Our beginner’s home learning course in Express Back Massage is designed for anyone who wants to become a Holistic massage therapist. Using our detailed course manual alongside the FREE instructional tutor-led videos you will learn how to perform an effective sequence of massage movements so that you can confidently deliver a professional express back body massage treatment.
The beautifully written and illustrated course manual guides you through a pre-treatment consultation and it also provides you with essential knowledge on the relevant anatomy and physiology plus covering the wide range of benefits from having a massage and how to identify contraindications.
How does home learning work?
Our Certificate Qualification is awarded as soon as you pass the online theory test and allows you to work as a self-employed therapist, start your own home-based business, or even work as a mobile therapist.
This course is suitable for complete beginners and also useful for those who wish to brush up on their techniques.
More about the course
Yes. All of the course training options are perfect for beginners as well as CPD for practicing therapists.
Yes you can. You're able to obtain professional therapist insurance from Westminster Insurance, Towergate Insurance and others.
This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online multiple choice test paper. 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
Many of the Diploma courses offered by Therapy Training School are accredited (ie: approved for membership & insurance purposes) by the International Guild of Complementary Therapists (IGCT), the Guild of Holistic Therapists (GHT) and the Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT). Additionally, Therapy Training School is an approved Platinum Training Provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), and this organisation also accredits many of our Diploma courses for membership & insurance purposes.
All of our Diploma & Certificate training courses throughout the UK are accredited by the IGCT and Therapy Training Academy Ltd and insurance for practicing professionally can be taken out in the UK via Westminster Insurance (highly recommended), Wellbeing Insurance and Towergate Insurance.
With professional insurance in place, you will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist from your home/salon or work independently as a mobile therapist.
*Before you commit to any course, we strongly advise that you check with your potential employer (and Borough Council, if you wish to work in London) to ensure that the qualification you have decided to undertake will be accepted by them, and to find out if you need a licence to work.
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How everything works from start to finish. Read our detailed step-by-step guide. Read more >
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 >