Swedish Massage (also known as Holistic Massage) is one of the most popular mainstream holistic therapies, and is offered at any reputable spa or beauty treatment clinic. Our comprehensive professional body massage beginner's course guides you carefully through all of the traditional massage techniques for front and back body so that you can deliver a very effective and therapeutic treatment for your clients.
The course provides you with 2 full days of practical training where you will be taught a full range of techniques and sequences so that you can offer effective treatment for many of today's common ailments. We only ever teach small numbers of students at a time so the quality of tuition is excellent and you will receive lots of one-to-one instruction and guidance from your tutor. You also practice the massage techniques upon fellow students, and they upon you (as it's the best way to learn) so you don't need to bring along a massage model.
Our Swedish body massage practitioner training course includes everything you need to safely and professionally conduct a professional massage treatment.
This course is ideal for the beginner or experienced therapist. So if you want to learn a new therapy or advance your existing skills then this is the course for you! You do not need to have any other qualifications or experience to participate with this course.
This course is perfect for complete beginners and one of the best courses for you to start with.
Diploma in Swedish Full Body Massage.
Friendly & informal tuition.
Small class numbers.
Individual attention from your tutor.
Easy & fun to learn.
No previous experience required.
The theory test: Study your course manual at home and complete a theory test paper online. You can retake the test as many times as you like until you reach the pass mark and at no extra charge.
2 days practical: Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm on each day you will be taught all of the practical skills you will need to deliver a full body Swedish (Holistic) massage treatment. There is no practical test. Instead we assess your understanding and ability of each treatment technique as it is taught. Students practice upon one another so no need to bring a massage model.
We offer mixed class courses (both males and females participate), women only courses and bespoke training.
This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 8-12 hours of study time. For some people it may take a little longer.
History of Swedish Massage
Overview of Swedish Massage
Effects and benefits overview
Effects and benefits in detail
The skeletal system
The muscular system
The nervous system
The endocrine system
The lymphatic system
The heart and circulation
The structure of the skin
Client consultation skills
Notes on consultation form
Correct body mechanics
Guidelines for therapist
Guidelines for client
Preparing the massage medium
Basic hygiene (therapist)
Massage techniques overview
Massage techniques explained
After therapy recommendations
Information and aftercare advice
The benefits of drinking water
Before beginning therapy
Part one: front of legs, arms & abdominal massage
Part two: back of legs and back body massage
Case study guidelines
Case study examples
Hints and tips
Your notes and questions
Case study form
You will be awarded a Diploma issued by our school. The Diploma is accredited by the GHT and recognised by insurers in the UK. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.
Course practical: 2 days
Test paper: Complete online from your home
Accreditation: Guild of Holistic Therapists
Insurance cover: Available from Westminster Indemnity or The Guild
Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed, mobile therapist and most types of employment
Previous experience: No previous experience or qualifications are required for you to attend this course
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You can work anywhere in the UK with our Diplomas. However, if you're looking to work in London you need to know which Boroughs accept our Diploma. Read more >
Costs start from £395
We offer one-to-one training options for those of you who are always mega busy with work and lifestyle activities.
It's worth keeping in mind that we can deliver bespoke training for you in just ONE DAY in body massage at most of our venues.