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.

    South India Show - Free Information Evening

    Tue 17 Mar 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    This is a free event for anyone who is thinking about joining us on our annual unique holiday. The cost of the two week Ayurvedic Experience & Tour is £2600 all inclusive. Come along and meet Vicky Gaughan, the group leader. Hear about last years holiday in a fun & informative presentation. Drink Chai and nibble on Indian snacks and find out more.

    There will be a quiz offered to win £300 discount on this holiday.

     

    Here is a short film.

    Please see the detailed Itinerary for Ayurvedic Experience & Tour



    South India Show - Free Information Evening

    Tue 17 Mar 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    More info

    This is a free event for anyone who is thinking about joining us on our annual unique holiday. Come along and meet Vicky Gaughan, the group leader. Drink Chai and nibble on Indian snacks and find out more about the quiz to win £300 discount on this years holiday.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 19 Apr 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 19 Apr 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.



    Postural Analysis

    Fri 01 May 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Postural Analysis (PA) for Massage Therapists

    Learn common postural patterns, assessment guidelines, what your findings may indicate, and how they can inform your treatment.

    Postural analysis, in conjunction with a dialogue with the client, can give both client and therapist vital clues about how musculo-skeletal deviations may contribute to possible symptoms.

    We look at reasons for deviations, the role of muscles and fascia, and discuss treatment options.

    This day gives 7 hours CPD and be taken on its own, or in conjunction with our Deep Tissue Massage or Advanced Massage Techniques Modules.

    Next date: Friday 1st May 2020
    Time: 10am to 5.30pm
    Cost: £110 (£90 if booked 4 weeks or more in advance).



    Postural Analysis

    Fri 01 May 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Learn common postural patterns, assessment guidelines, what your findings may indicate, and how they can inform your treatment.



    Deep Tissue Massage

    Sat 02 May 2020 - Mon 04 May 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    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
    Ergonomic and effective bodyuse
    Save your fingers and thumbs – focus on forearm, elbow and knuckle use

    Day 2

    Going deeper: Working with minimal and no lubrication
    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

    Working with fascia: Principles and techniques for direct fascial release
    Specific strategies for the lower body, including a focus on side-lying techniques.
    Specific conditions which can be addressed with 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 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: 6 Days (Includes 3 Deep Tissue Days as above, “Knowing where to work: Introduction to Postural Assessment/Bodyreading”, 1 Coaching & Student Clinic Day, Case Studies and Homework, Tutorials, Tutor Guidance and SCMT exams).



    Deep Tissue Massage

    Sat 02 May 2020 - Mon 04 May 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    A 3 day course. 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.



    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!



    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
    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.



    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)
     
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    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.