Self-Care for Massage Therapists, Injury Prevention

injury prevention and ergonomics for massage therapists

"Self-Care for Massage Therapists, Injury Prevention" course addresses the injury prevention concerns of massage therapists who perform hands on treatments. Massage therapists can encounter symptoms or injury at any stage of their career, even during their training. Since 1995, this course has helped over 100,000 manual therapists and body-workers, in the USA and Canada, to learn proven methods to protect their health and prolong their careers.

If you are a massage therapist, this course can help you understand why and how injury happens to massage therapists, and show you how to develop good injury prevention habits and practices to help you protect your career and keep doing the work you love.

The "Self-Care for Massage Therapists, Injury Prevention" course will teach you:

  • How to use holistic approaches to protect yourself from musculoskeletal injuries
  • How to identify the physical demands of massages that can cause injury
  • Alternative techniques to protect vulnerable parts of your body
  • How to improve your body mechanics to reduce stress and increase your comfort
  • How to stay in shape with exercises and stretches designed for massage therapists
  • How to recognise early symptoms before they lead to injury

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort when performing massages or if you are a new therapist and want to prevent injuries happening to you, then you definitely need this course.  This 8 hour course is designed to help you understand the most common musculoskeletal injuries to massage therapists and is delivered in a combination of lecture, discussion and plenty of hands-on practice. The course is taught in an informal style that encourages active participation.

I promise you will leave this course with an excellent overview of ergonomics and injury prevention principles and a self-care action plan in hand to start applying at work and enjoy doing what you love without the fear of an injury.

Course Details

Accreditation and Entry Requirements

This one day course is for existing qualified therapists only.

Qualification Requirements
To attend this course, you will be required to have a Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology and Level 3 Full Body Massage qualification (Swedish, Holistic or Sports)

Course Accreditation
5 CPD course points have been awarded for this course by the CThA.  If you are in the USA, this course has 10 CEs that have been awarded by the National Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (BCTMB).  Please note: not all States have accredited this course, please check in your State.
You will be handed your certificate at the end of the course.

Booking Information

Course Times:  9am to 5.00pm

Course Dates:  6th March 2020, 5th June 2020, 4th September 2020, 4th December 2020.

Venue:  London

Address:  CIWEM, Reeves Room, 106-109 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8QS

Price:  £150

What to bring with you

  1. Two towels - one large, one small
  2. Wear all black as it is a hands-on massage course
  3. Comfortable shoes

How to Book


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20% Discount for Urban Massage Therapists

We are delighted to offer a 20% discount to all Urban Massage therapists on any of our courses.  If you would like to book, please email info@massagetherapytraining.org.uk giving us your chosen date and your contact details.