ITEC Level 3 Certificate in On-site Massage

Course Dates: 13/02/20 - 12/03/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Performed on a portable, specialist chair and practiced through clothing, on site massage combines Shiatsu and massage techniques incorporating acupressure points and meridians.


What is the course about?

This is a comprehensive course covering the theoretical and practical aspects of On Site Massage. You will learn a full onsite massage routine, effects of stress and stress management, holism, use of acupressure points, meridians, and the fundamentals of integrated biology. This course will equip you to provide short, effective treatments in offices, spa's, and events, as well ways to adapt the treatment to particular situations.

What will we cover?

- Positive and negative stress, effects of stress on the body
-Pressure points and meridians
- Effects of diet on stress
- Effects of exercise on stress
- Consultation including contra-indications and appropriate client care
- Full onsite massage routine
- Time management
-Anatomy and physiology for Onsite massage

-Students will be encouraged to take into account personal experience by monitoring their own stress levels during the course.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify contraindications to on-site massage
- Perform an on-site massage through clothing - working on head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands.
- Locate some useful acupressure points
-Identify the benefits of onsite massage
- Recognise the physiological, emotional, psychological and behavioural effects of stress
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of stress
- Practise a variety of methods to reduce stress in yourself and others
-Be able to modify treatment to client needs
-Describe relevant anatomy and physiology to onsite massage
-Give appropriate homecare advice.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

A minimum requirement is attending an introductory massage course before applying.
You do not need to have a level 3 massage qualification, but you will need some massage/ body work experience. Some knowledge of anatomy and physiology would be useful, but is not essential.


You will also need to have sufficient literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to include:

Literacy and Numeracy skills to Level 1
Be able to use different texts to obtain and summarise information
Detect opinion, meaning and respond to points made within a text

Use different styles, format and structure, formal and informal for different purposes or audiences
Write complex sentences with few errors

Be able to listen to information and respond appropriately
Present information clearly and adapt verbal contributions to suit the audience and situation including discussions

Extract, interpret and create information from lists, tables, graphs and charts
Understand percentages and fractions, using halves and quarters

ICT (Information & communication technology):
-Using ICT systems – Windows, Microsoft Office
-Finding, selecting and exchanging information – (web, email)
-Working with word processing.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

--Theoretical and practical work
- Tutor presentation
- Group and pair work
- Case studies
- Home study
- Stress diaries

- You will need to find clients to undertake case studies outside of the class time.
- It is essential that you have access to a massage chair outside of class.
- You will need to also have access to a computer and the internet in order to research project work.
(facilities are available at City Lit)

This is a professional practitioner course including business elements. The use of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) skills is also required.


City Lit is committed to the delivery of functional skills, the supported learning centre has various resources for students without access to computers or the internet. Support in using these facilities is also available.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

-Wear loose, comfortable clothing with short sleeves for practice.
-Anti bacterial wipes/hand sanitiser
-Oil or massage cream of your choice
- Antibacterial wet wipes
- Tissues
- Pen and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Students can progress to other ITEC accredited courses such as level 3 & 4 sports massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, complementary therapies, Reiki, and a wide variety of shorter professional development courses such as Japanese facial massage, colour therapy, muscle mechanics etc.

Tutor Biographies
Oge Okoh Tutor Website

Oge is a body therapist and Healer. She has been a practising therapist for 16 years, treating clients with various massage therapies including holistic massage, sports and onsite massage, lymphatic drainage, Indian head massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy, in a variety of settings. She is also a Reiki Master, with particular interest in pet healing. Oge is currently tutor coordinator for the Health and Wellbeing department, as well as actively teaching and developing new courses . Her career in health began 20 years ago working within social care, specifically with children and adults with special needs After healing herself from a mystery illness, she understands how the body, mind and spirit truly work in harmony, and is passionate about bringing bodywork back to its healing roots, and improving wellbeing for everyone. Oge enjoys life

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Check your level

Course Code: FQQ42

Thu, day, 13 Feb - 12 Mar '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £429.00
Senior fee: £429.00
Concession: £429.00

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