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Massage is the practice of manipulating body tissue systematic use of classical massage and other soft tissue techniques to improve physical health and emotional wellbeing. lotion. Massage is a rewarding career, especially for those who would like flexible working hours on a self-employed basis. 

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to carry out professional massage therapy.

You will develop communication skills, organisation skills, the ability to work unsupervised, how to adapt techniques according to the situation, the ability to plan and promote services and advice on aftercare.

The knowledge you will gain will enable you to understand how the related body systems work, the effect massage treatments can have on each of these systems and the theory behind each technique performed.

The training includes:

The history, philosophy and role of massage; preparation of self, client and work area; factors to consider in consultation; materials & equipment needed;  Physiological & psychological effects; cautions; referrals &  Employer’s and employee’s health, safety and security responsibilities out case studies to include reflective practice and  client involvement in own health and wellbeing

Techniques learnt include: Effleurage (superficial through to deep, stroking, feathering, draining), petrissage (kneading, wringing, pulling, circling, knuckling, pressures), tapotement (hacking, cupping, pummelling, tapping), friction, vibration (shaking, fine vibration), passive joint movement, muscle stretching

Much learning is through practical application, discussion, exploration with treatments performed on each other until safe correct techniques have been mastered.  You will then progress to working on clients and will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of your treatments and complete task work quickly during the course.

Entry requirements

It is essential that you have a clear pathway for learning and understand the requirements for professional practice – massage can be accredited at different levels, however if you wish to join one of the regulated registers, you will also need to complete the following courses:  Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies, Business Practice for Complementary Therapies & Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies and have completed or have made arrangements to attend a first aid course.

There is no specific academic prerequisite, however it is a very time consuming course and it is essential that you have the desire to excel and a professional mature attitude.  You will need to complete research and produce assignments so access to a laptop and printer is essential.

Saturday 9.30am – 3.00pm 

Starting 19th September  2020

Attendance is for 12 weeks. Following this, you will have a further six months to complete the reflective practice case studies. Get it done days, telephone tutorials and email/group support is provided throughout this time.

It is recommended that 112 guided learning hours are allocated for this unit.

The cost of the training is £825 which can be may be made in 3 instalments. The initial booking cost is £275 which is made by card payment plus a further 2 payments of £275 which can be made by Paypal or bank transfer.

In addition to the training fee, you will need to provide the following:

Certification fees – currently £26

Flat sheet, small towels, foot cleansing solution and balm costing no more than £30. Details will be provided at registration.

Recommended text books: The Complete Guide to Reflexology by Ruth Hull £17.10

If you are new to the industry, you will be required to purchase professional salon jacket & trousers from Labeeby Academy. £45.20, a name badge and will need to wear flat, closed in shoes

We recommend that you become a student membership of the Association of Reflexologists. 

Unit 306 Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies

Written Exam
On week 12 you will sit a written  case studies which will test your knowledge around treatment practice.

Practical observations

You will be practically assessed on 3 occasions; twice by your educator and finally by an independent assessor.

Reflective practice treatments

Total number of treatments =100

Some can be in the classroom and on family/friends/peers. The treatments must include 15 different clients. 
2 client x 12 treatments = 24
4 clients x 8 treatments = 32
4 clients x 6 treatments = 24
5 clients x 4 treatments = 20

Once your booking has been made, we will provide you with an online induction programme which will provide you with further information about what is required for enrolment. 

You will have 14 days in which to access the documents and make an appointment to come to the centre to complete the registration process. If you change your mind or your circumstances change within this 14 day time slot, you are free to cancel your place and will receive a full refund of any payment made.  

Once this is completed, your booking will be secured.

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