1Course Overview

Swedish Body Massage with Practical Training

Course code: OSC1055

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Boost your knowledge and skills in Swedish body massage and gain the practical training you need to become a professional!

  • Ancient Chinese medicinal records and Egyptian wall paintings show that massage has been used therapeutically for many thousands of years
  • Massage is known to improve sleep, reduce stress, improve circulation and promote general wellbeing, amongst many other health benefits
  • Newly qualified massage therapists typically start on a salary between £12,000 and £18,000, but this can rise to £22,000 and upwards with experience and a large client base
  • Working as a massage therapist is a highly rewarding career, allowing you to meet new people and work in a calming and therapeutic environment
  • In this course study everything you need to know about Massage Level 3 and GTi Anatomy and Physiology theory
  • Discover how to give your own Swedish body massage in a one day practical

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

Your experienced and friendly tutor is there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Please note: that the GTi Anatomy and Physiology part of this course can only be studied online.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 20th December
2Course 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

Gti Anatomy and Physiology Theory:

Before you go onto your practical day you will have to have completed the Gti Anatomy and Physiology Theory part of the course. This is essential for your practical training day. This will cover all of the anatomy and physiology required for the Level 2 and 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.

Swedish Body Massage Practical Training:

  • Perform a relaxing massage
  • Practising techniques
3Other Information
Assessment

The theory part of this course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent and marked by your tutor. After you have completed the Massage Level 3 theory part of this course you will then progress onto the Gti anatomy and physiology theory with a half day attendance in the classroom. All modules and examinations for this are completed online with full support. All coursework and exams must be completed before you can proceed onto your practical day.

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work and you will receive your course materials online and by post. You will also need to attend a practical training day in which you have a choice of a variety of centres to choose from throughout the UK.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. You will also take part in a one day practical.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and tutor support for the home study part of the course and will need to attend a practical training day. You will also study the theory for Anatomy and Physiology which can only be be studied online. You will find this is written and illustrated with an audio soundtrack. Part of this section you will receive a copy of the Guild’s full colour 480 page anatomy and physiology text book.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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.

Your Anatomy and Physiology theory part of this course will be accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists. Guild Accredited courses are recognised throughout the industry for their content and delivery. Once completing this practical day you will be able to obtain insurance and membership from the Guild which will enable you to carry out and charge for treatments on members of the public.

This will cover all of the anatomy and physiology required for the Level 2 and 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments. Once you have completed this part of the course you can apply for full guild membership (which includes insurance cover for over £6 million of treatment, public and product liability. 

Your Swedish body massage practical day will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct. Professional Beauty Direct have arranged insurance cover for over 11,000 salon owners and individual beauticians, nail technicians and hair stylists, most of which now manage their policies online. Once accredited, you will benefit from being affiliated to Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Direct Insurance.

You will also receive a Certificate of Completion from Salon Services. 

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What are the requirements for this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto our Massage Level 3 course and the Gti Anatomy and Physiology theory. 

Please note: Online GTi tests do not currently run on some mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads and are not compatible with Google Chrome browsers. If in doubt, please contact us for advice.

You will need to have completed the GTi Anatomy and Physiology Theory part of this course before you can process onto your practical day.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

How do I arrange my practical days?

Once you have passed your written assignments and your anatomy and physiology theory, you may book your practical day. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll help arrange this for you for. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • One day practical training
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * 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! 

Do I have to sit an exam?

The Gti Anatomy and Physiology theory part of this course will require you to take an online exam.

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 tutor to mark and send back to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificate proving your success in massage.

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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