Deep Tissue Massage (DTM)
This Deep Tissue Massage day is a Qualification Course designed for Massage Therapists who want to enhance the treatments they provide to clients whilst maintaining their own professional well-being. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective technique that takes up where Swedish or Holistic Massage leaves off - providing clients with longer lasting results, thereby achieving a higher level of client satisfaction. A lot of the movements are 'hands-free' thereby protecting the hands which would otherwise be strained using the deeper techniques.
Students must be practising Bodywork Therapists.
This Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course (AMT). Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Advanced Massage Qualification.
This Course is also available as distance-learning.
Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.30 p.m.
Techniques which utilise deep tissue massage affect the sub-layer of musculature and connective tissue. These techniques require a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology and a review of the muscular system is included in the Course-notes. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature.
Deep Tissue Massage helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Deep Tissue Massage can enable the therapist to address problems within the soft tissue that would have previously been to referred to someone else. It also enables the Therapist to take better care of their joints by decreasing the pressure and strain that will naturally be incurred when working regularly.
Deep Tissue Massage is easily adaptable to any part of the body and can easily fit into existing routines. It can provide clients with longer lasting results achieving a higher level of client satisfaction.
Topics addressed include:
- Soft Tissue v Deep Tissue - what is the difference?
- Palpation and how to find the problem(s)
- How misaligned vertebrae can affect the body
- Deep Tissue Techniques - when to use them
- 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
Many Associations accept our Courses for CPD including the IFPA (6 category A Points).
Please note: This Course is a post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Certificates of Qualification will be awarded to successfully completing Students.