Holistic Massage has been used for thousands of years as a simple and effective method of attaining & maintaining good health. Massage has been incorporated into many health systems and is the basis and foundation skills of any massage therapist.
The Holistic Massage course will give you all of the classical massage movements and also the underpinning knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. If you are interested in becoming an Alternative or Complementary Therapist then we recommend that you commence with this course as it is often used as a prerequisite for many of the other complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, stone therapy & sports massage.
Successful participants of the Aromatherapy course will be able to carry out an Aromatherapy treatment for people, be able to evolve and blend appropriate essential oils for specific needs and conditions, understand the concepts inherent in complementary therapies and will be able to carry out a consultation with their client and an Aromatherapy massage. Once qualified Aromatherapists can find employment within the beauty or complementary industries or health sector and/or opt to work for themselves. Participants may decide to study other therapies to complement their Diploma or special in one aspect of Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is the study of essential oils, which are derived from plants. These oils are complex chemicals with unique fragrances and healing properties. They have being used for centuries to promote health and well being, treating both the mind and body.
- ITEC Level Three: Diploma in Aromatherapy
- ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
The concept & history of massage
You will find out about the physiological & psychological effects of massage whilst learning how to select the correct medium and treatment plan for a client
You will learn to master through guidance & practice the 10 classical massage movements that include effleurage, petrissage, kneading & frictions, hacking, cupping, beating, pounding, tapotement & vibrations
The Anatomy & Physiology section of this course gives you the underpinning knowledge for all further learning in the various therapies and includes the four major & four minor systems of the body
The History of Aromatherapy from ancient to modern times
The concept of Holistic treatments
The detailed study of over 40 Essential oils
Taxonomy and Plant Nomenclature
Refined oils or carriers
Blending essential oils in carriers e.g. vegetable oil, creams, butters, balms or ointments
Safety and chemistry of essential oils
Hydrolats (Flower waters) & their use in Aromatherapy
The completion of a full body Aromatherapy massage
The completion of case studies