Project Description


Level 5 Workshop – Refresh, Revise, Develop

In response to on-going requests this course is aimed at current and qualified level 5 students who would like to:

  • Reignite their confidence and refresh their memory
  • Reinforce their skills before their level 5 exams
  • Develop further their understanding of the core elements used in clinical treatment

This is a two day interactive to re-visit the fundamental principles of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release and muscle energy techniques.

Course Structure

The two day will be divided into 4 areas:

1. Deep Tissue / Myo-Fascial Massage

To include:

  • Discussion of the Fascial Network
  • Scar Tissue Formation
  • The intentions of Deep Tissue Massage
  • Misconceptions
  • Bio-Mechanics
  • Safeguarding your joints ’Tools of the Trade’
  • Rediscovering Myo-Fascial Release Techniques

2. Trigger Point Therapy

To include:

  • Formation of Trigger Points
  • Identification of Perpetuating Factors
  • Recognition of Trigger Points
  • Deactivation of Symptomatic Trigger Points

3. Soft Tissue Release

To include: 

  • Principles of Soft Tissue Release Technique
  • Practical coverage of as many muscles as possible

4. Muscle Energy Techniques

To include:

  • Principles of Muscle Energy Techniques (PIR/RI)
  • Practical coverage of as many muscles as possible

Course Fees

Course cost £247

A deposit of £49.40 (20%) will secure your place

Once received a confirmation email, additional course details together with the banking details for the outstanding balance (£197.60) payable prior to the course start will be sent to you.


Do I need massage experience to take this course?
This course is aimed at level 5 qualified and/or current level 5 students.

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 fingernails.

Course Tutors

Joseph O’Dwyer

Joseph O'Dwyer

Course Dates and Info


Latest Reviews

5 star rating

Recently completed the refresher L5 sports massage course. It was extremely helpful and I was able to gain more in depth understanding of myofascial release, trigger points, MET,STR with Josephs understanding and experience I was able to leave the course full of knowledge and feeling more confident for my exam. I highly recommend for anyone that needs a ‘refresh’ or any Level 5 therapist willing to further their knowledge!

Dane Ashlin (February 2, 2023)

5 star rating

The level5 sports massage revision workshop was a great opportunity to refresh my knowledge and add extra understanding on subjects like trigger points, relationship between the fasciae and muscle dysfunction, and more. It’s like reading a book for the second time; you will always learn things you missed the first time. As always, Joseph made it so interesting with his in-depth knowledge, always ready to help and answer questions.

Marta Encarnacao (October 3, 2022)