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

Bamboo Massage Workshop
Date : Sunday, 17th December 2017
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 Indian Head Massage - A Weekend Workshop
Date : Saturday, 20th January 2018
Duration : 2 Days, 10am - 4:30pm
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
We will learn the techniques and sequence of Indian Head Massage over clothing, to share with friends and family. The weekend will also include some anatomy made easy and working with chakras. Previous massage experience is not required.
Cost :
£ 110.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Indian Head Massage Certificate - level 3 FHT Accredited
Date : Saturday, 20th January 2018
Duration : 4 days 10am - 5.30pm
Tutor : Julie Linton
Description
This Indian Head Massage Diploma, accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), is suitable for those with an existing qualification in level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, e.g. body massage, reflexology, and would like to enhance their skills. It is useful as a stand alone therapy or to incorporate techniques learnt, into existing treatment sessions.
With the Meridian approach some of the areas we will cover include; traditional Indian Head Massage techniques with Western adaptations, working over clothing, use of oils, revision of AP&P, consultation, contra indications and working with chakras. You will need to complete all homework and Indian Head Massage practice which includes 3 case studies. There is a final written and practical assessment.
After the first weekend of the diploma course the date for the following 2 teaching and assessment days will be arranged by mutual consent of the students and tutors. The costs for the Diploma in Indian Head Massage, cover additional teaching hours and assessment.
Cost :
£ 295.00
Deposit : £ 110.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

From the Inside Out - Seasonal Short Retreats
Date : Sunday, 21st January 2018
Duration : 2 hours 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Tutor : Julie Benham - visiting tutor
Description
Need time to escape just for a short while? Come and immerse yourself and leave feeling deeply restored.
As the seasons change throughout the year so do we, in our energy, our activities and our well-being. This workshop is themed with nature and the elements creating space for you to develop a deeper sense of awareness, alignment and connection within your body and mind. You will be guided through some restorative self care body postures, techniques and simple stretching, linking breathing with movement and helping to let go of tension. Feel more present in your body and movement. You will have an opportunity to experience a sense of quietness, a still point in your mind and body with guided restorative practice. Take these self care techniques with you, that you can practice anywhere.
Cost :
£ 20.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Introduction To Holistic Massage 1 - A fun and creative weekend workshop - Solihull
Date : Saturday, 10th February 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
 

Introduction to Holistic Massage 2 - Further Develop Massage Skills and Working towards Reducing Stress
Date : Saturday, 24th February 2018
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 :
£ 100.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull. B90 3AD
 

Creating the Conditions CPD for Massage and Bodywork Therapists
Date : Sunday, 25th February 2018
Duration : One Day 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor : Julie Benham - visiting tutor
Description
A fun and relaxing day to learn mind-body self care, awareness skills and postural techniques to integrate into your practice and amplify your treatments. The conditions we create in a treatment session, encourage release and develop a deeper felt sense of space and movement with ease in our body and mind. These principles apply to both therapist and client.
Together we will; explore simple body movements and postures to release tension and holding habits. Practise breathing, mindfulness and focusing techniques. Practise restorative postural support and alignment using props to balance and release. Learn a useful self practice sequence to enhance treatments.
Cost :
£ 80.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Event Massage - Pre, Inter and Post Event Massage Therapy
Date : Sunday, 18th March 2018
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
 

Working with Myofascia - An Introduction - 3 CPD Points
Date : Sunday, 22nd April 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.
On this day we will introduce you to some basic techniques to support the release of myofascial tissue. During the day we will; look at what is meant by 'fascia', outline basic methods of assessment, introduce hands on methods to release areas of tightness and explore considerations around contraindications to fascial release.

Once you have completed this workshop, you should feel confident to work with your clients using the techniques that you have learnt. You will be able to identify and release areas of 'tight' or 'stuck' fascia using the methods demonstrated and experienced over the workshop.
Cost :
£ 85.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 
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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Meridian is like having another family who always support you through your journey. The Sports and Remedial course has been hard progress as there is alot of work but if you keep on top of it it's easily manageable and as hard as you make it. The tutors are exceptional. I would recommend this course, I feel this is the best place I could have learnt this.

JJ, Wolverhampton - Student