Deep Tissue Techniques TEST PAGE

Safety is the keynote of this workshop! Techniques which are safe and effective for both you and your clients. We explore different working postures and using your arms, elbows, table height and body weight to reduce the strain on your wrist and finger joints to and increase your working life and reduce injuries. Useful for any amount of pressure you choose to work with.

Deep Tissue work is not simply a matter of pressing harder. You will learn how to work both deeply and effectively for your client without causing unnecessary pain, damage or contra-actions. You will gain the confidence to work deeply and know when it is safe to do so, and you will learn when less pressure can actually be more effective. You will also practice repositioning clients for the most effective treatment.

A major focus is safety for you, the therapist. I will help you to assess your own working posture and personal risk factors and demonstrate how to avoid injuries by using your body effectively and safely. We will use some hands free techniques, and you will explore different working postures and using your arms, elbows, table height and body weight to reduce the strain on your wrist and finger joints.

This workshop is 2 days, with time in-between given to practice the techniques learned on day one so your work may be checked, refined and expanded upon during day two.
On this course you will:

  • Observe and analyse working posture, with attention to your own personal risk factors and requirements
  • Discover and implement the key principles to remember when working deeply
  • Observe and practice using your forearms, elbows and reinforced hands, fingers and thumbs for safe working
  • Gain knowledge of the ’10 second rule’ and how this protects your client
  • Determine and practice repositioning the clients for the most effective treatment
  • Discuss and review contraindications and cautions

You will receive an interactive workbook which includes pictures and room for your notes, giving you an ongoing reference from the day. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

Many Associations accept this course for CPD and many are self-certifying. It is the responsibility of the Student to check with their Association. If necessary, the course syllabus can be provided.

You don’t need to bring any equipment or materials for the course as everything you need will be provided. (There may be some ‘away’ dates that require equipment, which you will be told about in advance.) The majority of the sessions are practical and you should dress accordingly.

Great tuition and demonstrations. I felt at ease about asking questions or for repeat demos. I enjoyed the personal tuition within a caring small group.

— Pat Frampton, Farnham

This course is suitable for:
Anyone with a massage, sports massage or sport therapy qualification. Other manual therapy body workers may be appropriate – please enquire.

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Trigger Point Massage TEST PAGE

There has been a lot of discussion and dispute about Trigger Points, and we will look at the different theories during the day and explore the controversy. We will work from a traditional standpoint; how to understand and treat referred pain and how to determine where the real problem area is – which is not always where your client reports feeling pain. Knowledge of trigger points and how to treat them will make your treatments much more effective and these methods can be incorporated into your normal massage treatments.

We will explore the probable causes of trigger points, what happens physiologically, and how to identify them. We will discuss various techniques used to treat trigger points, and you will learn and practice two release methods appropriate for massage therapists and which can be incorporated easily into your regular treatments.

During the day you will:

  • Discuss the theory of trigger points: basic physiology, how they caused referred pain in predictable areas, how this knowledge will affect your treatment, and treatment methods.
  • Use palpation to identify trigger points.
  • Observe and practice massage techniques of stroking and compression to relieve trigger points.
  • Review contraindications to massaging trigger points
  • Discuss how clients may make changes in their habits to avoid creating muscle tension and trigger points
  • Explore how to integrate trigger point massage into your own treatments.

You will receive an interactive workbook which includes pictures and room for your notes, giving you an ongoing reference from the day. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

Many Associations accept this course for CPD and many are self-certifying. It is the responsibility of the Student to check with their Association. If necessary, the course syllabus can be provided.

You don’t need to bring any equipment or materials for the course as everything you need will be provided. (There may be some ‘away’ dates that require equipment, which you will be told about in advance.) The majority of the sessions are practical and you should dress accordingly.

I loved the course. I learnt so much in such a short space of time, Nicki has a great teaching style and has given me confidence in adding the new skills from the course in my routine.

— Natalie Shaw, Chandler’s Ford

This course is suitable for:
Anyone with a massage, sports massage or sport therapy qualification. Other manual therapy body workers may be appropriate – please enquire.

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One to One Tuition or Feedback Session

ONE TO ONE TUITION OR FEEDBACK SESSION
Time/date as arranged with you.
We will work together in a session tailored to your own needs and professional development. You may choose to have a session working on specific techniques or areas of the body, or have a more general session or receive feedback on your massage. The focus is your choice – we will plan it together in advance, and I will work with you to make it suitable for your needs. (read more) expand

Normally most of the session is practical; you will demonstrate your massage on me and receive immediate feedback throughout the session with suggestions for refining your strokes and techniques. I often demonstrate movements or techniques for you. You will receive a short written report afterwards which will include notes on our dialogue so that you can focus during the session without having to worry about remembering everything discussed. This is suitable for any massage therapist who wants detailed informed feedback for improving their treatments, whether you have just qualified or are an experienced therapist.
Cost: from £60 (read more) collapse