The L3 Body Massage course starts in October and finishes in July. It covers all aspects of the history of massage, massage theory and the anatomy and physiology required for a massage therapist to give individual treatments. As well as attendance at the weekends, this in-depth course requires a minimum of 5 hours per week to be spent on self-study, treatments and assignments.
The aim of the school is to train massage therapists to the highest possible standards, giving them a thorough understanding of the therapy and practice of massage and its place within the whole culture of complementary medicine. Our students are taught the practical skills required to provide safe and effective treatments as well as the underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology. We aim to produce therapists who exhibit a consistently high level of professionalism within their practice and are ambassadors for this beneficial therapy. Once qualified, you would be able to join the CNHC.
This course includes:-
Weekend theory and practical sessions in Southampton (15 days over 7.5 weekends)
All course notes
Email and telephone support during the course
Access to a student area of the website containing videos and learning materials
Student Facebook group
Use of Calming Influences Couches
This course contains 4 modules:-
Anatomy and Physiology
Please note that classes on common modules (e.g. Business, Complementary Therapies and Anatomy and Physiology) are taught with Reflexology and Aromatherapy Students
An initial teaching day will be held in October and will cover everything you need to treat safely, and the routine for the back. Case studies can be started after this first day.
Teaching sessions held in January, February, March, April, May, June and July will both continue with the practical work and cover the 3 common modules (Anatomy and Physiology, Business and Complementary therapies).
Course start times vary but it is generally 9:30 and finish at 5:30. Lunch times are limited to 45 minutes courses and although there are cafes in the area, many students prefer to bring a packed lunch. Complementary tea, coffee, herbal teas, fruit and biscuits are available throughout the day.
Please see prices page for prices and this year's dates.
You will learn the following techniques:-
You will cover the whole body, including the face, stomach and scalp, and be able to work with your client prone, supine and seated using a variety of different mediums including natural wax and carrier oil.
The aim of the course is to ensure you can adapt your treatments to ensure your client gets the most from their massage.
You will be required to complete
36 case study treatments.
3 practical assessments which are carried out in July
Two anatomy and physiology multi-choice tests, one in March, the second in July
Portfolio of evidence.
Certificates will be issued by VTCT.
Training takes place in Southampton just 5 minutes from junction 8 of the M27. There is free parking and the site is set in ancient woodland, creating a relaxing and calming environment. During the lunch hour it is possible to walk down to the River Hamble and take in the view.
Courses are taught mainly by the principal, Jackie James, but students will also benefit from the experience of other Calming Influences assessors.
This is an in-depth course and students will be expected to spend approximately 5 hours each week working on the course.
There are no formal entry qualifications required, although all candidates should discuss the course with Jackie James, the school principal, before they enrol to ensure this is the right course for them and they understand the commitment required.
In addition to the course fees See Prices Page the following costs will be incurred by the student:-
Student membership of the FHT if you are not already a member of a therapists organisation. This will include insurance cover for case studies
Massage Books. Although there are no set massage books it is recommended you buy 2 or 3 massage books during the course. During each teaching session many books are available to look at before you decide which books to purchase
Anatomy books: You should buy one anatomy and physiology book during the course (again, during each teaching session you can use the books within the Calming Influences library to decide which book you would like to purchase). You also need to purchase the "Complete Pathology for Complementary Therapies" guide from Essential Training Solutions and Amazon
Uniform: White short sleeved T shirt or Therapists tunic. Black trousers and black shoes covering toes. Choose trousers and tunic with some give.
Two white towels, bath sheet sized, a massage couch or plinth, massage oil, pillow or bolster to allow you to carry out treatments at home. Additionally, you will need 3 A4 lever arch ring binders.
First Aid Course. Although not mandatory, it is recommended that you take a first aid course. Courses specifically designed for therapists will be run by Calming Influences however, any Appointed Persons course is acceptable. For details of the Calming Influences First Aid Course Click Here
Booking Your Place
To book your place please complete an application form and return to Calming Influences with payment. Alternatively, for more information contact Jackie James, the Course Principal on 02380 463438 or via email on Jackie@calminginfluences.com
If you would like more information about this course please speak to Jackie James on 0780 5278 620, or e-mail her at Jackie@calminginfluences.com. If you would like to apply, please complete an application form and return to Calming Influences with the relevant payment.
Please note we are currently experiencing problems with our land line number which is 02380 406672. If we do not anwer, please contact us via mobile or email.