Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
Qualification gained: Certificate from the School of Natural Therapies (10 FHT CPD credits)
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)
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
Course cost £287
A deposit of £57.40 (20%) will secure your place.
Once received a confirmation email, additional course details together with the banking details for the outstanding balance (£229.60) payable prior to the course start will be sent to you.
- 14 hours of guided learning of which at least 11 hours are hands on massage
- Comprehensive Manual exclusive to The School of Natural Therapies
- Professional Songbird Massage Wax for the duration of the course
- Advice, guidance and discount code with choosing and purchasing a quality massage couch and equipment.
- A wide selection of discounted relevant massage, anatomy and other lotus publication books
- A friendly and relaxed learning environment
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 email 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. However, we do insist that no uploading will be made to any social network platform.
I would highly recommend the weekend Deep Tissue Massage course with Joseph O’Dwyer. It’s absolutely fantastic – very informative, easy to follow, you get lots of practice and useful tips and it leaves you wanting more. Joseph is a very experienced and confident therapist as well as a patient and passionate tutor and his delivery of the course couldn’t be better! Thank you!
Gosia Zbudniewek (February 19, 2020)
Very thorough weekend of learning deep tissue techniques- Joseph is a very knowledgeable about massage and his overall teaching skills were really good, there were 12 of us and we got a lot of time to practice throughout the weekend which was really good. I would have liked more practice as suffer with low confidence and have anxiety but felt overall we got to learn so much from Joseph who was good at explaining why and how certain techniques can be used and the benefit in using these. I would highly recommend this course and college have been here before and the teaching is good. I would like a follow up on this course for other areas of body in more detail and am sure Joseph would do this as he is very keen to offer the best to his students in terms of content and tweaking course where necessary
Joanna King (December 17, 2019)
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.
Bristena Georgiana (January 31, 2018)
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.
Anon (April 20, 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!
Alex Mukosi (June 15, 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
YP (March 15, 2015)