Continuing Professional Development

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

    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 16 Mar 2019 - Sun 23 Jun 2019, 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 2019 includes:

    Training weekend #1: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2019, Student clinic working with members of the public on Saturday 6th April. Training weekend #2 : Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2019. A public event, 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 June 2019

    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.

     



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 16 Mar 2019 - Sun 23 Jun 2019, 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.



    South India Picture Show

    Sun 26 May 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 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.



    South India Picture Show

    Sun 26 May 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    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.



    What is Pain?

    Sun 02 Jun 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    The Lazy Sunday Afternoon Alternative.
    This 3 hour lecture, launches a new event where SCMT enlists experts in their field to bring you information that is up to date and based on evidence. These lectures are for  complementary therapists from all disciplines including massage therapists & students of massage, health care practitioners, nurses, yoga teachers, doctors, carers and anyone with an interest in the subject.

    Lecture #1
    What is Pain?

    Pain. We will have experienced it at some time in our life, we try to treat it in many different ways, we avoid it wherever possible and sometimes we inadvertently cause it to others…ever wondered what is pain? Do you have client’s who are struggling with pain? Would you like to learn more about what pain is?

    Outline
    What is Pain?
    • Look at common definitions of pain.
    • Understand the difference between acute and chronic pain.
    • Understand the difference between nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
    • Basic understanding of referred pain.
    • Recognize factors affecting an individual’s perception of pain.
    • Recognize the problems of uncontrolled pain.

    Develop a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pain.
    • Including the ‘pain gate theory.’
    • This will include a rudimentary explanation of how some of the commonly used analgesic medications work.

    Using simple pain assessment tools effectively.

    Tea and biscuits provided.

    Your expert: Mick Whincup

    Mick worked as a nurse for 20 years and for 10 of those years worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in pain management (7.5 years in acute pain and 2.5 years in chronic pain.) During that time he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of pain management. He is also experienced in teaching heath care professionals technical aspects of pain and pain management: and also teaching patients how to cope with chronic pain.

    It was while he was working as a CNS in Acute Pain Management that he became interested in using hypnosis as a tool for managing pain and trained as a hypnotherapist.

    He now works as a complementary therapist, using hypnotherapy and reiki, predominantly with cancer patients at the Sheffield charity Cavendish Cancer Care. His experience as a nurse and a complementary therapist means he has a unique knowledge of using both conventional medicine and complementary therapies to manage pain.



    What is Pain?

    Sun 02 Jun 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    Pain. We will have experienced it at some time in our life, we try to treat it in many different ways, we avoid it wherever possible and sometimes we inadvertently cause it to others…ever wondered what is pain? This is the first of our Lazy Sunday Afternoon Alternative. Our expert Mick Whincup will cover the physiological & psychological aspects of pain in our three hour afternoon lecture.



    Hands Free Massage

    Thu 06 Jun 2019 - Fri 07 Jun 2019, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Taught by Craig Foden

    Are you having problems with your hands? – or want to avoid reaching this stage! This course is designed to help massage practitioners to save their fingers, thumbs and wrists (the most common areas of strain for
    practitioners) while being more effective in applying firm pressure. So
    don’t wait for strain to develop – act now.

    Give your hands a holiday and save your career

    This 2-day workshop focuses on ‘soft forearm’ techniques (using the
    bellies of the flexor muscles) that can easily be incorporated into
    familiar massage routines. You’ll learn firm, sweeping strokes and also
    more specific work for the back, the arms and the legs.

    Unfortunately, because the forearms are such powerful massage tools, it’seasy to brutalise clients by using them without skill or sensitivity.
    Therefore this course focuses on HOW you use them.It covers:
    • Learning to ‘feel’ with the forearm – in order to monitor and
    adapt to the client’s responses
    • How to moderate the pressure applied
    • How to blend these techniques smoothly into massage sessions
    • How to support this with good body-use rather than working too hard with
    your arms and shoulders

    “Clients are often amazed at how deep you can get without it hurting.”
    The weekend includes a short introduction to the other main Hands Free
    Massage tools – the ulna (the ‘hard forearm’) and elbow tools – which are
    used to save the thumbs and fist in specific pressure techniques.

    Darien Pritchard is the founder of Hands Free Massage has used his forearms and elbows for 25 years (without which he would have been unable to sustain his career). He was particularly inspired by receiving deep tissue and Hawaiian massage treatments, and adapted these massage ‘tools’ to deliver ‘Swedish Massage-style’ and deep tissue massage techniques. He began calling his approach ‘Hands-Free Massage’ when he started teaching it as a separate course 16 years ago.

    Your teacher Craig Foden, first learnt Hands Free intuitively and also during his SCMT massage training. He went on to train extensively with Darien Pritchard and now is one of the Hands Free tutors. He incorporates Hands Free into his one to one massage work and as an MTI tutor advocates dynamic movement and bodyuse with hands free massage techniques being intrinsic to this process.

     

    Incorporating Hands Free Massage into your practice can save your career!



    Hands Free Massage

    Thu 06 Jun 2019 - Fri 07 Jun 2019, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Give your hands a holiday and save your career. Early Bird Discount available until 4th May 2019



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 04 Aug 2019, 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.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 04 Aug 2019, 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.



    Certificate in Sports Massage over 10 days

    Mon 05 Aug 2019 - Fri 30 Aug 2019,
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    Certificate in Sports Massage for qualified massage therapists.

    Already qualified? already working as a massage therapist? want to add to your skill set?

    Looking for a great training in sports massage? want a fast track? SCMT is offering an in depth course.

    Course content includes:

    • Effective and safe body-use for a sustainable massage career
    • Deep tissue techniques
    • Principles of soft tissue release
    • Postural imbalances
    • Reasons for restrictions & techniques for release,
    • Areas of caution, contraindications
    • Therapeutic relationship, boundaries, j
    • Journal keeping,
    • Code of ethics and legal requirements
    • Professional Practice, insurance, record keeping
    • Principles of neuromuscular technique
    • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage
    • Sports massage history,
    • Massage techniques used in sports massage for injury prevention and maintenance
    • Soft tissue dysfunction, injury awareness and soft tissue healing,
    • Aethiology of injury and injury grading
    • Introduction to pain scales, pain theories
    • Subjective and objective assessment
    • Treatment planning and evaluation of treatment plans
    • Common Sports Injuries
    • Range of Motion Testing (ROM)
    • Safe stretching
    • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
    • Pre, inter and post event massage
    • Sports psychology
    • Use of massage for maintenance and sports performance
    • Principles of fitness and health
    • Sports nutrition

    All of this in 10 days!

    7 Days on-site, in-class training + 1 Event Day + 1 Coaching & Student Clinic Day + 1 Theory & Practical Exam Day = 10 days.

    Dates: 5th-8th August, 17th&18th August, 28th-30th August, plus event day

    Cost £1450 (you may pay by instalments. NB: admin fee applies). To secure your place on the course please pay £100 deposit. You can do this by using our paypal facility or you may transfer to our account by bacs. Want to know more? contact cpd@massage-training.co.uk

     

     

     

     



    Certificate in Sports Massage over 10 days

    Mon 05 Aug 2019 - Fri 30 Aug 2019,
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    7 Days on-site, in-class training + 1 Event Day + 1 Coaching & Student Clinic Day + 1 Theory & Practical Exam Day = 10 days. Cost £1450 (you may pay by instalments). To secure your place on the course please pay £100 deposit.




    Dr Vodder's MLD Basic and Therapy1 Review 2019
    Dates to be confirmed

    DR VODDER’S MLD BASIC AND THERAPY1 REVIEWS 2019:
    Basic: 9th August
    Therapy 1: 10th August
    WITH DEBORAH BERRY

    Basic and Therapy 1 review sessions for Therapists who are qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder method). The full review necessary to upkeep the registration with MLDuk. We will cover Basic and/ or Therapy 1 level practical elements. Problem cases may be discussed, a little theory covered and, when available, new research information shared. More information in the booking form.

    MLD 2019 Review Booking Form

    For questions, please contact Eva on 07749224262




    Dr Vodder's MLD Basic and Therapy1 Review 2019
    Dates to be confirmed

    Basic: 9th August
    Therapy 1: 10th August
    WITH DEBORAH BERRY
    Basic and Therapy 1 review sessions for Therapists who are qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder method). The full review necessary to upkeep the registration with MLDuk.



    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder Method) Intensive (Basic + Therapy 1)

    Mon 12 Aug 2019 - Fri 23 Aug 2019,
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    NB: This course is in two phases. DATES: AUGUST 12th -16th AND 19th – 23rd August 2019

    TUTOR – DEBORAH BERRY

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, yet powerful technique which speeds up the lymphatic system and helps with the removal of waste products from the system by decongesting the tissues. By doing this, it is beneficial for a range of conditions (see prospectus). For example, you will be able to provide pain relief in acute cases, as it helps with the reduction of swelling and bruises (also directly after surgery), and get a different handle on difficult to treat chronic conditions. It is great for injury treatment, headaches and migraines, frozen shoulders etc. It saves the practitioners hands and is physically less demanding than many other forms of therapy, and can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies.

    Training is the most substantial and in-depth training in lymphatic drainage up to Therapy 1 practitioner level in the UK and leads to an internationally recognised qualification.

    The prerequisite for working with members of the public is the successful completion of Basic and Therapy 1. In August 19, these will be taught as an Intensive Basic and Therapy 1 course in quick succession. The format will be 5 days on, 2 days off and 5 days on; the standard is high as one expects from Dr Vodder Academy International – we recommend to stay on-site during the two off days to revise the theory and practice the practical.
    Please note that after successful completion of the Intensive course, you will be able to work on people with an intact lymphatic system. In order to work with people who have a damaged or insufficient lymphatic system resulting in lymphoedema and related conditions, you will also have to complete further training (what’s called Therapy 2 and 3) which, if successful, results in a qualification in decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT); including bandaging and measuring for and selecting appropriate compression garments.

    Deborah Berry has a wonderful, clear way of explaining the complicated lymphatic system and is an excellent teacher also for the practical aspects.

    Please note that the Early Bird for this course runs out on 30th June.

    Please click on this link for the MLD 2019 Sheffield-v5



    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder Method) Intensive (Basic + Therapy 1)

    Mon 12 Aug 2019 - Fri 23 Aug 2019,
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    Learn how to do manual lymphatic drainage and gain an internationally recognised qualifiation in the Dr Vodder method. MLD is a gentle yet powerful technique which speeds up the lymphatic system and helps with the removal of waste products from the system by decongesting the tissues. By doing this, it is beneficial for a range of conditions.



    Postural Analysis (PA) 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).



    Postural Analysis (PA) 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.