Holistic Body Massage (Level 3)
This is a level 3 practitioner diploma in Body Massage including Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.
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 2024||Wed 21st & Wed 28th February 2024|
|Sat 9th & Sun 10th March 2024||Wed 20th & 27th March 2024|
|Sun 7th April 2024||Wed 17th April 2024|
|Sun 12th May 2024||Wed 15th May 2024|
|Sun 9th June 2024||Wed 12th June 2024|
|Sun 30th June 2024||Wed 3rd July 2024|
|21st July 2024 (Exam)||Wed 24th July 2024 (Exam)|
- 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
Body Mechanics / Therapists Posture
History of Massage
What is Holistic Massage
Benefits of Holistic Massage
The meridian System
Understanding Energy Imbalance
Other Complementary Therapies
The Stress Response
How to preform Holistic Massage Techniques
Soft Tissue Abnormalities
Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
GP Referral Letter
Preparing your Work Area
Health & Safety
GDPR/Data Protection/Client Confidentiality
Marketing & Business Marketing Advice
Different types of marketing and their pros and cons
Options after qualifying
Business Help & Advice
Full Body Holistic Massage Routine (including seated)
Joint Protection for Therapists Hands (by external clinician/OT)
Additional Resources List
Further Course Recommendations
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