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 Kinesio, EAB and ZO Taping Techniques
Date : Saturday, 8th September 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
 

Introduction To Holistic Massage 1 - A fun and creative weekend workshop - Solihull
Date : Saturday, 15th September 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 and Refresher for Working with Bamboo Sticks CPD - Evening
Date : Friday, 28th September 2018
Duration : 3 hours - Evening 5.30 - 8.30
Tutor : Ros Cope
Description
Evening Introduction and taster workshop open to qualified massage and bodywork therapists with a qualification in Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to a minimum of level 3. I deal 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 :
£ 15.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Hot Stone Therapy - FHT Accredited
Date : Saturday, 29th September 2018
Duration : 2 day - 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 weekend of training which will need to be sent to Ros for assessment to gain your certificate.
Cost :
£ 180.00
Deposit : £ 80.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

On- Site- Massage
Date : Monday, 1st October 2018
Duration : 2 Day Weekday Workshop
Tutor : Ros Cope
Description
To Follow
Cost :
£ 160.00
Deposit : £ 60.00
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 Holistic Massage 2 - Further Develop Massage Skills and Working towards Reducing Stress
Date : Sunday, 13th January 2019
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 :
£ 55.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull. B90 3AD
 

Indian Head Massage Certificate - level 3 FHT Accredited
Date : Sunday, 27th January 2019
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
 

Introduction to Indian Head Massage
Date : Sunday, 27th 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
 

Deep Tissue Massage - CPD
Date : Sunday, 24th February 2019
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 :
£ 80.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Shirley Community Centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AD
 

Neuromuscular Therapy; Working with Trigger Points - CPD
Date : Saturday, 23rd March 2019
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
 

Working with Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) - CPD 3 points
Date : Saturday, 18th May 2019
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 :
£ 80.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Soft Tissue Release - CPD 3 points
Date : Sunday, 19th May 2019
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 :
£ 80.00
Deposit : £ 40.00
Venue : Meridian School, Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley,Birmingham. B90 3AD
 

Event Massage - Pre, Inter and Post Event Massage Therapy
Date : Sunday, 16th June 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 :
£ 80.00
Venue : Meridian, Shirley Centre, 275 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull. B90 3AD
 

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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