Continuing Professional Development – for qualified massage therapists

You’ve qualified, now what? Keep going! The Sheffield Centre for Massage Training offers a range of professional courses to help qualified massage therapists develop their practice.

    Online Supervision Group - with Vicky Gaughan

    Thu 28 May 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    This is an online event using  Zoom and is by invitation, after the booking has been received.

    Here is some feedback received from participants:

    ‘…for me it was a great way to connect with different therapists/a wider massage therapist community (and the online approach enables this), your hosting of it primarily too; how you managed the space.. there was room for everyone to speak..I wondered how mics off would feel as, like you said when you introduced it, you felt it needed to be facilitated a bit more ‘rigidly’ but it didn’t actually feel rigid at all, it felt like it flowed and everyone had space if they wanted it. For me too, having you as a facilitator, with your background and my interest with and in trauma and how you frame a lot of things resonates a lot as well as stimulates and increases my own learning/development. Thanks’ – Kathryn Smith

    ‘I’d certainly second everything Kathryn has said. Having had Vicky as my tutor, it’s not just how much she knows, but also the sensitivity with which she treats everyone that makes the session special’ –  GA

    ‘So good to connect – thank you Vicky and everyone’  – LH

    ‘Thank you so much for facilitating a wonderful supervision group, it was a truly a magical space and I so appreciated connecting with other massage
    therapists. I loved the structure of the space, and the five min sharing with the offering of the questions, as well as the readings you offered. I think it was very beautifully and lovingly held and that care really came through on the zoom’ – Marianna Musset

    Outline:

    The model of supervision I’m using on Zoom is not hands on. It involves some physical activity as well as sharing of concerns, issues and ideas. The middle portion of time gives people the space to interact and help each other find solutions or feel a bit more into a knotty issue with your massage work. This approach is both broad and deep.

    I’m offering a space to share how you are feeling at this time of challenge, probably like you’ve never experienced before. And at the same time I want us to maintain inspiration and look for silver linings too, for example, when we get to the other side of this there are going to be many people who will be experiencing touch starvation – it will help you if you are prepared for the part you’ll play by planning for how to offer massage when the time is right.

    I have a plan in mind to offer us some structure for our meeting, as I’ve found this worked well in the last meeting, but I’m open to suggestions too. Some of you don’t really know me so feel free to introduce yourself to me ahead of the meeting.

    As we are all qualified massage therapists we’ve already got a wealth of experience. And though it might not be apparent, this recent development has a very real offering for us all to gain from. You might not even be thinking that way yet. And this also is normal. We can be all over the place and not be able to think things through at times such as this.

    What I know is that support during adversity is crucial, if we are to protect ourselves from the affects these troubling times have brought to our doorstep.

    My credentials:

    Age is my first offering – I’ve been around for a long time. I even took my turn at being chair of MTI a few years ago! I’ve never faced anything like the Covid 19 crisis but as a practitioner and trainer, I’ve survived several financial recessions and other storms. As well as being a massage trainer and the Principal of SCMT, I’ve been a body psychotherapist for nearly 30 years. I have extensive training and experience with academic qualifications to MA level in Counselling and Psychological therapies as well as Hakomi, which I also teach in Lancaster.

    So lets dive in to these uncharted waters together!

    When you join please consider:

    • Yours and others privacy for the duration of the meeting and keep other peoples details confidential after the meeting.
    • We will move around a bit so think of a space where you will be able to move for a short time – we offer an embodied therapy and our body is also a resource.
    • Have pen and paper for any notes you might want to make.
    • Maybe have a glass of water or a cuppa at hand.
    • Be prepared to contribute.
    • On zoom you should have your microphone on mute unless you’re talking. We’ll try not to talk all at once or over each other.
    • Be patient, some of us might not have great bandwith (whatever that means!) so there might be delays and glitches.

    The cost to you for this group is £10 however, I’d like you to pay 50% of this as a voluntary donation to a rough sleepers and homeless charity called Shelter. See www.shelter.org.uk to make your £5 donation – with gratitude.
    NB: Come for free if you are impacted financially by Covid19. Contact scmt@massage-training.co.uk for your concession. 



    Online Supervision Group - with Vicky Gaughan

    Thu 28 May 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Support during adversity is crucial, if we are to protect ourselves from the affects these troubling times have brought to our doorstep. To be ready to return to work resilient in body and mind, use the opportunity of group supervision as a source of support.



    Taking Massage on the Road - Postponed

    Sun 31 May 2020, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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    Taking Massage on the Road.

    If you dream of escaping from your clinic room and going on the road with massage then this is the workshop for you.

    On the ‘Taking Massage on the Road’ workshop Hayley Blogg will take you on a learning journey starting with seated massage techniques and ending with an understanding of how to set up at an event. She will share with you her experience of providing corporate massage, going to shows and events, the pros and cons of event massage and the absolute joy to be gained from providing massage in a field wearing wellies.

    This summer escape and take your hands on an adventure……….

    Hayley has taken her massage chair out on the road into corporate offices, muddy fields, large indoor exhibition halls, sports halls, outdoor events and tattoo studios; has met people from all over the world and learnt so much about how seated massage can help people in so many ways. Come and join her on this one day learning journey and take your massage out on the road!



    Taking Massage on the Road - Postponed

    Sun 31 May 2020, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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    On the ‘Taking Massage on the Road’ workshop Hayley Blogg will take you on a learning journey starting with seated massage techniques and ending with an understanding of how to set up at an event.



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 13 Jun 2020 - Sun 23 Aug 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    A fusion of Ancient & 21st Century Wisdom

    Indian Head Massage originated from the subcontinent and is part of Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). Clothed, seated massage is commonplace in India and is a casual, stress management approach in many households. Because of it’s versatility and portability Indian Head Massage has caught on in the West. The recipient of Indian Head Massage can wear light weight, loose clothes and can receive this kind of treatment indoors or outside – get ready for the festival period!  Indian Head Massage is a treatment that your clients will love and it has many different applications including a marketing tool to promote your practice.

    The SCMT Indian Head Massage Course 2020 includes:

    Training weekend #1: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2020. Training weekend #2 : Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2020. Student clinic working with members of the public on Saturday 28th June. As part of your training you will also take part in a public event/festival, outdoors in a gazebo – dates to be confirmed.

    Theory of traditional Indian Head Massage including related conditions & contraindications, a one hour written exam & a practical assessment with a member of the public: 23rd August 2020

    NB: A period of practice, study and reflective recording away from the course is to be carried out.

    To gain the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training certificate in Indian Head Massage all elements of the course must be completed.

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking should you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.

     



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 13 Jun 2020 - Sun 23 Aug 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    A fusion of Ancient & 21st Century Wisdom. Indian Head Massage is a treatment that your clients will love and it has many different applications including a marketing tool to promote your practice. Get ready for the festival season!



    Deep Tissue Massage

    Sat 11 Jul 2020 - Mon 13 Jul 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    3 Practical Days that will bring your massage onto a new level!
    Please note that we are working on an online component of this course which will be available as a Beta version from mid April. Please email us on cpd@massage-training.co.uk for more information.

     

    Deep Tissue Massage CPD
    Prerequisite: AP&P and bodywork level 3 qualification

    The lines between relaxation massage and deep tissue massage can be blurry. Sometimes, people just ask for a deep tissue massage because they are worried a therapeutic or relaxation massage may not be deep enough for them. Just pressing on harder does not do the trick however, as it just causes pain and potentially damage, without allowing the body to “let you in”. Deep tissue work will always incorporate relaxation, but will be very slow, focusing on specific areas. The lengthening of short muscles and release of fascial restrictions that are brought about by posture, lifestyle, attitudes etc, may involve active participation of the client and is normally done with no or very little lubrication. Sinking deeper, without attempting to coerce the body into submission, is a skill that will keep your practice interesting and attract clients.

    Day 1
    Introduction to deep tissue massage
    Anatomy of deeper structures, cautions & contraindications
    Postural imbalances
    Theory and application,
    Palpation & techniques for release of musculo-skeletal restrictions

    Through the towel techniques
    Ergonomic and effective bodyuse
    Save your fingers and thumbs – focus on forearm, elbow and knuckle use

    Day 2
    Working with fascia: Principles and techniques for direct fascial release
    Going deeper: Working with minimal and no lubrication
    Soft tissue release
    Specific strategies for the upper body, including a focus on side-lying techniques.
    Specific conditions which can be addressed with deep tissue massage

    Day 3
    Specific strategies for the lower body, including a focus on side-lying techniques.
    Specific conditions which can be addressed with deep tissue massage
    Combining it all:
    How to combine a range of techniques learned on this course into a meaningful, flowing, client-centered deep tissue massage

    SCMT’s student-centered Mix & Match approach:
    This course is a 3 Day course. You may, however, opt to do 1, 2 or all 3 days.

    CPD only: Take 1 Day for £130, 2 Days for £240, or all 3 days for £350. Save £20 if booked up to 4 weeks before the event.

    This is what past students say:
    “Great course. I feel I’ve learned a lot that will take my massage to a different level.” Julie
    “Very informative and productive three days. Really enjoyed it!” Carole
    “This course has taught me so much and I can’t wait to put what I’ve leant into practice. The course was very well structured with the right amount of practical/theory time.
    Eva is an absolutely incredible teacher. She is so knowledgeable, patient and friendly and allows the students to learn in a relaxed environment.”
    Kizzy

    This course can be upgraded to a certificate in deep tissue massage.*
    It is also an integral part of our 27 Days Level 4 diploma in Advanced Massage Techniques course, which starts every month.
    *Deep tissue certificate: 7 Days (Includes 3 Deep Tissue Days as above, “Knowing where to work:  Postural Assessment/Bodyreading”, “Introduction to Indirect Myofascial Release” 1 Coaching & Student Clinic Day, Case Studies and Homework, Tutorials, Tutor Guidance and SCMT exams). Time investment: 7 Contact days plus guided learning, a total of 120h.



    Deep Tissue Massage

    Sat 11 Jul 2020 - Mon 13 Jul 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    3 day course in deep tissue massage for qualified massage practitioners. Learn how to safely apply deep techniques and provide a meaningful, individually tailored massage. Focus on ergonomic bodyuse for a lasting career. Includes specific conditions, soft tissue release and direct myofascial release techniques.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 02 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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    This one day course includes a systematic procedure for dealing with incidents and covers topics such as: unconsciousness, bleeding, and resuscitation procedures.

    The day is very much hands-on and the teaching is practical and interactive. All students are involved in all aspects of the teaching and learning and skills are consolidated through continued practice. Paul makes this serious subject exciting and enjoyable.

    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate will need to be renewed every three years.

    NB: The First Aid course is a stand-alone qualification; the assessment of the course is a combination of contact hours and the successful completion of a number of sequential review points. It is essential, therefore, that all students are punctual and attend all the sessions of the day. Lateness may result in a student being turned away. Please take a form of ID (eg.driving licence, passport) to the day.

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking should you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 02 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate should be renewed every three years.



    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the knee and femur head

    Sat 08 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the knee and femur head
     
    ▪ Includes quads, hams, sartorius, gracilis, TFL, adductor group, popliteus, gastrocnemius, psoas, iliacus
     
    Many bodywork therapists wish they could have some pre-treatment assessments to help guide them to appropriate treatment with massage or exercises.
     
    These assessments can also be performed post-treatment to check effectiveness.
     
    • Useful to any massage therapist, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist and soft tissue therapist who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement for both practitioner and client.
    • Attendees will go home armed with some useful assessment skills ready to use in clinic to monitor effectiveness of massage sessions.
     
    Your tutor:
    Jane Langston
    Jane Langston, Author and Tutorane worked for over 20 years in haematology and blood transfusion laboratories within the UK National Health Service and is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science. She went on to develop her skills as an Amatsu practitioner in a busy clinic in Hertfordshire for a further 20 years. Jane is a teacher of Amatsu Soft Tissue Therapy and anatomy and physiology and is a director of Amatsu Training School Ltd and Learn Anatomy Ltd. As a result of many years of teaching, she understands that students needed good strategies to help them learn, retain, and apply anatomical studies. Jane is an Amatsu Therapy representative and Vice Chair of the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies and is an Amatsu advisor to the British Register for Complementary Therapies. Jane has co-authored two books with Earle Abrahamson; “Making Sense of Learning Human Anatomy & Physiology”, and most recently “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” (Handspring Publishing)
     
    You may also be interested in:
    Sunday 9th August 2020:
    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the shoulder
    ▪ Includes rotator cuff group, teres major, coracobrachialis, subclavius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, trapezius, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi
     
    Fee for each day: £120 (Early Bird £100 if paid on or before 5th April)


    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the knee and femur head

    Sat 08 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    More info

    • Useful to any massage therapist, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist and soft tissue therapist who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement for both practitioner and client.
    • Attendees will go home armed with some useful assessment skills ready to use in clinic to monitor effectiveness of massage sessions.



    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the shoulder

    Sun 09 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the shoulder
    ▪ Includes rotator cuff group, teres major, coracobrachialis, subclavius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, trapezius, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi

    Many bodywork therapists wish they could have some pre-treatment assessments to help guide them to appropriate treatment with massage or exercises.

    These assessments can also be performed post-treatment to check effectiveness.

    • Useful to any massage therapist, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist and soft tissue therapist who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement for both practitioner and client.
    • Attendees will go home armed with some useful assessment skills ready to use in clinic to monitor effectiveness of massage sessions.

     
    Your tutor:
    Jane Langston
    Jane Langston, Author and Tutorane worked for over 20 years in haematology and blood transfusion laboratories within the UK National Health Service and is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science. She went on to develop her skills as an Amatsu practitioner in a busy clinic in Hertfordshire for a further 20 years. Jane is a teacher of Amatsu Soft Tissue Therapy and anatomy and physiology and is a director of Amatsu Training School Ltd and Learn Anatomy Ltd. As a result of many years of teaching, she understands that students needed good strategies to help them learn, retain, and apply anatomical studies. Jane is an Amatsu Therapy representative and Vice Chair of the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies and is an Amatsu advisor to the British Register for Complementary Therapies. Jane has co-authored two books with Earle Abrahamson; “Making Sense of Learning Human Anatomy & Physiology”, and most recently “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” (Handspring Publishing)
     
    You may also be interested in:
    Saturday 8th August 2020
    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the knee and femur head

    ▪ Includes quads, hams, sartorius, gracilis, TFL, adductor group, popliteus, gastrocnemius, psoas, iliacus

    Fee for each day: £120 (Early Bird £100 if paid on or before 5th April)



    Anatomy, function and muscle testing of the shoulder

    Sun 09 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    More info

    Learn pre-treatment assessments to help guide you through appropriate treatment with massage or exercises. Useful to any massage therapist, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist and soft tissue therapist who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement for both practitioner and client. Attendees will go home armed with some useful assessment skills ready to use in clinic to monitor effectiveness of massage sessions.

     



    Focus on Feet

    Sun 06 Sep 2020, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    A day totoe weave close up freshen up on feet.

    So you probably covered foot massage in your course and your clients love it…you might start with feet or end and you might visit them during a massage… but do you ever feel that feet are forgotton? that feet are foolish? or that feet are foreign?

    We are going to spend the whole day getting fascinated by feet. We’ll look at different ways to massage the feet but we’ll go further than foot massage. We’ll look at the whole session, how to set it up as well as the massage itself. We’ll also consider bodymind connections and feet in everyday language.

    At the end of the day you’ll have some new tools in your tool box and be able to give a 60 minute foot massage that becomes a favourite with your clients!

    This course is for qualified massage practitioners. You may also attend as a massage student as this day is a good way to extend your knowledge as well as be inspired by qualified therapists.

    Praise for Focus on Feet

    Thanks again for a good day focusing on feet. I enjoyed it and feel fresh with inspiration. Thanks for your creativity and effort it was appreciated very much. Susan

     The day was really well structured and not only did I learn some really useful new techniques and approaches to use in my practice but felt energised and refreshed by spending the day connecting with other massage therapists. Thank-you! Jo

     

     



    Focus on Feet

    Sun 06 Sep 2020, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Fascinating Feet, Flowery Feet, Fancy Feet, Fat Feet, Feeble Feet, Feminine Feet, Fickle Feet, Fierce Feet, Fine Feet, Firm Feet, Flexible Feet. Free them Feet! Come and focus on feet and learn a foot massage that becomes a whole one hour session.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis - Friday

    Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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    This one day course includes a systematic procedure for dealing with incidents and covers topics such as: unconsciousness, bleeding, and resuscitation procedures.

    The day is very much hands-on and the teaching is practical and interactive. All students are involved in all aspects of the teaching and learning and skills are consolidated through continued practice. Paul makes this serious subject exciting and enjoyable.

    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate will need to be renewed every three years.

    NB: The First Aid course is a stand-alone qualification; the assessment of the course is a combination of contact hours and the successful completion of a number of sequential review points. It is essential, therefore, that all students are punctual and attend all the sessions of the day. Lateness may result in a student being turned away. Please take a form of ID (eg.driving licence, passport) to the day.

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking should you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis - Friday

    Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    More info

    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate should be renewed every three years.