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Introductory Massage Course

Introductory Massage Certificate Course


This popular course has introduced hundreds of people to the art of full body massage and kick-started many careers.  Yet so many don’t know that massage is one of the most natural and important skills everyone needs. Having sound hands on skills to relieve stresses is as important as having a first-aide kit in the home.


This  introductory holistic (full body) massage course introduces you to the wonderful world of massage as a career taster, to treat friends and family. The techniques and methodology provide relaxation and pleasure, and can when applied with integrity make positive differences in peoples lives.

All lessons include an explanation and demonstration of massage techniques, tips on health, safety and application that you practise with guidance and correction as needed. There is also a comprehensive online manual with written instruction and videos demonstrating the techniques taught in class.

This is an introductory massage course enabling students to safely and effectively apply massage techniques for relaxation, therapy and pain relief. Lessons include all or aspects of:

  • Health and safety.
  • Massage theory and the differences between massage styles.
  • Massage mediums
  • Principals of holism, aromatherapy and reflexology.
  • Client management and draping.
  • Instruction and practice on how to perform a complete full body massage including feet and the basics of reflexology, head and face massage.
  • Certification is optional.


  • 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.
  • 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 fee.
  • Massage tables, oils and everything necessary are supplied for lessons.
  • Students will need to supply their own models.
  • Students learning with personal tuition will find the above lesson plan slightly condensed.
  • A massage table is recommended for your practise, you can sometimes get good 2nd hand, and new from Aurora Tables.

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.

  • Enquiries; Ph 03 980 4646 – Email

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.


  • 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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