How Long Is The Course?
The course is spread over 21 levels. Courses are run one day a
week, and the complete course including exams usually takes around
How Is The Course Taught?
Visual learning aids, lectures and tutorials are used to teach
the theory side of the course. For the practical work students learn
by giving treatments to each other.
Students need to bring with them pens, paper, coloured pencils
and an A4 book binder with plastic folders to put notes in. Neat
and tidy notes are mandatory and are counted towards the final mark.
A course uniform is also required. This consists of a white tunic
top and white trousers, with flat white therapy shoes.
At the end of the course students sit a one hour holistic Massage
Anatomy & Physiology paper, plus a 1 hour business studies examination
paper They are also required to take a 1 hour practical exam, where
massage techniques as well as client care and standards of hygiene
are assessed. Students also need to submit written evidence of massaging
5 people a total of 4 times each.
satisfactory completion of the course, students are presented with
an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage.
You can apply to join The Complementary Therapist Association
The cost of the course, including handouts and student workbook
and examination fees is £1500.00. For your convenience this
can be paid for by installments.
Holistic Massage Syllabus
- History of massage
- The holistic approach to massage
- Classical massage movements
- Physiological and psychological benefits of massage
- Appropriate mediums for massage (oil, talc cream)
- Professionalism ethics and client care
- Contra-indications to massage
- A look at other complementary therapies
Anatomy & Physiology
For more information on this section, please refer to
Anatomy & Physiology section
of this site.
- Skeletal System
- Muscular System
- The Skin
- Vascular System
- Lymphatic system
- Neurological System
- Endocrine System
- Respiratory System
- Digestive System
- Genito-Urinary System
- Reproductive System
Business Studies Unit
Students must also study the following subjects:
- Operating within professional boundaries
- Contra-indications to treatment
- Building rapport with the medical profession
First Aid and Treatment Room Safety
- Contents of a First Aid Box
- Administering First Aid
- Health and Safety Laws
Hygiene and Sterilisation
- Personal hygiene for the therapist
- Methods of sterilisation
- Cross infections
- Designing a consultation card
- Client modesty
- Health and Safety at work
- Insurance cover
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please contact us via our enquiries