Advanced Massage Techniques


In Shaftesbury and Ash

£ 600 VAT inc.

Register to this Advanced massage techniques Course and become and excellent Bodywork Therapist!

  • Duration

    5 Days

Would you like to update your skills and techniques as a Bodywork therapist? If the answer is yes, this course is made for you! The Advanced Massage Techniques Course will help you achieve your goal.
This 5-day course is for those Bodywork Therapists who wish to update their knowledge. It assists Students to broaden their range of skills in Bodywork and facilitates increased awareness of issues of health and disease (physical and mental) in relation to the application of Bodywork Therapies.

This course is currently available as 5 individual days; each day being a Post-graduate Training Course in its own right. Should students amass all five days they will be awarded with an Advanced Massage Certificate of Qualification on completion of the fifth course. Please follow the course links below to view details and to book on individual days.

Individual days: Deep Tissue Massage (DTM), Strain/Counter Strain Techniques (SCS), Soft Remedial Massage (SRM), MET & STD (MET), Trigger Points Massage' (TRI).

There will be time on the course to address the needs of individual Students and if there is anything specific that you would like to be included please give us 2 weeks notice so that paperwork can be prepared.



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Ash (Surrey)
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Ash Hill Road, Ash, Aldershot, Surrey, GU12 5DP

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Shaftesbury (Dorset)
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Stour Row, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0QW

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About this course

Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (30 category A Points).

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  • Massage
  • Massage Techniques
  • Muscular System
  • Philosophy
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Neuro-muscular Techniques
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Contra-indications
  • Palpation
  • Breast Congestion

Course programme

Please note that some of the topics listed below are given as home-study.

Topics addressed on Day 1
  • Strain/Counter-strain Techniques
  • Massage - Limitations & Boundaries
  • Cautions and Contra-indications
  • Muscular System
  • Philosophy of Change
  • Chinese Self-Massage
Topics addressed on Day 2
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Soft Tissue Manipulation
  • Neuro-muscular techniques
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Therapeutic touch
  • Main Muscles of the Body
  • Cautions & Contra-indications
Topics addressed on Day 3
  • Deep Tissue Techniques - when to use them
  • Soft Tissue v Deep Tissue - what is the difference?
  • Palpation and how to find the problem(s)
  • How misaligned vertebrae can affect the body
  • Addressing problems within the soft tissue as an alternative to referring Clients to another Practitioner: using Deep Tissue Techniques
  • Cautions and Contra-indications
  • Fascia Release
  • Taking better care of yourself and your joints by decreasing the pressure and strain that you will naturally receive when working regularly: using 'hands-free' techniques
  • Intensive working on the Back and how to adapt the techniques shown to use on any part of the body
  • How to incorporate the techniques into existing routines.
  • Review of the Muscular System
Topics addressed on Day 4
  • Trigger Points
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Palpation
  • Stretching Trigger Point Areas
  • Cautions and Contra-indications
  • Sensitivity & 'Grip' Strength Test
Topics addressed on Day 5
  • Soft Remedial Massage Techniques
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Emotional Stress Release to Relieve Pain
  • Releasing Past Trauma
  • Breast Congestion
  • Conditions: The Injury League
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Muscles & Meridians associated with Injuries/Disorders
  • Meridian 'running' & 'flushing'
  • Chinese Energy Clock

Please note: This Course is a Post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.

Advanced Massage Techniques

£ 600 VAT inc.