JOINT DIPLOMA IN SWEDISH MASSAGE AND REMEDIAL AND SPORTS MASSAGE

 

COURSE INFORMATION

 

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.

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Terms and Conditions

SUMMARY

Start Date

13th Nov 21​

Duration

25 months​

Deposit (non refundable)

£500.00

Payment

8 monthly instalments of £275.00 

or

Lump Sum of £2000.00 by 5th Sep 21 (Early Bird)

or 

Lump Sum of £2150.00 by 5th Nov 21

Total Cost

Early Bird - £2500.00​

Lump Sum - £2650.00

By instalments - £2700.00

 

 

Course Dates:

 

Swedish Massage Module

 

2021

 

Saturday/Sunday, 13/14th Nov, 0910 - 1800hrs, West Linton

Individual Case Study at West Linton or on Zoom to be arranged 

Tuesday 7th Dec - 1730 - 1930hrs, Zoom

Individual Case Study at West Linton or on Zoom to be arranged 

 

2022

 

Tuesday 11th January - 1730 - 1930hrs, Zoom

Individual Case Study at West Linton or on Zoom to be arranged 

Saturday/Sunday, 29/30th Jan, 0910 - 1800hrs, West Linton

2 individual case studies at West Linton or on Zoom to be arranged 

Tuesday 8th Mar - 1730 - 1930hrs, Zoom

Individual Case Study at West Linton or on Zoom to be arranged 

Tuesday 5th Apr - 1730 - 1930hrs, Zoom

Individual Case Study at West Linton or on Zoom to be arranged 

Saturday/Sunday, 7/8th May, 0910 - 1800hrs, West Linton

Saturday/Sunday, 4/5th Jun, 0910 - 1800hrs, West Linton

Saturday/Sunday, 2/3rd Jul (Exams)

Remedial and Sports Massage Module

 

2022

5/6th Nov, 3/4th Dec

 

2023

7/8th Jan, 4/5th Feb, 4/5th Mar, 1/2nd Apr, 6/7th May, 3/4th Jun, 1/2nd Jul (Exams)

 

Times: 0910 – 1800hrs

Course Content:

Swedish Massage Module

 

Practice Management

  • 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

 

Swedish Massage

  • 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.

Stress Management 

  • 1.   Stress

  • 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.

 

Entry Requirements

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:

  • Pelvis

  • Hip

  • Knee

  • Ankle

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Wrist

Active, passive and resisted assessment of joints

Muscle testing

Myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Neuromuscular techniques, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy and mobilisation techniques

Sports rehabilitation

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.

 

Location

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)

 

Accommodation

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

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.

 

Equipment

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.

 

Assessment

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.

 

Qualification

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.  

 

Accreditation

The Course is accredited by the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists.

 

 

Further Training

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.

 

Enquiries

Please contact us with any queries either by telephone, 01968 661282 or email info@amts.co.uk.

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