Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Back and Neck

Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Back and Neck

5 cpd points

Deep tissue massage techniques for back and neck is a form of therapeutic massage that above all manipulates deeper layers of connective and muscular tissues in very specific areas. Learn how to apply Deep Tissue Massage strokes using direct pressure with knuckles, forearms, fingers, and elbows for penetration of the tissues deeper in. Discover how friction is also applied across the grain of the muscles to break the tension points and knots down.

Deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are different from a Swedish massage. While it may help with certain conditions, remember that massage doesn’t always have to hurt or make your body sore to be effective. With proper training you will learn how to achieve great results without causing unecessary pain.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Back and Neck

Neck pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical treatment. In fact, the lifetime prevalence of a significant neck pain episode ranges from 40 to 70 percent. However, neck pain doesn’t have to become a constant problem: regular massage treatments can help your clients manage pain, especially if they have been suffering from neck pain long after a neck injury has occurred.

Neck pain often occurs with back pain, and the symptoms are similar. For example, symptoms may include spasm, stiffness, muscle discomfort, limitation of movement and headaches. The pain can occur suddenly (acute) or be constant (chronic); an acute injury can lead to chronic pain and loss of range of motion, if left untreated. Massage is a non-invasive alternative to prescription medication commonly used for treating neck and back pain. Although massage affects the whole body, it is especially therapeutic for the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems.

A combination of techniques, performed by an experienced massage therapist, will provide pain relief and help recovery. Deep tissue massage when carried out with Swedish massage releases tension from the deeper muscles and connective tissues in the neck and back. For instance, with deep tissue massage, the applied pressure is harder, more intense, and focused on releasing adhesions (“knots”) or scar tissue that may be causing neck and back pain.

Course Details

This one-day workshop is designed for qualified massage therapists who wish to gain greater skills and knowledge about deep tissue massage techniques.

Join us for this interactive workshop during which we will cover:

  • Review of the structures and muscles of the back and neck
  • Surface anatomy
  • The physical examination
  • Range of motion observation skills palpatory skills
  • Palpatory techniques to define problem areas
  • Deep tissue massage techniques for the back and neck
  • Frictions petrissage trigger points
  • Common conditions affecting the back and neck
  • Home exercise programmes

You will start with the basics, and work through the techniques in class. After that you will have more tools and techniques for identifying and treating back and neck conditions and will greatly expand your massage repertoire, possibly giving you the confidence to expand your client base.

Who Can Attend?

This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.

Recognition by Professional Associations

Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, APNT , CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens

More Information

The workshop will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is a largely hands-on day allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. Understanding what the technique is supposed to feel like is an invaluable tool.

Duration: 1 day

Course fees include the following:

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

You may also find the following deep tissue workshops very beneficial:

As a regular MSCM massage student you may be elegible to receive the MSCM Therapeutic Massage Diploma – please click here for details

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Course Dates

September 2021 - Sunday -19th September - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)

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January 2022 - Saturday - 15th January - 10am - 5pm

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