Anatomy & physiology
Techniques for applying body massage – effleurage, friction, kneading, wringing, hacking, cupping, tapotement
Physiological benefits, psychological benefits
Contra-indications, posture & stance
Setting up in business, professionalism, patient care, salon layout, record keeping, aftercare advice, full body intuitive massage.
All aspects of massage are covered, backed up throughout by written material.
Cost: £550 (including deposit of £100)
- Course MCAU1 Aug Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sun 9th + Sep Sat 12th, Sun 13th
- Course MCAU3 Aug Mon 3rd, Tue 4th, Wed 5th, Thu 6th + Sep Mon 14th, Tue 15th
- Course MCS26 Sep Sat 26th, Sun 27th + Oct Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Sat 24th, Sun 25th
- Course MCS28 Sep Mon 28th, Tue 29th, Wed 30th + Oct Thu 1st, Mon 26th, Tue 27th
- Course MCN7 Nov Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd + Dec Sat 12th, Sun 13th
- Course MCN9 Nov Mon 9th, Tue 10th, Wed 11th, Thu 12th + Dec Mon 7th, Tue 8th
Jean Pinion, Lisa Hamblin
No previous experience is necessary. Attendance at an introductory weekend prior to the course would be beneficial.
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is done over a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of 1 year following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that an additional fee of £140.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification, this is to be paid in cash on the first day of the class.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage.
Membership is available to various professional bodies including the Federation of Holistic Therapists which offers insurance and other benefits for therapists in the UK. Employment is available in clinics, spas, beauty salons and working from home. The Manchester Therapy Centre has part-time work available on an ongoing basis for students in the Manchester area.
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size.
To secure your place you will need to pay at least the £100 deposit. The remaining balance will then be required at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the course in order to keep your place secure. You can currently only pay in full on this website so please call 0161 881 7171 if you wish to pay a deposit over the phone.
The qualification is recognised in many countries outside the UK and gives a good grounding for further qualifications in complementary therapies.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in Whalley Range, South Manchester.
The group size is usually kept at eight or below for more individual attention.