Forearm and deep tissue massage

This Massage utilises the therapists' forearms and the strength of their entire body to deliver a deep, powerful, relaxing massage for the client. Using the soft, inner part of the forearms enables the therapist to spread the pressure over a much wider area than is possible with traditional massage techniques. This means that the massage works deeper without causing discomfort. Muscle fibres can be worked smoothly and easily, helping to ease away any tension, adhesions and knots.

It delivers a treatment that will make your clients feel that their tensions have been 'ironed'.  Their muscles will feel less tense and muscular dysfunction to deliver a therapeutic, deep but relaxing massage.  This massages soothes sore muscles, increased circulation and aids a sense of deep relation.  Like other forms of massage the pace and pressure can be adapted to suit your client's needs. 

Hands free massage can help relax or rejuvenate, release tense muscles, increase blood circulation and improve detoxification.  It can also be a benefit if you are stressed, tense, have aches and pains particularly in the upper and lower back.

Benefits of Deep tissue / forearm massage

  • The relief of stress and tension
  • A feeling of deep relaxation
  • A calm and soothed mind
  • Increased Energy levels
  • A general sense of well-being
  • Increased circulation
  • Higher metabolism
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Increased lymph function

Research in 2008 reported that despite the majority of Massage practitioners indicating they received proper training in posture and selfcare, there was a high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries. The highest reporting of pain was reported in the wrist & thumb (83%), followed by the low back (65%) and neck & shoulders (64%).
Forearm massage techniques, can significantly reduce the amount of strain placed on the hands without detracting from the massage. In fact many clients comment on how good the techniques feel and come back asking specifically for the deep tissueTechniques!

You will learn - 
  • Great forearm strokes for both prone and supine positions for the entire body.
  • How to eliminate strokes that hurt your hands and save your thumbs.
  • How to achieve depth and pressure through correct use of body weight
  • How and where to best use them
  • How to support this with good body-use rather than working too hard with your arms and shoulders
  • How to blend these techniques smoothly into massage sessions

Entry Requirements

A qualification in body massage is essential before completing this course.

1 Day 9.30am till 3.30pm


Course Dates

 Thursday 25th April 2019 

Cost of course

£115.00 for the day