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 REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 3 - 5 HOURS WORK EACH WEEK OUTSIDE OF CLASS TIME
- 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.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS, CASE STUDIES AND TREATMENT EVIDENCE FORMS MUST BE WORD PROCESSED.
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
- 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.