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.

    Graduate Programme

    Fri 06 Nov 2020 - Fri 26 Nov 2021, 12:00 am
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    The helping hand you’ve been looking for. Sheffield Centre for Massage Training is delighted to offer a 12 months graduate programme. If you are a newly qualified massage therapist, a practitioner returning to work after a break, if you are feeling isolated and at sea, not sure what to do or floundering, then this series is for you. You can join at any time to suit you.

    Here is what you get for your monthly investment of £29.99 (first ten to sign up to the programme pay £24.99 per month). Less than the price of one massage!

    A flexible plan where you can choose all or some of these options:

      • Consolidate your learning with established tutors – there will obviously be gaps in what you know so hanging out with already established massage therapists means you can revise your knowledge on the spot.
      • Run your practice in a great venue – at a reduced rent, you will be able to run your business from an already up and running massage venue that is Covid 19 ready. All you need to provide are your own massage table coverings and towels.
      • Support to adjust to being qualified – do you have the feeling of a rabbit in headlights? You gain on the spot reassurance and inspiration to help build your confidence.
      • Coaching sessions in small groups -on the spot, hands on practice with an experienced tutor. 4 two hour sessions in your programme.
      • Work at SCMT graduate clinics for professional development – help to build your confidence working with members of the public alongside others in a supportive environment. 6 massages given in your programme and arranged by SCMT.
      • Discount off SCMT CPD courses – you gain 20% discount off the cost of the SCMT CPD courses and you may undertake CPD during your graduate programme.
      • Attendance as a client at the SCMT student clinics – learning comes in many guises. Be a client for free at the SCMT student clinics and receive good massages and expand your repertoire at the same time.
      • Be part of creating a massage therapist community – frequent feedback from graduates is that they feel isolated after qualifying – return to that sense of community, where every participant is part of a good thing!
      • Online supervision in small groups – Six 1 or three 2 hour group supervision sessions in your programme.
      • Practical Support & Mentoring to set up your massage practice – invaluable guidance to enable you to take the biggest most important step…
      • Take part in the SCMT assistant training – enjoy supporting others to learn & grow? why not try out being an assistant on one of the SCMT diploma courses?

    Cost of Graduate programme: £359.88 = £29.99 – per month for 12 months on standing order.

    A commitment to 12 months is required. You may take a break if necessary but you are still subject to payment of your installments over 12 consecutive months. So even though or scheduler seems to say it starts 6th November you can choose your start date for whenever your ready.



    Graduate Programme

    Fri 06 Nov 2020 - Fri 26 Nov 2021, 12:00 am
    More info

    The
    helping hand you’ve been looking for. Sheffield Centre for Massage Training is delighted to offer a 12 months graduate programme. If you are a newly qualified massage therapist, a practitioner returning to work after a break, if you are feeling isolated and at sea, not sure what to do or floundering, then this series is for you.



    Online Supervision Group - with Vicky Gaughan

    Tue 26 Jan 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 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. Activities as well as sharing of concerns, issues and ideas, in the whole group and in small groups & pairs using the zoom breakout rooms. 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 in this challenging year, probably like you’ve never experienced before. And at the same time I want us to maintain inspiration and look for silver linings too.

    I have a plan in mind to offer us some structure for our meeting, as I’ve found this worked well in the last meetings, but I’m open to suggestions too.

    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 months 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 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.

    Places limited so please book early. The cost to you for this group is £10
    NB: Please ask for a reduction if you are impacted financially by Covid19. Contact scmt@massage-training.co.uk for your concession. 



    Online Supervision Group - with Vicky Gaughan

    Tue 26 Jan 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 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.



    Hot Stones Massage with Eva Weltermann

    Sat 30 Jan 2021 - Sun 31 Jan 2021,
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    Hot Stone Massage is a unique treatment, which uses the relaxation effect of deep heat to penetrate deeply into muscles and connective tissue. It cannot only be used for therapeutic and remedial purposes, but also be a highly spiritual experience. Clients report that the heat enables them to relax more easily and more deeply and that there is less soreness if combined with a deep tissue massage.

    For therapists, hot stone therapy offers a way of protecting fingers and thumbs from injury, whilst performing deep work. Hot Stones allow you to incorporate other types of techniques in your work, and to create a completely unique treatment for each client. It is a great way to attract new clients, especially with the colder months coming up.

    The emphasis is on massaging with the stones, body use and session planning for a flowing treatment.
    There will be various sets of stones to work with on the course. It is recommended that you do not buy any stones or hot stones kit before the course.

    This workshop will appeal to the deepest, sensual nature of Massage Therapists. Beautiful basalt pebbles imported from Israel are used in this unique approach to Massage. This weekend will be popular so please book early.

    Please note: the cost of the course does not include basalt pebbles or any associated equipment. SCMT will be providing pebbles to purchase and try out on the course. Please enquire to the training school if you would like more information about heaters and other tools.

    Covid measures are in place.

     



    Hot Stones Massage with Eva Weltermann

    Sat 30 Jan 2021 - Sun 31 Jan 2021,
    More info

    This workshop will appeal to the deepest, sensual nature of Massage Therapists. Beautiful basalt pebbles imported from Israel are used in this unique approach to Massage. This weekend will be popular so please book early.



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 13 Mar 2021 - Sat 19 Jun 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 2021 includes:

    • 4 Saturdays of onsite training
    • A Student clinic working with members of the public
    • Outdoor event date to be arranged
    • Written test & practical assessment

    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 Mar 2021 - Sat 19 Jun 2021, 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. 4 Saturdays from Spring to Summer. Get ready for the festival season!



    Focus on Feet

    Sun 13 Jun 2021, 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 13 Jun 2021, 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.