Certificate Level 4 - £95

Start: 9:45 am

End: 5:00 pm

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Optional £49 fee to upgrade to a diploma via case studies verified by an independent external examiner.

This is a 1/2 day course running from 1:45pm to 5pm.

NMR (Neuro Muscular Release) and PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) are both techniques to enhance manual therapy treatments by releasing and lengthening muscles. NMR is one of the least used yet arguably the fastest muscle release technique, and is a static technique using pressure to aid the removal and release of tight and locked muscles. PNF is one of the fastest ways to safely lengthen muscles with fast effective stretching and release techniques and methods which can be mixed for optimum results.
The course consists of theory and practical hands on application.

There is no equipment option for this course.

We cover standard and advanced forms of Neuromuscular Release, including multi-directional NMR not taught in the UK. Manual therapists, having learned and understood this technique, use this all the time and, are not as easily able to work without it.
This course also covers FIVE types (not three or four as generally taught in the UK) of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching, which provides one of the fastest results in any of the stretching and release techniques for your clients.
We will have in depth discussions on the theory behind neuromuscular techniques and PNF stretching, the uses and complications you may come across in clinical application and there is sdtailed demonstrations of each of the techniques of the course including practical course time to use and learn these on each other.

Assessment is by observation of students performing the therapy during the practical sessions to establish safe practice. Each student must be observed practising correct, safe, protocol in order to be deemed safe to practice and gain a full certificate. (equates to 6 hours CPD).
Optional Diploma Available (equates to 26 hours CPD).

Contraindications and Health and Safety
What is NMR?
What is PNF?
History of the techniques
How do they work?
What do they do?
Issues and applications
Tools and instruments
Standard Protocols
Five types of PNF Stretching
Standard and multi directional NMR
Post treatment care
Consent forms
Patient records
Legal responsibilities
Practical demonstrations
Student practice of standard techniques

A qualification in a Manual Therapy which involves muscle manipulation.
You must be 18 years or older and understand spoken and written English.
You must consent to giving and receiving manual therapy.


“I attended some NMR and PNF stretching training with Total Therapy. The venue is easy to find and the facilitators are all really relaxed and friendly. I felt very comfortable asking questions and the techniques which I was showed were brilliant. I have introduced these techniques into my sports massage and my clients have all commented on how much of an improvement they have noticed. I can wholeheartedly recommend Total Therapy Training to anyone who wants to either refresh their skills or for those who are venturing out into the massage therapy world. Either way, you won’t go wrong.”
Ann Bradley-Whittaker, The Hub, New Mills

“Just did another training session with TTT, and as always it was amazing! The content and delivery is to such a high standard, on top of all the additional info that you gain with a classroom full of high calibre and like minded people. I took the NMR & PNF to add to my massage treatments. I was so impressed with the technique I’ve now booked the Tuina course. TTT deliver some of the best training I’ve ever had.”
Trish Carey, White House Beauty, Skipton


No, this course assumes a thorough knowledge of any massage techniques as these are necessary for warming up the muscles in advance.

Yes, if you are a therapist already, Balens insurance accept our Certificates and Diplomas. We work in close partnership with them, making sure that they accept all our qualifications. If you aren’t already a therapist there are other insurance companies that we can point you to that will take our certificates or diplomas.
Please note, it is always advisable to check with you insurance provider if they will cover you for any qualification if you are unsure, as they will have their own prerequisites.

Yes we do, if you send us a message via the contact form then we can give you a quote for private training.

We teach more involved theory including five types of PNF instead of the normal 3 or 4 types (useful for different types of issues) and different types of NMR including but not limited to 3 directional and moving NMR.

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