Deep Tissue Massage - Lower Back

The course covers a comprehensive range of deep tissue, advanced massage and remedial massage techniques. 


The course content includes the following:

Back Massage - Advanced Massage Techniques 
How to lengthen and shorten muscles

Muscle Injury
Pain Cycle
Trigger Points
Use of fists, forearms and elbows
Stretch Receptors
Dermal receptors
Palpatory Techniques
Muscle Energy Techniques
Passive Movements
Assisted Exercises
Pain and Massage 
Ice and Heat Application
Post Isometric Relaxation/PNF stretches 
Hip Pain – Anatomy of the lower back, hip and thigh
Piriformis syndrome
Lower Back Massage
Hip Massage 

Summer 2020

Thursday 4th June 2020 - £160

10.00 - 16.00

Autumn 2019

Tuesday 29th October 2019 - £160

10.00 - 16.00

Summer 2020

Thursday 4th June 2020 - £160

10.00 - 16.00


Prerequisites for all bodywork CPD's are a Massage Diploma and a recognised Anatomy and Physiology qualification unless specifically stated otherwise.




Student Comments

I am still buzzing from it all, I slept like a log last night and this morning I am already aware that I am making myself think in all those anatomical terms that now mean so much more to me. I will start to put the dominant eye notion into practice. The Advanced Massage Technique Course is a must for all therapists wanting to enhance their treatments. Sue is a very experienced tutor with an abundance of knowledge which she so generously shares with her students. This is a very well presented course that makes you look at massage with a new set of eyes. Learning to explore the trigger points and use muscle energy techniques and seeing the immediate benefit that this brings in terms of enhancing the comfort and range of movement for clients is remarkable in a such a short space of time. You learn so much more than the syllabus describes. Sue has a vast range of practical resources to draw on and shares all her information freely, you come away with so much more that expected. Thank you for a fun and informative time, I absolutely loved it. Stella Clayton, Leeds, March 2015 


"Liked integration of energetic work and manual work." June 2009

"Tutor knowledge was incredible." June 2009


"Learnt loads of new stuff, enjoyed the course". Dave Gibson Sports Therapist." March 2009


"Sue has a great rapport with her students." March 2009



"The course was a combination of intellectual work and lots of fun. My expectations were exceeded and Sue's knowledge was thorough and in-depth. The course and environment has been fantastic, I would advise the course to any therapist."


Abigail Coultas BSc Sport Science, March 2009


"Thanks for a really useful four days on the Advanced Massage Course. As you know I am a studying physiotherapist previously having completed a Sports Science Degree and Post Graduate Diplomas in Sport Management as well as running a health club, working for Newcastle United Football Club, lecturing in Sports Science and Management at University of Northumbria and Newcastle College.

In the past I have obviously experienced many sports/exercise type courses and would rate your course extremely high. Not only was it useful in terms of the content, I found your overall knowledge and experience of palpation, anatomy and techniques of massage invaluable to what I intend to practice in the future. The course was formal enough to learn, yet friendly and informal with all students feeling comfortable to ask questions and receive really good advice and guidance. Overall I feel eager to become an ‘expert ‘ in my field of study and its really good to come across someone who also strives for this.

I wish you all the best for the future and hope to attend more of your courses."

Michael Wood November 2007


"Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent advanced massage course, it was fabulous. You obviously know your subject inside out, and your teaching style was extremely effective. I had a great time and learnt a lot.

I'm using some of the techniques and getting some positive feedback, so I'll keep an eye on things and let you know of progress a bit further down the line."

Jane Gray, North Yorkshire, Advanced Massage Techniques, April 2007

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon