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.

    Deep Tissue Massage

    Tue 11 Aug 2020 - Thu 13 Aug 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 this course has an online component, which takes 10 to 20 hours and can be started anytime before the course, from 3rd June 2020, during or after the course. The online component, which covers most of the theoretical background and anatomy essentials, as well as an introduction to the right setup, bodyuse and use of elbow, forarms, knuckles and fists, can also be taken separately. More information below.

    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 force the body, is a skill that will keep your practice interesting and attract clients.

     

    We recommend you purchase “A Visual Guide to Deep Tissue Massage” by Art Riggs and “Trail Guide to the Body” by Andrew Biel to accompany this course.

    Day 1
    Please note that most of the content of Day 1 has now been put online and extended for preparation for the course (marked with an *). The online course is meant to make people who are a bit shaky on anatomy and conditions to revise. Any guided homework submitted also counts towards our higher level diploma course. The homework for this course is however voluntary. You will receive login details to our learning environment after you have purchased the course.

    Ideally, you will go through the content of the online course before the practical days, but you can also use the content for revision alongside or after the course.

    Introduction to deep tissue massage*
    Anatomy of deeper structures, cautions & contraindications*
    Postural imbalances*, including recognising pelvic rotations and leg length discrepancies.
    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*

    Breathing patterns: How to recognise them, what effect they have and how we can support change
    Working with ribs and the diaphragm

    Day 2
    Working with fascia: Principles and techniques for direct fascial release
    Going deeper: Working with minimal and no lubrication
    Soft tissue release
    Specific conditions which can be addressed with deep tissue massage, relevant techniques
    Strategies for the upper body.
    Side-lying techniques for the upper body.

    Day 3
    Specific conditions which can be addressed with deep tissue massage, relevant techniques
    Specific strategies for the lower body, including side-lying techniques.

    Combining it all:
    How to combine a range of techniques learned on this course into a meaningful, flowing, client-centered deep tissue massage

    The fee for this 3 day course £350. When you book onto this course, you also get our Introduction to Deep Tissue Massage online course, which has a value of £49. The practical days take what is being introduced in the online course much further. Please note that for insurance purposes and in accordance with the guidelines of our governing bodies, you will need to take the practical days in order to put deep tissue massage on your insurance. The online element, if fully completed, can however count towards your CPD points (20h+ if all guided homework is submitted). Please note that the homework from this course also will also count towards our higher level Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma course, which we are currently redeveloping to new guidelines.

     

    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 learnt 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.”
    Kizz



    Deep Tissue Massage

    Tue 11 Aug 2020 - Thu 13 Aug 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, trigger point work, soft tissue release and direct myofascial release techniques.



    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
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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.



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 20 Mar 2021, 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:

    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 20 Mar 2021, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    More info

    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!