Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies Diploma

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This qualification covers the principles and practice of aromatherapy, massage and reflexology including health and safety, client care, client consultation and business principles.

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Course Content
The three Complementary Therapies taught in this diploma are Body Massage, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology

Body Massage
Anatomy & physiology
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.

In depth study of essential oils, countries of origin, methods of production, physiological effects, psychological effects, effective use of oils.
Aromatherapy massage, facial treatment.
Contra-indications of oils, contra-indications of massage.
Dangerous oils, dangers of overdose.
Treatment Programme.
Blending of oils.
Chemistry of oils.
Client Comfort.
Stress Management.

Foot Massage, Spa Foot Oil Treatment.Reflexology
Zone theory – principles, philosophical and logistic.
Reflexes, stretch reflex, tendon reflex, flexor reflex, crossed extensor reflex. Reflexology treatment grips.
Foot massage.
Observations, indications, considerations and applications – pre, during and post-treatment.Reading the body.
History taking.
Incorporating other techniques, methods & therapy.
Care and management of the individual.
Supporting health, safety & security in the workplace.
Developing interpersonal skills.

Cost:  £1280 (including deposit of £200)

  • Course CJ23
    Jan Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st + Feb Sat 27th, Sun 28th + Apr Sat 17th, Sun 18th + May Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, Sat 29th, Sun 30th + Jun Sat 26th, Sun 27th + Jul Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Sat 31st + Aug Sun 1st
  • Course CJ25
    Jan Mon 25th, Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thu 28th + Feb Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd + Apr Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thu 22nd + May Mon 17th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th, Thu 20th +  Jun Mon 21st, Tue 22nd, Wed 23rd, Thu 24th + Jul Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thu 22nd

Course Tutors
Jean Pinion, Lisa Hamblin

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification although attendance on the Introduction to Massage course would be helpful.

Examination System
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is done 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 an additional fee of £160.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification, this is to be paid in cash on the first day of the class.

Qualification Attained
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Professional Insurance
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 Format
The course is run in a modular format. It may be possible to ‘mix’ different course dates if certain dates are inconvenient.

Payment Plan
To secure your place you will need to pay at least the £200 deposit. The first installment of £540 will be due 4 weeks before the beginning of the first module. The second installment and final payment of £540 will then be due 4 weeks before the beginning of the second module. 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.

Further Information
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size which is kept at eight or less for more individual attention.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in Whalley Range, South Manchester.

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1 review for Complementary Therapies Diploma

  1. 5 out of 5


    Jean was fantastic, I feel so much more confident in my complementary therapies diploma now, the paper work is not as terrifying either!

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