Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Shoulder and Arm

Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for Shoulder and Arm


5 cpd points

Shoulder pain is a common condition that can affect people in all walks of life and during anytime in their lifetime. It is also very common in older people and is of course due to the aging process that affects the joints, making them more susceptible to the stresses and weight bearing that is constantly being placed on the shoulder joints. This is compounded by the highly mobile, and complex movements that are involved in the upper limbs.

Because of the complex makeup of the shoulder joint, these complex movements make the shoulder extremely vulnerable to sprains, strains, tears and inflammation of the capsules, muscles, ligaments and bursa that are involved in the make-up of the joint itself. Such conditions can be treated well with deep tissue massage.


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

This workshop is designed to give you more tools and techniques for identifying and upper limb conditions and expanding your massage repertoire, possibly giving you the confidence to expand your client base.


Who Can Attend?

You must be a qualified Massage therapist, Aromatherapist or Manual therapist (Level 3 or above) to attend this course.
This course is especially useful for those therapists whose hands are not as agile as they once were or who have developed strain from over-use and for busy therapists looking to prevent injury and offer a wider range of techniques.


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

This hands-on day is largely practical, thus allows sufficient time to practice 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. As a result you will benefit from understanding and experiencing how the technique should feel.

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

January 2022 - Friday - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)

Class Dates
January21
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