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.
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 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
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
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 October
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.
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
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
Planes of dissection
Joint mobility and range of movement
Skeletal system – location, structure and function including bony prominences for muscle attachments
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
Each Student Requires
2 Pillow Cases
A uniform is required for the practical examination:
An Introductory Guide to Massage By Louise Tucker
An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology (new edition) By Louise Tucker
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.
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.