Remedial Massage Therapist
Stand out from the competition by becoming an Institute certified Remedial Massage Therapist
When you’re a qualified Personal Trainer, adding massage therapy to your services will make you stand out from the crowd.
Providing massage therapy as part of your business is all about taking a holistic approach to health and fitness, by incorporating all aspects of your client’s wellbeing, not just their physical fitness.
"What I liked most about the course was the emphasis it had on sports. Everything we were taught was always relevant and current within the industry. This made my transition from student to professional Massage Therapist extremely easy. I now work with a number of elite sport teams and athletes ranging from the NRL, Rugby Union, NSW Cricket, A League and Netball. It was a great experience to which I owe my dream job!"
Amy JohnsCertificate IV in Massage Therapy Graduate
Offer your clients the complete fitness experience
As a Remedial Massage Therapist you will have the ability to assess and treat clients with aches, pains and injuries, giving you the ability to truly look after your clients throughout their health and fitness journeys. Better yet, the Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy (HLT50307) provides you with the ability to pass on health insurance benefits to your clients.
Expand your career opportunities with the skills specific to the remedial and allied health industries through working with Physiotherapists and Chiropractors.
We currently run the following course at our modern, well-equipped campuses in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.
Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307)
Designed for those who have graduated from the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312), this part-time course focuses on proven principles of human movement and offers wider career prospects and flexible skills, specific to the sports and fitness industry.
The Diploma is delivered over three modules.
1. Remedial Massage Essentials – builds a strong foundation in skills required to understand and properly assess a broad range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
2. Remedial Massage Practice – be guided through each region of the body, learning detailed functional anatomy, dysfunctions and associated injuries, as well as specific tests, regional assessments and remedial massage techniques (including Myofascial Release techniques and advance neuromuscular techniques, such as Positional Release techniques and Muscle Energy Technique) to treat each region.
3. Remedial Clinic – provides remedial treatments in a supervised Student Massage Clinic working with members of the public.
Whether you’re thinking of offering massages as a stand-alone service or alongside your personal training sessions, it is a great way to expand your revenue stream. What’s more, it acts as a great retention tool, because, just like your best personal training clients, regulars of massage are quite often very loyal to their therapists.
Chris BennettChris has been in the massage industry since 1982, where he learnt Relaxation Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Since then he has trained in numerous other modalities including Sports Massage, Tsoi Na (Tui Na - ap) (Chinese Massage), Reflexology, the Bowen Technique, the Feldenkrais Method and Remedial Massage, and has also run his own private practice. He has lectured and trained people for nearly 30 years at numerous institutions, including TAFE, University Extension, the ACNHS, the ACNM, and now the Massage School at the Australian Institute of Fitness.
Angelo PeghiniAngelo is a Remedial Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer with a long history (nearly 20 years), and passion for sports massage and injury prevention. He has enjoyed over eight years teaching others, including time at Sport Medicine Australia (WA), and six years teaching at the Massage School at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Angelo has also worked as a Therapist with various national teams such as The Springboks and Wallabies, and has many clients among international Ballroom dancing and local sporting identities. He has also been a consultant for WAIS and worked alongside many Chiropractors and Physiotherapists in the sports rehabilitation field.
Heather ChirakisWorking in the medical field for many years as a Nurse and a Physio Assistant, Heather expanded her knowledge and experience by moving into the massage industry. She completed the Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2006 and has been running her own business since. Heather has attended numerous workshops throughout her massage career developing her skills to continue her work on clients with various musculature dysfunctions. Her areas of practice ranges from relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage and with her nursing background she often works with WorkCover patients, stroke victims, multiple sclerosis, cancer patients and clients with other medical conditions. Heather has been working closely with the coaching staff from AFL Crows and Port Power providing Institute massage graduates to their team. She has also been the lead Massage Therapist for other professional sporting groups such as Adelaide United Foot Club and the Adelaide 36's Basketball.
Georgina TurelliGeorgina continued her enjoyment of learning about the human body after finishing her degree by enrolling in a relaxation massage course at NHA. By the end of the first week she had then organised to study a double diploma by the end of year. With modalities ranging from deep tissue sports massage to Myofascial release and Craniosacral therapy to Anma and Thai massage she has a wide range of skills to deal with all sorts of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Adding on to her skill set she is currently enrolled to complete a Diploma of Reflexology as well as a Holistic Health Coaching Course. Experience in working in a variety of multiple disciplinary clinics has helped to build a well-rounded therapist with many experiences to share with eager students.
Sheldon joins us from the east coast of Canada, where he competed in Athletics at a representative level.
His industry experience spans across 7 years and specialises both in physical & manual therapies. As a clinical soft tissue therapist Sheldon has worked with Allied Health Professionals including Osteopaths and Chiropractors in the pre/rehabilitation.
His role as a Sports Massage Therapist with JRM Australia has given him the opportunity to work with professional sporting teams such as the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canterbury Bulldogs, Wellington Hurricanes, Canterbury Crusaders and New Zealand All Blacks to name a few.
A keen martial artist, Sheldon holds a 1st Degree Black Belt and is registered with the World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, South Korea. Outside of the Institute Sheldon stays active by chasing his son Lucas through the developmental joy that is...parenthood!
Scott has worked as Remedial Massage Therapist for over 5 years. He gained his experience in multidisciplinary health clinics, working alongside Chiropractors and Physiotherapists as well as providing massage expertise to several professional sporting teams (rugby league, basketball, soccer). Scott has extensive experience in deep tissue remedial and Trigger Point Massage as well as injury rehabilitation..
Scott has a passion for the health and fitness industry and absolutely loves sport and being active. He has a background in rugby union and is still playing competitive cricket.
Scott says he loves learning about the cool stuff the body can do and enjoys sharing his passion and experience with others.