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Massage Therapist Diploma Course

17 Modules , 17 Videos

  • Certified Course
  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Massage Therapist Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Massage has been used for centuries to heal, invigorate and relax the mind and body, reaching all the major organs as well as helping the muscles, bones and soft tissue to stay healthy.

Before you employ any techniques, this Massage Therapy course takes 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...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 - What is Massage?
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Professional Ethics and a Clear Code of Conduct
  • Part 3: Scope of Practice
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Soft Tissues
  • Part 1: Helping Your Body
  • Part 2: Skin
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 - The Circulatory System
  • The Circulatory System
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 - The Lymphatic System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 - The Nervous System
  • Part 1: The Brain and the Spinal Cord
  • Part 2: The Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 - The Musculoskeletal System
  • Part 1: The Vertebral System
  • Part 2: The Muscular System
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 - Cautions & Contraindications
  • Part 1: Contraindications of Massage
  • Part 2: Other Concerns and Areas to Avoid
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 - Massage and Medicine
  • Part 1: Massage and Stress-Related Problems
  • Part 2: The Benefits of Massage
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 - Therapeutic Procedure
  • Part 1: Getting Ready For Massage
  • Part 2: Aromatherapy Oils
  • Breathe® Oil Blend
  • Deep Blue® Oil Blend
  • DigestZen® Oil Blend
  • Lavender Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Melaleuca or Tea Tree Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Wild Orange Oil
  • Part 3: Towelling and Creating the Perfect Environment
  • Part 4: Preparing for Massage
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 - Whole Body Techniques
  • Part 1: Preparation for Whole Body Massage
  • Part 2: Techniques
  • Part 3: Additional Techniques
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11 - Massage on the Back, Neck & Shoulders
  • Part 1: Massage of the Head, Neck and Shoulders
  • Part 2: Massage of the Neck, Chest and Skull
  • Part 3: Massage of the Spine and Shoulder
  • Part 4: Massage of the Middle Back and Lower Back
  • Part 5: Massage of the Hips and Glutes
  • Module 11 Assessment
Module 12 - Massage on the Arms & Legs
  • Part 1: Massage of the Arms and Legs
  • Part 2: Massage of the Front of Shoulder, Forearm and Hand
  • Part 3: Massage of the Leg and Foot
  • Part 4: Massage of the Hamstrings and Calf
  • Module 12 Assessment
Module 13 - Abdominal Massage
  • Part 1: The Digestive System and Abdomen
  • Part 2: Finding the Right Position
  • Module 13 Assessment
Module 14 - Sports Massage
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Massage of the Thigh, Lower Leg and Foot
  • Part 3: Massage of the Upper Back and the Lower Back
  • Part 4: Massage of the Hamstring, Calf Muscle and Achilles Heel
  • Part 5: Video: Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Part 6: Video: Effleurage
  • Part 7: Video: Petrissage
  • Part 8: Video: Tapotement
  • Module 14 Assessment
Module 15 - Hydrotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Module 15 Assessment
Module 16 - The Spa Setting
  • Massage in a Spa Setting
  • Module 16 Assessment
Module 17 - The Business Model
  • Setting Up in Business
  • Module 17 Assessment
Massage Therapist Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This is a comprehensive course that will take you from complete beginner to having all the knowledge you need to set up and practice as a Massage Therapist, along with giving a solid foundation for advanced study and further study into specific treatment areas. Alternatively you could use the information contained within the course to help friends and family, or learn with a partner, so you can both reap the benefits of massage.


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.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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