Upper Back Massage

Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Techniques

Accredited Diploma Course

This is a one-day professional diploma course for qualified therapists. Traditional Swedish massage therapy is generally used for relaxation, the techniques you will learn on this course enables the therapist to focus on and treat specific problems. Clients are increasingly asking for deeper and more advanced techniques due to their effectiveness in treating a host of issues, the most widespread being back and shoulder pain. On this course you will learn deep tissue techniques, trigger point, palpation, neuromuscular techniques, and hands-free techniques all for a full body treatment.

What’s included in the course fee 

Course manual

A guide to health and safety manual

A guide to anatomy and physiology manual

Foundations for a successful business manual

Products on the day of training

An accredited certificate on successful completion of the course


Additional costs    

You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills.


A good standard of written and verbal English.

A body massage qualification (not from an online course). If you do not hold one you can study our body massage course first, click here for information. 

An anatomy & physiology qualification. If you do not hold this, we offer an online A&P course click here for information.

Minimum age 18.


Course format

1-day practical training 

Practical assessment session to be completed as a final case study

10 treatments as case studies to be completed


Model required     

Group training - no, students will work on each other.

One-to-one training - yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical training to practice your routine on.

Dates & Venues

23 January - Penryn

3 March - Bournemouth

12 April - Bournemouth

23 July - Poole - Course Full

3 November - Bournemouth

21 November - Poole


Fee  £230


A £75 (non-refundable) deposit is payable immediately upon booking and the balance is due 14 days prior to your practical training date.

Recognised and accredited for issuance by

Associated Beauty Therapists

Professional Beauty Direct

Towergate Insurance

Westminster Insurance

International Guild of Complementary Therapists

International Institute for Complementary Therapists

InSync Insurance


Please check your insurance companies’ requirements before enrolling on this course. Under 18's may not get insurance unless in full time employment in the industry. It is the student’s responsibility to check coverage with their insurers before enrolling on this course.