Learning Group Diploma in Massage Techniques

What does Massage involve?

The field of massage therapy is growing rapidly as a result of increased public awareness of the benefits of massage. More and more people are beginning to realise that going for massage therapy is a good idea if you want to relieve tension or if you want to help your body recover from stress or physical exercise.

Massage therapy involves both science and art. It requires a balance of academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, manual dexterity, sensitivity and awareness. Massage therapy involves rubbing and applying pressure to muscles and skin using hands, fragrances and oils in order to release stress and tension.

Entrance criteria:

• Basic literacy skills
• Students must be over the age of 16

Course duration:

24 months

Programme outcomes:

In order to complete the Learning Group Diploma in Massage Techniques, students will have to complete the following subjects:

• Introduction to Business English
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Professional Salon Skills
• Business and Office Administration
• Introduction to Massage
• Excellence in Service: Basic
• Networking for Success
• Entrepreneurship
• Financial Management: Basic
• Full Body Massage Techniques
• Excellence in Service: Advanced

Detailed Course Structure

Assessment and award:

• You will be required to submit a number of assignments to the college for marking.
• Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a  Learning Group Diploma in Massage Techniques.

Accreditation status:

This programme is not registered on the NQF – it is therefore not a credit-bearing programme.

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