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The Massage Essentials course teaches students the safest and most effective way to administer a basic level of massage. Students will be provided with an underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems, as well as surface anatomy palpation skills.
The course is geared towards fitness professionals and learning techniques that can be readily applied to their typical client base. It will give the graduate the ability to generate additional income by providing Swedish Massage treatments, seated massage, sports massage, taping and more. The program will provide graduates with the ability to provide general health maintenance treatments, assist clients in recovery from training and manage minor injuries, operating within their scope of practice. Such services will help PT clients get better results, recover faster and manage injuries.
At the completion of this course, graduates will have completed a section of The Australian Institute of Fitness' Massage Therapist program. Talk to your Career Guru to find out how you can FAST-TRACK your entry into our Certificate IV in Massage Therapy or Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Who Should Attend?
- Fitness Professionals wanting to expand their knowledge and add value to their clients by becoming multi-skilled
- Those with a personal interest in furthering their massage skills and knowledge base
- Those interested in working alongside allied health professionals
Why Should I Do The Course?
The demand for professionally trained and multi-skilled Fitness Professionals has never been greater, with massage therapy widely accepted and endorsed as a professional modality among Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors, this foundation of knowledge will provide more value for clients.
All of our highly trained Coaches maintain an active practice in the massage industry, with many experienced in working with professional sports teams, while others have vital on-the-job experience gained at gyms, naturopathy clinics and health centres, as well as working with special needs' clients.
All of our dedicated Coaches are multi-skilled across both physical and manual therapies and, through their passion for teaching, will ensure that every student receives the practical hands-on experience they need to be ‘job-ready’.
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"The massage course was a great experience to which I owe my dream job! I now work with elite sports teams."
Institute graduate and Sports Massage Therapist
To be eligible for this course, students must have an interest in massage, be over 18 years of age, have a computer and internet access, and meet The Institute’s acceptance criteria.
Training and Assessment
Massage Essentials course components consist of 80 sessions covering a wide range of massage therapy skills, techniques and classroom based learning.
AREAS COVERED IN THIS COURSE
- Anatomy and physiology
- Indications and contraindications to treatment
- Massage principles and techniques
- Ethics and legal language pertaining to massage
- Goal setting and client screening
- Swedish Massage sequence
- Static postural analysis
- Sports massage
- Sports taping
- Seated massage