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Soft Tissue Release (STR) Techniques – Upper Body

This workshop has been designed to introduce the advanced application of Soft Tissue Release (STR) techniques that can be applied to the major muscle groups found in the upper body.

Please note that while this course focuses on the upper body, we also offer a lower body focus course.

Dates and times

This one day course will run from 9.30am-4.30pm on:

  • Saturday 22nd July 2023
  • Saturday 26th August 2023.


This course will take place at our 60 Waldegrave Road campus. 


The full course fee is £199.


On this course you will learn and be given the chance to practice throughout the day Soft Tissue Release (STR) Techniques for the following muscle groups:

  • erector spinae
  • quadratus lumborum
  • latissimus dorsi
  • rhomboids
  • trapezius
  • levator scapulae
  • sternocleidomastoid
  • pectoralis Major
  • pectoralis Minor
  • deltoid
  • biceps and triceps
  • forearm flexors and extensors.

We will arrange volunteers for you to practice on in the afternoon so please be prepared and bring the following equipment:

  • two large towels
  • two medium towels
  • two small towels.

Couch roll, lotion and cleaning products will be supplied. Please ensure that you have short finger nails, bring a hair band if you have long hair and wear an appropriate outfit to massage. 


This course is not formally assessed however your tutor will continuously assess you throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will receive a St Mary’s certificate of attendance. 

Entry requirements 

This Soft Tissue Release (STR) Technique course, is open to any individuals who have previous training in body massage at Level 3 or higher.

It is open to practising massage therapists as well as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and sports therapy or science practitioners.

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses Team: