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Upcoming Professional Courses

Continuing Professional Development

The Sheffield Centre for Massage Training offers a range of professional courses to help qualified massage therapists develop their practice.

    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 16 Mar 2019 - Sun 23 Jun 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    A fusion of Ancient & 21st Century Wisdom

    Indian Head Massage originated from the subcontinent and is part of Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). Clothed, seated massage is commonplace in India and is a casual, stress management approach in many households. Because of it’s versatility and portability Indian Head Massage has caught on in the West. The recipient of Indian Head Massage can wear light weight, loose clothes and can receive this kind of treatment indoors or outside – get ready for the festival period!.  Indian Head Massage is a treatment that your clients will love and it has many different applications including a marketing tool to promote your practice.

    The SCMT Indian Head Massage Course 2019 includes:

    Training weekend #1: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2019, Student clinic working with members of the public on Saturday 6th April. Training weekend #2 : Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2019. A public event, outdoors in a gazebo dates to be confirmed.

    Theory of traditional Indian Head Massage including related conditions & contraindications, a one hour written exam & a practical assessment with a member of the public: 23rd June 2019

    NB: A period of practice, study and reflective recording away from the course is to be carried out.

    To gain the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training certificate in Indian Head Massage all elements of the course must be completed.

     



    Indian Head Massage

    Sat 16 Mar 2019 - Sun 23 Jun 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    More info

    A fusion of Ancient & 21st Century Wisdom. Indian Head Massage is a treatment that your clients will love and it has many different applications including a marketing tool to promote your practice.



    Fabulous Fascia

    Thu 28 Mar 2019 - Fri 29 Mar 2019,
    Book here

    Part of the new Advanced Techniques & Soft Tissue diploma(ATSTD). In these two weekdays you will gain 12 hours towards the ATSTD as well as stand alone CPD.

    Fabulous Fascia with Fabulous Sally Morris.

    SCMT is delighted to welcome Sally Morris back with this fantastic course that is unmissable.

    What is Fascia?
    Fascia is the immediate environment of every cell in the body. It surrounds, infuses and protects all other tissues and organs of the body. It provides cushioning and support so that we can move freely without restriction or pain. The two main components of fascia, elastin and collagen, allow it to be very strong and yet, very flexible. Fascia is responsive to internal and external forces and has a protective function. Fascia becomes hardened, forms scars and develops tension lines in response to trauma and poor postural habits.

    What is Myofascial Release?
    Myofascial Release is a specialised, hands-on, physical therapy that uses techniques of gentle sustained pressure and stretching to release restrictions within the fascial network. This safe, gentle but powerful therapy is highly effective in releasing tensions, easing the pain and discomfort caused by restrictions and helping to restore function.
    MFR is performed directly on skin without oils or creams. This enables the therapist to detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. The John F Barnes Myofascial Release approach emphasizes the importance of waiting at the barrier of a gentle stretch for 5 minutes or more in order for the fascia to respond, this requires patience and presence, good body dynamics and appropriate positioning.

    Aims of the 2-day course:

    To explore basic theories of fascia
    To observe and palpate for fascial restrictions
    To develop practical skills of myofascial release, direct and indirect
    To experience and affect changes in fascial tissue

    Outcomes:
    By the end of the course participants will:

    • Know the nature of fascia and why it’s so important to work at this level for lasting change
    • Identify contraindications for MFR
    • Learn palpatory and observational methods for identifying fascial restrictions including
    • Experience couch-based, direct fascial techniques
    • Experience giving and receiving indirect fascial release techniques; the classical cross-hand release, arm/leg pulls and transverse planes
    • Learn how to use myofascial techniques in a variety of positions and areas; prone, supine, side-lying and seated
    • Explore fascial self-care using 4” balls
    • Explore the body language of unwinding and how to respond

    Palpation and assessment skills and MFR Techniques included:

    • Assessing fascial restriction through observation and with simple palpation techniques
    including pelvic alignment
    • Couch-based, direct fascial release techniques
    ‘J’ stroke
    Strumming
    Skin Rolling
    • Indirect fascial release techniques
    Cross-hand Release in various areas and positions
    Arm / leg pull
    Seated neck stretch
    Transverse planes
    Occipital condyle Release
    • An introduction to unwinding
    Following this course, therapists will be able to add the techniques learned to their existing repertoire of skills to benefit their clients.

     

    For more info click on this link for a PDF brochure

    Fabulous fascia with Sally Morris

     

     

     

     



    Fabulous Fascia

    Thu 28 Mar 2019 - Fri 29 Mar 2019,
    More info

    Part of the new Advanced Techniques & Soft Tissue diploma(ATSTD). In these two weekdays you will gain 12 hours towards the ATSTD as well as stand alone CPD.
    Fabulous Fascia with Fabulous Sally Morris.
    SCMT is delighted to have Sally Morris back with this fantastic course that is unmissable.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 28 Apr 2019, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Book here

    This one day course includes a systematic procedure for dealing with incidents and covers topics such as: unconsciousness, bleeding, and resuscitation procedures.

    The day is very much hands-on and the teaching is practical and interactive. All students are involved in all aspects of the teaching and learning and skills are consolidated through continued practice. Paul makes this serious subject exciting and enjoyable.

    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate will need to be renewed every three years.

    NB: The First Aid course is a stand-alone qualification; the assessment of the course is a combination of contact hours and the successful completion of a number of sequential review points. It is essential, therefore, that all students are punctual and attend all the sessions of the day. Lateness may result in a student being turned away.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 28 Apr 2019, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    More info

    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate should be renewed every three years.




    Dr Vodder's MLD Basic and Therapy1 Review 2019
    Dates to be confirmed

    DR VODDER’S MLD BASIC AND THERAPY1 REVIEWS 2019:
    Basic: 9th August
    Therapy 1: 10th August
    WITH DEBORAH BERRY

    Basic and Therapy 1 review sessions for Therapists who are qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder method). The full review necessary to upkeep the registration with MLDuk. We will cover Basic and/ or Therapy 1 level practical elements. Problem cases may be discussed, a little theory covered and, when available, new research information shared. More information in the booking form.

    MLD 2019 Review Booking Form

    For questions, please contact Eva on 07749224262




    Dr Vodder's MLD Basic and Therapy1 Review 2019
    Dates to be confirmed

    DR VODDER’S MLD BASIC AND THERAPY1 REVIEWS 2019:
    Basic: 9th August
    Therapy 1: 10th August
    WITH DEBORAH BERRY

    Basic and Therapy 1 review sessions for Therapists who are qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder method). The full review necessary to upkeep the registration with MLDuk. We will cover Basic and/ or Therapy 1 level practical elements. Problem cases may be discussed, a little theory covered and, when available, new research information shared. More information in the booking form.

    MLD 2019 Review Booking Form

    For questions, please contact Eva on 07749224262



    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder Method) Intensive (Basic + Therapy 1)

    Mon 12 Aug 2019 - Fri 23 Aug 2019,
    Book here

    NB: This course is in two phases. DATES: AUGUST 12th -16th AND 19th – 23rd August 2019

    TUTOR – DEBORAH BERRY

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, yet powerful technique which speeds up the lymphatic system and helps with the removal of waste products from the system by decongesting the tissues. By doing this, it is beneficial for a range of conditions (see prospectus). For example, you will be able to provide pain relief in acute cases, as it helps with the reduction of swelling and bruises (also directly after surgery), and get a different handle on difficult to treat chronic conditions. It is great for injury treatment, headaches and migraines, frozen shoulders etc. It saves the practitioners hands and is physically less demanding than many other forms of therapy, and can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies.

    Vodder Training is the most substantial and in-depth training in lymphatic drainage up to Therapy 1 practitioner level in the UK and leads to an internationally recognised qualification.

    The prerequisite for working with members of the public is the successful completion of Basic and Therapy 1. In August 19, these will be taught as an Intensive Basic and Therapy 1 course in quick succession. The format will be 5 days on, 2 days off and 5 days on; the standard is high as one expects from Dr Vodder Academy International – we recommend to stay on-site during the two off days to revise the theory and practice the practical.
    Please note that after successful completion of the Intensive course, you will be able to work on people with an intact lymphatic system. In order to work with people who have a damaged or insufficient lymphatic system resulting in lymphoedema and related conditions, you will also have to complete further training (what’s called Therapy 2 and 3) which, if successful, results in a qualification in decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT); including bandaging and measuring for and selecting appropriate compression garments.

    Deborah Berry has a wonderful, clear way of explaining the complicated lymphatic system and is an excellent teacher also for the practical aspects.

    Please note that the Early Bird for this course runs out on 15th April.

    Please click on this link for the MLD 2019 Sheffield prospectus



    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder Method) Intensive (Basic + Therapy 1)

    Mon 12 Aug 2019 - Fri 23 Aug 2019,
    More info

    NB: This course is in two phases. DATES: AUGUST 12th -16th AND 19th – 23rd August 2019

    TUTOR – DEBORAH BERRY

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, yet powerful technique which speeds up the lymphatic system and helps with the removal of waste products from the system by decongesting the tissues. By doing this, it is beneficial for a range of conditions (see prospectus). For example, you will be able to provide pain relief in acute cases, as it helps with the reduction of swelling and bruises (also directly after surgery), and get a different handle on difficult to treat chronic conditions. It is great for injury treatment, headaches and migraines, frozen shoulders etc. It saves the practitioners hands and is physically less demanding than many other forms of therapy, and can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies.

    Vodder Training is the most substantial and in-depth training in lymphatic drainage up to Therapy 1 practitioner level in the UK and leads to an internationally recognised qualification.

    The prerequisite for working with members of the public is the successful completion of Basic and Therapy 1. In August 19, these will be taught as an Intensive Basic and Therapy 1 course in quick succession. The format will be 5 days on, 2 days off and 5 days on; the standard is high as one expects from Dr Vodder Academy International – we recommend to stay on-site during the two off days to revise the theory and practice the practical.
    Please note that after successful completion of the Intensive course, you will be able to work on people with an intact lymphatic system. In order to work with people who have a damaged or insufficient lymphatic system resulting in lymphoedema and related conditions, you will also have to complete further training (what’s called Therapy 2 and 3) which, if successful, results in a qualification in decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT); including bandaging and measuring for and selecting appropriate compression garments.

    Deborah Berry has a wonderful, clear way of explaining the complicated lymphatic system and is an excellent teacher also for the practical aspects.

    Please note that the Early Bird for this course runs out on 15th April.

    Please click on this link for the MLD 2019 Sheffield prospectus