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.
We will put away those text books and have some fun actively reviewing muscles in action. As we learn to locate muscles through palpation we will also be drawing the specific muscles on each other and exploring ways to learn/remember the muscles and their origins, insertions and locations.
Muscles covered on the day 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.
Who Can Attend?
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.
Qualification Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
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)