This is a fantastic course that can open up a wealth of opportunities – whether you are looking to change your career, offer additional services as part of your beauty treatments, or further develop your understanding in other holistic therapies.
Swedish massage is the most popular massage you are likely to come across and covers core massage techniques
- Effleurage; smooth, long, continuous strokes
- Petrissage; kneading, muscle and skin rolling, wringing, picking up and vibrations
- Frictions; circular movements using the thumbs where pressure is gently increased
- Tapotement; hacking and cupping
Each of these techniques help to stretch and stimulate the muscles in order to remove tension and waste products from the cells.
You’ll learn how to use these techniques with varying pressure to meet the needs of your clients.
For example with effleurage:
– if you have an older client who has poor muscle tone, the pressure would be light to moderate with plenty of oil being applied
– on a younger client, the pressure can be deeper
– for a more relaxing massage, the movement will be slow and rhythmical
– you can aid in the removal of lactic acid and relieve pain and stiffness on muscles that have recently been worked if you use deeper pressure
This course will enable you to offer a full body massage as well as the very popular back, neck and shoulder massage.
In addition the course will also cover the anatomy and physiology, how to maintain health and safety and how to work professionally and look after your clients.
Changing career or complementing your existing qualifications?
The VTCT level 3 qualification will enable you to set up your own business or be employed at a salon. Because this course can be done without any initial qualifications, it is great starting point if you have decided to go into the holistic therapy business.
You may have already begun a beauty therapy course or perhaps qualified in beauty therapy and are looking to add to your existing treatments for your clients. Once you have qualified in this treatment , you’ll be able to go on and learn any of the following as they require this training as a minimum.
- Pregnancy massage
- Indian Head massage
- Holistic facials
- Hot stone massage
- Infant massage instructor
This makes it a really versatile qualification to have.
When is it?
The Swedish massage course starts on 7th June and runs over 9 days (Thursday’s and Friday’s) from 9:30am – 3:30pm.
How much does it cost?
The cost of this course is £895.00.
You may qualify for a discount off this price if you have already attended training courses through the Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy and Beauty. Give us a call to see if you qualify.