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Deep Tissue Massage

Course Overview

Deep Tissue Massage, renowned for its ability to release deep-seated tension and tightness within muscles and connective tissues (fascia), is a highly effective solution for alleviating muscular discomfort and enhancing mobility.

Deep Tissue Massage Course Highlights:

  • Full Body Deep Tissue Mastery: Our comprehensive Deep Tissue Massage course equips qualified massage therapists with the skills to perform a full-body deep tissue massage. Discover the transformative benefits of neuromuscular techniques.

  • Adaptive Techniques: Learn to seamlessly integrate deep tissue massage into your existing routines, expanding your massage repertoire. Discover new techniques that not only elevate your clients' experience but also safeguard your own well-being by incorporating hands-free massage skills, including forearms, elbows, and knuckles.

How will Deep Tissue Massage Benefit your Clients?:

  • Reducing Chronic Pain: Deep Tissue Massage is highly effective in reducing chronic pain, providing relief to those who have been suffering from persistent discomfort.

  • Improving Blood Pressure: Research indicates that this form of massage may contribute to improved blood pressure regulation.

  • Breaking up Scar Tissue: Deep Tissue Massage plays a crucial role in breaking up scar tissue, enhancing tissue flexibility and mobility.

  • Improving Flexibility and Range of Motion: Experience increased flexibility, suppleness, and a broader range of motion as a result of this therapeutic massage.

  • Stress Relief: Deep Tissue Massage is a powerful stress-reliever, helping clients find tranquility and relaxation.

Course Syllabus

  • Practical Work Throughout the Day:

    • Engage in hands-on practical training, ensuring that participants apply and master the techniques effectively.
    • Continuous practice under expert guidance, allowing for skill development in real-world scenarios.
  • Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Techniques:

    • Dive into the core of deep tissue massage, focusing on the application of slow strokes and targeted pressure to release deep-seated muscle tension.
    • Explore neuromuscular techniques to address specific issues and promote long-lasting relief.
  • Hands-Free Massage:

    • Learn advanced hands-free massage skills, including the use of forearms, elbows, and knuckles to deliver deep tissue therapy.
    • Discover the benefits of hands-free techniques in preserving your physical well-being while enhancing the client's experience.
  • Adaptation of Existing Massage Routines:

    • Understand the seamless integration of deep tissue massage into your current massage routines, expanding your versatility as a therapist.
    • Gain the ability to tailor treatments to individual client needs, providing a customised experience.
  • Comprehensive Treatment of the Entire Body:

    • Develop the skills required to perform a full-body deep tissue massage, ensuring that no area is left untreated.
    • Comprehensive coverage of all major muscle groups and key areas that commonly hold tension and stress.

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will receive your FHT Accredited Certificate at the end of the day to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

FHT Accredited Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

In order to take part in this deep tissue massage course, you must already have acquired a Level 3 Diploma in Massage or equivalent. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

Why Train with Us

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training in Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, ensuring that each student attains the highest level of professional qualification. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your success.

Here's why you should choose us:

1. FHT Accredited Course: Ensuring highest quality training.

2. Guaranteed Small Group Tuition: We believe in personalised support, so our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 students per tutor. This ensures that you receive individual attention and guidance throughout your training.

3. Passionate, Experienced Tutors: Our experienced tutors are not just educators; they are industry experts committed to upholding the highest standards. You'll learn from the best in the field.

4. Free Thursday Evening Support: Your learning journey doesn't end when you're qualified. We offer free Thursday in person evening support, available both during your training and after you've earned your certification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

5. A Positive, Inclusive Learning Environment: Our academy provides a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in your studies and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for complementary therapies.

6. Exclusive student TOTUM Card Eligibility: All our courses qualify you to apply for a TOTUM card, granting you access to discounts and savings at various retailers, making your educational journey even more cost-effective.

7. Ongoing Industry Support: We are committed to your success as a qualified therapist. Beyond your training, we offer free talks on setting up your own practice, provide access to exclusive Facebook groups with job opportunities, and maintain regular contact with your dedicated tutor. We're here to support your journey into the industry.

When you choose the Academy, you're not just choosing a training college; you're choosing a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in Complementary Therapies. Join us today and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement.

About Your Tutor(s)

Annette Stoker

Holistic Tutor

I have been involved with the Complementary Therapies Industry since 2004 and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and am ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.


I studied Aromatherapy and Deep Tissue with you. On Sunday I won silver at National Massage Championships. Just wanted to say thanks for all your support and inspiration during my course...please say thanks to Annette and Chris. It was great for me to get out of London and study somewhere different and really grateful for your academy.. I’m so happy I won, massage has been a huge part of my life since that course. 

- Tara Oakley | October 2021

Earlier this year I attended a one day course on Deep Tissue massage at Cotswold Academy. This has been, by far the most useful post qualification training I have attended to-date. Our trainer for the day, Annette said “Deep Tissue massage would be popular with our clients” and she was absolutely correct, my clients at www.mindfultouchmassage.co.uk really appreciate the deep healing pressure and it’s been great for business. 

The course was easy to book, with clear instructions. The academy has easy (local) parking and the building is smart yet welcoming. The course itself was well organised and predominantly practical. Annette was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, even letting us take photos for future reference.

— Ross White- Deep Tissue Massage | November 2017

I have done Swedish, deep tissue and hot stones at the academy! Small groups with tutors giving you individual attention! Great courses fitting around every day lifestyles. Highly recommend the Cotswold academy.

— Emma Dicker | August 2015

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