An introduction to deep tissue techniques is for students needing to work with firmer pressures without putting strain on themselves. Deep tissue is used to stimulate warmth in a body area and prepare clients for the release and breakdown of solid tissue mass which restricts movement and causes pain. These techniques are used as part of a remedial or sport activity treatment and prepares the body area for corrective treatment or can be used alone as a complete massage routine for clients needing deep pressure and tension release.
Benefits: gives the therapist a greater range of skills to work with, allowing them to develop firm pressure and reduce strain in the wrist and thumbs by working with forearms and elbows. Can offer additional service to client’s treatment range from £40 -50 for whole body
Course requirements: Attendees must be qualified in massage Level 2 upwards
- Learning hours: 16 – ongoing study and practice
- Tutor contact: 1 day + optional half day attendance to clinic session on Remedial module
- Case study hours – optional
- Assignments – none
- External Tests – none
- Assessments – 1 observed clinic session / optional during clinic session on the next module
You will learn: To assess clients suited for deep tissue work and how to apply deep pressures using forearms, fists and elbows safely and effectively. Demonstrations will show how to locate, palpate, and challenge the fascia layers and bands in the body and identify areas where chronic tension is held. Techniques include using myo-fascial releases to stretch fascia, soften, loosen and separate tough tissue and reduce chronic adhesions with deep frictions and stretches too. Discussions will include the stages of tissue healing, handling pain and effects both physical and psychological experienced from releasing deep seated trauma. Aftercare for clients dealing with inflammation and soreness.
Next Course Dates: TBC
Location: Swallet Farm, Old Bristol Road, East Harptree, Somerset BS40 6DQ
Times: 9.30am – 5:30pm
- 1 days tuition
- course notes
- all materials needed for course.
- 8 CPD HOURS – CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
- Light lunch and refreshments
- Ongoing support & advice
Not included: Client for optional clinic session/ observation – this could be someone you have practiced the techniques on and will give you additional clinical support. Extra half day @ £75.