Soft Tissue Release

As we hope you will appreciate, restrictions set in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may impact this FHT hosted courses. We are closely monitoring the situation and we will let members know as soon as possible if any courses are affected and explain the options available.

Course overview:

Date: 21/02/2021

Location: London (venue TBC)

Course times: 10am - 5pm (arrived from 9:45am for a prompt start)

Prerequisite: Level 3 body massage, Swedish massage, sports massage or sports therapy

CPD points: Six

Course content:

Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a form of stretching that may be incorporated into a massage routine but which may also be applied 'dry', without any massage medium. Sometimes called 'pin and stretch' or 'lock and stretch' it involves gently fixing the soft tissues (skin, fascia, muscle) and applying a passive stretch while maintaining the lock.

On this workshop, you will learn how to apply STR both with and without oil, on muscles of the upper limb, lower limb, neck and trunk. Specifically:

The lower limb: calf and hamstrings
The upper limb: wrist flexors and extensors
The neck: levator scapulae and upper trapezius
The trunk: thoracic erector spinae and pectoralis major.

Course tutor: Jane Johnson
Jane is a renowned physiotherapist and author of Postural Assessment, Therapeutic Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, Postural Correction, and The Big Back Book: Tips and Tricks for Therapists. Jane was a massage therapist for many years and is a practicing physiotherapist. She runs The Friendly Physio, a Facebook group designed for massage therapists of all levels, open also to other body workers, and is a friendly place designed to support and inspire you.

What to bring:

  • Small hand towel
  • A small amount of massage medium (oil, wax or massage milk)
  • An old t-shirt that you don't mind getting massage medium on
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Lunch

Please wear:

  • Comfortable clothing (no jeans)

Additional information:

  • Maximum class number: 12
  • Transport to and from the venue and nearpark parking is not the responsibility of the FHT.
  • Students booking this course will be contacted directly by the FHT with further joining instructions.

Special offer:
Make the most of this weekend of training and join Jane Johnson as she delivers the Stretching Your Clients course on 20th September 2019 at the same venue. If you book on to both courses, you receive a £20 discount on your total price. Take a look at the Stretching Your Clients course and select the two-course deal when booking to gain the discount!

Course price and bookings: Book here

Early bird prices: £110 FHT members/ £120 non-members

Regular prices: £120 FHT members/ £130 non-members


Terms and conditions:

Bookings and payments

All bookings are subject to availability.
Full payment must be made at the time of booking.
You may cancel a course booking at any time.
Cancellations within the 14-day cooling-off period

If you cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your order confirmation you are entitled to a full refund of the price paid without giving any reason.
If the course commences during the 14-day cancellation period, we will retain an amount of your booking that is in proportion to goods that have been provided or services performed up until you have communicated to us your cancellation of the booking.
Cancellations outside of the cooling-off period

After the 14-day cooling-off period has expired, the standard FHT course cancellation policy (as specified below) shall apply. Cancellations and refunds in circumstances outside those described above, and/or following the expiry of the 14-day cancellation period, are subject to the terms and conditions set out in these terms and conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, the cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the order confirmation.
Cancellations made after the 14-day cancellation period will be subject to an administration fee of £28.
Cancellations 21 days prior to the course start date will result in 50% of the course cost being forfeited.
Cancellations 14 days prior to the course start date will result in the full course cost being forfeited.
Cancelling a course booking

To cancel a course booking, you must inform us by calling our main line on 023 8062 4350, or let us know of your decision to cancel the contract by emailing or in writing to the following postal address:  FHT, 18 Shakespeare Business Centre, Hathaway Close, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4SR. You must clearly state your intention to cancel your place on the course.
We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction. If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to make other arrangements to process your refund.  In any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of this reimbursement.

Failure to attend the course will not result in a refund.
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