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"Massage Courses & Sports Massage Courses at the London School of Massage, the UK's most successful school for massage and body therapy training.  Massage courses and training in London and throughout the UK"

Some of the massage courses and training we offer include:



BTEC Therapeutic Massage Course Level 5

BTEC Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology & Therapeutic Massage Course
Level 5 Massage Diploma Course

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BTEC Therapeutic Massage Course Level 5 - Upgrade Course

This massage course is open to all qualified massage therapists who hold a current qualification in Anatomy, Physiology & Massage.

It includes:

It is suitable for those wishing to expand their knowledge, further their skills and provide a wider range of services for their clients.

About this BTEC Upgrade Massage Course ...

This BTEC Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology & Therapeutic Massage course (level 5) provides the firm foundation for the professional practice in massage therapy and forms the basis for study of advanced massage courses and massage therapies.

The BTEC Professional qualification is a well recognised standard which on completion, will allow the practitioner to obtain full professional insurance.

Completion of the massage course will leave therapists confident to carry out tailored treatments, not only for relaxation, but also to provide therapeutic massage for the relief of muscular pains and areas of tight knots and tension.It will introduce students to the concepts of Therapeutic Massage and the principles of deeper and effective massage techniques.

This massage course will also include the basis of postural observation and show students how to utilise this information to assist in forming a specific client treatment plan.

Our BTEC massage courses are taught by professional and successful practising massage therapists who are all trained above the taught level and who are passionate about the subject.  Each massage course lecturer will impart a wealth of information from their own massage practice as well as using accelerated training methods and NLP techniques to facilitate your learning of the subject.

What I will learn in this BTEC uprade Massage Course ...

The course will cover the full BTEC Professional Therapeutic Massage Diploma (level 5) syllabus through formal lectures, practical classes and home assignments.

Prior knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of body systems is expected, but all learners will be provided with notes to refresh these topics in their own time.

The Therapeutic Massage course will include:

BTEC Massage Course Theory & Practice

  • The principles of Holistic Therapeutic Body Massage, and guidance on how to develop a massage routine for each individual client.
  • Supervised hands on approach to teaching practical massage skills
  • Be able to treat common complaints effectively using "Effective Therapeutic Massage Techniques" such as:
    Low Back ache, Neck & Shoulder Pain, Headaches, Asthma, RSI, etc.

  • The proper application of massage techniques integrating use of body applicators such as:
    Heel of Hand, Forearms, Elbows, Fists and Knuckles

  • How to palpate body structures and what to feel for
  • Postural Observation and its importance for formulating a treatment
  • Surface anatomy of muscles
  • How to take the body massage further and be able to apply techniques beyond the routine to tailor them to an individual - make them "therapeutic".
  • How to resolve tightness and "knots" in tense muscles using soft tissue massage techniques

BTEC Professionalism & Business

  • Professionalism, Ethics
  • Concepts and practice of of hygiene
  • Forms of Marketing and how to get yourself noticed
  • UK Business Laws relevant to sound practice
  • Health & Safety related to clinical practice.
  • Setting up a successful massage practice
  • How to get clients
  • In class talks on key aspects and how to tap into the market

Prerequisites for joining this BTEC Massage Course ...

Entry onto this course requires previous study of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology & Massage (level 3) or above.

The level of English required for overseas students is IELTS level 6-7 or equivalent.

The course will involve some computer work and students are requested to have access to a PC or laptop.

Massage Course Length ...

This course is studied over a period of 5 days and with an emphasis on the practical elements of the massage.

  • 5 Day Fast track Intensive Course

*** Summer/Autumn dates coming soon ***

BTEC Upgrade Massage Course Exams ...

What the Exams Consist for this BTEC Massage Course ...

  • Completion of 36 case studies
  • Written Question Paper - mixture of short answer questions, labelling diagrams and multiple choice
  • Home Assignments
  • A practical examination lasting 1 hour
  • In class assessment and examinations

Opportunities after Completing this Massage Course ...

Following successful completion of our massage courses, students have progressed to go on and:

 btec massage  BTEC (Edexcel) is an abbreviation of the Business and Technology Education Council. They are qualifications that are associated with actual jobs and are related to a working environment. In 1996, University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) and BTEC merged to form Edexcel which now offer BTEC qualifications.

BTECs have been around for 25 years and their reputation is second to none. They're recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.

They offer natural progression along a vocational path, from and to academic qualifications and university.

Inclusive Of: Coursework and Exam Fees

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a Level 3 QCF qualification in Massage

Maximum 12 per course.

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