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Introductory Massage Course

Introductory Massage Certificate Course

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This recreational (Swedish/ holistic massage) introductory massage course introduces you to the wonderful world of  massage as a career taster and/or to treat friends and family.

Lessons include an explanation and demonstration of the techniques, tips on health, safety and application with guidance and correction as needed.

Prospectus::

An introductory massage course enabling students to give safe and effective massage application for relaxation, therapy and pain relief including:

  • Health and safety.
  • Client management and draping.
  • Massage theory.
  • Massage mediums and principals of aromatherapy.
  • Full body massage techniques.
  • Instruction and practice on how to perform a holistic full body massage including feet, head and face. (Front torso massage is optional.)

Personal tuition – 8 hours massage  instruction and guided practice on voluntary models.

  • Lesson one 90 minutes
    Covers health and safety, theory, massage mediums, massage to the back and shoulders.
  • Lesson two  90 minutes
    Review of massage to the back plus the legs, feet and basic reflexology.
  • Lesson three 90 minutes
    A review of the previous lessons then including front torso, arms and hands – full body as time allows.
  • Lesson four 90 minutes
    Full body with more time spent on, arms, hands, head and face.
  • Lesson five 60 minutes
    Putting together a full body massage.
  • Lesson six 60 minutes
    A full body review.
  • Course fee $430.00 including the online class manual.
  • An optional one hour massage from the tutor to experience what you are doing to others is an additional $50.00.
  • Attendance notes – more info

Class format with 2 students
Explanation – Demonstration and guided practice as above.

  • Lesson one 90 minutes
    Covers health and safety, theory, massage mediums, massage to the back and legs with students practising on each other.
  • Lesson two  90 minutes
    Review of massage to the back neck and shoulders & backs of the legs with students practising on voluntary models.
  • Lesson three 90 minutes
    A review of the previous lessons plus the feet, basic reflexology and fronts of the legs with students practising on voluntary models.
  • Lesson four 90 minutes
    A review of the previous lessons plus body front, arms and hands  with students practising on voluntary models.
  • Lesson five 2 hours
    A full body review with students massaging each other.
  • Course fee $230.00 including the class manual. (Repeating Students $100.00)
  • Attendance notes

You will spend almost half the class being massaged and the other half massaging which makes this a relaxing and educational evening out.

Private Course fee $430.00 including the class manual.

Class format with 4 students
Lessons are two hours in duration and are held and available for your own group with schedule to suit.

  • Lesson one
    Covers health and safety, theory, customer care, massage mediums, cause and treatment of aches and pains. Practical massage techniques to the back.
  • Lesson two
    A review what has been covered and learn more back, neck and shoulder massage techniques.
  • Lesson three
    A review of back massage, back legs and feet.
  • Lesson four
    Review plus front legs and torso (belly and chest optional).
  • Lesson five
    Front body review plus arms, neck, head and facial massage.
  • Lesson six
    Putting it all together as a full body massage.
  • Public Course fee $230.00 including the class manual. (Repeating Students $100.00)
  • Enquiries; Ph 03 980 4646 or Email Registration

Notes

  • Differences between this course and courses at other institutions:
    • This course is more comprehensive than most.
    • Classes are all hands on.
    • You get to see, hear, do and feel everything about the massage.
    • Many have used this experience to begin work in the industry.
    • Price; Our competition asks over $2000.00 for similar courses.
    • Why does this course cost less?
      Because it’s a home based community service and not for profit.
    • Attendance notes
  • You do not need any books, to support your learning, a 52 page ring bound class manual or a lifetime membership to our on line student manual is included in the $230.00 fee.
  • Massage tables, oils and everything necessary are supplied for lessons.
  • Students learning with personal tuition will find the above lesson plan slightly condensed.
  • All students completing the course receive a certificate as a PDF file emailed to you, or it may be printed for you to collect at a cost of $5.00.
  • A massage table is recommended for your practise, you can sometimes get good 2nd hand, and new from Aurora Tables from 200$
  • Certification

Students say:
“Thanks for the introductory course I really enjoyed it :)” Shelley
“A relaxing evening out” Jane
“I always sleep well after this class” Alister
“An excellent, comprehensive all round course”. Fiona.
“Thanks for great evening and I am looking forward to the next class” Gary
“I’d like to take this opportunity in thanking you for the beginners course. I truly enjoyed myself on both giving and receiving massages and certainly learnt a lot. I look forward to attending the intermediate course next year.” Lynley
“Thanks for the certificate, I really enjoyed the course.” Julie
“Such an amazing course and great value for money, you don’t charge anywhere near enough for the amount you give” Jay.

9 comments to Introductory Massage

  • Lucy

    Hi, a brilliant course David. Thanks ever so much

  • Adan Traxson

    Hi, A brilliant course and I thought I’d never remember half of what we were taught, but thanks to the videos and regular practice I’m learning new things

  • Ana Prasek

    Hi David, I did this course two years ago and absolutely loved it. I hope to be back in Christchurch later this year and take a refresher or perhaps learn some more.

  • Shelley

    Hi David, thanks for such a wonderful course and after practising on some friends for a couple months, they started recommending their friends and now I’m massaging three or four people a day with a nice income. Thanks again

  • Adrian

    Thanks for the brilliant course, I loved that I was being massaged as I was learning so I can actually feel the improvements everyone was making as the week spent by

  • Victoria

    Thank you for teaching me – learning has been beneficial to me in so many ways beyond being able to give massage.

    Victoria

  • Great write ups, Alina Tudor.
    Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist
    Certified Kinesis Myofascial Integration practitioner.
    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is an Atlantic Coast town.

  • Janet

    Thank you so much David, I learnt so much. I also enjoyed your company, your gentle coaching and your compassion.
    Thanks you so much.

    Regards Janet

  • Judy

    Hi, I did this course back in all 2015 and it was absolutely fantastic. David is a brilliant teacher who tells life exactly how it is.

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