Deep Tissue Massage

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WHAT IS DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?

Deep tissue massage therapy shares many similarities with Swedish. However, the fundamental difference is the level of pressure. Deep tissue massage may use the same kneading and stroking movements but with a far more pressure which can even be painful. Furthermore, the therapist may employ special techniques that involves fingertips, knuckles, hands, forearm, and elbow to reach and stretch that deep layers of skin and tissues. Deep tissue massage techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. They have been a common means of treating musculoskeletal disorders for generations.

At the beginning of a deep tissue massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prepare the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied. Common techniques include:

  • Stripping: Deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs.
  • Friction: Pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.

Deep tissue massage techniques have been used for centuries, but there were no solid guidelines and procedures. However, not until the mid 1900s, a Canadian doctor, Therese Phimmer, is credited with establishing deep tissue massage. Her book, Muscles-Your Invisible Bonds, became the cornerstone of the treatment and served as a how-to manual for many of the first massage therapists.

Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. Deep tissue massage is primarily used to treat chronic pain and muscle and sports-related injuries.

WHAT IS THE COURSE STRUCTURE?

Le Spa Massage Academy offers a 2-day training course covering all the fundamentals of Deep Tissue Massage. The course starts with a theoretical session followed by extensive hours of practical training. This will provide attendants  many techniques for different cases that focus on specific problematic areas.

On top of that, Le Spa Massage Academy brings you the unique combination of Western and Eastern benefits. Western massage methods focuses on the stimulation different soft tissues in the body; from muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, and synovial membranes, while Eastern methods focuses on assessing and restoring the vital flow of energy through “meridians” or energy channels. It also delicately blends the use of deep breathing, aromatherapy, along with complementing touch and other external senses of sight, sound, smell and taste.

COURSE RECOGNITION

The course is recognised by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), of which Le Spa Massage Academy is a Platinum Training Provider. Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Deep Tissue Massage, you are eligible to join IICT and gain professional membership which offers members with various benefits.

This course is also a pathway to HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy or the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

DELIVERABLES 

  • History of massage therapy
  • Types of massage and massage techniques
  • Basics of anatomy and physiology
  • Benefits and contradictions
  • Principles of good massage practice
  • Posture of massage therapists
  • Consultation and assessment
  • Grooming standards
  • Rapping standards
  • Communication for massage therapists
  • Preparation for massage equipment and amenities
  • Deep Tissue massage sequence

ASSESSMENTS

Le Spa Massage Academy will conduct assessments towards the end of the course. Trainees will receive a certificate once competently pass all relevant assessments.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

Previous completion or experience in Swedish Massage/Relaxation Massage is required for this course. Please refer to our Swedish Massage course.

DURATION

  • 2 official training days (20 hours) plus extra 30 practical hours if needed
  • Time: 9am-5pm

WHAT TO BRING

  • 3 large-sized towels and 2 small-sized towels
  • Your lunch
  • Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course

WHAT TO WEAR

Comfy outfits and short nails

COURSE FEE

Price: $440

Early-bird bookings (4 weeks in advance) receive a 10% discount

LOCATION

08/31 Black Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064

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The Le Spa Massage Academy was founded by Kim Le Roberston, an Australian migrant, with the goal of connecting other migrants to the country to raise their employability. Thus, LSMA helps to guide its students into employability and self-sufficiency. With the aid of these affordable and concise training courses, LSMA students can be on the path to lucrative employment in just a few short weeks. Kim started her journey in the massage therapy industry as an intern, and she was able to grasp the important fundamentals of massage therapy as well as the basics of top-notch customer service. This early foundation in the industry led to various other positions in a more upscale market including employment at the Six Senses Spa in the Evason Ana Mandara, a 5-star resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam. She was also able to ply her skills at the Six Senses Spa in the Puntacana Resort and Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. At this location, she was employed as both a spa therapist and as the delegated spa trainer. Her profession also took her to the Airways Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where she worked as the spa director, and then back to her hometown of Nha Trang, Vietnam where she launched the full-service spa in the Novotel Hotel. In her nearly 20 years of working in the massage industry, Kim was able to build a lustrous reputation which led to many amazing opportunities. For example, she was invited to become the spa consultant and manager at the Grand Mercure Resort in Danang, Vietnam. At this posting, she was responsible for the creation of a new and modern-day spa facility where she recruited, hired, and trained the entire spa staff. Many of those employed at little or no prior experience in the field. Kim moved to Australia in 2014, and she brought with her a bachelor’s in business administration, her qualifications in Vietnamese massage, and her Sodashi therapy diploma. She also has qualifications in Thai massage and a certificate in Spa Management and Development from Thailand. Since living in Australia, she has added to her already impressive list of certifications and qualifications by adding the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage at Q Academy – Brisbane, a certificate in Anesi Skincare, and a dual diploma in Business Management & Marketing. She has also obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from TAFE Queensland. While she was gaining all of these additional certifications and qualifications, she was also maintaining her practical skills by working as a massage therapist in various spas around the country. Kim decided to create the Le Spa Massage Academy so that she could share her vast wealth of knowledge with others in the community. Through LSMA, she aims to support immigrants and other Australians wishing to broaden their career horizons. She looks forward to passing on her passion for massage to the country’s future therapists.

Price

$440.00

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