Holistic Massage at Holistic College Dublin

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Holistic College Dublin are running a Holistic Massage Course Level 3
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage at Griffith College starting: Saturday 8th May 2021.

This exciting new course teaches Holistic Massage incorporating the classical movements of effleurage, petrissage, tapotment, friction and vibration which enables the therapist to provide relaxing full body Holistic massage.

Approximately 90% of class time is devoted to practical techniques and 10% theory.  In addition, our bespoke online learning provides you access to theory lectures 24/7, covering the essential underpinning knowledge for each subject.

The theory component includes:
iUBT 435 – Anatomy and physiology
iUBT 432 – Theory of Holistic Massage
iUBT 434 – Professional conduct and business awareness.

Learn more about Holistic College Dublin and courses here.

Holistic Massage at Holistic College Dublin

Holistic Massage Syllabus:

Holistic Massage:

    • History of Massage
    • Preparation / Equipment for Massage
    • Definition of the strokes of Massage [including effleurage, petrissage, tapotment, friction and vibration]
    • Sequence of strokes [Full body, Facial, Scalp and Foot massage]
    • Effects and Benefits of Massage [mechanical; physiological; reflex effects; psychological and energetic effects]
    • Cautions, Contra-indications and Endangerment sites to consider when applying massage techniques.
    • Nutrition – understanding the effects of stress on the client’s nutritional status
    • Care of the therapist – posture, safe application of techniques, body mechanics
    • Care of the client – record keeping, confidentiality, professionalism
    • Business awareness / professionalism – how to establish & promote your massage business
    • First Aid
    • Relaxation – simple techniques for real relaxation. Learn how to contact the healing energy in the body and how to use it when doing massage

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • The Cell and tissue types
  • Integumentary system, the skin and nails
  • Directional terminology
  • Planes of dissection
  • Joint mobility and range of movement
  • Skeletal system – location, structure and function including bony prominences for muscle attachments
  • Muscular system – muscle properties, muscle function, muscle tone, muscle fatigue
  • Study of muscles (myology) – Including origin, insertion and action of the muscles that move the body
  • Cardiovascular system – systemic and pulmonary circulation
  • Lymphatic system – structure and functions of the lymphatic system
  • Digestive system – location, structure and function of organs and glands of the gastro-intestinal tract
  • Nervous system – structure and function of nerves, C.N.S and peripheral nervous system
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems – location , structure and function of the endrocrine glands and reproductive cycle
  • Respiratory system – internal and external respiration
  • Urinary system – components i.e. kidney, ureter and bladder
  • Pathologies associated with each system

Examinations and Certification

ITEC level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage

Steven Galvin

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