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

Neuromuscular Therapy; Working with Trigger Points - CPD
Date : Saturday, 26th May 2018
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 :
£ 85.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Introduction To Holistic Massage 1 - A fun and creative weekend workshop - Solihull
Date : Saturday, 2nd June 2018
Duration : 2 Day weekend workshop
Tutor : Samantha Roberts
Description
We will learn simple foot, back, neck, shoulder, face massage and relaxation techniques; introduce chakras and stillness work. If you are wondering whether to study for the Diploma course and would like a taster of the Meridian's teaching approach; want to use massage at home, or just want a relaxing weekend, this might be for you! An informal 'feelgood' weekend. Previous massage experience not required.
What participants say: 'This course cannot easily be summed up with words. 'It was holistic in essense. 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 :
£ 100.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Meridian, Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Postural Assessment - CPD 3 points
Date : Saturday, 23rd June 2018
Duration : One Day, 10am - 5:30pm
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This one 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.
During this day we will look at what is meant by 'posture' and factors that influence poor posture. We will learn a method of static postural assessment which can be tied in with your initial consultation and/or final evaluation and assessment of a treatment session.
When you have practiced carrying out the assessment, we will work with your existing massage and body work techniques to address the musculoskeletal differences that are reflected in the postural assessement.
Cost :
£ 85.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Bamboo Massage Workshop
Date : Sunday, 1st July 2018
Duration : One Day 10.00 am - 5.30 pm
Tutor : Ros Cope
Description
One Day Continued Professional Development workshop open to qualified massage and bodywork therapists with a qualification in Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to a minimum of level 3. You will learn how to use bamboo and integrate it into your existing massage treatments. A new skill that will add another dimension to your practice and gain you CPD hours at the same time. Delivered by a visiting tutor, equipment needed on the day to learn this new skill will be provided. (There is a £10 reduction on price if taken as part of the Hot Stones course)
Cost :
£ 75.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Introduction to Aromatherapy Oils
Date : Thursday, 5th July 2018
Duration : 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Tutor : Heather Holmes
Description
Interested in finding out more about Aromatherapy? Then this informal evening could be for you. Our visiting tutor will discuss the uses and benefits of Aromatherapy. There will be a demonstration on mixing blends of oils that are considered safe for personal use. The evening will end with a questions and answers session.
Cost :
£ 15.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Working with Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) - CPD 3 points
Date : Saturday, 14th July 2018
Duration : 10.00am - 5.30pm . One Day CPD
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This one 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 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)
This CPD day may be taken as stand alone or booked together with the one day CPD on Soft Tissue Release. Please mention when booking if you would like to book both as there is a discount of 10 pounds)
Cost :
£ 85.00
Deposit : £ 80.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Soft Tissue Release - CPD 3 points
Date : Sunday, 15th July 2018
Duration : 10.00am - 5.30pm . One Day CPD
Tutor : Julie Linton, Joce Turner
Description
This one 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.
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
(This CPD day may be taken as stand alone or booked together with the one day CPD on Muscle Energy Technique. Please mention when booking if you would like to book both as there is a discount of 10 pounds)
Cost :
£ 85.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Hot Stone Therapy - FHT Accredited
Date : Saturday, 21st July 2018
Duration : 3 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 and there will be a final practical exam.
Cost :
£ 285.00
Deposit : £ 150.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Introduction to Kinesio, EAB and ZO Taping Techniques
Date : Saturday, 11th August 2018
Duration : 2 Day Weekday Workshop
Tutor : Earle Abrahamsome - visiting tutor
Description
This weekend CPD is suitable for qualified Massage and Bodywork therapists that would like to learn appropriate use and application of 3 key taping methods.

With K - tape we will explore preparation of skin for application, understanding stretch and principles of kinesiology. We will then explore practical application for; Foot and ankle - Achilles tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains. Leg - shin splints and compartment disorders. Knee and Thigh including ITB. Lower Back. Upper Back/neck. Shoulders. Tennis and Golf forearm. Wrist and Hand. Taping for Oedema


Day 2: Introduction to athletic taping working with elastic adhesive bandage and zinc oxide tape. We will look at; Understanding the different tape applications. Preparing the tape application and follow with practical techniques for peripheral joints including; Ankle and Foot, Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and wrist.

Please note places are limited and deposit is none refundable.
Cost :
£ 160.00
Deposit : £ 60.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

On- Site- Massage
Date : Monday, 3rd September 2018
Duration : 2 Day Weekday Workshop
Tutor : Ros Cope
Description
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Cost :
£ 140.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

First Aid Training
Date : Friday, 12th October 2018
Duration : One Day
Tutor : Anne Foley - Tranter Training Solutions
Description
One day training of First Aid which covers basic life support, choking, bleeds, fractures, burns etc. Training is a combination of theory and practical activities delivered in a friendly and professional way. Once you have completed this training, you will feel confident is offering basic support to family, friends, colleagues and clients if the need arises.
Cost :
£ 60.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Myofascial Release – Part 1
Date : Saturday, 20th October 2018
Duration : Two Days
Tutor : Ruth Duncan
Description
This is a 2 day part 1 myofascial workshop presented by Ruth Duncan at Meridian School of Massage and Bodywork, Solihull Birmingham.
Pre-requisite, core education training qualification in a bodywork therapy including anatomy and physiology.
The participant will:

  • examine the development of fascia, its structural function and dysfunction and the examine the development of fascia, its structural function and dysfunction and the physiological effects of a variety of fascial release techniques physiological effects of a variety of fascial release techniques
  • learn observation and palpatory diagnostic skills
  • learn various fascial release application and specific techniques for the shoulders, neck, and learn various fascial release application and specific techniques for the shoulders, neck, extremities extremities
  • learn the fundamental fascial cross hand release, transverse planes, arm/leg pulls and active and passive soft tissue techniques
  • explore fascial rehabilitation and self care approaches.


BOOKING DETAILS
To book this course and for more information, click this link
Cost :
£ 295.00
Deposit : £ 0.00
Venue : Meridian School of Massage and Bodywork, Shirley Centre, Birmingham, B90 3AD
 
Myofascial Release – Part 2
Date : Monday, 22nd October 2018
Duration : Two Days
Tutor : Ruth Duncan
Description
This is a 2 day part two workshop presented by Ruth Duncan at Merididan School of Massage and Bodywork Solihull, Birmingham.
Pre-requisite iMFT Part 1.
The participant will:

  • learn valuable assessment approaches for pelvic obliquity and leg length discrepancy
  • Learn soft tissue and myofascial pelvic balancing techniques to restore pelvic symmetry
  • learn myofascial release techniques to restore and maintain balance in the craniosacral system
  • learn valuable soft tissue and myofascial techniques for the erector spinae group, lower limb, neck and shoulders
  • learn the integration of specific muscle energy techniques with myofascial release techniques for the pelvic area
  • learn the importance of compression and decompression fascial release techniques


Each workshop is £295 but there is a special deal for purchasing 3 workshops, the 3rd workshop could be either the part 3 or the axial skeleton or myofascial unwinding or myofascial assessment and integration at any other venue, or later on in Birmingham if we get dates for 2019.

BOOKING DETAILS
To book this course and for more information, click this link
Cost :
£ 295.00
Deposit : £ 0.00
Venue : Meridian School of Massage and Bodywork, Shirley Centre, Birmingham, B90 3AD
 
Introduction to Indian Head Massage
Date : Saturday, 19th January 2019
Duration : 2 Day Weekday 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 :
£ 110.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Indian Head Massage Certificate - level 3 FHT Accredited
Date : Saturday, 19th January 2019
Duration : 4 days in total 2 + 1 + 1 10am - 5.30pm
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This level 3 certificate course is for those already holding a qualification in massage and AP&P to level 3. Accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists, this four day course will see you qualify to deliver Indian Head Massage and add to your CPD. For full course details visit http://jlmeridian.co.uk/indian_head_massage_level3_course_birmingham.php
Cost :
£ 295.00
Deposit : £ 100.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Event Massage - Pre, Inter and Post Event Massage Therapy
Date : Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Duration : One Day 10.00 am - 5.30 pm
Tutor : Julie Linton, Joce Turner
Description
This work shop is ideal for qualified therapists that would like to further develop their skills, delivering massage at sporting events. We will look at; personal preparations and organisation prior to attending events, Health and Safety while on site, theory behind pre, inter and post event massage, delivery of pre, inter and post event massage, consideration of contraindications and safe practice.
Cost :
£ 85.00
Venue : Meridian, Shirley Centre, 275 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull. B90 3AD
 

Massage Refresher I CPD 6 points - Weekend Workshop
Date : To be arranged
Duration : 2 day weekend workshop
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
Massage Refresher I ( Birmingham)
A course for Massage therapists who would like to refresh their skills, improve their body use and explore a holistic approach. Great for therapists who've been out of practice for a while. This course is also suitable for those who have attended our Introduction to Massage Workshop.
On this course, we:
- explore and develop massage techniques
- review and enhance personal body use
- develop understanding communication with touch
- revisit and refresh anatomy and physiology
- review working with subtle energies
-If you are a qualified practitioner who would like to revisit massage practice and improve your body use in a supportive and informal workshop (counts towards CPD), then this could be for you.
Cost :
£ 140.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

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Hi girls i would just like to say a big thank you for a brilliant course wknd (introduction to holistic massage). I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much, my wife is loving it ha. The course was really well structured, educational and entertaining, I can see why so many students return to do a full diploma. If I wasn't working full time already I would love to do the course but hey! Again thank you so much and hope to see you all again. Mark gilder

MG, Wolverhampton - Student