Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies Diploma

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This qualification covers the principles and practice of aromatherapy, massage and reflexology including health and safety, client care, client consultation and business principles.

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Course Content
The three Complementary Therapies taught in this diploma are Body Massage, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology

Body Massage
Anatomy & physiology
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.

In depth study of essential oils, countries of origin, methods of production, physiological effects, psychological effects, effective use of oils.
Aromatherapy massage, facial treatment.
Contra-indications of oils, contra-indications of massage.
Dangerous oils, dangers of overdose.
Treatment Programme.
Blending of oils.
Chemistry of oils.
Client Comfort.
Stress Management.

Foot Massage, Spa Foot Oil Treatment.Reflexology
Zone theory – principles, philosophical and logistic.
Reflexes, stretch reflex, tendon reflex, flexor reflex, crossed extensor reflex. Reflexology treatment grips.
Foot massage.
Observations, indications, considerations and applications – pre, during and post-treatment.Reading the body.
History taking.
Incorporating other techniques, methods & therapy.
Care and management of the individual.
Supporting health, safety & security in the workplace.
Developing interpersonal skills.

Cost:  £1625 (including deposit of £200)

  • Course CM26.
    Mar Sat 26th, Sun 27th + Apr Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th + May Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th, Sat 28th, Sun 29th + Jun Sat 25th, Sun 26th + Oct Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 29th, Sun 30th + Dec Sat 3rd, Sun 4th
  • Course CM28.
    Mar Mon 28th, Tue 29th, Wed 30th, Thu 31st + Apr Mon 25th, Tue 26th + May Mon 9th, Tue 10th, Wed 11th, Thu 12th + Jun Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thu 9th + Oct Mon 17th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th, Thu 20th + Nov Mon 21st, Tue 22nd, Wed 23rd, Thu 24th

Course Tutors
Jean Pinion, Lisa Hamblin

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification although attendance on the Introduction to Massage course would be helpful.

Examination System
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is done over a minimum period of three months 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.

Qualification Attained
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Professional Insurance
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 Format
The course is run in a modular format. It may be possible to ‘mix’ different course dates if certain dates are inconvenient.

Payment Plan
To secure your place you will need to pay at least the £200 deposit. The first installment of £540 will be due 4 weeks before the beginning of the first module. The second installment and final payment of £540 will then be due 4 weeks before the beginning of the second module. 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.

Further Information
Course times are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm depending on the group size which is kept at eight or less for more individual attention.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in Whalley Range, South Manchester.

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1 review for Complementary Therapies Diploma

  1. 5 out of 5


    Jean was fantastic, I feel so much more confident in my complementary therapies diploma now, the paper work is not as terrifying either!

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