Holistic Body Massage (Level 3)

This is a level 3 practitioner diploma in Body Massage including Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.

Course Details

What is Massage?

Massage therapy is an ancient form of healing, used for thousands of years. Holistic massage combines a therapeutic and nurturing process of touch and response with each treatment adapted to the client's unique needs, physical characteristics and personality. For more information on Massage as a treatment, see our Massage Page.

Prerequisites - None , but you must be aged 18 or over

Duration - 6 months  Time: 9am-4:30pm

Weekend or weekday course options available.

Small in-class learning - max 6 students (and online Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, FHT Approved)

Cost  Early Bird Price of £660.00 until 8th January 2024. Full Price £860 (instalment options available) includes exam fees

Accreditation - FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) accredited 

This course content follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the Core Curriculum (CC) for Reflexology.

Assessments/Exams: There are ongoing assessments in class and case studies. Final written and practical exams on the theory and practice of Massage assessed by an external FHT assessor. Online Anatomy and Physiology ongoing assessments and final theory exam.

Course Materials - all course materials are provided, including a hard copy manual, extra hand outs, couches, towels, oils.

What you need to bring to class - therapist tunic/uniform or comfortable clothing, lunch and a willingness to learn!

Dates for 2024

Weekend Dates (Sat & Sun)Weekday Dates (Wednesdays)
Sat 10th & Sun 11th February 2024Wed 21st & Wed 28th February 2024
Sat 9th & Sun 10th March 2024Wed 20th & 27th March 2024
Sun 7th April 2024Wed 17th April 2024
Sun 12th May 2024Wed 15th May 2024
Sun 9th June 2024Wed 12th June 2024
Sun 30th June 2024Wed 3rd July 2024
21st July 2024 (Exam)Wed 24th July 2024 (Exam)
Course Tutor
Enquiries and registration: e: info@airmidtherapies.com t: 07708382931
An experienced therapist, running her own busy complementary therapy business for over 12 years.
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Course Location
Lislea Community Shed (for first 2 weekends), 7 Mountain Road, BT35 9UG
Airmid Therapies (for all Sunday and Wednesday classes), Newry, 27 Newtown Road, Cloughogue, Newry, Co. Down

All costs include:
  • Practical and theory classes
  • Online Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology and related exam (FHT Approved)
  • Course manual, extra course worksheets & consultation forms
  • Assessment and marking of case studies
  • FHT exam fees
  • Class materials – oils, waxes, couch roll, towels, couches, pillows, blankets 
  • Pre assessments and any additional classes, if required
  • Ongoing (email or phone) student support and supervision throughout the course
  • Any external speakers/experts 


Level 3 Holistic Body Massage Course Syllabus


Course Objective


Body Mechanics / Therapists Posture

History of Massage

What is Holistic Massage

Benefits of Holistic Massage

The meridian System

Understanding Energy Imbalance

Working Holistically

Other Complementary Therapies

The Stress Response


Carrier Oils

Massage Movements

How to preform Holistic Massage Techniques

Soft Tissue Abnormalities

Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Joint/Muscle ROM

Muscle Stretching



Client Consultation

Aftercare Advice

Consultation Form

GP Referral Letter



Preparing your Work Area

Health & Safety


Professional Ethics


GDPR/Data Protection/Client Confidentiality



Case Studies


Marketing & Business Marketing Advice

Different types of marketing and their pros and cons

Business Advice

Options after qualifying

Market Research

Business Help & Advice


Full Body Holistic Massage Routine (including seated)


Training on Manual Handling Techniques (by external clinician/OT) 

Joint Protection for Therapists Hands (by external clinician/OT)


Recommended Reading

Additional Resources List

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Our Location
Map of Ireland
27 Newtown Road,
Co. Down
BT35 8NN
N. Ireland
"I've had Reflexology with Anne-Marie before. Thought I'd try Reiki and so I got a combo treatment of both. It was amazing, another level of relaxation. Plus they are a great way to try other treatm..."
Emma - Newry

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