Massage Course for Beginners

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Join this hands-on course to learn the massage techniques to give a full body relaxation massage – with all tables, course notes and oils provided.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner (or already have knowledge of the basics and want to extend your skills) you will learn techniques and tips for looking after yourself while giving friends, family, partners or clients some beneficial relaxation through massage.

This course is also suitable for therapists wanting to expand their skills, knowledge and confidence as a body worker.

Course content
  • 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.
Learning outcomes

After this course you will have learned:

  • the fundamentals of healing and intuitive touch through massage in a fun, friendly and non competitive environment
  • 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.
Please come prepared
  • Wear comfortable, warm clothing
  • Please bring some food, a waterbottle and a keepcup (filtered water and teas are provided)
  • If you have any specific requirements around giving or recieving a massage during class, please let us know

Please bring:

  • a sarong or single flat sheet
  • 2 large towels, and 1 small towel
  • a note pad and pen (or tablet device) to take notes.
Other 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 education 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”.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Massage Course for Beginners

<p>Join this hands-on course to learn the massage techniques to give a full body relaxation massage – with all tables, course notes and oils provided.</p><p>Whether you’re an absolute beginner (or

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
Massage Course for Beginners

<p>Join this hands-on course to learn the massage techniques to give a full body relaxation massage – with all tables, course notes and oils provided.</p><p>Whether you’re an absolute beginner (or

...
$289 Limited inc GST / $231.20 / $260.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Highly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn how to massage their partner, friends or family. I learned how to give a full body massage in only 4 x Thursday evenings, after work! Such a lovely way to spend an evening with a friend or partner. I now know the basic anatomy and physiology to understand how and why to use certain techniques, and also have a host of massage skills in my tool belt! The classroom was toasty and warm, with lovely lighting. There were herbal teas, massage oils, tissues and everything we needed to practice. The massage beds are great and very comfortable. We even got a little free student kit with a natural, Australian made relaxation balm and massage oil to use at home. What made this course so fantastic though, was the tutor. Jade also teaches at the International School of Massage, and currently practices as a massage therapist and yoga teacher. She was fun, kind, patient and absolutely approachable. Every question was met by "That's a great question!". The course she has created packs so much essential theory content in, while leaving most of the time for practice. And Jade was so generous with her feedback and help with each student in the class. Making sure to come around and help everyone perfect their technique. My partner and I absolutely loved this course and will continue to practice at home - she has already organised the massage table!

  • said: This course offered the perfect balance of practical and theory. Jade, our tutor, was very knowledgeable, was able to answer all our questions and provided engaging learning activities to help us understand the “why” as well as the “how”. Such a good course, I hope the college can arrange a follow up course for us.

  • said: Jade was fantastic. She really knew her stuff and was flexible to ensure we got out of the class what we were interested in as well as developing the essential skills. It was fantastic.

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