VTCT Level 3 Body Massage

VTCT L3 Diploma Body Massage

VTCT Level 3 Diploma Body Massage

7 Days + 3 hr exam

The VTCT L3 Diploma in Body Massage is currently accepted for full membership of the Complemetary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Units within this qualification have been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) as well as being approved and supported by Skills for Health (the sector skills council for health).

Body Massage (also referred to as Swedish Massage) has its roots in Eastern Medicine and uses oil or talc. The massage routine covers the full body using the main massage techniques.  This is the UK’s standard full body massage used throughout the industry and it also forms the basis for all advanced massage courses such as Sports Massage, Hot Stones Massage etc. It is particularly recognised for its ability to provide deep tissue and muscle relaxation and assist with joint mobility. Practitioners use a combination of gentle flowing massage along with friction, kneading, percussion and stimulation of pressure points, as well as stretching.

The aim of Body Massage is for the client to be able to move freely and without pain. As a therapist you will observe your clients posture and balance and will teach them stretching exercises to help maintain mobility. In addition to mobility and pain reduction, this can be very helpful for stress reduction, digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, as well as asthma, and bronchitis.

This course is designed to meet the needs of individuals wishing to become a qualified massage therapist/complementary therapist.  It covers both the theoretical and the practical aspects of:

  • Full body massage techniques
  • Health & safety
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies,
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, less common pathology
  • Reflective practice for body massage
  • Business practice business
  • Client care
  • History of massage,
  • Benefits & effects, contra-indications,
  • Therapist & client preparation,
  • After care advice,
  • Posture & stance,
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology of the body,
  • massage techniques including Effleurage {superficial to deep, stroking, feathering, draining}, Petrissage {kneading, wringing, pulling, circling, knuckling, pressures}, Tapotement {hacking, cupping, beating, pummelling, tapping}, Frictions, Vibrations {shaking, fine vibrations}, Neuromuscular/Passive Joint Movements, Muscle Stretching.
  • Full body massage routine,
  • Health & safety and salon/mobile professionalism,
  • Business & marketing.
  • 7 day or 13 evening programme including tutoring, practical and assessments
  • 2.5 examination on date of your choice
  • Manuals provided on the therapy, A&P and H&S
  • Liquid refreshments throughout the course
  • Informal teaching style allowing course members to ask questions and make input
  • Limited numbers to ensure maximum benefit from tutor
  • The Academy’s Introduction to Massage, or
  • VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Holistic Therapies, or
  • an equivalent qualification

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Course Dates

VTCT Level 3 Body Massage Diploma: WEEKEND & WEEKDAY courses available Winter 2019

WEEKEND DATES: 7 Day Course - Feb 9th, Feb 16th, March 3rd, March 24th, April 13th & 14th, May 19h

   WEEK DAY DATES: 7 Day Course - 28th & 29th Jan, 25th & 26th Feb, 18th & 19th March, 8th April.

Practical exam: Choose a date for your practical exam from February 019

COST: £ 525

  • Course Fee: £525
  • Registration, assessment & exam fees:  £150. Please note: these fees are levied on behalf of the VTCT and are additional to the course fee. This is payable when booking on the course.

Payment Plan: We offer an ‘interest free’ monthly payment scheme (flat £24 fee) for VTCT courses which allows you to spread the full payment of the course over 3 x easy monthly payments.

Starts On:
January 28th, 201910:30 am
Ends On:
April 8th, 20195:00 pm
VTCT Level 3 Body Massage Diploma: WEEKEND & WEEKDAY courses available Winter 2019
Upcoming Dates:
Starts On:
January 28th, 201910:30 am
Ends On:
April 8th, 20195:00 pm
Starts On:
February 16th, 201910:30 am
Ends On:
May 26th, 20195:00 pm
£ 525.00
VTCT Level 3 Body Massage Diploma: WEEKEND & WEEKDAY courses available Winter 2019
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