This course is available in Paper format and also online.
Massage is a popular form of non-medical therapy, and is also a fantastic way to relax. If you’re interested in learning more about massage, but don’t feel suitably prepared, or don’t yet have the time to study a practical course, then this distance learning course may well be what you’re looking for.
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Course code: FHL20
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
Massage is a popular form of non-medical therapy, and is also a fantastic way to relax. If you’re interested in learning more about massage, but don’t feel suitably prepared, or don’t yet have the time to study a practical course, then this distance learning course may well be what you’re looking for. The course guides students through all the background information that you might need to know, as well as providing more specific details about different techniques and matters of professional practice.
This course is designed to allow students to:
- Learn about different massage techniques and practices.
- Gain underpinning knowledge about human anatomy and the priciples of massage
- Prepare for future practical training or other further study
Unit 1: Essential Anatomy and Physiology
- Body systems
- Nervous system
- Muscular system
- Muscle groups
- The skeletal system
- Tendons and Ligaments
Unit 2: Understanding Massage
- What is massage?
- Types of massage
- Massage suitability
- How massage works
- Benefits of massage
Unit 3: Contraindications and Special Populations
- Special populations
- Pregnancy and massage
- Lymphatic drainage
- Massage modifications
Unit 4: Client Consultation
- Therapist safety
- Client assessment
- Care plan
- Massage environment
Unit 5: Massage Techniques and Components
- Massage tools
- Massage techniques
Unit 6: Massage Positions
- Prone massages and techniques
- Supine massages and techniques
- Guidance for seated message
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.