Award in Body Massage

Award in Body Massage

Massage is one of the most immediate, accessible and pleasurable complementary therapies. Massage therapy works by stimulating the body’s self-healing mechanism to function efficiently. Massage therapy is a valuable tool in helping people suffering from stress-related problems and gives a boost to their autonomic nervous system which governs the involuntary movement of smooth muscle affecting hearing, glands, circulation and digestion. Massage helps improve the efficient drainage of waste products and improve the circulation of blood and lymph.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Hair and Beauty
  • Qualification City and Guilds Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 32 weeks
  • Start Date 26-Sep-19
  • End Date 21-May-20
  • Day Thursday & Friday
  • Times 18:00-21:00
  • Fee £410
  • Reduced Fee None
Overview

Massage is one of the most immediate, accessible and pleasurable complementary therapies. Massage therapy works by stimulating the body’s self-healing mechanism to function efficiently. Massage therapy is a valuable tool in helping people suffering from stress-related problems and gives a boost to their autonomic nervous system which governs the involuntary movement of smooth muscle affecting hearing, glands, circulation and digestion. Massage helps improve the efficient drainage of waste products and improve the circulation of blood and lymph.

All movements will be practised on a fellow student. Once you have gained sufficient skills you will improve your massage technique on paying clients prior to graded assessments.

Initially practical classes allow candidates to develop personal massage skills on fellow students. Once a level of competence is reached clients are to be used for case studies and assessment. There is theory work and home study which is essential for some anatomy, physiology and project work. Candidates are assessed practically, theoretically and orally in all areas. Complete portfolios are verified and should include Assessment books, Case Studies, Projects and Theoretical Papers /on line tests. Assessment is on paying clients.

The Award in Health and Safety for the Hair and Beauty Sector is an additional qualification required alongside the Award in Body Massage, contact us for more information.

What topics will I study?

This course helps you develop the correct practical skills of massage and to understand the physiology and anatomy of the body. The body massage routine includes a range of movements: Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Tapotement and an introduction to the mechanical massage.

Next steps: 

This qualification will enable you to work in the industry as a massage therapist.

Entry Requirements

A general interest in therapeutic treatments. Applicants must be 19+.

If you have not completed any previous accredited related qualification or work experience within the industry, then the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety must be taken alongside this Award in Massage (£35 fee payable). Please refer to the Award Health & Safety Level 2 course leaflet for more information.

Facilities

Our well-equipped spa and beauty clinics offer a fantastic learning environment. We also offer an excellent range of holistic treatments. The learning resource centre provides all students with access to the internet as well as specialist information.

Additional Costs

Students need to wear a white polo shirt or black tunic, black trousers and shoes during practical sessions and must provide their own towels, oil, talc, foot cream, tissues and pillow case. A booklist of recommended books will be provided during your course and every student will have access to the College Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

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