Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR)

Improve your rehabilitation and treatment outcomes using Muscle Energy Techniques with our MET PIR course.

MET is used to treat somatic dysfunction, especially decreased range of motion, muscular hypertonicity and pain.

One of the aims of this MET PIR workshop is to encourage your independence of thought so that you can confidently apply MET to any area of the body.

We also offer a follow-on day to this workshop called MET Reciprocal Inhibition (RI)



MET is a collective name of techniques that focus on stretching, strengthening and the breaking down of adhesions.

It has a number of uses:

Find out more ways to use this technique in our MET for the Diaphragm blog

What is the difference between MET PIR and MET RI?

MET Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR):

  • Post = After
  • Isometric = A static muscle contraction
  • Relaxation = relaxation of the target muscle

In layman’s terms: After a static muscle contraction, a period of relaxation occurs. At this point of the relaxation, we are able to change the muscles length.

MET Reciprocal Inhibition (RI):

  • Reciprocal = help from the opposing muscle
  • Inhibition = switching off of target muscle

In layman’s terms: With help from the opposing muscle, the switching off of our target muscle occurs. At this point, we can change the muscles length. 
Find out more about our MET RI workshop

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Who is this MET PIR course for?


Bonus videos included!

Alongside the practical workshop, you will also gain access to an online portal with extra handouts, resources and videos. 

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This course takes place at The Hub, in North London. Please find full location details here. 
Upcoming Course Dates
We have the following dates available for enrolment: 

This course takes place from 10am – 5pm. 

This course takes place from 10am – 5pm. 

The Hub teaching space


The cost of this one-day practical course is £180 including VAT

This includes the practical workshop, certificate of attendance, and access to bonus online content. 

See our full Terms & Conditions here. 

Bundles available!

Purchase our MET PIR and MET RI workshops together to save £65!

Buy Bundle £295

Availability & registration

If you would like to purchase this course, please click the button below. Please note: you will be joining an existing diploma for this one-day workshop.

The pre-requirement is that you have an existing qualification in massage therapy and are aged 18+. If you are unsure if this is a suitable workshop for you then please get in touch with us at 


This course is taught by a passionate team of NLSSM teachers who are highly qualified in their fields of expertise and have successful careers in sports massage and remedial soft tissue therapy.
They’re trained in the art of teaching and bring to the course different experiences from a variety of supporting skills. The delivery of the course is further enhanced by the application of accelerated learning techniques in order to assist students in absorbing more.
For more information on our tutors, please visit our team page. 

further learning

The Muscle Energy Technique workshops can be taken on their own, however, we recommend our a number of other CPD workshops which will add substantially to your skill set: 
  • Biomechanics and Biotensegrity
  • Postural Assessment
  • Re-education Methods in Stretching and Corrective Exercises 


The pre-requirement is that you have an existing qualification in massage therapy and are aged 18+. If you are unsure if this is a suitable workshop for you then please get in touch with us at 

This course runs alongside our Level 5 Diploma course. You will be joining an existing diploma for this workshop and working with our students training for a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial massage Therapy. 

We provide everything you need for your training, including massage couch, towels, lotions etc. 

You will need to bring your own lunch with you, or you can visit one of the nearby shops/cafes.  

Yes! This course day is practical, and you will be treating another student in the course/being treated yourself. 

Please wear something that you are comfortable in, and can move about freely in. You will be treating others/being treated yourself, so please choose something that is appropriate for this.

Most students choose to wear activewear/sportswear. 

We recommend to leave any jewellery at home, as it will need to be removed before treating. 

We use a number of different massage creams, lotions, oils and waxes, including the following:

At NLSSM, we are happy to support our students with any specific learning requirements they may have, where possible. If you have any concerns then please give us a call on 0208 885 6062 to discuss your needs. 

We have developed a set of robust procedures to minimise the risk of COVID-19. Please find out more in our policy here. 


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