Course overview

This course is an introduction to learners in the Gateshead/ Wardley areas into Massage and Massage Techniques. The course will cover Massage Techniques such as Indian Head, Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Massage. These courses are unique to the WEA and are held in a Professional Beauty Academy environment. This course can be used as a platform and underpinning knowledge for the learners to progress either into Employment or into Further Education. The course is Face to Face and consists of Sixteen three hour sessions on a Tuesday Morning. ALS and DLS are available to learners if they require assistance with Bus Fares and Equipment. Learners will receive a nationally recognised certificate on completion of the course. They will also have the opportunity if desired to further their skills in either Further or Higher Education or Employment.

Course description

This comprehensive certification course in Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Massage is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in two popular massage modalities. Whether you're a beginner looking to start a career in the wellness industry or an experienced practitioner seeking to expand your skill set, this course offers a well-rounded education in the art of relaxation and therapeutic massage.

You will learn;

The History and evolution of massage therapy

Ethics, professionalism, and client-therapist boundaries

Anatomy and physiology relevant to massage

Swedish Massage Fundamentals

Overview of Swedish massage techniques

Effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration strokes

Body mechanics and ergonomics for practitioners

Contraindications and precautions

Swedish Massage Techniques:

Full-body Swedish massage routine

Customized techniques for different client needs

Creating a soothing and relaxing environment

Client assessment and communication

Hot Stone Massage:

Introduction to hot stone therapy

Selection and preparation of hot stones

Proper heating and cooling procedures

Techniques for incorporating hot stones into a massage session Integrating Hot Stones with Swedish Massage:

Combining hot stones and Swedish massage strokes

Benefits and contraindications of hot stone massage

Adapting treatments to individual client preferences

Safety precautions and risk management

Business and Career Development:

Building a successful massage

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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