On-Site Massage Course

On-site massage is convenient, accessible and affordable. For these reasons it has been quick to  gain popularity with the public. On-site massage is intended for use as a quick 'Stress Buster', delivering the maximum amount of relaxation in the minimum amount of time. With treatment times ranging from 10 to 30 minutes, a treatment can be done in the work place or during a lunch break.As treatment is performed through clothing, in an ergonomically designed massage chair, it is also ideal for any public setting and is popular in shopping centres and airports.

This course teaches a seated acupressure treatment using classical swedish style massage strokes, elbow work and specific body mechanics to help locate the acupressure points along energy meridians. This treatment can effectively reduce tension in the neck and shoulders, head, back and arms and aims to alleviate the syptoms of repetitive strain.

Course Syllabus

  • History of On-Site Massage
  • Benefits of On-Site Massage
  • Contra-indications to On-Site Massage
  • Sequence of strokes for On-Site massage
  • Definition of Stress
  • Effects of stress on each system of the body
  • Effects of diet on stress
  • Effects of exercise on stress
  • Stages of the sleep cycle
  • Strategies for coping with stress
  • Preparation for treatment
  • Equipment set-up and hygiene
  • Integral biology and other therapies
  • Review of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Taking of case histories
  • Client handling / care


  • Diploma awarded by ITEC


Diploma in Holistic Massage

Cost of Course:

Course fee: €499

Exam fee: €96

Required Books

Students will be given a course manual


Practical examination

Theory examination

9 case studies

Holistic College Dublin results in On-Site 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 in 2010

Fail         Pass          Credit             Distinction

0%              0%          62%                   38%

Each Student Requires

  • 1 Towel
  • A uniform is required for the practical examination:
    • Black Polo top
    • Black trousers
    • Black footwear

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