Short Courses in Massage

“I have always had an interest in learning massage. Swedish massage was a great introductory short course”
Erin Leslie

If you have never studied massage before, we recommend that you start with our introductory Swedish Massage Course. This is a very popular course with students and a great way for you to ‘discover’ the healing art of massage.


About Swedish Massage

The Swedish Massage course is designed as the entry level to massage therapy. This massage course enables total beginners as well as people with some knowledge of massage to reach a clinical standard within ten weeks.

You will learn how to give an effective relaxation massage. A shiatsu routine and seated neck and shoulder massage are also included in this short course.

Swedish Massage focuses on the needs of people who want to massage friends and family. This course is also suitable for people who want to practise massage within an existing clinical framework such as nurses, counsellors, beauty therapists, and sports people.

The Swedish massage course is also the first step towards becoming a professional Massage Therapist.

Structure of Swedish Massage Course

Swedish Massage is a hands-on course of 10 classes. Generally the first hour of class is spent learning theory components of massage and observing a practical demonstration. The remaining time is spent practising the particular techniques under supervision. This means giving and receiving in every massage class!

You will be awarded your certificate upon successful completion of the assessments as well as satisfactory performance at 3 x 5 hour student clinics.

Timetable Options

Option Day Time
1
Mondays 9:30am - 4:30pm
2
Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
3
Tuesdays 6:15pm - 9:15pm
4
Wednesdays 6:15pm - 9:15pm
5
Weekend Course Held on various Saturdays & Sundays
Please refer to timetable

Additional Short Courses in Massage

Here are some additional short courses in massage you may like to explore. Please note some courses may require prior knowledge or experience in massage before taking these classes.

Remedial
The Remedial massage course builds upon your foundation of Swedish massage and is the next step towards your professional accreditation. You will learn to work with greater knowledge and confidence and learn to use a broad range of very effective treatments.

Sports
Sports is a deep tissue massage for sport and occupational injuries. Students completing the Sports massage short course can provide their clients with the benefits of deep tissue massage as an ideal complement to their sport or conditioning program. Therapists wishing to work with sports teams, physiotherapists, osteopaths or chiropractors will find this course very useful.

Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is becoming an increasingly sought after therapy for people wanting to enhance their daily well-being and obtain relief from stress. While massage therapy is beneficial in itself, combining the use of essential oils in Aromatherapy massage creates enhanced therapeutic benefits.

Lomi Lomi
Lomi Lomi is based on traditional Hawaiian techniques and philosophies. Flat palms are used to mould and follow the landscape of the body. As well as creating a deep sense of relaxation, muscles and connective tissue are stretched and tension is released.

Myofascial Release & Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This is a unique course that combines both Craniosacral Therapy with Myofascial Release. It is used to treat a range of illnesses including; migraine, chronic neck and back pain, autism, colic, spinal chord injuries, learning disabilities, chronic fatigue, stress and emotional difficulties.

Pregnancy
During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes many changes, some of them stressful and uncomfortable. Massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. This short course has been developed to teach students massage techniques to use during pregnancy that can reduce peripheral swelling, help to prevent insomnia, reduce muscle cramps and back pain, and soothe the nervous system.

Reflexology
The art of reflexology massage can be dated back to Ancient Egypt, India and China. It is based on principles that reflex and tension areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which works on the feet to help heal the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.

Rehabilitation Massage
This course is aimed at giving the massage therapist professional level rehabilitation skills. It is tailored
so that the massage therapist can work closely with Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other tertiary level health professionals as part of a highly effective rehabilitation team.

Tui Na
Tui Na massage is an ancient healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tui Na not only works on the muscles and joints, but also at a deeper level, affecting the flow of vital life energy (Qi) in the body.

Zen Shiatsu
Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art that works on the body’s energy meridians. In a Zen Shiatsu treatment the vital channels or Meridians carrying our ki (Qi or prana or ‘life force’) are pressed with the fingers, palms, elbows, knees or feet to create balance and restore health in the body.


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