1-Day Deep Tissue Massage Diploma Course

deep tissue massage training course

1-Day Deep Tissue Massage Diploma Course ~ £225

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.

There is a growing body of evidence that massage helps aid recovery times for sports people. A training in Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage techniques is a good complement to the skills of the yoga or Pilates teacher and personal trainers.

Who are the clients for this treatment?

Athletes, yoga and Pilates practitioners as the treatment will aid post-performance recovery and deal with areas which are tired and sore

Clients with muscle and soft tissue strains and sprains

Clients with fatigue in certain areas – IT consultants, lorry drivers, builders, etc

Clients who build up a lot of tension due to stress and anxiety

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


Body Types

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

Client aftercare

Entry Requirements: Body Massage course including Anatomy & Physiology (our Holistic Massage or Aromatherapy Massage are both suitable)

Accreditation: The course is recognised by IPTI and is insurable for practice through us. You may be able to add it to your existing insurance but do check with your provider as some companies will only insure courses provided by their own member colleges.

Venues: Haworth, W. Yorkshire & Heanor, Derbyshire