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Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Cost: £1180 (including deposit of £200)

Course CSA6. Apr Sat 6th, Sun 7th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th + May Sat 11th, Sun 12th + Jul Sat 6th, Sun 7th, Sat 27th, Sun 28th + Aug Sat 3rd, Sun 4th Sat 10th, Sun 11th + Oct Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th + Nov Sat 23rd, Sun 24th + Dec Sat 14th, Sun 15th

Course CSA8. Apr Mon 8th, Tue 9th, Wed 10th, Thu 11th + May Mon 13th, Tue 14th + Jul Mon 8th, Tue 9th, Wed 10th, Thu 11th + Aug Mon 5th, Tue 6th, Wed 7th, Thu 8th + Oct Mon 7th, Tue 8th, Wed 9th, Thu 10th + Nov Mon 4th, Tue 5th, Wed 6th, Thu 7th

Course CJN15 Jun Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd + Jul Sat 13th, Sun 14th + Oct Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th + Nov Sat 23rd, Sun 24th + Dec Sat 14th, Sun 15th + Feb 2020 Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 29th + Mar Sun 1st, Sat 28th, Sun 29th

Course CJN17 Jun Mon 17th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th, Thu 20th + Jul Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd + Oct Mon 7th, Tue 8th, Wed 9th, Thu 10th + Nov Mon 4th, Tue 5th, Wed 6th, Thu 7th + Feb 2020 Mon 10th, Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Thu 13th + Mar Mon 9th, Tue 10th, Wed 11th, Thu 12th

Course Dates

Course Content
Anatomy & Physiology, Effleurage, Friction,  Kneading,  Wringing,  Hacking,  Cupping,  Tapotement, Physiological Benefits, Psychological Benefits, Contra-Indications, Posture & Stance, Setting Up In Business, Professionalism, Patient Care, Salon Layout, Record Keeping, Aftercare Advice, Full Body Intuitive Massage, In Depth Study of Essential Oils, Countries of Origin, Methods of Production, Physiological Effects, Psychological Effects, Effective Use of Oils, Aromatherapy Massage, Facial Treatment, Contra-indications of Oils, Contra-indications of Massage, Dangerous Oils, Dangers of Overdose, Treatment Programme, Blending of Oils, Chemistry of Oils, Client Comfort, Stress Management, Zone theory - Principles, Philosophical and Logistic. Reflexes, Stretch Reflex, Tendon Reflex, Flexor Reflex, Crossed Extensor Reflex. Reflexology Treatment Grips, Foot Massage. Observations, Indications, Considerations and Applications - Pre, During and Post-treatment. Reading the Body, History Taking, Incorporating other Techniques, Methods & Therapy. Care and Management of the Individual, Supporting Health, Safety & Security in the Workplace. Developing Interpersonal Skills.

Course Tutors
Jean Pinion, Karen Dixon, Karen Atkinson, Gillian Proctor, Marguerite Halpin

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification although attendance on the Introduction to Massage course would be helpful.

Examination System
Continuous assessment by means of written homework, assignments and home practice. Home study and practice is over a minimum period of three months following the school attendance days. A final assessment date is arranged after the home study period. Please note that a fee of £149.00 is payable for the VTCT assessment and verification.

Qualification Attained
Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Course Format
The course is run as either Weekends, Weekdays or evenings. It may be possible to ‘mix’ course dates if certain dates are inconvenient.

Further Information
Course times are from 10.30 am to about 4.30 pm depending on the group size.
The group size is kept at ten or below for individual attention.
The venue is at the Manchester School of Massage in
South Manchester.
In certain circumstances we may be able to offer a monthly payment scheme.
Part-time work experience for students is available at Manchester Therapy Centre.

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(Updated February, 2019)






















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