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Strain/Counter-strain Techniques Course (SCS)

This 1-day Strain/Counterstrain advanced technique course is for those Massage and/or Aromatherapists who wish to update their knowledge.

Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course (AMT). Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.

It enables Students to further develop their range of skills and helps develop an increased awareness of issues of health and disease (physical and mental), in relation to the application of Therapeutic Massage. This 1-day course is for those Massage and/or Aromatherapists who wish to update their knowledge.

For Bodywork Therapists

This Course is also available as distance-learning.


Surrey: 10 November 2017 (£120)
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Surrey: 22 March 2018 (£120)
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Dorset: 2 May 2018 (£120)
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Dorset: 9 December 2018 (£120)
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Distance-Learning: (£100)
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Course Content

Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.30 p.m.

Simply, counter-strain is the form of manual manipulative therapy that uses an indirect means of passively positioning a painful or restricted joint or muscle to relieve pain and mechanical dysfunction.

As its name implies, it counters the results of the initial strain on the body. Strain/Counter-strain is one of the most gentle and powerful manual techniques currently employed in the field of rehabilitation.

The technique is reliable and effective and is applicable to a large range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. It is used for the effective alleviation of chronic muscular spasm and related pain.

Spasm reduction and normalisation of muscle-tone is achieved by the placement of the client's extremity or trunk into positions of greatest comfort. Each position is specific to the treated muscle. The position is maintained for a short period of time to inhibit the hyperactive nervous system activity producing the painful muscle-spasm.

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Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (6 Category A Points).

Course Certificates are awarded to completing Students.