Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Techniques

Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Techniques

Start Date: Jan 14th 2019

Duration: 5 days

This course is taught over 5 modules to cover the principles and practice of Deep Tissue followed by three practical days, each covering Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders deep massage, Lower Back manipulation and Gluteal and Leg Work. The final day recaps all techniques taught in the form of informal practical assessments.

The skills and knowledge you will gain from this intensive course will set your professional skills and confidence to a high level of expertise, giving your clients’ effective massage treatments that bring repeat bookings.

Module 1: Principles and practice of Advanced Massage Techniques

  • What is Deep Tissue Massage
  • Local Adaptation syndrome effects on our posture
  • Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
  • Anatomy – the link between skeletal, muscular and nervous system
  • Contraindications
  • Health & Safety
  • Posture Analysis and assessing muscular-skeletal restrictions
  • Trigger points
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Ischemic pressure
  • Dermatomes – nervous plexuses

Module 2: Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders

  • Revision of back, neck and shoulder muscles
  • Postural defects in the upper back
  • Release of tension in the shoulder joint
  • Release of tension in the upper back
  • Dermatomes of the upper back
  • Aftercare and basic exercises

Module 3: Lower Back

  • Revision of lower back muscles
  • Postural defects in the lower back
  • Common lower back disorders
  • Release of tension in the lower back
  • Dermatomes of the lower back
  • Aftercare and basic exercises

Module 4: Gluteal and Leg Muscles

  • Revision of leg muscles
  • Common areas of tension in the leg muscles
  • Release of tension in the gluteal and leg muscles
  • Aftercare and basic exercises

Module 5: Assessment of skills

You will have the opportunity to treat 3 clients with a one hour treatment. You will give a full consultation to each client, prepare a treatment plan and perform a suitable remedial massage using any combination of the many techniques you have learnt over the week. The techniques you will be taught become your extensive “toolbox” but the final day will stretch your evaluation and delivery of techniques required for each of the three clients. This is the day that will cement your learning from the week and is fundamental in gaining your confidence to treat clients in remedial massage.

Entry Requirements

The following qualifications must be held before commencement of this course:

  • L3 certificate in Body Massage
  • L3 Anatomy and Physiology certificate

Course Fees:

£595

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