Taking Control with AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy

John-Wayne Hughes
Author: John-Wayne Hughes
Published: 25th June 2018
Categories: Blog, Clinical massage, Sports therapy, Physiotherapy, Stretches, Clinical advice

In short:

AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy  -  Hampshire WORKSHOP!


'Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand'
Chinese Proverb



Introduced early in 2018, 'AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy' brought to the world of physical therapy an innovative methodology which once learnt has empowered clients with the ability to avoid, overcome or manage the menagerie of conditions, aches and pains that are commonly associated with an active life-style, sedentary living, ageing, surgery or illness. 

'AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy' gives those attending the course the skills to feel, navigate and understand the 3-dimensional network of fascia that governs stability, strain, tension, fixation, resilience, function and posture of your body. It teaches an appreciation for the interconnected system of soft tissues and encourages all learners to understand how to intuitively search for and identify the route cause of a problem that is having a negative impact on your well-being. Correct use of traditional tools such as foam rollers and massage balls will be taught, along with newer techniques such as flossing bands. By learning how to use these self massage aids effectively, course attendees will be able manage their daily aches and pains independently.

Everyone who attends the Workshop or FULL private course will be given:

  • Workshop Reference Manual (given out prior to start of course).
  • Workshop Powerpoint & Supporting Documents
  • Access to a Private Facebook Group for Ongoing Support
  • AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy Bag containing all the equipment covered in the course

Click on the Button Below to Get a Sneaky Peek at the Free Reference Manual.

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Want to know more about why this new service is essential for pushing back fraility? Then checkout the full details below.

In detail:

'So, why bother learning the skills AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy Teaches?'

For those that love the quick reason, let's compare the value of the learning to 2 cappuccinos a week!



For those looking for a more detailed reason for investing in such a course please read on! 

Our body is the greatest gift we have when it comes to exploring, engaging and enjoying the spectacularly rich, living and ever-changing world around us. Unfortunately, the value placed on looking after, nurturing and feeding our bodies in a way that ensures that we are able to enjoy our lives to the fullest is rarely the priority for most people in society. From a very young age we are encouraged to learn, to question, to discuss, to explore, to be inquisitive and to challenge our understanding of the world. If we are lucky enough to master a few of these key skills then we are guaranteed to achieve great things in what ever path we might choose to walk in life. Right? The sad truth is, no matter how we decide to live our lives, for most of us our education failed to place as much importance on helping us learn the long term benefits of looking after our bodies and how to keep it in great working order for the rest of our lives. 

Whatever the reason for not developing the skills to do so, the shear number of people unable to look after themselves is proving to be a massive burden for society as a whole. Deemed as 'physically inactive' there is a cross section of people in Great Britain that are proving to be a massive £1.2 billion headache for an incredibly overstretched NHS. Could you be one of the people that fall into this category? Are you physically inactive? How would you know? Well, according to government guidelines physically inactive people are those that are not achieving 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity. Furthermore, to be labelled as 'active' these individuals must also be performing strength activities that work all major muscle groups on at least two separate days of the week. 

Should you be concerned? Without a doubt, YES! Whether you are falling into the 'physically inactive' proportion of society or not, sitting back and doing nothing, while relying on the local GP to look after your health, is simply not good enough any more. Just because you consider yourself 'physically active', doesn't necessarily mean that you are doing enough to counter the invisible disease that eats away at you with every hour you spend sat at a steering wheel or desk every day of your working life, leading to illness, aches and pains that most of us could do without as we work towards old age. Too many people today are playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun, that could see them one day suffering with conditions such as musculoskeletal disorders, obesity, diabetes, thrombosis, cancer, depression or heart disease because they are simply not doing enough to combat the time they are spending each day being sedentary. One study for example, carried out by the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, suggests that every 10 hours of sitting can negate 80% of the health benefits of exercise. 

Shocked? I was too! "Thank god my job is not restricted to sitting down for as many hours of the day as others" was what instantly came to mind when I came across this research, but then it quickly dawned on me that despite my job I was definitely not doing sufficient physical activity, to counteract the ill effects of the sitting I was actually doing each day. If you consider the amount of time you dedicate to keeping a seat warm, I think you might be very surprised. The average time British people can spend sitting down each day is up to 9 hours, which over a life time adds up to a staggering 18yrs on your bum. This really is quite a worrying state of affairs, even for the majority of us that are doing our best to ensure that we are get to enjoy our bodies with fewer limitations in old age! Unless we do what we can to help ourselves, the harsh reality is that for so many of us, our friends, family and peers, the chances are we will become one of the millions of Britons that are suffering with some form of with chronic pain. As I write, over 28 million people in this country are dealing with chronic back pain alone. This means that nearly a sixth of the population are struggling to fully enjoy their lives on a day to day basis because their back is seriously unhappy. According to the office of national statistics, a staggering 31 million days a year are lost to neck, back and other forms of muscular pain (7). The cost to the UK economy as a result of such problems is nearly £14 billion and unless GP's educate and empower patients to manage their own ailments this cost is sure to rise. 

The reliance on GP's to prescribe pain relief from conditions that are non life-threatening or life-limiting is reaching epidemic proportions and what makes this even more concerning is that the prescribed painkillers may actually have no major impact on the pain. Surprising?. In one recent study that looked at the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs on back pain the results suggested that such medication only offers the patient very limited short term pain relief and although there is a reduction in pain, this is not great and not of any real clinical significance. With the NHS creaking at the seams, health professionals are desperate for people to help their own discomfort. It is common to hear from clients that the advice they have been given by their GP for dealing with their pain is to remain active, to try exercises and stretches and to take anti-inflammatory painkillers and use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief. The problem I have with these perfectly acceptable suggestions is the surprising lack of practical support given to help the patient learn for themselves ways in which they can prevent, manage or overcome the pain, discomfort or injury for themselves. 

We all look forward to the time in our lives when our financial worries are insignificant, the mortgage is paid, those long hours dedicated to work are a distant memory and we are free to pursue all those activities we have been dreaming of throughout our working life - golf, holidays, long walks in the countryside - most of us expect that everything will be perfect in retirement. But what if the body decides that it isn't going to play ball because of the lack of love and attention it needed but didn't receive in earlier years? Instead retirement is a time of physical pain, spent sitting and waiting between each GP appointment as you take yet another pill. So what can you do to avoid this becoming your reality?  The answer is simple - 'GET ACTIVE' - because doing so could see you enjoying a full 5 years more in old age by doing regular moderate to vigorous physical activity than if you choose to living a sedentary lifestyle. This may seem simple but becoming active and (more importantly) staying active takes a combination of desire, determination, time and lots of energy... and with it comes the problem of avoiding injury and remaining injury free

Embarking on a journey towards a happier future doesn't come for free and although a major requirement is being physically active, it is equally important that people invest in maintaining their global well-being by complimenting their efforts with a way in which they can avoid injuring themselves. For many massage is the perfect way to ensure that the body gets the regular TLC it needs to enjoy the physical demands of being active.

Massage has been used as a therapeutic way of treating the aches and pains of people for thousands of years. The oldest known book written about massage (Cong-Fu of the Toa-Tse) was written in China over 5000 years ago and over the centuries the far reaching benefits of massage have been employed by physical therapists across the globe to support the well-being of people from all walks of life and it is becoming increasingly common to see highly skilled massage therapists doing amazing things to help seriously ill people in intensive care units, cancer wards, delivery rooms and psychiatric hospitals. Current research is proving that touch therapies can have a positive impact on the symptoms of many serious medical conditions, including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney failure to name but a few. Beyond this, massage provokes introspection, insight, and inspiration to make a change. Why is this important you may ask? The truth is, massage promotes a real change in your awareness of self, not only will you become more physically aware, you will find that you are more in-tune with your emotional well-being too. With the right guidance and support you can then develop the ability and skills to look after your own global well-being, which in turn reduces the need to turn to your GP for a problem you could otherwise manage yourself. This means, in terms of your health, you can be pro-active instead of being re-active when you are feeling off kilter. By learning the skills to look after yourself you can: 

• reduce the probability of developing or exacerbating a problem
• reduce the likelihood of acute or chronic long term injury
• improve recovery time
• reduce pain or discomfort experienced 
• improve management of symptoms

It is the job of the body workers of the world to awaken their clients to the fact that the home that you want, aspire to have and feel you deserve is not something money can buy and is, in truth,  something that has actually been with you since birth. It is my firm belief that more of us will get to enjoy our health and well-being much further into old age once we start to understand that our real home is ourself. It is only with a healthy body that you will ever fully appreciate and value being able to sense, feel, travel through and enjoy the world around you.


The AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy learning can be completed in the following ways:

  • One day group WORKSHOP  - £160 per person (max 15 people) 
  • Private 1:1 Course (6x1hr sessions) - £340 per person (All materials & equipment for course included in price)
  • Private individual module session (for those wishing to only study one body area) - £65 (Learning materials for specific Module/Body Part provided. Therapy bag and equipment not included in price but is provided for training!)

*AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy Bag & Equipment (for those not wishing to attend a course) @ £50.  This is purchased on request and collected from the clinic!

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AdvanceSRM Roll Master Therapy - Teaching you to roll like an expert!

This novel system teaches participants to develop self massage skills, understanding and confidence to identify, manage, enhance repair and overcome pain, injury or surgery with the ultimate goal of supporting a healthier body and general well-being.

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