Postural Massage Courses

Postural Massage Courses


Deep Tissue Massage Course 

Students at RSM practice Deep Tissue Massage for pain relief and posture correction
Students at RSM practice Deep Tissue Massage for pain relief and posture correction

Course Overview: Inner muscle approach for Pain Relief and Posture Correction

Our Deep Tissue Massage Course focuses, like our two other main courses, on pain relief and posture correction. This particular course emphasizes movement improvement. Hiro will demonstrate and explain tools and techniques for dynamic posture correction which are particularly adapted to athletes, dancers, and yoga practitioners.

In this comprehensive program, students will learn techniques of palpation to effectively target deep layers of tense muscle tissue. Muscle tensions not only cause pain during movement, but also lead to compensatory movements, resulting in poor posture.

You will learn how to release pain and improve your clients' range of motion, ultimately contributing to better posture and overall performance. By the end of this massage training course, students will have gained key deep tissue massage techniques to significantly enhance their practice and provide lasting benefits for their clients.

Deep Tissue Massage for pain relief and to improve scapulae up/down rotation
Deep Tissue Massage for pain relief and to improve scapulae up/down rotation

Pain Relief - Target the Deep Layer of Muscle

The "Deep Tissue" approach targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues and introduces highly effective techniques for pain relief and posture correction.

In the class, we emphasize dedicated palpation techniques to locate, access, and treat the deep layers of the muscles.

Additionally, this course presents important principles of functional anatomy to better understand how to release tension in related muscles, and improve your clients' joint range of motion.

Postural Assesment
Postural Assesment

Posture Correction - Apply deep tissue massage to realign posture

A posture assessment is a valuable tool for massage therapists to understand the body's movement patterns and identify areas of tension, imbalance, or dysfunction. 

In RSM Massage Training, we teach our students effective postural assessment methods, and how to apply deep tissue massage for the goal of realigning unbalanced posture.

How to identify trigger points at scalene muscles
How to identify trigger points at scalene muscles

Advanced Pain Relief - Combination with Trigger Point Therapy

RSM combines deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy for pain relief and posture corrections.
You can explore the topic further in one of our other primary courses: Trigger Point Therapy, but you will also see in this workshop how to combine the two approaches.

If Deep Tissue Massage targets deeper layers of muscle tissue to release chronic tension and improve posture, Trigger Point Therapy applies pressure to specific points in the body to promote healing. In combination, these 2 techniques deliver substantial results.

Students learn how to stretch to identify the muscle tension
Students learn how to stretch to identify the muscle tension

Improved Range of Motion - Combining Myofascial Release with Assisted Stretching

Another rich combination of deep tissue massages are Myofascial Release and Assisted Stretching. These techniques work together to release tension, improve mobility, and restore balance in the body.

Deep tissue massage targets deep layers of muscle tissue to break up adhesions and release chronic tension. Myofascial release applies gentle pressure to connective tissue to release tension and restore balance.

Assisted stretching improves flexibility, reduces muscle tension, and improves posture.

By creating customized treatment plans based on the client's needs, you can address a range of issues from chronic pain to postural imbalances.

Posture correction by improving the range of motion of the scapula
Posture correction by improving the range of motion of the scapula

Learn how to define proper client massage positions

Our massage training emphasizes the importance of proper client positioning to maximize therapy benefits.

By learning effective positions, you can ensure client comfort and relaxation, allowing for deeper and more effective massage work. 

The proper positioning of the head, neck, spine, and limbs will allow you to access deeper layers of muscle. By understanding the intricate relationship between body positioning and deep tissue massage, you will be better equipped to tailor your approach to each client.

Deep Tissue Massage Course Students
Deep Tissue Massage Course Students

Deep Tissue Massage Certificate

Course participants receive a diploma from RSM, which serves as a testament to their proficiency in specific deep tissue massage techniques and their commitment to providing quality therapeutic care.

The certification from our school not only enhances your professional credibility but also expands your career opportunities within the wellness industry.

Course Fee & Massage School Timetable

THB 6,900
(approx. EUR 190/ USD 200)

• 5 Days Intensive Course from Monday to Friday
• The course starts on Monday at 10:00 at our school here in Chiang Mai
• Duration: 20 hours (18 hours + 2 hours of Review and examination)

Lessons & massage training 10:00-12:00 / 13:00-15:00
After the lesson, students are invited to practice until 16:00

Deep tissue massage For lower back pain
Deep tissue massage For lower back pain

Deep Tissue Massage Course Design 

Our 5-day intensive course on deep tissue massage offers an in-depth program that delves into the intricacies of muscles located deep within the body. By understanding and addressing muscle tension and adhesions that occur in these deep layers, professionals can not only alleviate pain but also counteract compensatory movements that lead to poor posture.

Below is a comprehensive overview of the course:

Introduction to Deep Tissue Massage 

Some muscles are situated deep inside the body. Tension and adhesions in these deep muscles can not only cause pain but also compensatory movements, leading to poor posture. This module introduces the principles and fundamentals of deep tissue massage. Understand the anatomy of these deep muscles, how they influence posture, and how they can be a primary or trigger point source of pain.

Palpation Techniques for Deep Tissue Massage

The ability to feel and engage with deeply situated muscles is vital for an effective deep tissue massage. You'll learn palpation techniques that don't just rely on pressing hard but utilize various positions to approach the deeper layers. These methods ensure effective massage without causing pain or discomfort in the subsequent days.

Sports Medicine and Deep Tissue Massage

All sports medicine professionals need a thorough understanding of the deep muscles and how they function. Deep tissue massage is pivotal in sports medicine, aiding in pain relief and posture correction. Grasp the functional anatomy of these muscles and how targeted massage can aid in overall musculoskeletal health.

Materials for Targeted Pain Relief and Improved Posture

Course participants will learn to recognize and treat conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Hammer toes, and many others. Only by understanding the muscles involved and which massage techniques will be effective, can massage therapists provide targeted pain relief to clients.

We also look in detail at posture, which is crucial for overall well-being, and which can be improved by releasing muscle tension and encouraging proper alignment. Learn how to address postural imbalances and restore natural body alignment.

Deep tissue techniques covered in the course materials include:

    • Direct Stretching: To release muscle tension, increase flexibility, and improve range-of-motion.
    • Pin and Stretch: For releasing tension, improving muscle flexibility, and enhancing range-of-motion.
    • Cross Fiber Stroke: To break up scar tissue, reduce pain and improve muscle function.
    • Press and Release: For releasing knots, relieving pain, and restoring proper muscle function.
    • Myofascial Release: For releasing tension, improving posture, and enhancing ROM.
    • Friction: To relieve pain, aid blood flow, and improve muscle flexibility.
    • Petrissage: For addressing muscle pain and tightness, and increasing blood flow.
    • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET): To correct postural imbalances, increase ROM, and relieve pain.
    • Active Release Techniques (ART): To release tension, restore muscle function, and alleviate pain.
    • Stretching and Range of Motion Exercises: For improving flexibility, correcting postural imbalances, and enhancing joint mobility.  

Incorporating Deep Tissue Massage into a Therapy Session

Deep tissue techniques can be incorporated into broader therapy sessions to release muscle tension, tackle adhesions, and promote optimal posture. Discover how to weave deep tissue methods into a complete body massage or therapy session. Communication techniques to inform clients about the benefits and methods of deep tissue massage will also be covered.

Reviews and Examination

Concluding the course, there will be a review session summarizing the core concepts and techniques of deep tissue massage. Participants will be assessed, both theoretically and practically, to gauge their grasp of the skills imparted. Successful candidates will receive their certificates of competency in Deep Tissue Massage.

By the end of this course, participants will be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide effective deep tissue massages, promoting overall musculoskeletal health and well-being.

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