Swedish Massage (also known as Holistic Massage) is one of the most popular mainstream holistic therapies, and is offered at any reputable spa or beauty treatment clinic. Our comprehensive body massage beginner's course guides you carefully through all of the traditional massage techniques for front and back body so that you can deliver a very effective and therapeutic treatment for your clients.
The course provides you with 1 full day of practical training where you will be taught a full range of techniques and sequences so that you can offer effective treatment for many of today's common ailments. One-to-one training offers the highest quality of tuition, instruction and guidance from your tutor. You will practice the massage techniques upon your model, and at the beginning or end of the day you will receive a full body massage treatment from the tutor.
Our Swedish body massage practitioner training course includes everything you need to safely and professionally conduct a professional massage treatment.
This course is ideal for the beginner or experienced therapist. So if you want to learn a new therapy or advance your existing skills then this is the course for you! You do not need to have any other qualifications or experience to participate with this course.
One-to-one tuition gives you the opportunity to focus upon individual requirements and the course will be tailored to your skill level and previous experience.
We arrange SOLO tuition for you at a date that suits you best.
Diploma in Swedish body massage.
Friendly & informal instruction.
Individual attention from your tutor.
Easy & fun to learn.
No previous experience required.
The theory test: Study your course manual at home and complete a theory test paper online. You can retake the test as many times as you like until you reach the pass mark and at no extra charge.
1 day practical: Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm you will be taught all of the practical skills you will need to deliver a full body massage treatment. There is no practical test. Instead we assess your understanding and ability of each treatment technique as it is taught. As this is solo tuition you will need to bring a massage model with you on the training day. This can be a friend or member of your family. Please note that you will also receive a full massage at the beginning or end of the training day as this is an essential part of the learning process.
This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 8-12 hours of study time. For some people it may a little take longer.
History of Swedish Massage
Overview of Swedish Massage
Effects and benefits overview
Effects and benefits in detail
The skeletal system
The muscular system
The nervous system
The endocrine system
The lymphatic system
The heart and circulation
The structure of the skin
Client consultation skills
Notes on consultation form
Correct body mechanics
Guidelines for therapist
Guidelines for client
Preparing the massage medium
Basic hygiene (therapist)
Massage techniques overview
Massage techniques explained
After therapy recommendations
Information and aftercare advice
The benefits of drinking water
Before beginning therapy
Part one: front of legs, arms & abdominal massage
Part two: back of legs and back body massage
Case study guidelines
Case study examples
Hints and tips
Your notes and questions
Case study form
Therapy Training School is an approved training provider, and our training courses throughout the UK are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies such as: The Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT), the Guild of Holistic Therapists (GHT) and The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via Towergate Insurance and Westminster Indemnity. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.
Complete the registration form by selecting a venue
Read & agree to the terms and conditions
Make sure you have no contraindications
Submit the registration form
Then wait to hear back from us
We will then arrange a suitable date for your training
Then make payment to confirm your course
Full payment gives you access to all training materials
Course practical: 1 day
Test paper: Complete online from your home
Accreditation: GBT, GHT & IICT
Membership & Insurance: Available from GBT or IICT
Insurance: Also available from Westminster Indemnity, or Towergate Insurance
Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed, mobile therapist and most types of employment
Previous experience: You need to have a diploma or other adequate qualification in full body massage
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