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)

The dates below are broken down into the dates for each of the three modules. You will always begin the course with the Body Massage module.

  • Course CM281
    – Mar Sat 28th, Sun 29th + Apr Sat 4th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th + May Sat 2nd
    – Apr Sat 25th, Sun 26th + May Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st + Jun Sat 20th, Sun 21st
    – Jul Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th + Sep Sat 5th, Sun 6th
  • Course CM282
    – Mar Sat 28th, Sun 29th + Apr Sat 4th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th + May Sat 2nd
    – Jul Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th + Sep Sat 5th, Sun 6th
    – (final 8 dates TBC)
  • Course CA61
    – Apr Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thu 9th + May Mon 11th, Tue 12th
    – Jul Mon 13th, Tue 14th, Wed 15th, Thu 16th Aug + Mon 3rd, Tue 4th, Wed 5th, Thu 6th
    – (final 8 dates TBC)
  • Course CA62
    – Apr Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thu 9th + May Mon 11th, Tue 12th
    – Jul Mon 20th, Tue 21st, Wed 22nd, Thur 23rd + Aug Mon 10th, Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th
    – (final 8 dates TBC)

Course Tutors
Jean Pinion, Karen Dixon, Marguerite Halpin

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 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 £160.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification.

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.

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 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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