Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Back and Neck

Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Back and Neck

Validated by IPTI - (Independent Professional Therapists International)
5 cpd points

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. But 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. 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. 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. It will give you more tools and techniques for identifying and treating back and neck conditions and expanding your massage repertoire, possibly giving you the confidence to expand your client base.

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


Who Can Attend?

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

Recognition by Professional Associations

Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies

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. During the session you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.

Duration: 1 day

Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points

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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

If the course is full and you would like to join the waiting list please either send us an email at or book on-line without payment

January 2021 - Friday - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)

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