Anatomy & physiology
Techniques for applying body massage – effleurage, friction, kneading, wringing, hacking, cupping, tapotement
Physiological benefits, psychological benefits
Contra-indications, posture & stance
Setting up in business, professionalism, patient care, salon layout, record keeping, aftercare advice, full body intuitive massage.
All aspects of massage are covered, backed up throughout by written material.
Cost: £650 (Including deposit of £100)
- Course MCM25. Mar Sat 25th, Sun 26th + Apr Sat 1st, Sun 2nd + May Sat 6th, Sun 7th
- Course MCM27. Mar Mon 27th, Tue 28th + Apr Mon 3rd, Tue 4th, Mon 24th, Tue 25th
- Course MCJN10. Jun Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Sat 17th, Sun 18th + Jul Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd
- Course MCJN12. Jun Mon 12th, Tue 13th, Mon 19th, Tue 20th + Jul Mon 24th, Tue 25th
- Course MCS23. Sep Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 30th Sun 1st, Sat 28th, Sun 29th
- Course MCS25. Sep Mon 25th, Tue 26th + Oct Mon 2nd, Tue 3rd, Mon 30th, Tue 31st
- Course MCN4. Nov Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Sat 11th Sun 12th + Dec Sat 9th, Sun 10th
- Course MCN6. Nov Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Mon 13th, Tue 14th + Dec Mon 11th, Tue 12th
Maria Fuentes, Shelly Williams
No previous experience is necessary. Attendance at an introductory weekend prior to the course would be beneficial.
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is done over a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of 1 year following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that an additional fee of £160.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification, this is to be paid in cash on the first day of the class.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage.
Membership is available to various professional bodies including the Federation of Holistic Therapists which offers insurance and other benefits for therapists in the UK. Employment is available in clinics, spas, beauty salons and working from home. The Manchester Therapy Centre has part-time work available on an ongoing basis for students in the Manchester area.
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size.
To secure your place you will need to pay at least the £100 deposit. The remaining balance will then be required at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the course in order to keep your place secure. You can currently only pay in full on this website so please call 0161 881 7171 if you wish to pay a deposit over the phone.
The qualification is recognised in many countries outside the UK and gives a good grounding for further qualifications in complementary therapies.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in Whalley Range, South Manchester.
The group size is usually kept at eight or below for more individual attention.
I Jackson – :
Jean is really great answered all of our questions, wonderful sense of humour and professional
P Sixsmith – :
High levels for a short course. Facilities met needs. Jean set high standards and good teaching
L Diaszuck – :
S Cockram – :
Enjoyable course, felt it has prepared me well for the home-study. Facilities suitable. Teaching excellent
J Stocker – :
Jean has been excellent and made the course fun and enjoyable. Jean is an amazing teacher & really engages to learn new things. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.
R Brooke – :
Jean has been fantastic, she really made the course what it is. Could not ask for better tutor.
L Edge – :
Relaxed environment, Handouts from Fran to go with portfolio work was great! Fran great!
D Grimston – :
Lovely teacher learned a lot from her
C Mobey – :
Kerry fantastic tutor, thoroughly enjoyed it
W Allport – :
Kerry great teacher.
Office staff friendly and helpful
Would recomend booking on with Kerry
F S Simms – :
Clean tidy school. Tutor very good. Once completed this course will be back to complete further courses
D Adamse – :
Really enjoyed the course. Professional teaching and facilities.
Jean was superb
J Steadman – :
Enjoyed the course
S Preedy – :
clean, tidy & good range of equipment, will consider enrolling on the sports course on completion of this qual