Body Massage with Practical Training

Course code: OSC1056
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Kick-start your career as a massage therapist, from home!

  • Attend a 3.5 days practical training in Swedish, Indian Head and Hot Stone Massage
  • Choose from of a variety of beauty centres throughout the UK in major cities where you can take your practical days
  • Develop an excellent understanding of various styles of massage
  • Develop a professional understanding of anatomy and physiology required for massages
  • Study from home, at your own pace

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs will be delayed up to 2 weeks. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

This course includes 3.5 days practical training which will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct. Once accredited, you will benefit from being affiliated with Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Direct Insurance.

All our massage courses include a required anatomy and physiology course to be completed before attending your practical days. This course will require a half day classroom attendance and the rest is completed online. After completion you will gain a recognised anatomy certificate.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive your Body Massage Level 3. You will be eligible for professional insurance.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any previous knowledge or skills to enrol onto this course.

Assessment

Series of written assignments. Practical training.

Course Content
  • Body systems
  • Nervous system
  • Muscular system
  • Muscle groups
  • The skeletal system
  • Joints
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • What is massage?
  • Types of massage
  • Massage suitability
  • How massage works
  • Benefits of massage
  • Equipment
  • Hygiene
  • Special populations
  • Pregnancy and massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Contraindications
  • Massage modifications
  • Therapist safety
  • Client assessment
  • Care plan
  • Massage environment
  • Massage tools
  • Pressure
  • Direction
  • Duration
  • Speed
  • Massage techniques
  • Friction
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Hacking
  • Prayer
  • Cupping
  • Tapping
  • Prone massages and techniques
  • Supine massages and techniques
  • Guidance for seated massage
  • Before you go onto your practical day you will need to have completed the Anatomy & Physiology Theory part of the course. This is essential for your practical training day. This will cover all the anatomy and physiology required for the Level 2 and 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments. This will take 30 hours to complete. It will require a half day classroom attendance and the rest will be completed online. After completion you will gain a recognised Anatomy certificate.
  • Learn how to give a luxury head and face massage
  • Health & safety
  • Hygiene and infection control
  • Anatomy and physiology (head, neck and shoulders only)
  • History and benefits of Indian head massage
  • Client consultation and aftercare advice
  • Perform a tailored relaxing Swedish massage
  • Demonstration and review of effective massage techniques
  • Health & Safety
  • Overview of Products
  • Contraindications
  • Client consultation and aftercare advice
  • Review of the techniques and strokes use in hot stone massage
  • The effects of hot and cold temperatures on the body
  • History and various styles of hot stone massage
  • Health & safety
  • Hygiene and infection control
  • Stone and equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Contraindication
  • Client assessment and aftercare
Extra Info

Assessment

This course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent to and marked by your tutor.

After you have completed the Massage Level 3 theory part of this course you will then progress onto the Anatomy and Physiology theory course with a half day attendance in the classroom. The rest of this will be completed and marked online.

Your coursework and Anatomy course must be completed before you can proceed onto your practical training days. Please note that you must complete your Swedish Body Massage practical day before you attend your Hot Stone Massage practical day.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have 12 months to complete your studies.

This course will allow you to study at your own pace and in your own time, without the pressure of tight deadlines. This means that learning around your other commitments is stress-free and convenient.

You will also take part in 3.5 days of practical training which we will arrange for you when you are ready. Simply call our Student support team when you have completed your coursework and anatomy course.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. For the massage Level 3 theory you will receive course materials, assignments and tutor support.

The Anatomy and Physiology section of this bundle is only available to be studied online with half a day’s attendance. You will receive a copy of the full colour 480-page anatomy and physiology textbook at the classroom attendance.

You will also need to attend 3 practical training days, in which you have a choice of over 20 centres to choose from throughout the UK in major cities.

Please note the 3.5 practical days will be split rather than taking place over 3.5 consecutive days to minimise impact on working and family life. This also enables students to choose when and where the practical take place.

Course Outcome

At the end of the Massage Level 3 course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Your Practical Training days will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct.

Completion of the Anatomy and Physiology course will result in a recognised Anatomy certificate required for practicing massage and beauty treatments and for being eligible for professional insurance. This course will cover all the anatomy & physiology required for the Level 2 and 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.

Awarding Body

Professional Beauty Direct are specialist insurance providers for the beauty industry and offer accredited training for students and professionals. Once accredited by Professional Beauty Direct you will benefit from being eligible for professional insurance.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

You do not need any previous knowledge or skills to enrol onto this course.

In order to progress onto your practical days, you will have needed to complete the Anatomy and Physiology Theory and half a day attendance. Please not that you must complete your Swedish Body Massage practical day before you attend your Hot Stone Massage practical day.

On your Hot Stone practical day, you will be required to bring with you the hand sanitiser and massage oil which we supply you with. You will be sent these when you have booked onto this practical day. You will also need to bring with you 2 bath towels and 6 face cloths, which you will have to purchase yourself.

You may be required to bring you own model on your practical days. Please call our Student Support team to arrange your practical days and further details.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

Once you have passed your written assignments and your anatomy and physiology theory, you may book your practical days. You have the choice of over 20 centres to choose from to take your practical training days. Simply call us whenever you’re ready and we’ll help arrange this for you.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • 3 Day practical training
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE hand sanitiser and massage oil (this will be sent to you when you have booked your practical days)
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

In addition, you will also have access to a Student Trade Card. This gives you access to trade prices, high-quality products that would ordinarily only be available to professionals, exclusive offers and promotions on certain products, PLUS VAT free events throughout the year!

You will have to take an online exam for the Anatomy and Physiology theory part of this course.

If you haven’t already got these, you will have to purchase 2 bath towels and 6 face cloths for your hot stone massage practical day.

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Massage Level 3.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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