Deep Tissue Massage

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat 11 Jul 2020 - Mon 13 Jul 2020
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Category : Continuing Professional Development - for qualified massage therapists


3 Practical Days that will bring your massage onto a new level!
Please note that we are working on an online component of this course which will be available as a Beta version from mid April. Please email us on cpd@massage-training.co.uk for more information.

 

Deep Tissue Massage CPD
Prerequisite: AP&P and bodywork level 3 qualification

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

Through the towel techniques
Ergonomic and effective bodyuse
Save your fingers and thumbs – focus on forearm, elbow and knuckle use

Day 2
Working with fascia: Principles and techniques for direct fascial release
Going deeper: Working with minimal and no lubrication
Soft tissue release
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
Specific strategies for the lower body, including a focus on side-lying techniques.
Specific conditions which can be addressed with deep tissue massage
Combining it all:
How to combine a range of techniques learned on this course into a meaningful, flowing, client-centered 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 is what past students say:
“Great course. I feel I’ve learned a lot that will take my massage to a different level.” Julie
“Very informative and productive three days. Really enjoyed it!” Carole
“This course has taught me so much and I can’t wait to put what I’ve leant into practice. The course was very well structured with the right amount of practical/theory time.
Eva is an absolutely incredible teacher. She is so knowledgeable, patient and friendly and allows the students to learn in a relaxed environment.”
Kizzy

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: 7 Days (Includes 3 Deep Tissue Days as above, “Knowing where to work:  Postural Assessment/Bodyreading”, “Introduction to Indirect Myofascial Release” 1 Coaching & Student Clinic Day, Case Studies and Homework, Tutorials, Tutor Guidance and SCMT exams). Time investment: 7 Contact days plus guided learning, a total of 120h.


Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
All 3 days
By booking all 3 days together you gain £40 discount.
£350.00
2 days together
By booking two days together you gain £20 discount. Please confirm which two days you are booking by emailing cpd@massage-training.co.uk
£240.00
Day 1
ntroduction to deep tissue massage Anatomy of deeper structures, cautions & contraindications Postural imbalances Theory and application, Palpation & techniques for release of musculo-skeletal restrictions Through the towel techniques Ergonomic and effective bodyuse Save your fingers and thumbs – focus on forearm, elbow and knuckle use
£130.00
Day 2
Working with fascia: Principles and techniques for direct fascial release Going deeper: Working with minimal and no lubrication Soft tissue release Specific strategies for the upper body, including a focus on side-lying techniques. Specific conditions which can be addressed with deep tissue massage
£130.00