Onsite Course
29 Aug, 2019 - 30 Aug, 2019
Orchid Massage Academy, “Hillcrest”, Rochdale, OL11 4AU
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Course Information

Learn the creme de la creme of massages! Focusing on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, the aim of a Deep Tissue massage is to release chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted areas (using thumbs, hands, forearms, knuckles or elbows). This massage is focused, detailed, nuanced and deep where necessary.  This two day course will allow you to  take your massage skills to a whole new level and your clients will love you for it.

What will you learn on the course?

Why “No pain, no gain!” is NOT true!

Many people mistakenly believe that the deeper the pressure, the more painful the treatment – and the more painful the treatment the more effective it will be. In fact it is important for the client not to be caused discomfort above their own threshold as this would be counter-productive to the massage. In this course you will learn how to combine a deep, sustained pressure with sensitivity and awareness to encourage muscles (and the client) to relax. The aim is to achieve effective release with the minimum of discomfort. The massage should be a “dialogue” between the therapist and the client’s body. You will learn how to persuade the body to let go, not batter it into submission!

This is a newly developed and expanded course. It covers ways of approaching a Deep Tissue massage but as an advanced massage course it incorporates many more remedial techniques. During the two days we will cover Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy [TPT], as well as how to work with different types of muscle tension. We will also look at ways of working to reduce strain on the therapist – Hands-Free techniques.

If you are growing bored with your current massage, if you want to be the absolute best massage therapist you can be – If you feel you’d like to know how to create a remedial style massage, whilst still keeping it relaxing, holistic and enjoyable to give and receive – then this course is for you!

On Day One we will look at ways of applying Deep Tissue Massage techniques to the back and shoulders.

On Day Two we will incorporate these techniques to the legs, glutes and neck.

What does the course include?

  • Two day workshop including tutoring & practical
  • High quality learning materials to refer to throughout the course.
  • Limited class size to ensure each student has personalised training and the best possible learning experience.
  • Continuous email support throughout the course, from your tutor and the school principal.
  • Access to Orchid Massage Academy private Facebook group, allowing you to communicate with and get support from other students and graduates.
  • Informal teaching style allowing course members to ask questions and add input

Who will benefit from this course?

This purely practical one day workshop which is designed for those already qualified in massage and aims to help you develop some advanced massage techniques which will enable you to be more confident and specific in your treatments. This will open up your client base by being able to offer  much more than a relaxation massage, and you will be able to treat clients with muscular tenderness and lack of flexibility with more much confidence, whilst still being kind to your own body.

Entry requirements

To practice Deep Tissue Massage on the general public you must be a holder of a relevant massage qualification (Level 3 or above); as knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and general body massage is required.

Deep tissue massage is an add-on to your current Body Massage qualification, so you won’t need separate insurance. (although it’s always best to check with your insurer, as their rules can change.)

This course is recognised by FHT for 5 CPD points. In order to qualify for FHT points or to add Deep Tissue Massage to an FHT insurance policy, you must hold an accredited Full Body Massage qualification which is QCA regulated (ie VTCT, ITEC, NVQ or one recognised by the GCMT)

What is the course content?

Section 1Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Section 2Contra-indications
Section 3Warm up techniques for deep tissue massage
Section 4Deep Tissue Massage Techniques eg NMT & TPT etc, use of knuckles, fists, elbows and forearms to gain deeper pressure safely.
Section 5Hands free massage techniques
Section 6Tension hot spots - where to focus your massage
Section 7