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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Cost:  £1180 (including deposit of £200)

  • Course CJN15 Jun Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd + Jul Sat 13th, Sun 14th + Oct Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th + Nov Sat 23rd, Sun 24th + Dec Sat 14th, Sun 15th + Feb 2020 Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 29th + Mar Sun 1st, Sat 28th, Sun 29th
  • Course CJN17 Jun Mon 17th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th, Thu 20th + Jul Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd + Oct Mon 7th, Tue 8th, Wed 9th, Thu 10th + Nov Mon 4th, Tue 5th, Wed 6th, Thu 7th + Feb 2020 Mon 10th, Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th + Mar Mon 9th, Tue 10th, Wed 11th, Thu 12th

Course Content
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.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.

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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