Massage Courses 2018-03-16T14:15:15+00:00

Massage Courses

Oxford School of Holistic Health & Beauty ITEC

ITEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN HOLISTIC MASSAGE (40 HOURS).

This diploma is made up of 3 separate courses, listed below.

Students must hold the ITEC level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Diploma or equivalent, or be taking it concurrently with this course. Unit 22 – Professional Conduct and Business Awareness is also mandatory. Each of these courses is individually run & priced. Details of each courses contents are below as well as in the Associated Courses section. Course dates & exams are staggered for students doing the HM Diploma to allow one subject at a time to be revised, helping to ensure higher grades.

The Holistic Massage course covers:

  • Professionalism/Set up procedure/Client care
  • Consultation technique.
  • Complimentary Therapies.
  • Contra Indications, medical referrals, consent & disclaimers.
  • Different massage media.
  • Massage movements and effects.
  • Full body massage treatment..1 hour.
  • Face and scalp massage.
  • After care/Home care advice.
  • History of massage.
  • Adaption techniques including seated massage.
  • Use of heat.
  • Mechanical massage aids.

The Holistic Massage course is 40 hours long and usually divided into 8 x 5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 8/9 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July. Most students taking this course are also studying the Anatomy & Physiology & Professional Conduct & Business Awareness courses alongside in order to gain the Diploma.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 20 case studies – they must treat 5 clients 4 times each and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the diploma to be awarded.

A 45 minute massage treatment is carried out and oral questions asked for the practical exam, and a one hour multiple choice theory paper tests the theoretical knowledge. Pass mark 60% for each. My students regularly get high credit grades & distinctions in these exams.

The students final grade is decided by adding together the marks achieved for each individual course making up the diploma & the practical mark, then dividing the total by 4 to give a final percentage. If 75% or more is achieved, a credit grade is awarded. If 90% or more is achieved, a distinction grade is awarded. This means that the marks for all the courses will have an impact on the final grade of the diploma, which is why I space out the courses & stagger the exam dates to allow students time to focus on each individual course exam one at a time. This allows my students to regularly achieve credit & distinction grades.

In my last set of examinations all students achieved Credits and Distinctions. These high grades are typical of the standard my students consistently achieve. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve similar success.

ITEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (32 HOURS)

This comprises of units covering all the systems of the body together with the disorders and diseases which can affect them.
Systems studied –

  • Skin.
  • Skeletal.
  • Muscular.
  • Circulatory – blood heart and lymphatic system.
  • Neurological.
  • Skin.
  • Histology.
  • Respiratory.
  • Digestive.
  • Endocrine.
  • Genito-urinary.

The Anatomy and Physiology course is 32 hours long and divided into 9 classes – 1 x 4.5 hour class (skin) and 7 x 3.5 hour classes with 1 x 3 hour mock theory/revision class approx. 2 weeks before the exam. These are usually 2/3 weeks apart to allow students to amalgamate notes & complete homework/test papers before the next class. A package of handouts is provided in each class which are gone through together & explanations, additional notes etc given. The course generally runs over a period of 6 months but more condensed courses can be arranged with student preference. Exams can be held at any time of the year.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark 50%. My students regularly achieve credit & distinction grades in this subject.

UNIT 22 PROFESSSIONAL CONDUCT AND BUSINESS AWARENESS (15 HOURS).

This is a foundation/underpinning course providing essential information needed for running a complementary business & is an integral part of all practical courses.

This course covers:

  • Ethics.
  • Professionalism.
  • Insurances.
  • First aid.
  • Hygiene – personal & salon.
  • Consultation techniques, referrals, consent, record keeping, evaluating & reviewing treatments.
  • Acts and legislation relevant to therapists.
  • Basic book – keeping/ accountancy.
  • Stock control.
  • Retailing/ Selling.
  • Advertising & Promotion.
  • Marketing.
  • Costing of treatments.
  • Salon/room design.

A 1 hour multiple choice theory exam is sat to test knowledge of these subjects. Pass mark 60%. In my last group of students all got distinctions & credits.
The course is divided into 2 x 6 hour days plus a 3 hour mock/revision class. Normally completed in 2.5/3 months. Exams can be held at any time of the year.

ITEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE (35 HOURS).

Students must hold the ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma or equivalent level 3 qualification. Unit 22 is mandatory with this course if not already achieved.
Each of these courses is individually run & priced. Course dates & exams are staggered for students doing the IHM Diploma to allow one subject at a time to be revised, helping to ensure higher grades.

This course covers –

  • Professionalism/Set up procedure/Client care
  • History of Indian head massage.
  • Hygiene.
  • Consultation.
  • Contra Indications & medical referrals.
  • Massage movements and effects.
  • Complimentary therapies including knowledge of chakra’s and energy meridians.
  • 45 minute massage routine to cover upper back, neck and shoulders, upper arms, chest face and scalp using Eastern and Western massage techniques.
  • Chakra balancing technique.
  • After care & Home care Advice.
  • Use of heat.
  • Mechanical massage aids.

The Indian Head Massage course is 35 hours long and usually divided into 7 x 5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July. More condensed, intensive training sessions can be arranged to cover the course in a shorter period of time should students so wish.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 9 case studies – they must treat 3 clients 3 times each and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the diploma to be awarded.

A 30 minute massage treatment is carried out and oral questions asked for the practical exam, and a one hour multiple choice theory exam tests the theoretical knowledge. Pass mark 60% for each.

The students final grade is decided by adding together the marks achieved for each individual course making up the diploma & the practical mark, then dividing the total by 4 to give a final percentage. If 75% or more is achieved, a credit grade is awarded. If 90% or more is achieved, a distinction grade is awarded. This means that the marks for all the courses will have an impact on the final grade of the diploma, which is why I space out the courses & stagger the exam dates to allow students time to focus on each individual course exam one at a time. This allows my students to regularly achieve credit & distinction grades.

In my last set of examinations the students achieved Credits and Distinctions. These high grades are typical of the standard my students consistently achieve. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve similar success.

ITEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN AROMATHERAPY (55 HOURS).

Students must hold the ITEC Anatomy & Physiology Diploma & the Professional Conduct & Business Awareness unit or equivalents to do this course. It is preferable that students have already achieved a massage qualification prior to starting this course but not obligatory.

The course covers –

  • History and development of aromatherapy.
  • Methods of extraction.
  • Blending and synergy of oils.
  • Detailed knowledge of 42 essential oils.
  • Consultation. Medical Referrals. Consent. Disclaimers.
  • Full body, face and scalp routine incorporating meridian and chakra work. 1hour 15 minutes.
  • Chemical compounds/chemistry of essential oils.
  • Carrier oils.
  • Massage movements and effects.
  • After care/home care advice.
  • Complementary therapies.

The Aromatherapy course is 55 hours long and usually divided into 10 x 5.5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 9/12 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

Students are required to produce 40 case studies treating 10 clients 4 times each. Students must pass these in order for the diploma to be awarded. These take up a lot of time to do & write up so students need to be able to dedicate regular times for completion within the timeframe.

A consultation and full treatment of 1 hour is carried out in front of the examiner and oral questions asked for the practical exam. Pass mark 60%.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark 60%.

The students final grade is decided by adding together the marks achieved for each individual course making up the diploma & the practical mark, then dividing the total by 4 to give a final percentage. If students already hold the pre-requisite qualifications, the marks achieved in these exams is used for the final grading of the Aromatherapy Diploma. If a total of 75% or more is achieved, a credit grade is awarded. If 90% or more is achieved, a distinction grade is awarded. This means that the marks for all the courses will have an impact on the final grade of the diploma, which is why I space out the courses & stagger the exam dates to allow students time to focus on each individual course exam one at a time. This allows my students to regularly achieve credit & distinction grades.

In my last set of examinations in this subject, the students achieved Credits and Distinctions. These high grades are typical of the standard my students consistently achieve. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve similar success.

ITEC LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE (30 HOURS).

Students must hold the ITEC Certificate in Holistic Massage or equivalent level 3 qualification.

This course covers –

  • Consultation, contra indications, medical referrals, consent & disclaimers.
  • Definition and causes of lymphoedema.
  • Hygiene.
  • Client care.
  • Principles of lymphatic drainage massage.
  • Full body and face routine.
  • After care/ home care advice.
  • Associated anatomy and physiology.

The Lymphatic Drainage Massage course is 30 hours long and usually divided into 6 x 4.5 hour classes and one 3 hour class. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 9 case studies – they must treat 3 clients 3 times each and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the certificate to be awarded.

A 45 minute massage treatment is carried out and oral questions asked for the practical exam, and a 30 minute multiple choice theory exam tests the theoretical knowledge. Pass mark is 60% for each.

The students final grade is decided by adding together the marks achieved for each individual course making up the certificate & the practical mark, then dividing the total by 4 to give a final percentage. If 75% or more is achieved, a credit grade is awarded. If 90% or more is achieved, a distinction grade is awarded. This means that the marks for all the courses will have an impact on the final grade of the diploma, which is why I space out the courses & stagger the exam dates to allow students time to focus on each individual course exam one at a time. This allows my students to regularly achieve credit & distinction grades.

In my last set of examinations the students achieved Credits and Distinctions in this subject. These high grades are typical of the standard my students consistently achieve. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve similar success.