Skeletal Muscle - Form and Function
Validated by IPTI - (Independent Professional Therapists International)

5 cpd points


This course is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy. It is useful for qualified and student sports massage therapists, massage therapists, physiotherapists and student osteopaths/chiropractors.

Recognising and understanding the significance of surface anatomy is the first step in reading the complex ‘map’ of the human body and being able to palpate and locate muscles is crucial for any massage or body therapist.

If you have been trying to learn from books and charts and are finding the names of muscles and their actions, origins and insertions somewhat daunting, then this training session is perfect for you. This one-day course focuses on reviewing muscles, movements and anatomical landmarks in an applied ‘hands on’ way with the sole aim to provide you with understanding and experience which you can use to enhance your massage practice.

At the end of the day you will leave being able to identify muscles by touch (palpation), and understand their actions in a practical way.

Muscles covered on the course include:

  • Upper Trunk, Back, Shoulder and Upper Limb:
    Deltoid : Rhomboids : Supraspinatus : Infraspinatus : Levator Scapulae : Erector Spinae : Teres Major : Teres Minor : Corachobrachialis: Biceps Brachii : Triceps Brachii : Latissimus Dorsi : Trapezius : Transverse Abdominus: Sternocleidomastoid : Pectorals Major/Minor: Scalenes : Brachioradialis

  • Lower Trunk, Pelvis and Lower Limb:
    Semi-Membranosis : Semi-Tendinosis : Biceps Femoris : Gastrocnemius : Soleus : Tibialis Anterior : Peroneals : Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius) : Sartorious : Gracilis : Adductors (Longus, Magnus And Brevis) : Gluteals : Piriformis : Iliopsoas: Quadratus lumborum : Quadratus Femoris

These are the main muscles worked on by body workers and meet the requirements of most exam boards.
Join us for an enjoyable interactive workshop that will put your mind at ease and transform your understanding.

Course fees include:

All class tuition
A comprehensive course manual
An MSCM Certificate of attendance for your professional portfolio
5 cpd points

Course details


1 day (10.00am - 5.00pm)

Sunday (10am-5pm)3 Nov 19

Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)

Payable in full on booking

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Please note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)