Massage Therapist Diploma

Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
Course summary
150 hours
105.83 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Professional Training
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Course description

This online Massage Therapist Course begins by taking you through various parts of the anatomy and systems of the body, to give important knowledge about why massage is used and in what ways it is beneficial to the body, including which techniques to use for specific ailments. It also details best practices, how to recognise symptoms of various conditions, and how specific clients are treated, for example when it is safe to massage someone in pregnancy, the techniques that are used and those that are avoided.

The massage principle is simple: touch means stimulation. This means that wherever touch is used, the body reacts. Because of the changing landscape of the skin and the body parts it protects, differing levels of touch on the body elicit a range of responses; a soft stroke on the forearm may induce relaxation, but a deeper touch might help the blood vessels in the lower arm take blood back to the heart or stimulate and deepen blood flow to painful muscles.

As you learn massage therapy, you will uncover how to create the right atmosphere for massage and how to conduct a session, to give a positive experience. This includes an overview of the oils used for massage and how the choice of oils can have positive effects on certain conditions of the body or mind.

It then moves onto the practice of the subject; massage techniques and how they are deployed to various parts of the body, and how each treatment is beneficial. The course also takes you through specific massage applications, such as massage for sports and abdominal massage, and their benefits, along with how hydrotherapy is performed.

The course finishes off with some useful pointers and considerations for experienced practitioners looking to set up a business.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Massage Therapist Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is a leading national Awarding Organisation. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme.

Training Course Content

Module 1 - What is Massage?

Module 2 Soft Tissues

Module 3 - The Circulatory System

Module 4 - The Lymphatic System

Module 5 - The Nervous System

Module 6 - The Musculoskeletal System

Module 7 - Cautions & Contraindications

Module 8 - Massage and Medicine

Module 9 - Therapeutic Procedure

Module 10 - Whole Body Techniques

Module 11 - Massage on the Back, Neck & Shoulders

Module 12 - Massage on the Arms & Legs

Module 13 - Abdominal Massage

Module 14 - Sports Massage

Module 15 - Hydrotherapy

Module 16 - The Spa Setting

Module 17 - The Business Model

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