Deep Tissue Massage Techniques

On this course you will learn how to perform and the incredible benefits of Neuromuscular Technique and effective stretching.  Armed with the knowledge, background and application of these deep tissue techniques you will be able to incorporate them into your treatments as well as advise clients on a safe stretching programme in-between sessions.

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Deep Tissue Massage Techniques Practitioner Diploma One-Day Course

Cost: -   £170.00 (Deposit of £60.00 required to confirm booking)

Course Accreditation Bodies:   This course is insurable and accredited by the Professional bodies: ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) (26 cpd points)

Certifications/Qualifications Attained:  Zen Tranquility Holistic Beauty Training accredited/recognised diploma - Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Pre-Requisite:  Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification

Course Dates:    Please email for course dates or contact us here


Venues - this course is available at the following venues:-

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Essex/Suffolk, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Scotland, Somerset, Suffolk, Sussex, Wales, Yorkshire



Deep tissue massage focuses on the different layers of tissue (muscle, tendons and fascia), working to relax, lengthen, and release strain patterns within them so that the body’s posture can realign itself. 

Physical and emotional traumas can tighten and stiffen these tissues.  When this happens, the body moves out of a state of natural alignment and loses its flexibility and gravitational balance.

Working deeply does not necessarily mean applying lots of pressure.  The techniques used in deep tissue massage are also applied more slowly, so as to avoid causing the recipient discomfort when working deeply into the muscle and connective tissue, as well as allowing the nervous system to integrate the work. 

Benefits are: 

  • Increased blood supply, therefore increased oxygen intake and toxin release
  • Muscle tone can be improved
  • Can help to increase flexibility and mobility of muscles and joints
  • Cramps and other muscular spasms can be alleviated
  • Can be a form of exercise for those who are unable to participate in any physical activity
  • Working muscle against the bone can help to clear toxic adhesions which may have built up and also will feed and nourish the bone itself and neighbouring joints
  • Will help to encourage growth and development of bones
  • Can alleviate mild postural deformities
  • Stimulates and improves circulatory system thereby boosting the immune system also stimulating lymphatic flow
  • Can improve the condition of the lungs due to deeper breathing
  • Skin condition may improve due to increase blood flow and sebum production
  • Digestion and elimination can be greatly improved
  • Chronic neck, back and shoulder pain as well headaches can be relieved and treated
  • Oedema or swelling can be significantly reduced
  • Elevates stress and can be useful combating depression, insomnia and lethargy

Course Content & Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction
  • Course Objective
  • Body Mechanics
  • History of Massage
  • History of Deep Tissue Massage
  • What is Deep Tissue Massage?
  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
  • Stretching
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
  • Range of Movement
  • Contraindications
  • Heeling Crisis
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Client Consultation
  • Consultation Form
  • GP Referral Letter
  • Under 16 Consent Form
  • Client Disclaimer
  • Hygiene
  • Preparing your Work Area
  • Health & Safety
  • Professional Ethics
  • Insurance
  • Data Protection/GDPR/Client Confidentiality
  • Marketing
  • Anatomy and Physiology relevant to this treatment
  • Contagious Conditions
  • Massage Movements
  • Deep Tissue Massage Treatment routine



Duration: 1 Day Practical in the Classroom (if training with other students)

Home study: 2 day guided learning hours required to be completed before the training day (emailed to you). This allows for an intensive one day practical study of the routine

Everything you need to learn this treatment is included in this course.  

Case Studies: You will be required to submit 6 case studies (2 people x 3 times or 3 people x 2 times) before you receive your certificate (although please note if the tutor feels that you have not reached a competent standard after completing your practical training and case studies then you will be set a reassessment. There is an additional charge for this being £40.00).

Entry Requirement: Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification are required

Awarding Body: ABT

Cost: £170.00 includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification

  • £60.00 deposit required; balance to be paid direct to tutor 14 days prior to course date

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All deposits paid are non refundable but can be held and transferrred to another date for up to 6 months if 14 days notice of cancellation is given.

Zen Tranquility Training cannot be held responsible for any changes in regulations or insurances that may take place that is out of our control and can effect insurances in the future.  We give up to date knowledge to the best of our ability to all our leaners at the time of booking and participating on the course.  We advise all learners to do their own research especially checking with their own insurance company that they will accept this course before booking onto any courses.

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