Introduction to Massage
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Centre Various (Please see below) Various (Please see below) Wednesday 10.00-12.00 £59 £18

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

We have strict guidelines which aim to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our students.  It is our policy to ensure that you are made aware of certain health conditions that may make it unwise for you to participate in massage training, or that hinder your development in this area.  Obviously some conditions do not mean you cannot participate in training but that we may need to make certain adjustments to accommodate this, depending very much on the degree or severity of a condition. If you have any doubts about your suitability to do the course, please feel free to talk to our team who will advise you as best we can in the strictest confidence. 

How will I be taught?

• Presentations
• Groups discussion
• Small group work
• Practical application of massage
• Demonstration
• Fun quizzes

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course. Let the tutor know what you wish to achieve at the beginning of the course.  You will be closely supervised and will work from a set of routine notes following clear demonstrations of each technique used. Practical massage will be performed in pairs with tutor guidance at each stage and regular feedback.

Course Dates:​

Start End Day/Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
01/05/19 12/06/19 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 6 weeks £59 £18

Please note, the September course dates previously advertised are no longer running.

What topics will I study?

  • Brief history, benefits and effects of Indian head/hand/face massage
  • Preparation prior to treatment
  • Main massage strokes used in each massage

During the course you will be involved in:

  • Basic massage theory
  • Pair and group work
  • Practicing massage routines
  • Informal discussion and feedback

What are the entry requirements?

This course is intended for:

  • Those with no previous experience of massage, or who are new to the area of massage
  • Those wishing to learn basic theoretical and practical knowledge of three different types of massage

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

  • Professional level 3 courses related to health and body work
  • Professional training in sports, beauty or complementary therapy
  • Professional diploma in holistic massage
  • Diploma in anatomy and physiology

Are there any additional costs?

You will need:

Loose comfortable clothing such as strap top/vest to allow easy access to neck, shoulders and upper back.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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