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Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage

Discover how to provide soothing yet powerful hands-free treatments on this 1 day CPD approved course for existing massage therapists. Find out how to provide incredibly effective deep tissue treatments for your clients, whilst saving your hands from strain and maintaining your energy levels. Learning how to massage with your forearms and elbows is essential to sustain your career in the long run. You have probably already experienced thumb or wrist pain and are worried about this impacting your future as a massage therapist. On this course, you get to practise massaging hands-free, in a slow and controlled way, with a focus on healthy body mechanics so that you avoid common issues for massage therapists like RSI and fatigue. During the course, you also receive marketing and business guidance based on how to achieve your career goals, so that you can start earning more with ease. This course is suitable for Level 3 Massage therapists, and other hands-on practitioners including physiotherapists and chiropractors.


Next Dates in 2024

Tuesday 20th August – 10am-5.30pm – Lakeland Wellbeing – Keswick

Thursday 31st October – 10am-5.30pm – Lakeland Wellbeing – Keswick


Duration 1 day

Times 10am-5.30pm

For L3+ Massage therapists/bodyworkers.
Over 18 & fully fluent in English.
Contact the school if you are unsure.

Select a date and choose to pay the deposit or full fee.
The remaining course fees are due 21 days before the start date.
A buy now, pay with Klarna option is also available at checkout.
If the course is fully booked contact the school to be added to a waiting list.
Booking Terms and Conditions

Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage


For existing massage therapists: a practical deep tissue massage course to learn a hands-free routine full body massage routine to prevent RSI. And receive tons of marketing and business support to help you charge more, and get more clients.

Course content

  • Discussion of your business and how to achieve your goals
  • Money mindset discussion and how to overcome financial blocks
  • How to price and market your services effectively
  • Contra-indications and contra-actions for deep tissue massage
  • Watching, practising and receiving deep tissue hands-free massage to avoid strain; using forearms, elbows plus correct body mechanics to provide massage to the back, neck, shoulders, arms, glutes, legs and feet.

After the course

  • You receive a certificate and will be Level 3 qualified in Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage
  • You will have ideas on how to reach new clients, and feel confident in charging your worth
  • You will receive a set of videos and photos which you can use in your marketing; website and social media to promote your services
  • You will receive video tutorials in full body hands-free deep tissue massage
  • You can list your business on the school’s therapist directory

About the Course

Ideal for existing massage therapists and bodyworkers to upskill
Level 3 CPD approved diploma course with certificate of completion
Enjoy learning an effective routine and receive lots of massage in the process
Interactive discussion based theory lessons and games
Group size is small (6 places max), ensuring that you have lots of guidance and attention as you practise
Enjoy connecting with other massage therapists and discussing business growth together
Get advice on marketing and pricing
Get a full body set of deep tissue massage tutorial videos
Receive 3 months free of Solo’s appointment booking system
Receive a digital handbook with videos and notes to use in your ongoing practice
Apply to feature in the school’s massage therapist directory
Refreshments are included

What you can expect


Save your hands: Save tiring your hands by learning how to use your forearms and elbows to carry out firmer pressure, satisfying moves.


Value for money: After the course you can advertise deep tissue massage (one of the most sought after treatments) at a high rate. You also get photos and videos which you can use in your marketing after the course.

Body Massage

Benefit from connecting: Meeting other experienced massage therapists on the course, sharing experiences and ideas is motivating, reassuring and fun. Receive lots of guidance on business goals and enjoy being massaged lots on the course!

Hands-free deep tissue massage course, students providing back massage using their forearms


After the workshop, can I advertise ‘deep tissue’ and ‘hands- free massage’ and add this to my insurance policy?
In a legal sense, you are safe to advertise any modalities that you are trained in, providing you are insured to carry out that modality on the public. Not all insurance providers may allow you to add Level 3 CPD approved diploma courses to a policy, please check with your provider before booking. Westminster are an example of insurers who are flexible with adding modalities to your policy, providing you have had suitable, hands-on training. The school provides you with a £10 discount code for Westminster Insurance which you can access from the Learner Login area when you enrol.
How many CPD points is this course?
Is it hard to massage hands-free, using your forearm and elbow?
With hands-free massage, it can take a bit of time for your forearm and elbow to become more sensitive (like the skin on your hands), so that you can feel for tension, but soon enough your elbows will become very used to it! The body posture used to carry out these moves can also take a bit of time to feel natural, but soon enough you will feel how easy it is to deliver effective moves this way.
Is this a deep tissue massage course?
Yes, hands-free massage is a body friendly way to deliver deep tissue moves, because the focus is on leaning your body weight to achieve pressure (instead of forcing with your hands). You can also carry out effleurage/lighter moves using your forearms.

Kind words from learners…

Devon is both an excellent massage therapist and teacher! I’ve had Seated acupressure and deep tissue massage treatments with Devon and they were both extremely effective as Devon is so experienced and really tailors the treatments to your needs. Devon also taught me how to carry out these treatments which has been so valuable to my business. It was so easy and enjoyable training with Devon as she creates such a calm and friendly learning environment and is so knowledgeable. Can’t thank you enough for all your help.

Alicia Whittaker
(Advanced deep tissue course)

Devon is an excellent tutor. She allows plenty of time to practice all of the techniques which is really helpful to build your confidence when using hands free massage. The venue at Brathay Hall is just the perfect setting to learn. There’s plenty of parking and stunning views along with a huge amounts tranquility to help focus and ground you before you learn. Thank you for providing a great course Devon.

Rachel Mann
(Level 3 Massage Therapy)

I’d highly recommend massage training with Devon. I’m a qualified Swedish massage therapist but wanted to enhance my skills, specifically with Deep Tissue massage. She tailored the training to my experience and interests, showing me a range of techniques and guidance around correct posture. She created a safe, supportive training space and was very patient with my scribbling lots of notes! Looking forward to putting my new skills into practice!

Lauren Cape
(Advanced deep tissue course)
Massage students holding certificates in front of Windermere

Lake District venues

This course takes place at different scenic locations in the Lake District. Some dates are held at Brathay Hall in Ambleside which is right next to the lake (Windermere), it is a beautiful, peaceful setting and there is accommodation on site if you book early enough! (See the guide below) Some dates are held at Ambleside Parish Centre in Central Ambleside, close to shops and cafés making it convenient for lunch options. The Parish Centre is in Rothay Park, with mountain views, a field of sheep and a river.Lake District scenery

Accommodation Guide

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Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage


For existing massage therapists: a practical deep tissue massage course to learn a hands-free routine full body massage routine to prevent RSI. And receive tons of marketing and business support to help you charge more, and get more clients.

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