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Holistic Bodywork 1

Holistic Bodywork Level 1 Certificate

(Intermediate Massage with limited availability)

mass101Getting your massage career underway.

This professional holistic bodywork course is recommended as the minimum amount of training required to begin working as a massage therapist.

Massage is a popular service in medical and sports clinics and it is also an ideal home or part time business. It is also one of the most portable businesses that you can take anywhere in the world with a minimum of effort; have hands, can travel.

  • Enter into the extraordinary world of what makes us human and the why of how we go wrong and suffer.
  • Learn how to apply remedial action and restore health and wellbeing in your clients.
  • The course is complemented with a comprehensive on line manual.

This course is by personal tuition – one to one training. 

After completing the introductory course, this module involves massage instruction and practice to give you the skills and competence to work in any clinical setting.

  • Topics:
    • Health and Safety.
    • Massage theory and practice.
    • Holistic bodywork elements and philosophy
    • Mastering the basic massage strokes.
    • Mastering a full body massage.
    • Relaxation massage.
    • Remedial & Deep tissue massage.
    • Principals of Energy Healing
    • Pathology:
      • The causes of physiological breakdown and suffering.
      • The causes and effects of stress.
    • Healing solutions for a healthier, longer life.
  • Delivering a complete full body therapeutic/remedial massage for relaxation with specific treatments for:
    • Pain relief
    • Back aches
    • Head aches / migraines
    • Repetitive stress and other injuries including frozen shoulder/ tennis elbow.
    • Menopausal discomfort, menstrual pain and irregularity.
    • Breast massage; breast care and cancer prevention and
    • Lymphatic drainage.
  • Clinic, client and business management. Much of this in the manual and briefly discussed during class time.
  • Requirements:
    • To have already completed our introductory course or passed an assessment.
    • You will need a computer and internet access to view the on line course manual.
    • A warm and comfortable practice space in your own home.
    • A massage table, oils and people to practice on – you will have access to a list of models.
    • Study anatomy and physiology in your own time. ( is a good tool)
    • Perform at least three massages per week between lessons.
    • For certification
      • Full attendance and a demonstration of competency in the class.
      • Complete 10 massages in their own time and have the people they massage complete a questionnaire. This can be commenced mid way during the course.
      • Pass a two hour oral and practical exam.
    • To commence learning, please call David, 03 980 4646 for a preliminary conversation about your training or send anEmail

3 comments to Holistic Bodywork 1

  • Bradly

    Did this course back in 2006 and my business was an instant success. But now I need to come back and learn some more.

  • Christina

    Hello, I took this course back in 2012 as it was far more comprehensive and less expensive than anything else available at the time. David is a brilliant teacher and I wholeheartedly endorse him.

  • Damien

    Not sure where to start, but what a great course. I completed in 2016 and my clients are loving what I do. But mostly the human body has taken on a new perspective and I’m finding full body treatments much more effective at resolving issues. I recommend this course to all

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