May 24th, 2017
What the Different Therapy Titles Mean
What Do These Titles Mean?
- Masseur (male), Masseuse(female) or Massage Therapist.
- Sports Massage Therapist.
- Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.
- Soft Tissue Therapist.
Other Commonly Used Titles.
- Manual Therapist.
- Manipulative Therapist.
- Deep Tissue Therapist.
- Sports Therapist.
- Trigger Point Therapist.
- Sports Injury Therapist.
What Titles Can We Use?
You are free to use any title that is not otherwise protected but it must be fair and honest.
What Do You Think The Answers Are?
Jul 11th, 2018
A Good Career Needs a Good Investment
There are now many short intensive massage courses which I suppose fit in with modern-day life expectations. People want fast-food or instant results and they don’t want to wait for anything anymore. But you only get what you pay for!
Aug 31st, 2017
Career Success in Soft Tissue Therapy
- This article describes how good training and experience develops into a successful lifetime career in Soft Tissue Therapy.
Aug 22nd, 2018
Everyone Needs Soft Tissue Therapy
- Aches and pains are an inevitable part of modern life whatever our age and lifestyle.
- We all know deep down that we won’t live forever but we want to believe our body will keep going at 100% until that time comes, but it sadly doesn’t.
- Soft Tissue Therapy is not a miracle cure but it can often come pretty close to that.
- So don’t put up with those chronic aches and pains that get you down, find yourself a Soft Tissue Therapist.
Jul 3rd, 2018
How did we get here
- Our journey began in September 1989.
- In those days Sports Massage was a good fun job but we were not trained to treat injuries, however, this didn’t stop injured clients turning up for treatment.
- We developed our clinical skills so we could better meet the needs of injured clients.
- Financial pressure on the NHS meant it could no longer fund the treatment of minor and chronic injuries.
- In response to this we continued to develop our qualification.
- Soft Tissue Therapy. A new title that more accurately describes what we do now.
- The only therapy that effectively treats minor and chronic injuries using traditional hands-on methods.
Jan 16th, 2019
How Much Can You Earn as a Soft Tissue Therapist
- Part-time it should be easy to earn about £8,000 a year.
- Full-time about £40,000 a year and even as a student you should be able to earn back about half the cost of the course
May 30th, 2018
How to succeed in private practice for physiotherpists
- Physiotherapy has changed a lot over the years.
- It Is now mostly exercise based
- Patients still want hands on treatment
- To succeed in private practice you have to give the patients what they want and you need to get positive and cost effective results.
Mar 22nd, 2018
Is this Sports Massage or Violent Abuse
- This picture shows the shocking result of a ‘Sports Massage’ and although it may be an extreme example it shows what can happen.
- So if you go for any massage, beware! Or this could happen to you.
- Ask about the therapist’s qualification which should at least have a recognised educational Level.
- They should be a member of a professional association so you know who you could complain to if you are unhappy with the treatment.
- You should also ask if they have professional indemnity insurance to practice.
Feb 15th, 2018
Physiotherapy v Soft Tissue Therapy
- Physiotherapy has changed a lot over the years.
- The old traditional hands-on techniques that Physiotherapists used to use are still as effective today as they ever were, also patients still like them and respond very well to them. Indeed, we now put on special Soft Tissue Therapy courses for recently qualified Physiotherapist who desperately want to develop these hands-on skills again
- Physiotherapy training takes three years on a full-time degree with tuition fees of nearly £30,000, plus living costs.
- Soft Tissue Therapy training only costs around £3,000 on a part-time (usually weekends) course taking no more than a year.
- Find out more about Soft Tissue Therapy go to www.theisrm.com.
Apr 19th, 2018
Soft Tissue Therapy Where is the Science
Some people want to dismiss Soft Tissue Therapy because they say it has no scientific basis. But we all use self-massage and stretching because we know it works. This pre-dates modern science by tens of thousands of years. People go to Soft Tissue Therapists because they do these natural remedies better than they can do themselves, and because you can't massage your own back!
Jun 8th, 2017
The Definition of Soft Tissue Therapy
- Soft Tissue Therapy is now clearly defined and should only be used by those with the clinical skills that meet the definition.
Aug 30th, 2018
Want a Rewarding Lifetime Career Don t Waste Your Time Learning Sports Massage Therapy
What’s wrong with Sports Massage/Therapy?
- Too many therapists chasing too little work so the odds are against you making a good career out of it.
What’s right with Soft Tissue Therapy?
- You can treat minor and chronic injuries for the whole population. Biggest market with the greatest potential for a rewarding life-time career.
Jan 10th, 2018
What gives me the greatest satisfaction in my teaching career
As I approach my 30th year as a teacher, and head of the LSSM and ISRM, I can reflect on a question I have often been asked.
Nov 24th, 2017
Where do people go to get their chronic backache treated
What the different disciplines offer.
Jan 24th, 2019
Why our qualification is the best
- As a small independent training provider we have been developing our qualification since 1989 through the clinical experience of Mel Cash and his team of incredibly talented tutor/therapists.
- It has been built only on the proven techniques and methods that we know work well in the real clinical environment and help our clients the most. It has also responded to changes in modern healthcare so we now go way beyond sports massage and can also effectively help the 90% of the population who do not do sport but still suffer with minor and chronic injuries.