Continuing Professional Development (CPD) For Massage Therapists
All registered Massage Therapists under the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), are required to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date through continuing professional development (CPD). This development can be in the form of work-based learning, formal & educational activities and self directed activities. Basically anything that can help advance a massage therapists professional development and improve their knowledge.
All FHT registered Massage Therapists are required to complete a minimum of 10 points per registration year. For example, if you registered on the 1st September 2016 then you have an obligation to complete your 10 points by 1st September 2017.
All of our courses count towards 1 CPF point her hour as listed on page 7 of the FHT CPD guide.
Since many Massage Therapists work on their own, studying with groups and others Massage Therapists allow them to exchange information and knowledge about the profession. There is no better place to do this than with our hands-on dissection classes that take place regularly all over the UK.
Why Should Massage Therapists Undertake CPD?
Apart from being required by most regulators to undertake a certain amount of CPD every year, there are also plenty of other benefits for both your patients and yourself.
Benefits for Patients:
- Improvement in the quality of care provided to patients
- Reassurance that the therapist is up to date with new techniques
- Improved patient confidence in the therapist’s abilities
Benefits for You:
- An opportunity to improve your medical knowledge and career
- Improved relationship with professional groups and other massage therapists
- A great way to make new contacts and friends
- Greater awareness of developments in the field of medicine & message therapy
Our Human Dissection Courses For Massage Therapists
Here at Functional Fascia we offer a range of courses for Massage Therapists looking to improve their skills and knowledge within the industry. All of our courses count towards your yearly 10 points of continuing professional development and are offered over a range of 1 to 10 days.
These shorter courses are hands-on dissection classes which are perfect for those working in the fields of therapeutic treatment such as Massage Therapists. Working only on the torso areas of the donated cadavers, these courses are considerably more cost efficient than the 5 or 10 day classes. They might be cheaper, but you still get the full hands-on dissection from a world renowned tissue expert Julian Baker.
The 5 day courses offer a more in depth study on the human tissue and skin. Over the 5 day course participants will watch Julian perform a full body dissection including the heart, diaphragm, spinal cord and brain. Perfect for hands-on body workers such as massage therapists, these courses give you the time to explore the tissues you feel every day and develop a different view of the body as a functioning unit.
If you want the full dissection experience featuring special presentations from guest lecturers, then this is the course for you. Most dissection classes are 5 days long and while they offer a great experience and a wealth of knowledge, it can still feel there isn’t enough time to cover everything. Our 10 day masterclass courses allow you to discuss and reflect on the week before starting again on the Monday. This gives you extra time to catch up on your notes, talk to other students and bring your own ideas to class to explore.
Why Should Massage Therapists Take Our Courses?
Our hands on dissection courses offer a tremendous amount of knowledge to therapists working in all areas. Ranging from our shorter 1 day courses to our in-depth 10 day masterclasses, each course contains a detailed step by step dissection by tissue expert Julian Baker.
If you’re a qualified massage therapist then our courses are perfect for you. Not only do they cover in depth skin tissue and spinal cord dissection, perfect to further your knowledge of the human body, but they also offer a new way of understanding muscle tissue. Textbooks and pictures are great to learn from, but nothing beats the full experience of a step by step dissection of the human body.
Who is Julian Baker?
Your instructor for the dissection courses will be one of Europe’s leading experts on connective tissue function and dissection. Having taught thousands of students, Julian Baker has been organising and running tissue dissections across the UK for over 10 years and has plenty of experience in the medical profession.
Having worked closely with Gil Hedley Ph.D. on his intensive 6 day integral anatomy workshops, Julian is a seasoned teacher with over 20 years of experience in various tissue fields.
““It changed so much for me, it’s hard to explain right now. The 5 day dissection allowed me to fully understand what I
have been feeling all these years. It’s a must for all hands-on therapists. I’ll be back!” – JL Massage Therapist