Steven Murdoch, clinical sports massage therapist
Hello, I’m Steven, a clinical sports massage therapist, trained in the Jing massage method for treating chronic pain.
It was my own journey of living with chronic low back pain that led me to train in clinical sports massage.
Chronic pain is complex and very particular to each of us individually.
For me, when I’ve sought treatment for my own back pain, I have valued a therapist who properly listened to me and involved me.
It took me many attempts and some unpleasant and painful experiences before I eventually discovered a therapist who I fully trusted.
He helped me to understand and manage my own chronic pain.
I feel the trust and alliance he created was the key ingredient to helping relieve my pain.
That therapist inspired me to train in clinical sports massage for chronic pain relief.
Working with a Jing clinical sports massage therapist
So based on my own experience, what I try to create is an alliance or partnership with individuals.
This alliance is also a fundamental part of the Jing massage method for the treatment of chronic pain.
Evidence shows that our recovery from chronic pain improves when we take an active role ourselves, rather than handing responsibility to the therapist.
Of course that means the Jing massage method isn’t going to work for everyone.
However, if you would like to understand the clinical reasoning for the treatment methods used and want to play an active role with self-care, then there is a very good chance of success.
What qualifies me to work with chronic pain?
All my massage training for the treatment of chronic pain has been at The Jing Massage Institute, in Brighton, UK.
The school is world renowned and is the only school in the UK to offer a BTEC level 6 (degree level) diploma in massage.
The founders of Jing, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, are co-authors of the book Massage Fusion – The Jing Method™ for the treatment of chronic pain.
Their approach is evidence based. All the recent evidence published around chronic pain is that it is a biopsychosocial phenomenon, rather than simply a biomechanical issue.
This simply means that chronic pain is less about damage to tissue and more about other significant factors in our life.
The Jing method is therefore to take a biopsychosocial, or “holistic” approach.
This means taking in the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
It also focuses on methods such as myofascial release and craniosacral therapy that promote stillness and relief from stress.
This is why I have trained at Jing, rather than training at a sports massage school who tend to take a more biomechanical approach.
Training and Qualifications
BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage (currently in year 2)
The Jing BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage is the ‘highest’ level massage qualification in the UK. It is the vocational equivalent to a degree level course.
Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage Diploma, ITEC Ltd
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
The Jing Method: Online Consultation, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Hip & Pelvis Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Neck & Shoulder Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Leg, Knee and Foot Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Forearm, Wrist & Hand Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Shoulder Girdle Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Low Back Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Living Anatomy, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Massage for Trauma, Gerry Pyves Academy
Booking a Jing Method™ Clinical Sports Massage
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