Course curriculum

  • 1

    SECTION 1 - ABOUT THIS COURSE

    • What you will learn

    • Scheme Requirements

    • Additional items

    • Case Studies

  • 2

    SECTION 2 - PRE LEARNING- What is massage

    • What is body massage

    • The effect of massage on the body

    • When would you not massage?

    • Choosing a massage table

  • 3

    SECTION 3 - Preparation for massage

    • Preparing for massage

    • Preparation of the environment for massage

    • Workplace health, safety and welfare. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

    • Preparing the working area

    • Saving your body

    • Stretching exercises

    • Preparing yourself to provide massage treatments

    • How to provide facial support on the massage table

    • Contraindications - Activity

    • Massage mediums

    • Additional links & resources

    • Contra-indications and cautions to massage therapy - GCMT

  • 4

    SECTION 4 - Effleurage techniques

    • Effleurage techniques

    • Effleurage & stroking to the back of the leg

    • Effleurage & stroking to the back

    • Effleurage & stroking to the abdomen

  • 5

    SECTION 5 - Petrissage

    • Petrissage techniques

    • Single, double & reinforced palmer kneading

    • Forearm kneading

    • Knuckling & thumb compressions

    • Finger kneading

    • Picking-up to the back

    • Picking up posterior lower leg

    • Picking up posterior upper leg

    • Single-hand picking up to the neck

    • Skin rolling

    • Wringing to the back

  • 6

    SECTION 6 - Tapotement & Percussion techniques

    • Tapotement & Percussion techniques

  • 7

    SECTION 7 - Friction & compression techniques

    • Friction & compression techniques

  • 8

    SECTION 8 - Joint movement techniques and Stretching

    • Passive joint movement techniques (PJM)

    • Stretching

  • 9

    SECTION 9 - Vibration techniques

    • Vibration techniques

  • 10

    SECTION 10 - Consultation

    • Consultation techniques

    • Body types

    • Posture analysis

    • Figure faults

    • Skin & fat types

    • Skin conditions & disorders

    • Skin conditions & disorders transcript

  • 11

    SECTION 11 - After care

    • Why give aftercare?

    • Why give aftercare?

    • Types of aftercare

    • Example of an aftercare leaflet

  • 12

    SECTION 12 - Treatment management

    • Treatment management

  • 13

    SECTION 13 - Suggested routines

    • Back massage

    • Back massage routine

    • Posterior leg

    • Turning the client from prone to supine

    • Decollete, neck, arms & hands

    • Decollete, neck, arms & hands muscles and massage routine

    • Abdominal massage routine

    • Anterior thorax muscles & massage routine

    • Anterior lower limb massage routine

    • Abdominal massage and the Vegas nerve.

    • Anterior lower limb muscles & massage routine

  • 14

    SECTION 14 - Creating a massage practice

    • ESSENTIAL BEAUTY BUSINESS GUIDE

  • 15

    Extension

    • YouTube channels to subscribe to

    • Rebel Massage -Rounded Shoulders! Massage Tutorial

  • 16

    Assessment

    • Assignment guidance

    • Reflective practice - case studies

  • 17

    SECTION 15 - UNIT 304 -Outcome 1 Be Able to Prepare for Body Massage Treatment

    • Prepare self, client and work area for treatment

    • Consult with client to identify factors that may influence treatment objectives

    • Prove clear recommendations to client based on the outcome of the consultation

    • Explain why a client may be referred to a healthcare professional

    • Consultation techniques

    • Contra-indications to treatment

    • Contra-indications and cautions regarding massage therapy - GCMT

  • 18

    SECTION 16 - UNIT 304 - Outcome 2 - Be Able to Provide Body Massage Treatment

    • Communicate and behave in a professional manner

    • Different methods of communication

    • Contra-actions

    • Different media

    • How to adapt your massage treatment

    • Classical massage movements

    • Aftercare advice

    • Body types

    • Evaluate the results of the treatment

    • Safe handling and use of products, materials, tools and equipment

    • Skin types, body types and different characteristics

    • Completion of treatment to the satisfaction of client

  • 19

    ACTIVITIES

    • COMMON POSTURAL FAULTS

    • TREATMENT OBJECTIVES FOR COMMON POSTURAL FAULTS

    • MASSAGE MEDIA

    • HISTORY OF MASSAGE

    • DIFFERENT CLIENT SCENARIOS

    • AGONIST AND ANTAGONIST MUSCLE PAIRS

    • MUSCLE STRETCHING

    • MASSAGE MOVEMENTS

    • POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE