Holistic Massage Course

Offer full body holistic and relaxation massage to the general public.

Students will study the foundational concepts of massage including: posture, draping, positioning, hygiene and massage techniques. This course has been scheduled to run one morning / evening per week to facilitate the busy schedules of mums, dads, school leavers, allied health professionals, carers, or anybody seeking a career change. Some participants may decide to do this course purely out of personal interest.

Course Content

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage covers all relevant areas to ensure that you hit the ground running.

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Overview

NTC has been delivering health fitness and bodywork training for over 30 years and our qualified tutors are experts in their individual fields. They will ensure that your time with NTC is enjoyable, informative and rewarding and you will have the opportunity to study with some of the finest tutors the massage world has to offer.

If you are interested and would like to know more about this holistic massage training course, please call us now on 01 882 7777.

For those who simply want to qualify to offer holistic and relaxation massage this is the only qualification you need, however if you are interested in progressing your education and advancing your skill set by learning to treat pain and injury there is a complete educational roadmap available from NTC:

  • National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
  • Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy (H. Dip. NMT)
  • Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy (MSc. NMT)

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage offers students an exciting and affordable route of entry into the profession and is entirely achievable through its part-time method of weekday timetabling.

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Content

This programme covers all relevant aspects of:

Anatomy and physiology including:

  • Introduction to the Human Body
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory and Lymphatic System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System

Practical massage techniques for the following areas:

  • Leg
  • Foot
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Head
  • Neck

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and physical activity:

  • Nutrition
  • Digestion
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Food choices

Ethics and professional development:

  • Health and Safety
  • Code of ethics
  • Professional conduct
  • Business aspects
  • Self promotion
  • Responsibilities

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage also includes many other areas:

  • Theory, history and benefits of massage
  • Draping procedures
  • Contraindications
  • Hygiene
  • Special populations
  • Use of lubricants
  • Client positioning
  • Therapist posture
  • Communication skills
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Fees

The cost of obtaining the National Qualification in Holistic Massage is €1,100.00. Places can be reserved by payment of a deposit of €250.00 with the balance of €850.00 due one week prior to the course start date.

A discount of €150.00 is available to individuals paying fees of €950.00 in full one calendar month prior to course commencement date.

The cost of the electronic programme manual and examinations is included within the course fee.

Places on this programme are available on a first come first served basis.

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Eligibility

This primary qualification is open to everybody and there are no formal education requirements for participation on this course. Applicants should have a keen interest in learning about the human body and massage therapy in general. You will be expected to give and receive massage treatments during the course and this will mean using hands-on therapy with your fellow classmates.

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Syllabus

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage programme covers all relevant areas including:

Unit 1 Antomy and Physiology

  • The cells and an overview of the skin
  • The skeletal system
  • The muscular system
  • The Circulatory and lymphatic system
  • The Respiratory system
  • The Nervous system
  • The endocrine system

Unit 2 Lifestyle and healthy eating

  • Benefits of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity
  • Nutrition and digestion
  • Short / long term effects of a sedentary lifestyle and it’s influence on health
  • Making the right food choices

Unit 3 Foundation of Massage

  • Theory History and benefits of massage therapy
  • Draping procedures
  • Contraindications and hygiene
  • Considerations for massage and special populations
  • Communication skills

Unit 4 Techniques

  • Practical Full body massage techniques for the following areas;
    • leg
    • foot
    • back
    • shoulders
    • arms
    • hands
    • chest
    • abdomen
    • face
    • head and neck
    • Use of lubricants and bolsters
  • Positioning of client
  • Posture of massage therapist

Unit 5 Ethics and professional development

  • Health Safety
  • Code of ethics and professional conduct
  • Business and self promotion
  • Professional responsibilities e. g insurance, taxes, ongoing CPD.

Assessment

  • Theory Assessment (60 minutes)
  • Submission of learner workbook
  • Practical Assessment
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Support

This course is supported by full online documentation and demonstration videos (sample below) available to students of the course via the NTC Learning Portal.

OVERVIEW

NTC has been delivering health fitness and bodywork training for over 30 years and our qualified tutors are experts in their individual fields. They will ensure that your time with NTC is enjoyable, informative and rewarding and you will have the opportunity to study with some of the finest tutors the massage world has to offer.

If you are interested and would like to know more about this holistic massage training course, please call us now on 01 882 7777.

For those who simply want to qualify to offer holistic and relaxation massage this is the only qualification you need, however if you are interested in progressing your education and advancing your skill set by learning to treat pain and injury there is a complete educational roadmap available from NTC:

  • National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
  • Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy (H. Dip. NMT)
  • Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy (MSc. NMT)

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage offers students an exciting and affordable route of entry into the profession and is entirely achievable through its part-time method of weekday timetabling.

CONTENT

This programme covers all relevant aspects of:

Anatomy and physiology including:

  • Introduction to the Human Body
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory and Lymphatic System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System

Practical massage techniques for the following areas:

  • Leg
  • Foot
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Head
  • Neck

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and physical activity:

  • Nutrition
  • Digestion
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Food choices

Ethics and professional development:

  • Health and Safety
  • Code of ethics
  • Professional conduct
  • Business aspects
  • Self promotion
  • Responsibilities

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage also includes many other areas:

  • Theory, history and benefits of massage
  • Draping procedures
  • Contraindications
  • Hygiene
  • Special populations
  • Use of lubricants
  • Client positioning
  • Therapist posture
  • Communication skills

FEES

The cost of obtaining the National Qualification in Holistic Massage is €1,100.00. Places can be reserved by payment of a deposit of €250.00 with the balance of €850.00 due one week prior to the course start date.

A discount of €150.00 is available to individuals paying fees of €950.00 in full one calendar month prior to course commencement date.

The cost of the electronic programme manual and examinations is included within the course fee.

Places on this programme are available on a first come first served basis.

ELIGIBILITY

This primary qualification is open to everybody and there are no formal education requirements for participation on this course. Applicants should have a keen interest in learning about the human body and massage therapy in general. You will be expected to give and receive massage treatments during the course and this will mean using hands-on therapy with your fellow classmates.

SYLLABUS

The National Qualification in Holistic Massage programme covers all relevant areas including:

Unit 1 Antomy and Physiology

  • The cells and an overview of the skin
  • The skeletal system
  • The muscular system
  • The Circulatory and lymphatic system
  • The Respiratory system
  • The Nervous system
  • The endocrine system

Unit 2 Lifestyle and healthy eating

  • Benefits of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity
  • Nutrition and digestion
  • Short / long term effects of a sedentary lifestyle and it’s influence on health
  • Making the right food choices

Unit 3 Foundation of Massage

  • Theory History and benefits of massage therapy
  • Draping procedures
  • Contraindications and hygiene
  • Considerations for massage and special populations
  • Communication skills

Unit 4 Techniques

  • Practical Full body massage techniques for the following areas;
    • leg
    • foot
    • back
    • shoulders
    • arms
    • hands
    • chest
    • abdomen
    • face
    • head and neck
    • Use of lubricants and bolsters
  • Positioning of client
  • Posture of massage therapist

Unit 5 Ethics and professional development

  • Health Safety
  • Code of ethics and professional conduct
  • Business and self promotion
  • Professional responsibilities e. g insurance, taxes, ongoing CPD.

Assessment

  • Theory Assessment (60 minutes)
  • Submission of learner workbook
  • Practical Assessment

SUPPORT

This course is supported by full online documentation and demonstration videos (sample below) available to students of the course via the NTC Learning Portal.

Schedule and Location

This course is available part-time as a morning course in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre.

2020
February 24th
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
April 6th, 20th, 27th
May 11th, 18th, 25th
June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August 17th, 24th, 31st
September 7th, 14th

2020
February 24th
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
April 6th, 20th, 27th
May 11th, 18th, 25th
June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August 17th, 24th, 31st
September 7th, 14th

CourseDurationStart DateTimesVenueAvailabilityBOOKING
DUBLIN

Morning Course

6 Months

February 24th 2020

Monday
10:30am to 1:30pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINMorning Course
DUBLIN

Evening Course

6 Months

February 24th 2020

Monday
7pm to 10pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINEvening Course

Our Holistic Massage Team

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Holistic Massage, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Larry Geraghty

Larry, who like all NTC tutors holds the National University of Ireland’s Diploma in Training and Continuing Education teaches primarily resistance training on our fitness programmes and also heads up the strength and conditioning course.

Larry is also a tutor on the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical therapy and runs his own successful private practice for the treatment of pain, injury and dysfunction.

John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Larry Geraghty

Larry, who like all NTC tutors holds the National University of Ireland’s Diploma in Training and Continuing Education teaches primarily resistance training on our fitness programmes and also heads up the strength and conditioning course.

Larry is also a tutor on the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical therapy and runs his own successful private practice for the treatment of pain, injury and dysfunction.

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