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The Practise of Treatment Massage: Lumbar Spine + Abdomen

This module covers the Lumbar Spine + Abdomen. It is one of a series of 8 modules designed to bring your Massage treatment skills to a more advanced level.  The remaining modules will be scheduled over the next couple of years, or on demand. Each modules covers:


  • Information Gathering
  • Palpation
  • Postural Observation & Charting
  • Gait Observation & Correcting
  • Range of Motion Testing (Active, Passive)
  • Resisted Tests

Treatment Planning

A full treatment sequence for all muscles in each specific area/joint, including

  • Application of Relevant Strokes 
  • Progression of Strokes

Principles & Protocols of Massage

Completion of this Course will prepare students to confidently and competently:

(i) Effectively treat a full range of musculo-skeletal pain & dysfunction symptoms, using a variety of techniques including Ischaemic Compressions; Slow Deep Longitudinal Strokes; Trigger Point Release; Myofascial Release, Active Tissue Release.
(ii) Develop the ability to comprehensively assess, chart & understand the many of the causes of musculo-skeletal pain & dysfunction conditions; develop an effective treatment plan for restoring the body back to full balance; & actually do the hands on work to achieve this goal.

If you want to become completely comfortable and confident with accessing and treating most regions of the body, then this is your Course. While being a comprehensive Course in its own right this training will also thoroughly prepare students for more advanced Courses such as Clinical NeuroMuscular Therapy.

The 8 Modules

  1. Structural Clinical Assessment Skills 
  2. Assessment & Treatment - Shoulder & Thoracic Spine 
  3. Assessment & Treatment - Neck 
  4. Assessment Treatment  - Lumbar Spine & Abdomen incl. Visceral Massage (Organs)
  5. Assessment & Treatment - Hip 
  6. Assessment & Treatment - Ankle & Foot 
  7. Assessment & Treatment - Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  8. Putting It All Together x 2

Eligibility This Course is a core requirement for the WSMT's Diploma in Therapeutic Treatment Massage and the Diploma in Advanced Treatment Massage & Related Body Therapies.  This is an advanced programme primarily designed for those students who have completed the School's Certificate in Therapeutic Massage Course (or other equivalent training); and the Applied Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy (AMSA) Course, or equivalent training. Contact the School to discuss your eligibility.

Your investment includes full Course notes and video access.

Course ID: PRACLS+A-19
Course Dates:

Start Date: May 10, 2019

End Date: May 11, 2019

 Fri evening/Sat

Times - Fri evenings 6pm - 9pm; Sat 9am - 6pm




In-class Hours: 11

Out of Class Hours: 5

Total Hours: 16



Early Bird Price: $182.50

Early Bird Price Closing Date: Apr 30, 2019


Minimum Students: 4

Maximum Students: 10

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