Deep Tissue Massage

The Scottish Beauty School (School of Beauty (Scotland) Limited)

Course details

Course description

This course is an intensive one day course designed for those coming with previous experience in Body Massage and Body Systems. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia. When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature. Deep Tissue Massage course content: Client consultation Contra-indications and contra-actions to treatments Techniques to loosen adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments Reach sub-layers of muscles and facia Deep Tissue Massage procedure Treatment evaluation Underpinning Knowledge/Health and Safety The Learning outcomes contained in this unit are as follows: 1. Consult with the client to develop and plan a Deep Tissue Massage Assessment Criteria: The candidate should provide evidence to demonstrate knowledge and skill that they can  Communicate effectively and professionally with the client  Interact with the client in a professional, sensitive and empathetic manner  Gather the correct information to plan a treatment appropriate to the client’s requirements  Recognise contra-indications, contra-actions and restrictions to treatments 2. Perform a Deep Tissue Massage Assessment Criteria: The candidate will need evidence to demonstrate all aspects of their knowledge and/or skills in this outcome by showing that they can, during practical situations:  Prepare the work area for treatment to meet accepted hygiene, current industry and organisational requirements  Position themselves to ensure the treatment is effective and applied without harm to themselves  Prepare and position the client appropriately to ensure comfort, privacy and safety  Screen the client appropriately to maintain client’s modesty  Adapt the position of the client when and where necessary to take into account the client physical condition e.g. Pregnancy, lack of mobility  Apply Deep Tissue Massage techniques which are appropriate to the client’s requirements and aims for the treatment plan  Recognise restrictions to manipulations during the treatment and adapt the treatment to suit  Ensure client care, comfort and relaxation is maintained throughout the treatment  Adhere to all health and Safety procedures 3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment Assessment Criteria: Candidates will need evidence to demonstrate all aspects of their knowledge and skill in this outcome showing that they can:  Communicate effectively and professionally with the client to elicit feedback  Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment, in relation to the aims, needs and treatment plan  Plan for future treatments in relation to treatment evaluation, client feedback and improvement  Give suitable aftercare and homecare advice to the client  Record details accurately and legibly in the form of client record cards All work is internally verified Entry to the course is not an automatic pass. Students not reaching a satisfactory standard by the end of the course will be given additional remediation and re assessment at no additional cost.

Provided by

The Scottish Beauty School (School of Beauty (Scotland) Limited)

0141 891 5678

Provider website

24 Ainslie Road



G52 4RU


ITA funding available

Entry requirements

This course is open to those students who have Higher National Level 6 Body Massage or Equivalent Qualification: The Scottish Beauty School Certificate in Deep Tissue Massage Following the completion of the above course the student will be an expert in how the body systems work and have the ability to offer an Advanced Massage Technique involving Deep Tissue Movements this Qualification is accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists and ABT (Associated Beauty Therapies). This will allow the students to obtain insurance and enable them to practice as a Qualified Deep Tissue Massage Therapist. The above course could lead to full time, part time, and self-employment within the Beauty Industry. (Please note that Body Massage is a necessary pre-requisite to this course

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Course details

Part time

12th Apr 2022 to 12th Apr 2023

Cost: £125.00 (ex. VAT)

Venue details

The Scottish Beauty School

Ainslie House, 24 Ainslie Road


G52 4RU

Who to contact

Caroline Dale

Office Manager


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