Course Code: TB1EC04 Deep Tissue Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 08 Jan 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Day / £155 Apply now 07 Jan 2025 Bispham Campus 1 Day / £170 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course introduces you to the key techniques and principles required to provide a relaxing and therapeutic massage for the back, neck and shoulders. Whether you want to add this to an existing portfolio of beauty therapy skills, pursue a career exclusively in massage therapy or simply learn these techniques for the benefit of family and friends, this is the programme for you. Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve the build up of tension in the muscles and is especially beneficial in areas such as the neck and shoulders where tension can quickly develop. The course will give you an essential understanding of the structure and function of the muscles in the back, neck and shoulders as well as teaching you a range of massage techniques which will help you soothe the muscles and release specific knots. You'll learn about passive stretching to increase flexibility and relieve tightness as well as techniques to stimulate circulation. Importantly, you will be taught about when massage is contraindicated and how to adapt your technique for specific conditions and injuries. The importance of building a rapport with your client and creating a suitable space in which to carry out treatment will also be discussed as will self-care for the therapist to minimise the risk of injury or strain whilst giving a treatment. You will have plenty of opportunity to practise your new-found skills under the supervision of a highly experienced tutor and be ready to start massaging in either a personal or professional setting at the end of the programme. Entry RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this programme. However, students should have a genuine interest in the subject and being willing to learn. Qualification ObtainedDeep Tissue Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage Learning and Teaching MethodsWhilst you will undertake some traditional classroom-based learning to understanding the principles underpinning the massage, much of the day will focus on practical demonstrations followed by an opportunity for students to practise what they have observed and receive ongoing feedback on the techniques they have acquired. The course's practical sessions will be delivered in our newly furnished realistic working environments. Please note that may be expected to model for the treatment and/or bring in your own model. Expert Tutors All the tutors who teach this course have a wealth of experience in the beauty therapy industry and are specialists in this field. Assessment MethodsThe following modules will be covered in the programme: Health and Safety considerations Preparation of the work area Products, tools and equipment required to carry out the service Step by step technique to achieve optimum results Aftercare and home care advice Retail opportunities You will be assessed by practical observation and questioning to confirm knowledge and understanding. Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will be required to wear a professional uniform for this one-day course. If you are new to the industry and do not have a uniform, please wear plain black trousers, a plain black short sleeved top and flat black shoes. As part of the course fee you will receive a kit that you will use on the day to complete your practical application. If you want to practise professionally following successful completion of the course, you will need to contact your insurance company to ensure your have a suitable level of cover to do so. Tuition Fees This is a commercial course and fees are as stated above. There are no concessions available for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Awarding Body: Regulatory Body: Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionIf you already have existing beauty therapy qualifications, you will be able to add this to your existing portfolio of services. You will, however, need to ensure that you are fully covered by your insurance company to undertake this treatment. If you have opted to study this programme as an introduction to the world of beauty and related therapies, you might want to explore some of the other programmes we offer in this industry sector. Please feel free to talk to the tutor at the end of your course about potential next steps or search online for more options.