Holistic Massage Course Level 3

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage

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 60% of course time is devoted to practical techniques and 40% is theory providing you with the essential underpinning knowledge.

The theory component includes:
Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology
Unit 2 - Theory of Holistic Massage
Unit 22 - Professional conduct and business awareness.

Swords Starting Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Harold's Cross Starting Date: Saturday 5th October 2019

Course Fee: €1185

Exam Fee: €115

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 23rd September 2019 - Completion Date: Sunday 1st March 2020

Times: Monday Evenings 7pm - 10pm

September 2019 October
November
Monday 23rd, 30th 7th, 14th, 21st 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
December January 2020
 February
Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Final exams will be held in March 2020

 

Times & Dates for Harold's Cross

Starting Date:  Saturday 5th October 2019 - Completion Date: Sunday 1st March 2020

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

October 2019
November
December
5th, 19th 2nd, 16th, 30th 14th
January 2020
February
11th, 15th 8th, 22nd

Final exams will be held in March 2020

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