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Pressure Point Massage

Remedial Massage Therapy

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Learn Remedial Massage Therapy

 Federation of Holistic Therapists ACCREDITED course

Discover how to assess and treat common musculo-skeletal injuries and dysfunction with remedial massage and advanced soft tissue therapy. Enhance your practical skills of palpation and application of specific techniques to encourage better clinical results. 


This FHT accredited Remedial Massage Therapy course aims to enable the student to gain the skills and confidence to provide remedial massage and specific soft tissue techniques in order to assess, treat and advise on musculo-skeletal imbalances within the clinic environment.


This course places particular emphasis on the standard massage techniques as well as assessment procedures and specific techniques. The student will develop an understanding of the health benefits of Remedial Massage and in addition to learning new skills, they will learn the importance of maintaining and restoring their own physical health by using the correct posture when working.


Topics covered in the course include:

·  The history and origins of massage.

·  Contraindications to massage.

·  Different types of massage and their physiological effects and benefits.

·  Attachment points and actions of major muscles and muscle groups.

·  Different types of muscle injuries.

·  The referral process – how to know when and when not to treat.

·  Range of movement assessment for axial and appendicular joints.

·  Postural assessment to determine muscular imbalance.

·  Remedial massage techniques including effleurage, petrissage and tapotement. Deep tissue massage techniques.

·  Neuromuscular techniques; trigger points and friction.

·  Soft Tissue Release techniques.

·  Overuse syndrome.

·  The fascial network and basic treatment techniques.

·  Treatment planning and evaluation of results.

·  Advertising and marketing guidelines


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to recognise, assess and treat some of the most common musculo-skeletal imbalances which present in clinic; provide a treatment plan, estimation of outcomes and evaluation of results.


Course Dates 2024/2025:

  • Day 1 - 7th September 2024

  • Day 2 - 21st Sept

  • Day 3 - 5th October

  • Day 4 - 2nd November

  • Day 5 - 7th December

  • Day 6 - 11th January   2025

  • Day 7 - 1st February

  • Day 8 - 1st March

  • Day 9 - 29th March

  • Day 10 - 26th April

  • Day 11 - 17th May

  • Day 12 - 7th June


Entry requirements/Location

This course is open to students and graduates alike.

Level 3 or 4 anatomy and physiology exams must have been successfully completed within the past five years and proof of qualification in these subjects must be provided before qualification will be granted. Practicing acupuncturists will only need to provide proof of A&P qualification, irrespective of the length of time they have been qualified.

No prior knowledge of massage is necessary, however, if you have previously completed a level 3 massage course, you may find this course will enhance your knowledge, range of techniques and general massage skills.

The course will be held at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in East Grinstead.  

See link below for directions

Duration/ method of study

The course will comprise of 12 days of classroom attendance, including a final day for practical exams.  The days will be staggered over the academic year and will vary depending on start date.  The classroom days will be split into theory and practical sessions, mainly with the theory in the morning and practical in the afternoon. You will be expected to allow 4 hours per week of home practice for the duration of the course.


Course material and assessment

Course material will consist of comprehensive handouts, a written assignment to be completed at home and continual assessment throughout the duration of the course.

Thirty-six case studies/ treatment logs are to be completed and handed in on the final exam day.  A clinical practice exam will be assessed by an external assessor.



On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded fully accredited qualification in Remedial Massage Therapy.  Once you have obtained professional insurance you will be able to work as a Remedial Massage Therapist and add this set of skills to your client/patient offering.


Booking and prices

For price information and booking, please follow this link to the ICOM website or click on the button below:

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David S. - London

"Alison is one of those rare breed of teachers that holds the space so beautifully.

Entering back into education later in my life was a big step for me but with her warmth, generosity of spirit, intuitive instinct with individuals and expertise, I was able to excel to my highest potential. Oh and there was a lot of laughter along the way too!"

Phil T. - Sussex

"Being an older student I did have some reservations about going back to study, something I hadn't done for many years.

I was in engineering which to my mind wasn't much good in the clinical world, Alison assured me that my engineering knowledge would be helpful in understanding the mechanics of the human body. She was right. Alison's methods of teaching theory and practical were so enjoyable, clear, concise and never rushed. It was a pleasure to have her as a tutor."

Jen W. - Sussex

"I was lucky enough to have Alison for two years of points lessons during my acupuncture studies and she was an absolute God send!

She has such a good understanding of everything she was teaching and was never too busy to stop and help anyone who needed it.

She has such an approachable and easy going manner, whilst at the same time being an absolute fountain of knowledge! I would 110% recommend her as a teacher."

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