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