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.

    Free Massage Hub

    Mon 20 Jan 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    The free Massage Hub is open again on Monday evening. This is the for anyone associated with SCMT, either graduates or students. Come and do massage swaps, practice a new technique you’ve learned in CPD, cram for a test or exam, chill out and read books from our wonderful library, help yourself to a range of herb teas, plan you’re next move, whatever! We are delighted to offer you our lovely space for free.



    Free Massage Hub

    Mon 20 Jan 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    Free Massage Hub is open. Do you need to practice your massage skills, research for an essay or prepare for a presentation? Make use of the lovely Mudra space.



    FREE CPD Showcase

    Sat 25 Jan 2020, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    Are you a qualified massage practitioner looking to expand your skills?

    SCMT offers a range of CPD (continuous professional development) courses.

    Come to one or all of our 90min information events, learn a technique and find out more about:
    10am Pregnancy Massage
    12.30pm Sports Massage
    2.30 pm Deep Tissue Massage
    4.30pm  Advanced Techniques and Soft Tissue Therapy

    You can come to all or just one…

    Prerequisite: Level 3 Body Massage & AP&P (Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology).



    FREE CPD Showcase

    Sat 25 Jan 2020, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    Are you a qualified massage practitioner looking to expand your skills?
    SCMT offers a range of CPD (continuous professional development) courses. You are invited to our FREE CPD showcase where you’ll learn a technique and find out more about the CPD on offer in 2020



    Hot Stones Massage with Eva Weltermann

    Sat 08 Feb 2020 - Sun 09 Feb 2020,
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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 spa_massage_mastheadworkshop 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. 



    Hot Stones Massage with Eva Weltermann

    Sat 08 Feb 2020 - Sun 09 Feb 2020,
    More info

    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.



    Pregnancy Massage Course

    Thu 20 Feb 2020 - Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    Looking to expand your clientele and gain new skills?
    Wanting to work with clients through pregnancy but unsure how?

    This pregnancy massage course aimed at qualified therapists will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work safely and confidently with pregnant clients throughout each trimester of pregnancy. You’ll learn about the changes that occur within the body, common complaints and how to address them, and contraindications and how to work safely with any issues your client may be facing on their journey to becoming a mother.

    Your tutor, Claire Taylor, has been qualified and working as a therapist for 10 years, working with pregnant clients for over 6 years.
    For a more detailed breakdown of course content please request a copy of the course information brochure.

    Cost for this 2 day course: £180 Early Discount price £160 if booked by 26th January 2020
    Course dates:
    Thursdays 20th & 27th February 2020

    Please note that you need to attend the two days to receive the certificate.



    Pregnancy Massage Course

    Thu 20 Feb 2020 - Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    This pregnancy massage course aimed at qualified therapists will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work safely and confidently with pregnant clients throughout each trimester of pregnancy. You’ll learn about the changes that occur within the body, common complaints and how to address them, and contraindications and how to work safely with any issues your client may be facing on their journey to becoming a mother.



    Free Massage Hub

    Mon 24 Feb 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Book here

    The free Massage Hub is open again on Monday evening. This is the for anyone associated with SCMT, either graduates or students. Come and do massage swaps, practice a new technique you’ve learned in CPD, cram for a test or exam, chill out and read books from our wonderful library, help yourself to a range of herb teas, plan you’re next move, whatever! We are delighted to offer you our lovely space for free.



    Free Massage Hub

    Mon 24 Feb 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    More info

    Free Massage Hub is open. Do you need to practice your massage skills, research for an essay or prepare for a presentation? Make use of the lovely Mudra space.



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 07 Mar 2020 - Sun 28 Jun 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 7th & Sunday 8th March 2020. Training weekend #2 : Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 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: 14th June 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 07 Mar 2020 - Sun 28 Jun 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 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. 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.



    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.



    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.