Certificate from the School of Natural Therapies
10 FHT & CThA CPD credits
(also eligible for CPD points with most professional associations)
Is there anything more debilitating than shoulder pain? That deep, nagging discomfort that just won’t shift, no matter what. This common complaint leaves many therapists perplexed and many clients achieving only temporary relief.
In this two day course we will examine some of the many cases of shoulder pain and learn new techniques that might help deal with the discomfort and help prevent recurrence. Along with the lower back it is an area where relief can be felt most immediately.
Deep Tissue Massage
During the course, students will also learn the techniques of delivering deep tissue massage, not only to the shoulder area, but also to the upper and lower back – another area where clients are in need of effective deeper massage.
Remedial Massage Techniques
We will also be exploring palpation and client observation skills, as well as identifying and dealing with troublesome trigger points. Muscle energy techniques are also covered, allowing the student to learn new ways of providing pain relief and to treat lack of mobility, again providing effective relief to their clients.
• Conditions affecting the head, neck & shoulders
• Identifying points of pain, weakness and fatigue
• Observation, Palpation & Postural Analysis Techniques
• Exercises in testing for weakness
• Mobilisation techniques
• Deep tissue techniques, which can also be applied to other areas of the body
• Dealing with trigger points
• Myofascial release
• Stretching Exercises
• Muscle Energy Techniques
• How to integrate all these 'techniques' into a massage session
• Conditions that require referral
ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage (Level 3) or equivalent
• 14 hours of guided learning of which at least 11 hours are hands on massage
• Comprehensive Manual exclusive to SNT
• Couches, towels, bolsters and carrier oils during practical sessions
• The Shoulder Certificate from School of Natural Therapies
• A friendly and relaxed learning environment
• Our own DVD to accompany this course is included in the price.