The L3 Body Massage course starts in January 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 Hilldene 6 weekends over the year, 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 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
You will be required to complete 36 case study treatments, there are 3 practical assessments, two anatomy and physiology multi-choice tests, and you will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence. Certificates will be issued by VTCT.
Training takes place at the Hilldene centre in West End, Southampton. Just 5 minutes from junction 7 of the M27, with plenty of free parking and easy to get to using public transport, the Hilldene is ideally placed.
The reflexology courses are taught mainly by the principal, Jackie James, and Tracey Curtis, M.A.R. Tutor. Guest lecturers, including Chrissy Clampett who covers muscles and bones, add specific in depth knowledge and an enthusiasm for the holistic approach.
The course takes place between January and July, with weekend teaching sessions held in January, February, March, May, June and July. Courses start at 9:30 and finish at 5:30. Please see prices page for prices and this years dates.The courses run a from 9:30 until 5:30 on both Saturday and Sunday. 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.
As well as attendance at the Hilldene, this in depth course requires a minimum of 7 hours per week to be spent on self study, treatments and assignments.
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 02380 406672, 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.