Advanced Courses – Continuing Professional Development

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

    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    The free Massage Hub is open again. We’re offering a free monthly 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

    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    More info

    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.



    Pre, inter and post-event massage

    Sat 21 Sep 2019, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Do you want to work at sporting events but are unsure what you can and cannot do, and how to go about it?
     
    Maybe you want to support your local club, or work at sporting events near you?
     
    Regardless if it’s running, cycling, roller derbies, golf, chess or yoga days, massage can be utilised as a tool for preparing muscles beforehand, or loosening up between or after. Or even heighten concentration and calm the nerves (without sending them to sleep!).
     
    If you are unsure which techniques and massage strokes to use, what to avoid, how to recognise injury and problems like heatstroke and dehydration, and what legal requirements you have to fulfil, this day is for you.
     
    A day for MTI qualified massage therapists (level 4), and other massage therapists, minimum level 3. You do NOT have to be sports massage trained to attend this day! Sports massage trained people who want to brush up their knowledge are however welcome.
     
    This day looks at how you can best utilise the techniques you already know, at the right time, and at the right depth.
     
    Get prepared to work at sporting events by learning the A to Z of pre, inter and post-event massage.
     
    Course includes:
     
    – When to massage and how long for
    – What event-specific massage strokes and techniques to use in order to best support the sportsperson
    – What to bring
    – Risk assessment and legal requirements
    – Injury awareness, Injury grades and principles of soft tissue healing
    – Common conditions and signs of potential problems like heatstroke (hyperthermia), hypothermia, dehydration, hypoglycemia, and more
     
     
    A day packed with information to best prepare you for sporting events.
    This day is also part of our level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma (Advanced Massage Techniques and Soft Tissue Therapy), and can be taken at any point in the training.


    Pre, inter and post-event massage

    Sat 21 Sep 2019, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Get prepared for any sporting event! For qualified massage therapists only, level 3 minimum.



    Free Massage Hub

    Mon 30 Sep 2019, 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 30 Sep 2019, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    More info

    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.



    South India Show

    Thu 03 Oct 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 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.



    South India Show

    Thu 03 Oct 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 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.



    Muscle Testing 1 - Knee and Femoral Head

    Sat 18 Jan 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    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. Not only is this good for the practitioner, it gives confidence to the client who can clearly see the improvement.

    This Muscle Testing 1 Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the knee and femoral head including:
    – quadriceps
    – hamstrings
    – sartorius
    – gracilis
    – TFL
    – adductor group
    – popliteus
    – gastrocnemius
    – psoas
    – iliacus

    These tests build on the introduction course (although the introduction is not a prerequisite) and give assessment skills for massage and soft tissue therapists that can be included in a massage therapy session to see if there has been an improvement between pre and post massage/treatment.

    Useful to any massage and soft tissue therapist, Bowen practitioner, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist or bodyworker who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement. Different methods of muscle testing will be taught.

    The course is delivered by Earle Abrahamson & Jane Langston and is supplemented by their book “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” due for publication in October 2019

    Investment:

    £130 (MTI and ATIUK members), limited Early Bird tickets available up to 4 weeks before the event
    £150 (non-MTI/ATIUK members), limited Early Bird tickets available up to 4 weeks before the event

    SPECIAL OFFER – £420 if booking all four days – 18th and 19th January 2020 and 21st and 22nd March 2020

    For more details, contact Eva on cpd@massage-training.co.uk or call 07306144488.



    Muscle Testing 1 - Knee and Femoral Head

    Sat 18 Jan 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    This Muscle Testing 1 Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the knee and femoral head including quadriceps, hamstrings, sartorius, gracilis, TFL, adductor group, popliteus, gastrocnemius, psoas, iliacus. Taught by the authors of “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual”, Jane Langston and Earle Abrahamson.



    Muscle Testing 2 - Foot and Ankle

    Sun 19 Jan 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    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. Not only is this good for the practitioner, it gives confidence to the client who can clearly see the improvement.

    Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the foot and ankle including:
    – tibialis anterior and posterior
    – fibularis group
    – extensor and flexor hallucis longus
    – extensor and flexor digitorum longus and brevis
    – soleus
    – gastrocnemius
    These tests give assessment skills for massage and soft tissue therapists that can be included in a massage therapy session to see if there has been an improvement between pre and post massage/treatment.

    Useful to any massage and soft tissue therapist, Bowen practitioner, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist or bodyworker who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement. Different methods of muscle testing will be taught.

    The course is delivered by Earle Abrahamson & Jane Langston and is supplemented by their book “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” due for publication in October 2019

    Investment:

    £130 (MTI and ATIUK members), limited Early Bird tickets at £110 available up to 4 weeks before the event
    £150 (non-MTI/ATIUK members), limited Early Bird tickets at £130 available up to 4 weeks before the event

    SPECIAL OFFER – £420 if booking all four days – 18th and 19th January 2020 and 21st and 22nd March 2020

    For more details, contact Eva on cpd@massage-training.co.uk or call 07306144488.

    Book your place by going to www.massage-training.co.uk



    Muscle Testing 2 - Foot and Ankle

    Sun 19 Jan 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the foot and ankle including:
    – tibialis anterior and posterior
    – fibularis group
    – extensor and flexor hallucis longus
    – extensor and flexor digitorum longus and brevis
    – soleus
    – gastrocnemius



    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!



    Muscle Testing 3 - Shoulder

    Sat 21 Mar 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    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. Not only is this good for the practitioner, it gives confidence to the client who can clearly see the improvement.

    Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the shoulder including:
    – rotator cuff group
    – teres major
    – coracobrachialis
    – subclavius
    – rhomboids
    – levator scapulae
    – trapezius
    – pectoralis major
    – latissimus dorsi

    These tests give assessment skills for massage and soft tissue therapists that can be included in a massage therapy session to see if there has been an improvement between pre and post massage/treatment.

    Useful to any massage and soft tissue therapist, Bowen practitioner, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist or bodyworker who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement. Different methods of muscle testing will be taught.

    The course is delivered by Earle Abrahamson & Jane Langston and is supplemented by their book “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” due for publication in October 2019

    Investment:

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – £110/£130 if booked before 21st February 2020

    £130 (MTI and ATIUK members)
    £150 (non-MTI/ATIUK members)

    SPECIAL OFFER – £420 if booking all four days – 18th and 19th January 2020 and 21st and 22nd March 2020

    For more details, contact Eva on cpd@massage-training.co.uk or call 07306144488.



    Muscle Testing 3 - Shoulder

    Sat 21 Mar 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    More info

    Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the shoulder including: rotator cuff group, teres major, coracobrachialis, subclavius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, trapezius, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi



    Muscle Testing 4 - Hand and Elbow

    Sun 22 Mar 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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    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. Not only is this good for the practitioner, it gives confidence to the client who can clearly see the improvement.

    Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the hand and elbow including:
    – opponens pollicis
    – opponens digitorum minini
    – brachioradialis
    – pronator quadratus
    – pronator teres
    – supinator
    – biceps brachii
    – triceps brachii

    These tests give assessment skills for massage and soft tissue therapists that can be included in a massage therapy session to see if there has been an improvement between pre and post massage/treatment.

    Useful to any massage and soft tissue therapist, Bowen practitioner, Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, personal trainer, reflexologist or bodyworker who wish to tailor each session or treatment to suit each client. It also gives clear evidence of improvement. Different methods of muscle testing will be taught.

    The course is delivered by Earle Abrahamson & Jane Langston and is supplemented by their book “Muscle Testing: A Concise Manual” due for publication in October 2019

    Investment

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – £110/£130 if booked before 22nd February 2020

    £130 (MTI and ATIUK members)
    £150 (non-MTI/ATIUK members)

    SPECIAL OFFER – £420 if booking all four days – 18th and 19th January 2020 and 21st and 22nd March 2020

    For more details, contact Eva on cpd@massage-training.co.uk or call 07306144488.



    Muscle Testing 4 - Hand and Elbow

    Sun 22 Mar 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    More info

    Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for muscles crossing the hand and elbow including opponens pollicis, opponens digitorum minini, brachioradialis, pronator quadratus, pronator teres, supinator, biceps brachii, triceps brachii.



    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.