24th Dec 2018 – 29th Dec 2019
10th April 2019 – 15th April 2019
Dream Catcher North-Palolem beach,
On the River Bank,
Canacona , South Goa-403702
About the Course
Professional diploma course including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Palpation, Neuromuscular Techniques and hands free safety techniques all for the full body; a must for any massage therapist looking to master their skills and increase their potential client base.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
According to major clinics the most popular and sought after treatment is advanced and Deep Tissue Massage – this course is very popular with massage therapists looking to add to their knowledge.
THEORETIC & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
- Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage Techniques
- Neuromuscular Techniques
- Trigger Point
- Hands free techniques
- Comprehensive manual
Unlike classic massage therapy which is generally used for relaxation, this technique enables the therapist to focus on and treat specific problems. The general public is increasingly requesting deeper and more advanced techniques due to their effectiveness in treating a host of specific issues, the most prevalent being back and shoulder pain.
- The Deep Muscles of the legs including Hamstrings, Illio-Tibial Band & Quads
- Muscles of the lower leg such as the Gastrocnemius
- Muscles of the Back
- Muscles of the Arms and Shoulders Feet
The course aims to help you develop advanced massage techniques which will enable you to be more confident and specific in your treatments. This gives the potential to expand your client base as you will be able to offer more than just a relaxing massage. You will be able to treat clients with muscular pain and tenderness and lack of flexibility with more confidence.
Participants will have a good understanding of:
- Adopting correct working posture for deep tissue work and hands free massage techniques
- Observing client posture
- How to develop their palpation skills
- Recognising trigger points and how to apply the correct techniques for treating them
- Utilizing Neuromuscular Techniques and other advanced massage techniques to treat specific areas
- How to perform a massage routine incorporating advanced massage techniques.
1. What conditions is deep tissue massage used for?
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm
2. Learn how to improve your techniques
Careful examination of soft tissue to identify areas of possible damage is obviously very important for the therapist. Just prodding your finger into a tender spot does not give you much information, other than that it is probably tender! We’ll look at how to improve your palpation skills so that you may more easily identify changes in texture, tension or damage in soft tissue, therefore you will have a better idea of how to treat the area.
Trigger points are highly irritable and localized areas within muscle fibers. These areas can vary from the size of a pea, to a large lump. They are often tender and painful to touch and will frequently cause referred pain and discomfort. Trigger points are tender points in the muscle fascia; these can be difficult to locate. The rationale behind using trigger points therapy is that it creates localized ischemia (lack or reduction of oxygen to the muscle tissue) which starve the trigger point of oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain contraction.
Neuro-muscular techniques (NMT)
NMT can be employed to alleviate these areas and so reduce knots and adhesions. NMT is an extension of deep friction & pressure techniques; it is applied with thumbs, fingers, fists or elbows, and is a diagnostic palpatory tool designed to help assess and deal with chronic pain.
Hands Free Massage
Hands Free Massage techniques are a blend of eastern and western styles, ideal for all massage therapists and body-workers, whether recently qualified or experienced. This course will teach you correct body position and working posture helping to maximize the effectiveness of your massage whilst minimizing injuries. Sadly we often see therapists having to give up work due to burn out, poor posture, backache and repetitive strain injuries. As therapists, we need to look after ourselves as well as offering wonderful therapies to our clients; after all our bodies are our tools of the trade.
Why study at Isthaa?
As one of the most premium Kerala Ayurveda Institutes in the country, we provide the most specialized and professional healing courses. We strive to provide one-on-one sessions with our Kerala qualified teachers as well as a peaceful and supportive studying and working environment for our students to learn.
With our years of experience in this field, Isthaa provides all the necessary tools and techniques to our students to equip them for their bright future ahead. Our course and institute is recognized by the ‘Government of India’and ‘International Ayurveda Academy Kerala’ and each student, on the completion of their course, will receive a certificate from our institute approved by the Government of India.
Our course provides an additional advantage as it provides not just theoretical and practical session on Ayurveda, but also medicinal preparations and Ayurveda cooking class with comprehensive training that develops your communication and client management skills, along with making our students self-aware and self-observant of the knowledge they receive during the course.