Massage Therapist Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Heal, invigorate and relax the body and mind. Massage has been used for centuries to provide whole-body relaxation and restoration - reaching all the major organs and helping the muscles, bones and soft tissues to stay healthy.

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.

Massage Therapist Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Professional Ethics and a Clear Code of Conduct
  • Part 3: Scope of Practice
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Helping Your Body
  • Part 2: Skin
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • The Circulatory System
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Brain and the Spinal Cord
  • Part 2: The Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Vertebral System
  • Part 2: The Muscular System
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Contraindications of Massage
  • Part 2: Other Concerns and Areas to Avoid
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Massage and Stress-Related Problems
  • Part 2: The Benefits of Massage
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • 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
  • Part 1: Preparation for Whole Body Massage
  • Part 2: Techniques
  • Part 3: Additional Techniques
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: The Digestive System and Abdomen
  • Part 2: Finding the Right Position
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • 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
  • Part 6: Video: Effleurage
  • Part 7: Video: Petrissage
  • Part 8: Video: Tapotement
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Module 15 Assessment
  • Massage in a Spa Setting
  • Module 16 Assessment
  • Setting Up in Business
  • Module 17 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Massage Therapist Diploma Course will take you from complete beginner to having all the knowledge you need to provide effective massages, along with giving a solid foundation for advanced study and further education in 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 reap the benefits of massage together.

Massage Therapist Diploma Course
Accreditations

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 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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