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Applied Massage

A revolutionary full body massage course that teaches the practitioner how to communicate with the body, using superior massage movements and excellent massage techniques. A compilation of skills drawn from Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymph Drainage and Aromatherapy. The practitioner will be given a new perspective and self-confidence, ensuring the best massage treatment is given to a client. 

Subjects included with in the course:

  • History of massage and definitions
  • Contra-Indications and Indications for a massage treatment
  • Holistic approach and benefits of massage
  • Physiological and Psychological Effects of Massage
  • Ethical and Professional Considerations
  • Business Skills, Marketing with Advertising and Fee Structuring
  • Pre-Massage Procedures, Preparation of the Client and Therapist
  • Nutrition and Additional Optional Therapies
  • Client Record and Case History
  • Knowledge of Lubricants and Practice of Massage
  • Hand Exercises for Massage Therapists and Body Mechanics

Exit level outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform a massage treatment
  • Have the necessary knowledge pertaining to work ethics and professionalism

Entry level requirements:

  • Grade 10

Duration:

  • Although you should be able to complete this course in 3 months, open learning gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace within a 1 year period. As part of this course you must attend 18 practical class hours at the college.

Exam requirements:

  • Assignment on Nutrition
  • 25 massage case-studies
  • Practical exam
  • Written exam

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