced Massage Techniques: January 23rd 2018

Time: 10-5pm.

Course Fee: £95 per one day course.

Fees are non-refundable, unless 4 weeks notice is given and the deposit can then be transferred to another course. Your fee will confirm your place on the course and your commitment to training.

Certificate of attendance and 7 CPD points.

Deep Tissue Massage, sacro-lumbar decompression.

I used some of the new techniques on a couple of  hospice patients today. In bed, gentle sustained traction to legs and arms. Plenty of pushing and relaxing over the towels. They hadn’t experienced it before and loved those elements. Both commented on feeling of space and effect throughout the body. The memory of touch lasted well after I finished contact. So really positive for them and I really enjoyed it. Good all round. Thanks for your teaching!

Louise