JL Meridian School of Massage & Bodywork CIC

Workshops & CPD

CPD and General Interest Short Training Courses and Workshops in Birmingham UK with JL Meridian School of Massage and Bodywork CIC

Periodically we offer workshops and training events outside of our Diploma programme. We are also developing Continuing Professional Development training programmes for qualified practitioners. Consequently we ask you to keep an eye on this particular page for developments and details of future events. We also want to know what CPD training you would like to see happening in the Midlands or North Devon, so if you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction To Holistic Massage - A fun and creative one day workshop
Date : Saturday, 10th July 2021
Duration : 1 Day - 10am to 5pm
Tutor : Julie Linton and Samantha Roberts
Description
We will learn simple back, shoulder, leg and foot massage, relaxation and stillness work. If you are wondering whether to study for the Diploma in massage course and would like a taster of the Massage & Movement teaching approach; want to use massage at home, or just want a relaxing, 'feel good' day, this might be for you! Previous massage experience not required.
What participants say: 'This course cannot easily be summed up with words. 'It was holistic in essence. It was emotional, spiritual and physical. It was so much more, it was an experience!! Great facilitation!!'
And: 'Coming together at peace, harmony, happiness. The confronting and loss of ungrounded fears and respect for others and myself.' And further: 'The Intro course has been amazing. I've learnt so much about massage, touch, communication and not least about myself. The time went so quickly and I'm quite sad it's over. I feel quite proud of myself and the other people on the course and am surprised at how much we achieved in such a short time. I feel much more comfortable with touch and touching and can't wait to do more!'
Cost :
£ 65.00
Deposit : £ 30.00
Venue : TBC
 

Introduction To Holistic Massage - A fun and creative one day workshop
Date : Saturday, 4th September 2021
Duration : 1 Day - 10am to 5pm
Tutor : Julie Linton and Samantha Roberts
Description
We will learn simple back, shoulder, leg and foot massage, relaxation and stillness work. If you are wondering whether to study for the Diploma in massage course and would like a taster of the Massage & Movement teaching approach; want to use massage at home, or just want a relaxing, 'feel good' day, this might be for you! Previous massage experience not required.
What participants say: 'This course cannot easily be summed up with words. 'It was holistic in essence. It was emotional, spiritual and physical. It was so much more, it was an experience!! Great facilitation!!'
And: 'Coming together at peace, harmony, happiness. The confronting and loss of ungrounded fears and respect for others and myself.' And further: 'The Intro course has been amazing. I've learnt so much about massage, touch, communication and not least about myself. The time went so quickly and I'm quite sad it's over. I feel quite proud of myself and the other people on the course and am surprised at how much we achieved in such a short time. I feel much more comfortable with touch and touching and can't wait to do more!'
Cost :
£ 65.00
Deposit : £ 30.00
Venue : TBC
 

Introduction to Holistic Massage 2 - Further Develop Massage Skills and Working towards Reducing Stress
Date : To be arranged
Duration : One Day weekend workshop
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
Introduction to Massage 2
A follow on course from 'Introduction to Holistic Massage'
On this course, we will :
- Further explore and develop massage techniques
- Further develop good body use
- Introduce working with massage to support stress management
- Introduce the anatomy and physiology behind stress
So if you would like to expand on your skills developed on the Introduction to Holistic Massage weekend 1 as you continue to work with friends and family at home, or are a qualified practitioner who would like to revisit massage practice (3 CPD points), then this could be the day for you.
Cost :
£ 65.00
Venue : TBC
 

Soft Tissue Release - CPD
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 10.00am - 5.30pm . One Day CPD
Tutor : Julie Linton and Samantha Roberts
Description
This one day CPD workshop is specially for Massage and Bodywork Therapists, who have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in Massage Therapy and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
The day will begin by looking at what is meant by Soft Tissue Release and the theory on how this method effects the bodies soft tissues. Very much a 'hands on day', by the end of this day you should be able to safely, effectively and appropriately apply and integrate Soft Tissue Release into your massage treatment sessions
Cost :
£ 80.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : TBC
 

Working with Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) - CPD
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 10.00am - 5.30pm . One Day CPD
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This one day CPD workshop is specially for Massage and Body work Therapists, who have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in Massage Therapy and Anatomy Physiology and Pathology.
We begin this day by looking at the different 'types' of stretch and the theory of the physiology of stretching.
By the end of this teaching weekend you should feel competent in safe use of, and appropriate application of two MET methods, Post Isometrical Relaxation (PIR) and Reciprocal Inhibition. (RI)
Cost :
£ 80.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : TBC
 

Introduction to Indian Head Massage
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 2 Day Weekend Workshop 10.00 am - 5.00pm
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
If you would like to learn to share the experience of Indian Head Massage with family and friends, then this course is for you. We will look at working with this traditional form of massage for neck, head and face and include additions to work upper back and arms. No previous experience is needed to enjoy this fun and relaxing weekend.
Cost :
£ 120.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : TBC
 

Deep Tissue Massage - CPD
Date : To be arranged
Duration : One Day 10.00 am to 5.00pm
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This Workshop is for qualified massage and bodywork therapists that would like to revisit and further explore working soft tissues with depth. We will explore and review; the A&P of the muscular system, the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage, contra-indications to working with DTM, adapting your working body posture whilst working with depth and application of techniques.
Cost :
£ 85.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : TBC
 

Introduction to On Site Massage One Day CPD
Date : To be arranged
Duration : One Day 10.00am - 4.30pm
Tutor : Julie Linton and Samantha Roberts
Description
This CPD is open to qualified massage therapists who would like to explore adapting existing massage skills to On-Site Massage. During the day we will cover;
- How to adapt your initial consultation for short onsite treatment sessions.
-How to set up an onsite chair
-Care of equipment between clients.
-How to adapt what you know to chair massage
Finally at the end of the day, we will look at working with clients in fixed chairs and wheel chairs.
Cost :
£ 70.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : TBC
 

Neuromuscular Therapy; Working with Trigger Points - CPD
Date : To be arranged
Duration : One Day
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This 1 day CPD (3 points) workshop is specially for Massage and Body work Therapists, who have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in Massage Therapy and Anatomy Physiology and Pathology. We begin this day with a quick think review of the nervous system. We then go on to explore working with palpation to discovering trigger points, followed by a mindful approach to effective release.
By the end of this teaching weekend you should feel competent in working with trigger point therapy.
Cost :
£ 80.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : TBC
 

Hot Stone Therapy - FHT Accredited
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 2 days - 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tutor : Ros Cope
Description
If you would like to add a new treatment to offer your clients and attract new clients then this course is for you. Working with deep tissue massage, the stones can make this less stressful on your hands. Stone massage can also be used to enhance massage targeting relaxation and also in conjunction with remedial massage techniques.
Equipment will be available for you to use during the training weekend, although you will be expected to source your own for massage practice. While there is no theory exam, you are expected to carry out case studies following the two days of training which will need to be sent to Ros for assessment to gain your certificate. As always we look forward to sharing training time with you!
Cost :
£ 195.00
Deposit : £ 95.00
Venue : TBC
 

Introduction and Refresher for Working with Bamboo Sticks CPD - Evening
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 10 am to 4.30 pm
Tutor : Ros Cope
Description
A CPD and refresher workshop open to qualified massage and bodywork therapists with a qualification in Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to a minimum of level 3. Ideal for anyone wondering about adding bamboo massage to their existing skill set. We will learn how to use bamboo and ways it can be integrated it into your existing massage treatments. Delivered by a visiting tutor, equipment needed on the day to learn this new skill will be provided. You will also be able to purchase as set of bamboo sticks for £75.
Cost :
£ 85.00
Deposit : £ 45.00
Venue : The Natural Health Centre, 86 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham
 

Supervision for Qualified Therapists
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 10 am to 12 pm. July 2019 - December 2019 once per month
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
We are pleased to be offering an opportunity for existing and newly qualified therapists, to take part in a series of dedicated supervision groups. Supervision gives the opportunity for therapists to share with each other in a safe and supportive environment. The first hour is given to discussion and exploration of any issues arising in your journey as a Massage Therapy Practitioner. Developing personal critical reflection through supervision, can further enable you to explore new strategies and methods for managing the challenges and celebrating your strengths.
The second hour of supervision will focus on some specific areas of massage practice as directed by the group.
If you have any questions please do get in touch. We look forward to sharing your journey with you.
Cost :
£ 15.00
Venue : TBC
 

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A very comprehensive introduction to holistic massage. Enthusiastic and open tutors, safe and welcoming environment. A really good way to find out what this whole movement is about. Thank you

LP, Birmingham - Student