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Massage – Introduction

Introduction to Holistic Massage Certificate Course

One day course £120

Holistic (also known as Swedish) Massage involves the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) using the hands in a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation, improving well-being and lymphatic drainage.

This course is a Holistic Massage taster, and is designed for anyone from complete novices to professional therapists.

It is perfect for those who want to learn about the therapy and how to perform the basic movements and sequence without having to commit to a fully accredited qualification.

This course is the ideal springboard should you wish to go on to study Swedish or Holistic full body massage.

By the end of this fun and informal day you will be able to perform a confident and effective basic massage routine on your partner, family and friends, and you will be awarded a London Therapists Certificate of Attendance.

Massage training course content

  • Hygiene, health and safety
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Consultation procedures
  • Benefits of massage
  • History of massage
  • Contra-indications to treatment
  • Massage sequence
  • Client aftercare

Duration: One Day
Entry Requirement: None
Certificate: Certificate of Attendance accredited by The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists and The Guild of Holistic Therapists

PLEASE NOTE - this is an introductory course only. If you wish to practice full body massage commercially you will need a qualification in Anatomy & Physiology in order to be insured. However, our other massage courses are fully insurable as they contain all the required Anatomy & Physiology as part of the course syllabus.

Reproduced with the kind permission of Sarah Sanders. Copyright Sarah Sanders, OASISTIME – March 2009. All rights reserved.