This course is designed for those therapists who are already qualified in massage, or a similar discipline, yet are looking to increase their skill and knowledge of soft tissue techniques. It would also suit previously qualified Sports Massage therapists who are looking to refresh, or revise their existing knowledge of the technique. It is taught by James Barnett, owner of The Therapy Centre.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger point therapy is also known as Neuromuscular Technique and is aimed at relieving hyper-sensitive irritable points of pain (often referred to as knots of tension) in the muscles of the body, using carefully applied pressure.
There are 2 types of trigger points, passive or active. Active trigger points give a sensation of pain away from where the pressure is applied. As an example, pressure applied in the trapezius could illicit a sensation of pain in the skull. In passive trigger points, the pain is felt directly in the area where the pressure is applied.
Where is the course taught, how long is it and how much does it cost?
The course is an intensive day long course, taught at the centre in small groups (no more than 6 people at a time). The cost is £100 per person.
Who can attend the course?
Anyone qualified to level 3 massage, sports massage or a similar soft tissue therapy can attend. It would also be a useful revision for anyone with a level 4 or 5 Sports Massage diploma. If you're not sure you're at the right level and would like to talk to us, please call on 01722 340364 and we'll happily chat to you about it.
When is the next course and how do I book?
The next course is on Sunday 17th July 2016, if you'd like to book, please call us and we can take your booking and payment over the phone.