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.
Yes. Also perfect as a CPD course for practicing therapists.
Yes of course. Our classes are small (between 2-8 participants) and so you'll receive focused guidance and individual attention from our teacher. You will also be taught a complete therapy treatment routine for delivering to your clients. And because students practice upon one another, you will also experience for yourself how amazing and effective this treatment can be.
You will learn the same practical skills as with a longer course but you'll need to practice the treatment routine upon friends and family, using your manual and (where available) our on-line tutorial videos for further assistance after your practical training in order to perfect the techniques.
You're always welcome to return and attend only the practical training again. This is known as a refresher course and allows you to brush up on the techniques you have learned with us. Refresher courses are only available to students who have previously completed their course with us, and substantial discounts are offered.
No, this is a Diploma course. Diploma courses are also known as ‘short courses’ or ‘fast-track training’. However, the treatment techniques you'll learn are similar, and in some cases more extensive than on a level 3 course.
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
Therapy Training School is an approved training provider, and our training courses throughout the UK are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies such as: The Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT), the Guild of Holistic Therapists (GHT) and The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via Towergate Insurance and Westminster Indemnity. 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: GBT, GHT & IICT
Membership & Insurance: Available from GBT or IICT
Insurance: Also available from Westminster Indemnity, or Towergate Insurance
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 £450
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.