Below is a detailed breakdown of the syllabus covered on the iTEC Level 3 Massage Diploma course.
Unit iUCT24 - Provide Body Massage for Complementary Therapies
Classes are taught in small groups with detailed practical demonstration and guided massage. Students work closely with the tutor learning not only the techniques but also how to protect themselves while carrying out body therapy.
On this course, you will learn:
- Comprehensive Full-Body Massage Incorporating Various Techniques
- Utilising an array of techniques including effleurage, petrissage, and percussive methods like hacking, cupping, beating, pounding, and tapotement, this full-body massage aims to promote relaxation and rejuvenation.
Treatment Environment and Workspace
- Ambiance: Set the mood with soothing lighting and calming music.
- Equipment: Employ a comfortable massage table adorned with fresh linens and utilize high-quality massage oils or lotions.
- Hygiene: Prioritize cleanliness by maintaining sanitized equipment and proper disposal practices for used materials.
Therapist's Demeanor and Appearance
- Attire: Present in neat, professional attire or a dedicated massage uniform.
- Professionalism: Maintain a composed, respectful, and professional demeanor throughout the session.
- Communication: Articulate massage techniques clearly while ensuring client comfort and understanding.
Client Care and Preparation
- Preparation: Provide a private area for clients to prepare and ensure their modesty during undressing.
- Comfort: Ensure clients are positioned comfortably on the massage table with appropriate draping.
- Safety: Enquire about any allergies or specific preferences concerning massage oils or lotions.
Client Consultation, Contraindications, and Limitations
- Consultation: Conduct a detailed discussion to grasp the client's health history, preferences, and any specific areas of concern.
- Contraindications: Be vigilant regarding contraindications such as recent injuries, skin conditions, infectious diseases, or medical issues that might impede or restrict the massage.
- Limitations: Adjust massage techniques or avoid certain areas based on the client's constraints or preferences.
Reflective Practice and Professional Development
- Self-Assessment: Reflect on each session, analyzing strengths and areas for improvement.
- Continuous Learning: Engage in ongoing education to refine techniques and stay updated on industry advancements.
- Client Feedback: Value and encourage client feedback to enhance your practice and address any concerns effectively.
Unit iUCT38 - Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies:
Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of each system:
- Organisation of the body
- Skin, Hair, Nails
Assignment 1: Unit 384 Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies
Identify and explain the origins and principles of 4 other complementary therapies.
Assignment 2: Unit iUCT34 Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
Plan and prepare an appropriate business plan for a potential complementary therapy practice.
If you've completed similar assignments as part of a prior qualification, such as a Reflexology Diploma, within the last three years, you might qualify for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). Get in touch to discuss if this might be available to you.