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 MCM28 Mar Sat 28th, Sun 29th + Apr Sat 4th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th + May Sat 2nd
- Course MCA6 Apr Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thu 9th + May Mon 11th, Tue 12th
- Course MCJU6 Jun Sat 6th, Sun 7th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th + Jul Sat 11th + Sun 12th
- Course MCJU8 Jun Mon 8th, Tue 9th, Wed 10th, Thu 11th + Jul Mon 6th, Tue 7th
Jean Pinion, Marguerite Halpin
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 over a minimum period of three months following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that a fee of £140.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification.
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.
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 South Manchester.
The group size is usually kept at eight or below for more individual attention.