Holistic Massage Course Level 3

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage Read our Covid-19 Response Plan

This exciting new course teaches Holistic Massage incorporating the classical movements of effleurage, petrissage, tapotment, friction and vibration which enables the therapist to provide relaxing full body Holistic massage.

Approximately 90% of class time is devoted to practical techniques and 10% theory.  In addition, our bespoke online learning provides you access to theory lectures 24/7, covering the essential underpinning knowledge for each subject.

The theory component includes:
iUBT 435 - Anatomy and physiology
iUBT 432 - Theory of Holistic Massage
iUBT 434 - Professional conduct and business awareness.

Swords Starting: Monday 21st September 2020

Griffith College Starting: Saturday 26th September 2020

 

Course Fee: €1,335 + Exam Fee: €115

Total cost: €1450

 

Standard Payment Plan:

  • Deposit of €350
  • 1st Instalment of €550
  • 2nd Instalment of €550
- to secure your place on the course     Pay Deposit Now
- due on the first day of the course
- due in November

Pay in Full Discount: Pay the balance (after deposit) in full on or before the first day of your course to avail of a €100 discount.

Holistic Massage Syllabus:

Holistic Massage:

    • History of Massage
    • Preparation / Equipment for Massage
    • Definition of the strokes of Massage [including effleurage, petrissage, tapotment, friction and vibration]
    • Sequence of strokes [Full body, Facial, Scalp and Foot massage]
    • Effects and Benefits of Massage [mechanical; physiological; reflex effects; psychological and energetic effects]
    • Cautions, Contra-indications and Endangerment sites to consider when applying massage techniques.
    • Nutrition - understanding the effects of stress on the client's nutritional status
    • Care of the therapist - posture, safe application of techniques, body mechanics
    • Care of the client - record keeping, confidentiality, professionalism
    • Business awareness / professionalism - how to establish & promote your massage business
    • First Aid
    • Relaxation - simple techniques for real relaxation. Learn how to contact the healing energy in the body and how to use it when doing massage

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • The Cell and tissue types
  • Integumentary system, the skin and nails
  • Directional terminology
  • Planes of dissection
  • Joint mobility and range of movement
  • Skeletal system - location, structure and function including bony prominences for muscle attachments
  • Muscular system - muscle properties, muscle function, muscle tone, muscle fatigue
  • Study of muscles (myology) - Including origin, insertion and action of the muscles that move the body
  • Cardiovascular system - systemic and pulmonary circulation
  • Lymphatic system - structure and functions of the lymphatic system
  • Digestive system - location, structure and function of organs and glands of the gastro-intestinal tract
  • Nervous system - structure and function of nerves, C.N.S and peripheral nervous system
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems - location , structure and function of the endrocrine glands and reproductive cycle
  • Respiratory system - internal and external respiration
  • Urinary system - components i.e. kidney, ureter and bladder
  • Pathologies associated with each system

Examinations and Certification


ITEC level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage

Examination

Holistic Massage Theory examination:
a) Theory of Holistic Massage 1hr multiple choice questions
b) Anatomy & Physiology 1hr multiple choice questions
c) Professional Conduct and Business Awareness 1hr multiple choice questions

20 case studies
Practical exam: 1 hour

 

Holistic College Dublin results in Holistic Massage exams

The diploma issued by ITEC lists the student's overall grade in terms of a pass, credit or distinction. An average of the theory and practical marks is combined to obtain the final grade.

A pass grade is between 60% - 74%, A credit is between 75% - 89% and a distinction is between 90% - 100%.

Percentage of our students achieving each grade to date

Fail Pass Credit Distinction

0% 6% 5o% 44%

Each Student Requires

  • 2 Pillows
  • 2 Pillow Cases
  • 2 Towels
  • A uniform is required for the practical examination:
    • Black tunic
    • Black trousers
    • Black footwear

Required Books

  • An Introductory Guide to Massage By Louise Tucker
  • An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology (new edition) By Louise Tucker

 

Times & Dates for Swords

Starting Date: Monday 21st September 2020 - Completion Date: Monday 22nd February 2021

Times: Monday Evenings 7pm - 10pm

 2020 September October November
Monday 21st, 28th 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  December January 2021 February
Monday 7th, 14th 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Final exams will be held in February 2021

 

Times & Dates for Griffith College

Starting Date: Saturday 26th September 2020 - Completion Date: Saturday 13th February 2021

Times: Two Saturdays per month, from 10am - 5pm

 2020 September October  November
Saturday 26th 10th, 24th  7th, 21st
  December  January 2021 February
Saturday 5th, 19th  16th, 30th  13th

Final exams will be held in February 2021

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