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Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage

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Qualification Gained

Certificate from the School of Natural Therapies

10 FHT CPD credits

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This dynamic two day course had been designed drawing upon hundreds of hours of 'hands on' experience to stimulate the students creativity with tried and practiced techniques, concepts and first hand experience to broaden the understanding and application.

Deep Tissue Massage aims to address long term muscular issues, break down adhesive build up, reduce postural dysfunction and pain. Through expanding the Therapist tool kit, they will be better equipped to make a significant difference to their clientele, helping to build a sound reputation and solid client base.  

Over the two days the Therapist will learn how to fully exploit the various angles of approach to deal with a clients muscular problems over and above the standard 'cookie cutter' style massage, half a treatment on the front, half on the back…setting them apart from the rest of the field. Utilising side lying and 3/4 leg positions to access areas all to often left unaddressed, yet so important in the maintaining and reaching peak performance and function.

Various strategies will be discussed to help understand why a client continues to present with the same symptoms, despite previous treatments. How to formulate a plan to get to the root cause of imbalance and pain.

The principles of Deep Tissue Massage are taught, together with a wide variety of strokes and anatomical concepts to build confidence and enhance a greater sensitivity of touch.

This Remedial style course is the perfect step for those wishing to build on their existing massage skills, taking their treatments to a more effective considered level.


The course will cover the entire body (excluding for the abdomen)

Day 1
The focus is from the ASIS (Anterior Superior Iliac Spine) down

  • to include the Posterior/Anterior/Medial compartments of the legs and lower Gluteal region


The focus is from the ASIS up  

  • to include the Upper/Lower Back region, Neck, Anterior Upper Chest and Arms

Do I need massage experience to take this course?

Yes, the course intention is for the professional therapist to expand, build upon and add to their existing massage skills, understanding and qualifications.

An ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage (Level 3) or equivalent would be necessary to gain the most from the this course.

What times are the courses?

This is a two day course, scheduled from 9.30am until 5pm.

Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes earlier on the first day for registration.

How do I secure a place on this course?

The course is booked via our website. Simply register and pay the deposit.

An acknowledgement e mail will be sent to you with venue, dates and payment balance details.

What do I need to bring?

You will need 2 large towels for your personal use and short smooth finger nails.

May I video the practical demonstrations?

Certainly, provided this is agreeable with the person on the couch.

We do insist that no uploading will be made to any social network platform.

• 14 hours of guided learning of which at least 11 hours are hands on massage
• Comprehensive Manual exclusive to SNT
• Couches, bolsters and carrier oils during practical sessions
• A Certificate from School of Natural Therapies
• A friendly and relaxed learning environment



Student Feedback about this course

"I did a deep tissue training at this school last summer. I have received very in-depth, thorough training and I feel confident in delivering deep tissue now. The teacher I trainer with, Joseph, is very friendly and truly cares about your career as a massage therapist. He is a genuine and skilled practitioner and teacher. He made a point of correcting our postures while delivering massages, so that we don't develop strains. Many therapists unfortunately have wrong postures, so he was keen to always remind us of the correct posture. I am very pleased with my choice of training with this school."
Submitted by Bristena Georgiana (Jan 31st 2018)

""The Deep Tissue Massage course is quite simply amazing! They teach you so much more then standard massage courses. Connection work with your client is the key lesson to the course, learning to communicate through your hands is a wonderful experience and an essential skill if you want to be a good massage therapist. The standard of instruction for this course was fantastic and thorough. Joseph was very attentive teacher, explaining the different techniques in a clear, concise way. Engaging with the other students for practice was extremely beneficial for learning . I feel privileged to have learned deep tissue massage at School of Natural Therapies and would definitely recommend it." Many thanks Joseph, Dagmara Witkowska"
Submitted by Dagmara Witkowska (Oct 4th 2016)

" The recent Deep Tissue Massage course with SNT was amazing. It only adds to the confidence of the therapist when performing treatments. There’s a huge amount of valuable information to take on board, postural assessment, great techniques and above all how to reduce any chance of strain to the therapist. I’d highly recommend, the knowledge gained has been invaluable in helping clients with specific areas of concern that require deeper treatment. The course really opens up a whole new world with regard to treatment offerings for the therapist and you leave the course confident in your ability to apply in practice. Superb! "
Submitted by Alex Mukosi (Jun 20th 2015)

" I greatly enjoyed the weekend CPD course, which I found informative, engaging, and enriching.  Joseph is a generous tutor, whose teaching extends beyond the restricted domain of the course to relevant areas of client care, advanced anatomy, physiology, and pathology, and standards of conscientious business practice.  Modestly, he reveals his inspiring sources, which provided me with the opportunity to expand my study of the subject he taught through further reading and research.  His teaching is saturated with enlightening principles that could transform relatively uninspiring prescriptive routines into thoughtful and playfully creative therapeutic treatments.  I found his instructed, result-oriented approach refreshing and equally beneficial to my development as a therapist and to my future clients. Yaakov "
Submitted by YP (Mar 5th 2015)

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Dates for this course
Location: Clapham
This is a Weekend course
May: 19th, 20th
Venue Details: Balance Physio Clapham
Tutor: Joseph O’Dwyer
Note: Course runs for a total of 2 days
and is held on a Weekend
Cost: £247.00
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