Holistic Massage Courses

FHT Diploma in Massage

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Our FHT holistic massage courses equip you with the practical and theoretical skills you need to provide massage treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the Holistic Massage Industry. The syllabus covers Anatomy and Physiology, Holistic Massage (massage theory and practice), Professional Conduct and Business Awareness, and Principals and Practice of Complementary Therapies. It also provides a solid foundation for further training at Levels 3 and 4.

Holistic Massage Course Outline

Topics covered include:

Anatomy and Physiology

The study of the body structures and how they work.

The course will cover all the major systems of the body including:

  • Cells, tissues and skin.
  • Muscles and bones.
  • Respiratory and Circulatory systems.
  • Nervous and Endocrine systems.
  • Gastrointestinal and Reproductive systems.

Each topic will be followed by learning about the common pathologies (diseases) which affect that system.

Massage – Holistic Massage Theory & Practice

From aspects of touch, through to the use of major massage strokes, benefits and contraindications.  Topics include:

  • The principles of Therapeutic Body Massage.
  • Supervised, hands-on approach to teaching practical massage skills.
  • Guidance & demonstrations on a sequenced holistic massage routine lasting one full hour.
  • The benefits of massage and its contraindications.
  • Development of a holistic approach – treating the ‘mind, body and spirit’.
  • The correct application of massage techniques and the use of proper body posture.
  • Use of different massage mediums.

Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

You will learn about setting up in business, and the key tools you need to start your own practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Forms of Marketing and how to get yourself noticed.
  • UK Business Laws relevant to sound practice.
  • Professionalism & Ethics.
  • Concepts and practice of hygiene.
  • Health & Safety related to clinical practice.

Principals and Practice of Complementary Therapies

  • History and Origins of Complementary Therapies.
  • Identify commonly available Complementary Therapies.

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Holistic Massage Objectives

After successfully completing the holistic massage course, you will be able to:
  • Open your own private practice and treat clients full or part-time from a spare room at home or a clinic.
  • Supplement your full-time income by building your own client base for Massage Treatments.
  • Work in a health club, hotel, cruise ship or a ski resort.
  • Study one of our further advanced massage courses.
  • Carry out treatments for family, friends or colleagues.
  • Join a Professional Organisation such as the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
  • Use the title ‘Massage Therapist’.

Prerequisites & Who is this course for?

There are no formal prerequisites. The requirements are simply an interest in Holistic Massage Therapy, the human body, and the wish to benefit others, as well as a desire to embark on a new career.

We will teach you how to align your financial goals with your passion and your life’s purpose.

The course will involve some computer work and students will need access to a PC or laptop.

Holistic Massage Exam Specification

  • One Final Multiple Choice Question Paper – Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.
  • Home study – ensure you set aside enough time for this.
  • Business Practice assignment
  • Complementary Therapies assignment.
  • 16 x Case Studies (thorough guidance given during lectures).
  • 10 x Additional Treatments (in the form of a treatment log).
  • 20 further Holistic Massage treatments (in addition to above).Holistic Massage

Bespoke Training

This course can be tailored to your requirements and run anywhere in the U.K.

Course Details

Course Title
Holistic Massage Course

11 days *Exam fee not included


Qualification: FHT Diploma

Upcoming Dates Brighton 2019 & 2020

Autumn Course FULL
Part 1) 6th  7th & 8th Sept.
Part 2) 27th 28th & 29th Sept
Part 3) 19th & 20th Oct
Part 4) 10th Nov
Exam 8th Dec

Winter Course
Part 1) 4th to 7th November
Part 2) 2nd to 4th December
Part 3) 13th to 15th January
Exam 10th February

2020 Course
Part 1) 17th to 19th January
Part 2) 7th to 9th February
Part 3) 29th Feb to 1st March
Part 4) 21st to 22nd March
Exam  TBC (April)

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