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Massage Therapy
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Do you dream of becoming a massage therapist? Learn the skills and carve your own massage career within 5 months.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma
/6571 learners
4, 7
Massage Therapy
course
Do you dream of becoming a massage therapist? Learn the skills and carve your own massage career within 5 months.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma

Training duration

17
classes
per week
practical lessons
week
course
9
8/4 hours each
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1. Relieve stress
Relieve stress and renew energy levels with Indian head massage techniques with and without the use of pre-blended oils.
You will learn to
2. Perform a massage
Perform an invigorating Swedish body massage with a variation of techniques to suit the client's needs. Promote deep relaxation and relieve tension in the body with hot and cold stone therapy.
4. Work with clients
3. Promote relaxation
Holistically treat clients' unwanted symptoms and promote relaxation with the use of pre-blended aromatherapy oils.
Communicate effectively to understand how to treat and care for your client, whilst maintaining your own personal action plan for your well-being, to ensure you are progressing but keeping a good work life balance.

Course programme
Participate in a virtual class
or watch it recorded
Ask and chat with the live expert
Study materials
your lecturer will answer your questions personally
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowlege whenever you need.
100% interactive course

Health
and safety

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ How to carry out risk assessment

⦁ Monitor health and safety in the salon

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Health
and Safety
Risk assessments
Monitor and support the work of others
1. Identify hazards and evaluate the risks in your salon
2. Demonstrate safe working practices and monitor health and safety risks in the workplace
3. Explain the roles of employers and employees in meeting the requirements of health and safety legislation
4. Demonstrate the use of environmentally-friendly working practices whilst using equipment, materials and products
5. Recognise the importance of and demonstrate good personal presentation and behavior at work
You will practice

Client care and communication

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Be able to communicate and behave in a professional manner when dealing with clients

⦁ Be able to manage client expectations

⦁ Maintain client confidentiality in line with legislation

⦁ Use retail sales techniques to meet client requirements

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Workplace behavior
Communication with clients
Methods of communication
1. Discuss different methods of communication, advantages, and disadvantages of verbal and non-verbal communication
2. Importance of professional manner and appearance and professional ethical conduct
3. Establish client requirements and treatment needs, client agreement, realistic outcome, cost, duration and frequency of treatments, additional services
4. Recommendations to client: explain treatment, advise client of most suitable treatment, further treatments, aftercare advice
5. Importance of personal space
6. SWOT analysis and SMART principle
You will practice
Client
consultation

Anatomy and physiology

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Recognise bones and muscles in the body

⦁ Perform massage techniques on the muscles

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Structure of the skin
Circulatory system
Muscles of the body
1. Describe the structure and the main functions of various body systems in relation to massage
2. Describe the main diseases and disorders of body systems
3. Describe the effects of massage on the body
4. Describe the uses of the five classical massage movements
5. Describe the uses of different massage mediums
6. Describe the legislation relating to the provision of massage treatments
You will practice

Body massage

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Be able to prepare for a body massage treatment

⦁ Be able to provide a body massage treatment

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Body analysis
Skin types and skin conditions
Body fat types
1. Prepare yourself, the client and work area for body massage
2. Use suitable consultation techniques to identify treatment objectives
3. Advise the client on how to prepare for the treatment
4. Provide clear recommendations to the client
5. Select products and tools to suit client treatment needs, skin types and conditions
6. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
7. Follow health and safety working practices
8. Position yourself and the client correctly throughout the treatment
9. Use products, tools and techniques to suit client treatment needs, skin types and conditions
10. Complete the treatment to the satisfaction of the client
11. Record and evaluate the results of the treatment
12. Provide suitable aftercare advice
You will practice
Contraindications

Stone therapy massage

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Be able to prepare for stone therapy massage services

⦁ Be able to carry out stone therapy massage

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Thermotherapy
Stones
Cultural origins of stone massage
1. Prepare yourself, the client and work area for stone therapy massage
2. Use suitable consultation techniques to identify treatment objectives
3. Carry out body analysis and relevant tests
4. Provide clear recommendations to the client
5. Select products, tools and equipment to suit client treatment needs
6. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
7. Follow health and safety working practices
8. Position yourself and the client correctly throughout the treatment
9. Use products, tools, equipment and techniques to suit client treatment needs
10. Complete the treatment to the satisfaction of the client
11. Evaluate the results of the treatment
12. Provide suitable aftercare advice
You will practice
Indian head massage
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Be able to prepare for Indian head massage

⦁ Be able to provide Indian head massage

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Benefits
Possible physiological effects
Possible psychological effects
1. Prepare yourself, client and work area for Indian head massage
2. Use suitable consultation techniques to identify treatment objectives
3. Provide clear recommendations to the client
4. Select products, tools and equipment to suit client treatment needs
5. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
6. Follow health and safety working practices
7. Position yourself and the client correctly throughout the treatment
8. Use products, tools, equipment and techniques to suit client treatment needs
9. Complete the treatment to the satisfaction of the client
10. Record and evaluate the results of the treatment
11. Provide suitable aftercare advice
You will practice
Aftercare advice

Massage with aromatherapy oils

7
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Be able to prepare for massage using pre‑blended aromatherapy oils

⦁ Be able to carry out massage using pre‑blended aromatherapy oils

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Physiological effects
Psychological effects
Aromatherapy oils
Diseases and disorders
1. Prepare yourself, client and work area for body treatment using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
2. Use suitable consultation techniques to identify treatment objectives
3. Advise the client on how to prepare for the treatment
4. Provide clear recommendations to the client
5. Select products and tools to suit client treatment needs, skin types and conditions
6. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
7. Follow health and safety working practices
8. Position yourself and the client correctly throughout the treatment
9. Use products and techniques to suit client treatment needs, skin types and conditions
10. Complete the treatment to the satisfaction of the client
11. Record and evaluate the results of the treatment
12. Provide suitable aftercare advice


You will practice

Origins of massage

8
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Explain the origins of massage

⦁ Explain the development of the different forms of massage

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
The origins of massage
Complementary and alternative medicine
Complementary and alternative therapies
Balance and harmony
1. Be able to understand the development and diversity of massage
2. Be able to distinguish the popularity, scope and availability of complementary and alternative medicine in your local area
3. Be able to understand the differences between complementary, alternative and allopathic medicine
4. Be able to understand the progression routes when working in complementary and alternative medicine
You will practice

Personal health

9
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Be able to maintain personal health and wellbeing

⦁ Be able to monitor weight management

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Own dietary intake
Safe exercising
Body image
1. Sources of information on health & wellbeing
2. The components that contribute to a balanced diet
3. The effects of nutrients on the human body
4. Main food groups and nutrients (Carbohydrates, Fat, Protein, Mineral, Vitamin)
5. Own dietary intake with recommended dietary intake
6. Figure analysis
7. Safe exercises and the effects of safe exercise on the body and the benefits of regular activities
8. Body image & lifestyle choices
9. Adult reference intakes
You will practice
Weight management
Participate in
a virtual class
or watch it recorded
Ask and chat with the live expert
Study materials
your lecturer will answer your questions personally
100% interactive course
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowlege whenever you need.
You want to change your job
The course will be suitable if:
You want to improve your practical skills
You want new experience
You want to develop your own business
You can work in a commercial salon, in your own retail concession area in a larger department store, work on a cruise ship or in a gym.
Beauty is an exciting area to professionalise in because there are so many specialist areas. You could choose to go into beauty salon management, teaching, or even work on your own business.
You can start your own business and be independent, go self-employed, be mobile, or work as a home-based massage therapist.
If you dream of becoming a massage therapist, this course is for you. You will find new sources of inspiration for yourself, learn how to use tools, and turn your hobby into a profession.
The eLearning platform



How are classes delivered?
Blended learning
Home tasks
During your course, you will get practical and written tasks to complete outside of the scheduled lessons (home study). Our expert tutors will check your work and give you regular feedback, which will go towards your accredited certification.
Community


We keep our students constantly motivated by providing them with regular feedback and a direct channel of communication with each other and our practising experts. Live tutors share professional up-to-date information and will help you keep on track to complete your qualification with confidence.
As soon as your course starts you'll get access to the educational platform where you will find your study materials. You will also be able to communicate with your tutor and other learners in your class.
Your training will be delivered through blended learning (both online and in our centre) with a tutor.
Student reviews
My tutor was amazing. The qualification benefited me because now I have the skills of a massage therapist and the certificate to prove it.
Julian G.
It was informative and the people I took part with were lovely. I enjoyed the course and gained lots of knowledge from it.
Tamara P.
Our tutor was very very good. She went above and beyond to help us learn all we needed during the classes.


Helen B.
I have learnt so much and feeling excited about adding this in to my career. my tutor was great and was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Aimee W.
Study and earn
A person professionally trained to give massages is traditionally known as a masseur or a masseuse. By joining our course you can work in the massage industry straight away as a freelance beauty massage therapist, be employed in a salon or spa, or choose to develop your skills with further training.
Be self-employed: check some rates for freelancers
Swedish body massage
Indian head massage
Aromatherapy
£55
£45
£35
1450
£32800
Vacancies are open in UK
Massage therapist earns first year
£0
Manage to get a discount on the course
£1500
if you match criteria
if you don't match
To get this course free you must be eligible for the UK Government funding:
⦁ You are 19 years old on the first day of the course

⦁ You are either a citizen of UK / EU / EEU countries or have the residentship of one of them.
Get this course at £375 per month:
⦁ We offer secure payment plans with equal payments split over 1-4 months.

⦁ Service provided by Paypal inc. 100% acceptance rate for our courses.
Course fee
A Personal Certificate would be presented to you after you have completed the course.

Qualification

Personal certificate
Your CV right after the course

Key competences:

Consultation with client

Anatomy & Physiology

Provide body massage

Apply stone therapy massage

Provide Indian head massage

Provide massage using pre‑blended aromatherapy oils

Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine

Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
Job opportunities



384 vacancies were scanned on Indeed.co.uk based on the current market demand to create this course. We guarantee that your skills are up to date.
of our learners were able to find a new job or increase their income within 6 months after the course
74%
British HR-specialists recommends us
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Course schedule
Dates
9 - 5 p.m or 5 - 9 p.m
20 weeks
Timing
Days
Duration
Form
06.05.21
Wed, Thurs
Blended learning
FAQ:
How do you deliver your course?
Most short courses are delivered online via interactive Zoom sessions. Level 3-4 courses have a blended model delivery: it means you will have in-class sessions for practical modules and online sessions for the theory. Please read carefully the course description. During Zoom sessions you will practise your new skills with experienced teachers. They will give you feedback about your home assignments. Once you are enrolled in the programme, you can access all lessons and study materials on the ICS eLearning platform. To login into your Zoom session, use the links available inside the lesson block.
How to sign up to the course?
There is only one way to do it. Proceed to the sign-up form and submit your credentials. Then follow the instructions.
How to enrol on this course?
Once you sign up for the course, you'll get access to our eLearning platform. There you can choose the right course for you. Once you make sure that the start date and time are convenient for you, proceed to the payment option and follow the instructions. You can pay with a debit/credit card or Paypal. All payments are secured and processed by either Paypal or Stripe systems. Remember, we tolerate a 100% refund policy. You can claim a refund anytime before the course starts.
What if I miss my class?
  • If you are attending one of our online short courses:
Don't worry. We provide class recordings. You can watch your lesson later. In case you have any unexpected circumstances preventing you from participating in your classes, please, let us know by contacting our support team via the eLearning platform so we can talk about solutions.

  • If you are attending Level 2 or 3 VTCT courses:
Your attendance is monitored and required for successful completion. In case you cannot attend an online session, you will be able to catch up by watching the class recording.

How can I take advantage of the instalment plans?
We propose flexible payment schemes for fees exceeding £400. If you would like to pay in instalments, please, contact our recruitment team into the eLearning platform
Will I get a certificate after the course?
Yes, at the last day of your classes, you will receive a certificate or diploma of completion. It will confirm your qualification.
You are taught according to a proven methodology
You can easily expand your knowledge
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