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Holistic Beauty Therapy

Course Code: OSC1180
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

This bundle combines everything you need to know about massage, Indian head massage and aromatherapy!

This course will enable you to:

  • Boost your knowledge about massages, Indian head massage and aromatherapy, from home!
  • Kick-start your career in the thriving beauty industry
  • Develop your knowledge and learn how to apply various beauty treatments. This is perfect if you currently own your own salon and want to offer additional services
  • Understand the process of client consultation
  • Gain an insight into different massage types and know how to apply them
  • Explore the benefits of an aromatherapy treatment

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments.

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away.      

Start boosting your skills today and join over 60,000 students that have enrolled with us!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Massage Level 3:

     

    Unit 1: Essential Anatomy and Physiology
    • Body systems
    • Nervous system
    • Muscular system
    • Muscle groups
    • The skeletal system
    • Joints
    • Tendons and Ligaments
    Unit 2: Understanding Massage
    • What is massage?
    • Types of massage
    • Massage suitability
    • How massage works
    • Benefits of massage
    • Equipment
    • Hygiene
    Unit 3: Contraindications and Special Populations
    • Special populations
    • Pregnancy and massage
    • Lymphatic drainage
    • Contraindications
    • Massage modifications
    Unit 4: Client Consultation
    • Therapist safety
    • Client assessment
    • Care plan
    • Massage environment
    Unit 5: Massage Techniques and Components
    • Massage tools
    • Pressure
    • Direction
    • Duration
    • Speed
    • Massage techniques
    • Friction
    • Petrissage
    • Tapotement
    • Hacking
    • Prayer
    • Cupping
    • Tapping
    Unit 6: Massage Positions
    • Prone massages and techniques
    • Supine massages and techniques
    • Guidance for seated message

     

    Indian Head Massage Level 3:

     

    Unit 1: Essential Anatomy and Physiology
    • Bone classification
    • Bones of the head, face, neck and shoulders
    • Joints
    • Muscles
    • Structure of the skin and hair
    Unit 2: What is Indian Head Massage?
    • The origins of Indian head massage (IHM)
    • The benefits of IHM
    • Equipment
    • Towels
    • Essential oil
    Unit 3: Contraindications to Therapy
    • What are contraindications?
    • Local and total contraindications
    • Pregnancy
    • Modifications to massage
  • Unit 4: Client Consultation
    • Assessing the client
    • What information should I use?
    • Client history forms
    • Pain assessment
    • Case studies
    Unit 5: Indian Head Massage Techniques
    • Before you begin
    • Adhesions
    • Effleurage
    • Stroking
    • Palpation
    • Petrissage
    • Friction
    • Tapotement
    Unit 6: Massage Application
    • Massage environment
    • Massage positions and sequence
    • Stroke variations
    • Trapezius
    • Shoulders
    • Upper arms
    • Neck
    • Scalp
    • Face
    • Hygiene
    • Health and safety
    • Massage stance

     

    Aromatherapy Level 3:
    Unit 1: Introduction to Aromatherapy
    • History of philosophy
    • Role of aromatherapy
    • Aromatherapeutic terminology
    • Methods of extraction and sourcing of essences and oils
    Unit 2: Anatomy
    • Physiological and psychological effects of aromatherapy massage
    • Benefits of aromatherapy on different body systems
    • Essential oils
    Unit 3: Safety
    • Contra-actions that may result from treatment
    • Cautions that may restrict or prevent treatment
    • Safety
    Unit 4: Blending
    • Chemical constituents of essences
    • Dilution and blending techniques
    • The uses, applications and origins of essences, fixed carrier oils and other media
    Unit 5: The Treatment
    • Consultation techniques
    • Professional aromatherapeutic treatments
    • Characteristics of an appropriate consultation
    • Aromatherapy techniques used in conjunction with reflexology treatments
    • Professional codes of conduct
    Unit 6: Aftercare and Reflection
    • The effectiveness and results of aromatherapeutic treatments
    • Reflective practice and its relevance to the aromatherapist
    • Maintaining treatment records

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive three Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What are the requirements for this course?

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

Is there a time limit for this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit an exam?

No, you will be assessed on your tutor marked assignments only.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Certificates.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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