Holistic Massage – Level 3

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage

This excellent foundation 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.

Always check that your chosen course leads to a recognised qualification from a regulated awarding body, aligned to a national framework and/or European Qualifications framework.

*The iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage, delivered by HCD is regulated by Ofqual with a learning credit value of 41.

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Course Overview

This excellent foundation course in Holistic Massage teaches 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 iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage, delivered by HCD is regulated by Ofqual. Ofqual are the UK Office reporting directly to the UK Parliament for qualifications and regulation. Each iTEC/VTCT qualification bears a QAN number, which provides assurance of validity and authenticity and that it is on the RQF – Regulated Qualifications Framework. The UK regulatory framework articulates with the EQF – European Qualifications Framework for recognition of qualifications by international employers, governments and professional associations.

Always check that your chosen course leads to a recognised qualification from a regulated awarding body, aligned to a national framework and/or European Qualifications framework

Course Content

The theory component includes:

  • iUBT 435 – Anatomy and physiology
  • iUBT 432 – Theory of Holistic Massage
  • iUBT 434 – Professional conduct and business awareness.

Examinations and Certification


iTEC level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage

Examination

Holistic Massage Theory examination:

a) Theory of Holistic Massage 1hr multiple choice questions
b) Anatomy & Physiology 1hr multiple choice questions
c) Professional Conduct and Business Awareness 1hr multiple choice questions

20 case studies
Practical exam: 1 hour

Holistic College Dublin results in Holistic Massage exams

The diploma issued by iTEC lists the student’s overall grade in terms of a pass, credit or distinction. An average of the theory and practical marks is combined to obtain the final grade.

A pass grade is between 60% – 74%, A merit is between 75% – 89% and a distinction is between 90% – 100%.

Percentage of our students achieving each grade to date

  • Distinction: 44%
  • Merit: 50%
  • Pass: 6%
  • Fail: 0%

Course Fees

Course Fee: €1,335 + Exam Fee: €115

Total cost: €1450

Standard Payment Plan:

  • Deposit of €350 – to secure your place on the course
  • 1st Instalment of €550 – due on the first day of the course
  • 2nd Instalment of €550 – due in May

Pay in Full Discount: Pay the balance (after deposit) in full on or before the first day of your course to avail of a €100 discount.

Course 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

Course Requirements

Each Student Requires

  • 2 Pillows
  • 2 Pillow Cases
  • 2 Towels
  • A uniform is required for the practical examination:
    • Black tunic
    • Black trousers
    • Black footwear

Recommended Books

  • An Introductory Guide to Massage By Louise Tucker
  • An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology (new edition) By Louise Tucker

Course Support

Our detailed, in-person practical class sessions are supported with a full course manual, student handbook and access to our comprehensive online Learning Platform. This provides students with over 40 videos lectures, multiple choice quizzes and practical instructional videos that can be accessed 24/7 to achieve mastery. You can see a sample of one of these videos here.

Schedule and Location

One evening per week & One Saturday per month in north Dublin or three Saturdays per month in south Dublin.

South Dublin

Weekend Course

4 Months

Blended Learning

April 27, 2024

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Times & Dates for South Dublin

Start Date: Saturday 27th April 2024
Completion Date: Saturday 20th July 2024

Approximately three Saturdays per month, from 10am-5pm. (excluding bank holiday weekends)

  • April 2024 – 27th
  • May – 11th, 18th, 25th
  • June – 8th, 15th, 22nd
  • July – 6th, 13th, 20th

Final exams will be held in July 2024

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, HCD reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

HCD Clogher Road

HCD Clogher Road Sports Centre

Our South Dublin Diploma courses take place in the Clogher Road Community Sports Centre. This beautiful, purpose built Sports centre offers fantastic facilities, close to the City Centre.
 

Clogher Road Sports Center,
Clogher Road,
Dublin 12
D12 A403.

Good Availability

North Dublin

Weekly Course

4 Months

Blended Learning

April 24, 2024

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Times & Dates for North Dublin*

Start Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Completion Date: Wednesday 24th July 2024

Wednesday evenings 7pm-10pm & 10am-5pm one Saturday per month

  • April 2024 – 24th
  • May – 1st, 8th, 11th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • June – 5th, 8th, 12th, 19th, 29th
  • July – 3rd, 10th, 13th, 17th, 24th

Final exams will be held in July 2024

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, HCD reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

HCD Swords

HCD, Swords, Co. Dublin

Our Diploma courses, CPD's and Mentoring Workshops take place in the newly refurbished venue 14 Main Street, Swords, North County Dublin. Swords is a vibrant town with a host of fantastic facilities on your doorstep.

14 Main Street,
Swords,
Co. Dublin
K67 X2C8

Good Availability