Course overview: This comprehensive massage course will teach you how to carry out effective full body massage treatments to a very high standard. Our Body Massage course is taught over 3 days, providing you with all of the information and techniques you will need to perform a highly marketable, professional full body massage including massage to the back, legs and feet, hands and arms, abdomen, neck and shoulders, head and face.
The course is open to beginners and existing therapists.
Massage is undoubtedly the most natural of all healing therapies and is a skill that is embedded in human culture. Massage is one of the top services requested in salons and spas and salon/spa owners are always in pursuit of a therapist with a comprehensive range of massage skills.
- Code of Ethics and insurance for therapists
- Therapist Safety & Good Working Practices
- Health & safety Guidelines
- Salon Hygiene, Sterilisation & Sanitisation
- GDPR/Client Confidentiality
- Consultation procedure and record keeping
- Contraindications & Contra-actions to the treatment and aftercare advice
- An introduction to Swedish Massage
- Benefits of Swedish Massage
- How to prepare for a Swedish Massage; equipment & products needed
- Practical Swedish Massage techniques
- Related Anatomy & Physiology
Pre-requisites: Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology (or working towards using one of our bundles)
Model Required? Yes, if taught individually. Otherwise students will work on each other.
Check ‘contraindications’ in the course manual to determine suitability for treatment for yourself or prior to choosing your model
Course Fee includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification
Required Self-Guided (Theory) Learning: minimum 25 hours/3-5 days
Practical Course Length: 3 days full course/1 day practical refresher
Assessment: Completion of guided home study and preparation of written assessment prior to the practical training day. On the practical training days, continuous formative assessment, verbal questions and performance of a Swedish Massage treatment with minimal guidance from your tutor, along with final completion of the written assessment. The refresher course will be assessed via observation of a Swedish Massage treatment with minimal guidance from your tutor only.
Case Studies Required: None – however practice on friends and family, following completion of practical training days is highly recommended, prior to working on the public.
Accrediting Body: The Complementary Medical Association (CMA) and Professional Beauty Direct (PBD) and approved as insurable by Insync, BGi UK, Professional Beauty Direct and Westminster Insurance, however please check with your own insurer to see if they will also cover this qualification.
Qualification Attained: Natural Touch Training Accredited Diploma. Certificate of Attendance for Refresher course.
CPD Points: 24