Project Description


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.

Course Structure

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

Day 2

The focus is from the ASIS up

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

Course Fees

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.

Cost includes:

  •  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.

Course Tutor

Joseph O'Dwyer

Joseph O’Dwyer

Course Dates

Sept 13th /14th (Tuesday/Wednesday)

Dec 8th /9th (Thursday/Friday)


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Latest Reviews

5 star rating

I ended one of the most beautiful and beneficial experiences of my life
a 2-day deep tissue massage course. It seems like a trivial thing, but I had a great experience thanks to my mentor, the teacher
Joseph O’Dwyer. He is an extraordinary man, with a special charisma, the kind of man who will stay in your memory for life. Thank you Joseph for sharing your experience with us and see you at the next course. Surely!

Marius Gabriel Sava (May 6, 2022)

5 star rating

I recently attended the Advanced deep tissue massage course with Joseph. I am looking to start up my passion for massage again having studied it many years ago and I found this course online. I was so impressed with the knowledge and teaching techniques which Joseph displayed. He made everything easy to understand and was so helpful if you were unsure of any aspect. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day course and will be using his well taught skills in the future. I highly recommend this course.

Alix murland (February 23, 2022)

5 star rating

I thought this was a fantastic two day course. There was so much content and practical guidance. Joseph is really warm and friendly in his approach and teaches clearly and gives lots of good posture tips which is always good to remind yourself. Would highly recommend!

Nicola (October 16, 2021)

5 star rating

Just did the 2 day Deep Tissue Massage Course. Joseph is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and good humoured. I learned a lot during that course. Joseph is willing to go the extra mile to share his passion, which I greatly appreciated. Given the opportunity, i’ll make sure to attend some other courses delivered by him.
Thanks for your patience, knowledge and willingness to share it.

Mireille Sala Jainz (October 5, 2020)

5 star rating

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)

4 star rating

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)