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, varying 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.

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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Helping Your Body
  • Part 2: Skin
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • The Circulatory System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Brain and the Spinal Cord
  • Part 2: The Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Vertebral System
  • Part 2: The Muscular System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Contraindications of Massage
  • Part 2: Other Concerns and Areas to Avoid
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Massage and Stress-Related Problems
  • Part 2: The Benefits of Massage
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Preparation for Whole Body Massage
  • Part 2: Techniques
  • Part 3: Additional Techniques
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Digestive System and Abdomen
  • Part 2: Finding the Right Position
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 15 Assessment
  • Massage in a Spa Setting
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 16 Assessment
  • Setting Up in Business
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • 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.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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In this Massage Therapist course, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of massage therapy. You'll also learn about different massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massage, as well as anatomy, physiology, and client care.

Yes! This is a Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapist Training 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.

Yes! This course is also avaliable as a Massage Therapist audio course.

We offer a varying selection of massage courses, which include:            

Becoming a massage therapist can have many benefits, including the ability to provide physical and mental relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and relieve pain and tension in the body. It can also be a rewarding career path that allows for flexibility and the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, such as spas, clinics, or even as a self-employed practitioner.

To become a Massage Therapist, you'll need to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (such as this Massage Therapist Diploma Course). It's also important to gain hands-on experience and apply for internships or jobs at spas and salons to strengthen your skills.

The average salary for a massage therapist in the UK is around £22,000 to £25,000 per year, but this can vary based on location, level of experience and whether a practitioner is self employed or working for a company. A self-employed massage therapist usually charges between £40 to £100 per hour, depending on their expertise.

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