Deep Tissue Massage Diploma
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About The Course
Deep Tissue or Sports Massage relieves severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissues. It works on the second and deeper layers of muscles and is a deeper, more focused treatment than Holistic or Aromatherapy Massage.
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Elbows and forearms are often used to apply pressure and manipulate muscle tissue rather than the fingers and thumbs.
Clients with weight issues also benefit from Deep Tissue techniques. We all have three types of fat – cellulite, hard fat and soft fat. Deep Tissue massage helps to mobilise and break down soft and hard fat, and drain and firm areas of cellulite.
Deep tissue techniques are focused on areas with problems whilst firm Holistic Massage is used to warm up the whole body and areas where deep tissue techniques are not needed or helpful. Deep Tissue techniques can be painful if they are used all over the body and where they are not really needed. This is counter-productive as healing requires relaxation and clients come for a treatment they will both enjoy and benefit from.
The course includes:
Deep Tissue vs Holistic Massage – what is the difference?
Cautions and Contra-indications
Physical Assessment and Consultation
Skin Types and Massage Products
Deep Tissue Techniques in detail
How to incorporate the techniques into existing routines
Working deeply, working comfortably
Full body treatments
Entry Requirements: Body Massage course
- Deep Tissue Massage Diploma£180£1800£0