"The MTI diploma offered by SCMT was an amazing experience. I feel privileged to have been part of a wonderful group of students that shared an inspiring journey through the course."

Continuing Professional Development

The Sheffield Centre for Massage Training offers a range of professional courses to help qualified massage therapists develop their practice.

    Body Reading (Postural Analysis) for Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers

    Sat 24 Aug 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    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, and is an integrated part of our Deep Tissue Massage Certificate and Advanced Massage Techniques Module (Sports & Remedial Massage level 4 Diploma).

    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.



    Body Reading (Postural Analysis) for Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers

    Sat 24 Aug 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Learn common postural patterns, assessment guidelines, what your findings may indicate, and how they can inform your treatment in a Body Reading day.



    Deep Tissue Massage (3 days)

    Thu 29 Aug 2019 - Sat 31 Aug 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 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.
    • and lower body
    • 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
    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.
    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” 6 hours, 1 Coaching & Student Clinic Day, Case Studies and Homework, Tutorials, Tutor Guidance and SCMT exams).


    Deep Tissue Massage (3 days)

    Thu 29 Aug 2019 - Sat 31 Aug 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Deep Tissue Massage Course for qualified practitioners. Focus on bodyuse, side-lying work and injuries & conditions. Can be taken as individual days or complete certficated course. Sinking deeper, without attempting to coerce the body into submission, is a skill that will keep your practice interesting and attract clients.



    Introduction to Muscle Testing

    Fri 13 Sep 2019, 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.

    The Introduction to Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for lower back and pelvis including:
    – Latissimus dorsi
    – Psoas major
    – Piriformis
    – Tensor Fasciae Latae
    – Gluteus medius
    – Gluteus maximus
    – Quadratus lumborum.

    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. Subsequent sets will be taught in future workshops.

    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.

    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

    Biographies

    Earle Abrahamson holds qualifications in human movement sciences, clinical psychology, and pedagogy. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of East London, UK. He has over 20 years of experience in education and clinical practice and module-leads the functional clinical anatomy course. Earle is director at Learn Anatomy Ltd and Hands-On Training Ltd. He is the national chairman of the Massage Training Institute, vice-chairman of the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies, and elected member to the massage therapy professional subject board on the Complementary and Natural Health Council. Earle is a practising soft tissue therapist who actively uses muscle testing to assess and treat a wider range of injuries and pathologies.
    Jane Langston 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 on the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies and is an Amatsu advisor to the British Register for Complementary Therapies.

    Investment:

    MTI members: £130  – Early Bird until 13th August 2019: £110
    non-MTI: £150 – Early Bird until 13th August 2019: £130

    To book, contact Eva on cpd@massage-training.co.uk or call 07306144488



    Introduction to Muscle Testing

    Fri 13 Sep 2019, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    More info

    The Introduction to Muscle Testing Course includes assessment techniques for lower back and pelvis. 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.