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Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR) Course - CThA, FHT & IICT Accredited Course

Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR) Course (CThA, FHT & IICT Accredited)

This Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR) course, is open to any individuals who have previous training in Body Massage or higher

It is open to practising massage therapists as well as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Science practitioners.

About this Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR) Course ...

This course in Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR), teaches qualified practitioners how to incoperate this simple, yet powerful technique into their everyday practice.

Soft Tissue Release (STR) Technique is a treatment method for stretching soft tissues, primarily muscles, tendons and fascia and can be used with the client clothed as well as applying applicators directly to the skin.  It is a gentle yet effective form of treatment to loosen tight tissues.

The course will cover both theoretical and practical applications of STR technique and apply this to the main muscles of the body.  There will be a large practical element to this STR course.

What will I learn in this Soft Tissue Release Technique Course ...

This Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR) course will systematically guide the student through the theory and practice of Soft Tissue Release Technique.  The course will concentrate on the core principles of how to apply STR technique so that they can be easily mastered and used in a clinical setting.

The course will aim to provide clear guidelines and leave massage and body therapists confident on how to treat clients using STR technique safely and effectively.

This Soft Tissue Release Technique (STR) course will include theory and clinical applications and cover the following topics:

  • Theory of Soft Tissue Release Technique
  • Benefits of using STR technique
  • Overview of the muscle and tendon stretch receptor system
  • Basic principles on how to apply Soft Tissue Release Technique
  • Contraindications to Soft Tissue Release Technique
  • Application of STR technique on the muscles of the main body regions:
    Upper Neck & Trapezius
    Arm & forearm muscles
    Latissimus Dorsi
    Quadratus Lumborum
    Gluteals & Piriformis
    Quadriceps & Hamstrings
    Calf muscles
    Anterior & lateral leg muscles

Soft Tissue Release Technique Course Prerequisites ...

Students must hold an Ofqual accredited Level 3 Diploma in Massage including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - or equivalent, or higher.

Without an accredited Diploma, you may be able to attend the course, but you will not receive an FHT, CThA or IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.

Without an accredited Diploma you may not be able to join the FHT, CThA, IICT, or other professional body.

When submitting your Student Details form, you must also supply us with copies of your existing accredited qualifications to receive the course certificate. Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the FHT, CThA and IICT logos. Additional charges may be incurred to print the correct Certificate.

What does accredited mean?

Accredited qualifications are those that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards.

Current UK accrediting bodies are;

  1. Ofqual
  2. SQA
  3. CCEA

You can read more about accredited qualifications here;

Overseas Qualifications

If you have arrived in the UK from overseas and have existing qualifications, those qualifications may meet an acceptable standard in the UK. NARIC can provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to UK qualifications with a document called a ‘Statement of Comparability’.

You can also request an 'English Language Assessment' document, which may help determine your current level of English.

You can read more about NARIC here;

If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call the office to find out if your current qualifications can count towards this diploma. We will do our best to find out ways in which we can help you to successfully complete this course.

Soft Tissue Release Technique Course Length ...

This Soft Tissue Release technique course is taught as a fast track and intensive program.

It is covered over a total period of 1 day.

What the Soft Tissue Release Technique Exams Consist of ...

  • The teacher will continually assess you during the course, there is no formal examination.

Opportunities on Completing this STR Course ...

Upon successful completion of our courses, our students have gone onto:

soft tissue release technique courses The CThA are the leading professional association representing sports, spa and complementary therapists in the UK and Ireland. The CThA provide discounted insurance and professional recognition. Members get listed on the website. Members also receive professional help and advice from a team of experts.

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The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic treatments.

As a "not for profit organisation" - run by therapists, for therapists – it functions to support, advance and protect members interests and career progression as professional therapists.

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IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) is a peak professional body for the natural health industry. Boasting the largest modality list in all the world, you can be sure that if you practice it, we cover it. Now with 6,000+ members world-wide, IICT is leading the way by providing our members with an international qualification for professional affiliation in the natural therapies industry.

The IICT offers a credible and cost effective alternative for all Complementary Therapists who wish to operate under a collective banner for the natural health industry. Whether you have gained your qualifications overseas or have completed short courses, all credible qualifications are considered for membership.

Our CThA, FHT and IICT Accredited Soft Tissue Release Technique qualification is recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this STR course.



General Information:

Inclusive Of: Coursework and Certificate

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a Level 3 QCF qualification in Massage

Maximum 12 per course.

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