Health & Complementary Therapies

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 for Therapists
  • 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
  • Part 2: The Spinal Cord
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 - The Musculoskeletal System
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: How the Body Moves
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 - Cautions & Contraindications
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Other Concerns
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 - Massage and Medicine
  • Part 1: Massage and Stress Related Problems
  • Part 2: Improves Posture
  • 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
  • Part 4: Preparing for Massage
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 - Whole Body Techniques
  • Part 1: Preparation
  • Part 2: Techniques
  • Part 3: Additional Techniques
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11 - Massage on the Back, Neck & Shoulders
  • Part 1: Basic Anatomy
  • Part 2: Neck Chest and Skull
  • Part 3: Spine and Shoulder
  • Part 4: Middle Back and Lower Back
  • Part 5: Hips and Gluts
  • Module 11 Assessment
Module 12 - Massage on the Arms & Legs
  • Part 1: Basic Anatomy
  • Part 2: Front of Shoulder, Forearm & Hand
  • Part 3: The Leg and Foot
  • Part 4: Hamstrings and Calf
  • Module 12 Assessment
Module 13 - Abdominal Massage
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Finding the Right Position
  • Module 13 Assessment
Module 14 - Sports Massage
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Thigh, Lower Leg & Foot
  • Part 3: Upper Back & Lower Back
  • Part 4: Hamstrings, Calf Muscle & 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 a 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.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.

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