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Learn to give a full-body relaxation massage with our massage short courses in Sydney!

Breathe in, close your eyes, and relax...

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already have some of the fundamentals and want to extend your skills, this massage for beginners course will teach you basic massage techniques and tips. Join this short course to learn massage for looking after yourself, or for giving friends, family, partners, or clients a relaxing massage. You will take home beneficial relaxation techniques through massage that you can use time and time again, with the fundamental skills to give massages with confidence. Learn with a small group in a practical, friendly and non-competitive environment.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this massage course, you should have learned:

  • the fundamentals of healing and intuitive touch through massage
  • how to complete a full body massage with confidence
  • how to use intuition and a variety of massage techniques for relaxation and therapeutic purposes
  • how massage can be used to treat ailments, tensions, and discomforts by getting in touch with the energy through breath and body

What will be covered in this massage course?

  • History of massage and touch for healing
  • Simple overview of anatomy and physiology
  • The effects and benefits of massage therapy and contraindications
  • Correct posture, preparation for massage and safe practice
  • Creating the right environment, preparing and tailoring a session to the client’s needs
  • Exploring a variety of techniques and styles of massage and performing stretches on the table
  • How to complete a full body massage (legs, back, neck, head, chest, arms)
  • How to give and receive massage as an exchange
  • Enjoy a soothing massage given by another student

Who is this massage course for?

This massage course is ideal for:

  • beginners with no experience
  • therapists wanting to expand their skills, knowledge, and confidence as a bodyworker

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

  • Wear comfortable, warm clothing
  • If you have any specific requirements around giving or receiving a massage during class, please let us know
  • a water bottle and/or reusable cup (filtered water and teas are provided)
  • a sarong or single flat sheet
  • 2 large towels and a small towel
  • a note pad and pen (or tablet device) to take notes

Additional information

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to the first session and report to the College reception office
  • All oils will be provided
  • Students will receive a “starter kit” at the beginning of the course, and a certificate of attendance on completion of the course

Please note: Sydney Community College is an educational organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health-related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is recommended.

Warning: Oils will be used. Rice bran oil will be used in class. Almond oil is included in the “starter kit”.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Good course to learn the basic massage techniques!

  • said: Jade was an awesome teacher...she was very engaging, informative and had great energy. The course content was fantastic.

  • said: I really liked the massage course and would highly recommend it. A great class, Jade the teacher was very thorough and made it fun and enjoyable. I feel confident with all the information to be able to give a great massage. I really liked how it came from a holistic view point as well.

  • said: Tutor's knowledge was faultless. She was dynamic and encouraging. Clear and precise delivery of information.

  • said: Jade was a thorough and patient teacher. Highly recommended for the fundamentals

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