Develop powerful skills and increase your ability to be precise using Muscle Energy Techniques.

MET is used to treat somatic dysfunction, especially decreased range of motion, muscular hypertonicity and pain.
One of the aims of the workshop is to encourage your independence of thought so that you can confidently apply MET to any area of the body. 

This is Day 2 of our MET bundle. You must have completed the Muscle Energy Technique – PIR before attending this MET RI workshop. 


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

What does reciprocal inhibition mean?

As we explained on our MET PIR page, RI means “With help from the opposing muscle the switching off of our target muscle occurs.” The opposing muscle is known as the ‘Antagonist’. 

When using RI we need to approach the technique in a slightly different way to PIR. The target muscle is still the one we are looking to stretch but we reduce its stimulation by activating its Antagonist. 

In the image you can see two muscles. The one to the right of the boney structure with the green lines is our target muscle for lengthening. The muscle to the left with the blue lines is therefore our Antagonist which we need to activate. 

In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn how to implement this process so that the target muscle becomes relaxed and easier to move.  We can then take advantage of this and lengthen the muscle immediately after we relax its Antagonist. 

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Who is this MET RI 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, unless otherwise stated. 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. 

This course takes place from 10am – 5pm. 

The Hub teaching space


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

Bundles available!

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

Buy Bundle £295

1. Application and Payment
(i) All bookings must be submitted on an official Enrolment/Booking Application Form.

(ii) The deposit of £60 non-refundable and non-transferable.

(iii) Discounts are only valid in accordance with instructions in the prospectus or specific campaigns.

(iv) If an organisation is willing to pay a student’s fees it must be made in full and accompanied by the application form at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Bookings cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received from the organization.

(v) Please note we do not make provisional bookings. In order to secure your booking, payment must be received by the office before your application will be processed. Bookings are processed on a first come first serve basis.

2. Personal Health
(i) At the time of enrolment, to your knowledge, you should have no health condition that could be affected or worsened by the requirements of the course for which you are applying, nor should you be awaiting hospital admission or taking medication that could be contraindicated. If in doubt in any aspect please check with your GP. The School cannot refund fees should you have to terminate the course due to a known health condition becoming worse or a hospital place becoming available.

3. Cancellation
(i) If you have to cancel or terminate due to bereavement of a close family member, or serious ill-health (unknown at the commencement of the course), a doctor’s certificate of inability to continue will be required. Sometimes, under exceptional circumstances it is possible to transfer to the next course subject to an additional administration cost of £25 and terms of agreement & conditions.

(ii) Full payment must be made if cancellation is made within two weeks of the commencement date. If a cancellation is made two weeks prior to the course commencement date all monies will be refunded minus the deposit. All CPD courses carry a £60.00 deposit fee.

(iii) In the event of the School cancelling a course, all monies paid (including the deposit) will be repaid in full.


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. 

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 

further learning

The Muscle Energy Technique workshops can be taken on their own, however, we recommend our Biomechanics and Biotensegrity workshop, the Postural Assessment day as well as the Re-education Methods in Stretching and Corrective Exercises which will add substantially to your skill set. Find out about all our CPD courses here. 


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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