Soft Tissue Release (STR) – the combination of movement and manipulation – is a wonderful technique that produces safe and effective results very quickly in a wide variety of treatment situations.
This technique will extend your ‘repertoire’ and make your treatments more effective! The technique is administered simply by applying and maintaining a pressure, or `locking` into the relevant tissues whilst simultaneously stretching away aligning fibres.
Soft Tissue Release is a method of lengthening muscles and as such may help to overcome overall muscle imbalances. It is adaptable and can be incorporated into any basic massage routine PLUS it can be used through clothing and are therefore ideally suited to complement on-site work, such as Indian Head Massage.
Those students who have attended the Effective Stretching workshop will have been introduced to this technique as one of many ways to stretch muscles. Today however, we focus on how to incorporate soft tissue release into a routine. You will learn how to apply STR through clothing and through towels, improving your palpation skills and will enjoy combining deep STR with oil massage.
The workshop will cover the following:
- Soft tissue release (STR)
- What it is: how it works: when to use it
- Benefits and application of:
- Passive: active: weight-bearing techniques
- Some specific releases for upper and lower body
- Some quick ‘fixes’ through clothing and self-treatments
- Safety notes & contra-indications
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners qualified in Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and/or Sports Therapy.
Qualification 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.
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 3 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)