JOINT DIPLOMA IN SWEDISH MASSAGE AND REMEDIAL AND SPORTS MASSAGE
This course enables students with no previous experience to attain the Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage. Students will commence training by completing the syllabus for the Diploma in Swedish Massage. They will then advance to the Remedial and Sports module.
3rd Nov 22
Deposit (non refundable)
9 monthly instalments of £275.00
Lump Sum of £2300.00 by 4th Sep 22 (Early Bird)
Lump Sum of £2350.00 by 1st Nov 22
Early Bird - £2800.00
Lump Sum - £2850.00
By instalments - £2975.00
Swedish Massage Module
Thursdays 1300 – 1930hrs , June and July Saturday and Sunday 0930 - 1730hrs. On each day students will be expected to arive 20 mins befoe the start time for set up and admin.
3rd Nov, 1st Dec
5th Jan, 2nd Feb, 2nd Mar, 30th Mar, 4th May, 9th May, 3/4th Jun, 1/2nd Jul (Exams)
Remedial and Sports Massage Module
TBC Start Nov 23
Swedish Massage Module
1. Ethics and Professionalism
2. Setting up and managing and promoting a Massage Therapy Practice
3. Record keeping - taking and keeping client’s notes, keeping accounts, legalities, insurance and public liability
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
1. Cells, tissues and functions
2. The skeletal system
3. The articulatory system
4. The muscular system
5. The integumentary system
6. The cardiovascular system
7. The lymphatic system
8. The nervous system
9. The endocrine system
10. The respiratory system
11. The digestive system
12. The urinary sytem
13. The reproductive system
14. Pathology of each of the systems
1. The history, philosophy and role of Swedish Massage
2. The benefits and physiological effects of massage - general and specific including the effects of massage on the different systems of the body
3. How to present oneself professionally with due regard to hygiene, manner and posture
4. The preparation and maintenance of the working area with due regard to the safety and comfort of the client
5. The consultation, history taking and evaluation of the client, checking for cautions and contra-indications and assessing the client's needs, referring clients where appropriate.
6. The safe and practical application of the movements of massage incorporating safe and efficient posture and the uses and effects of the different moves
7. Relating the manual techniques of massage to knowledge of anatomy and physiology
8. Swedish massage to back, abdomen, legs, feet, arms, hands, neck and shoulders (seated and prone), and face. Full body massage.
9. Care of clients with special needs
10. The evaluation of the effectiveness of the Swedish Massage, aftercare and advice, common client reactions to massage treatment.
2. General Adaptation Syndrome:
3. Effects of long-term stress
4. Stress and disease
5. Stress management
6. Stress and relaxation
7. Relaxation techniques
The Swedish Massage module enables the student to safely and effectively administer therapeutic massage both within the clinical and sporting environment. Practical tools are given to treat these conditions, helping the student to reduce pain, promote healing and restore balance within the musculoskeletal system.
There is no academic entry requirement, but students must be physically able to perform massage.
Duration of Swedish Module
The Swedish Massage Module will run over nine months. Total contact hours will be a minimum of 80 hours with approximately 230 hours of home study.
Remedial and Sports Massage Module
In depth anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of:
Active, passive and resisted assessment of joints
Myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Neuromuscular techniques, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy and mobilisation techniques
Pre and post event massage
Duration of Remedial and Sports Module
The Remedial and Sports Module will commence at the beginning of November 2022 and will run once a month for 9 months, usually on the first weekend of the month.
Deanfoot Larches, West Linton (20 minutes south of the Edinburgh City Bypass, off the A702)/Carlops Village Hall, Carlops (15 minutes south of the Edinburgh City Bypass on the A702)
For those requiring accommodation there are 2 options: Peggyslea and Patieshill Bed and Breakfasts. http://www.roomfinderscotland.co.uk/mapsearch.php?townid=138 gives information on both of them. Patieshill is within easy walking distance of the Hall and is the cheaper of the two, whilst Peggyslea is a bit more spacious, but more expensive and about a mile away.
Method of Study
The Swedish Massage Module will be run over nine months, The sessions will cover both the practical and theoretical elements of the course. This learning will be supplemented by home study between sessions, which will include assignments, practice of techniques and case studies.
The Remedial and Sports Module will cover both the practical and theoretical elements of the course. This learning will be supplemented by approximately 34 hours of home study each month which will include assignments, practice of techniques and case studies. Students will be encouraged to form small study groups to allow practice of practical techniques between weekends.
Course material will consist of comprehensive handouts, dynamic spreadsheets and video links. Students will therefore require access to email, the internet and Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of each.
Please bring a towel and a pillow to each weekend. One couch between 2 will also be required. Please confirm that you can provide a couch if needed. All students will need access to a couch for their case studies. A non-compulsory reading list will be provided.
Award of the Diploma in Swedish Massage and the Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage will based on:
Continuous assessment throughout the course, based on performance at each session, together with home study assignments and case studies.
Final assessments, which will include written, oral and practical examinations.
On successful completion of the first module, students will be awarded a Diploma in Swedish Massage, which meets the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT) Swedish Massage Curriculum.
On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage, which meets the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT) Remedial Massage Curriculum.
The Course is accredited by the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists.
On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to apply for the Advanced Remedial Massage Course.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
On completion of the course opportunities will be provided for graduates to gain their statutory 20 hours CPD required to meet GCMT and CHNC guidelines.