Enrolling NOW for Feb 2019
Fees Free for Eligible Students
Fees Free for Eligible Students
This fantastic one year programme will provide the health and beauty sector, wellness and massage therapy industry with people who can provide wellness and relaxation massage therapy services including Swedish style relaxation massage, on site chair massage, child & infant massage and sports massage. Successful graduates will be capable of working independently here in NZ or overseas, on cruise ships, in International health resorts and other employment within the ever increasing wellness industry worldwide.
Attend for only 3 days a week 9-4pm. The rest you do in the comfort of your own home !
Graduates will be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5) [ref:2740]
Level 5 Total credits 120 Total learning hours 1200
Course fee $7000 (NZQA approved – Loans and Allowances available)
Fees Free for eligible students. Check your eligibility here
ONLY ONE INTAKE PER YEAR - FEB START
Course related costs $440 ( approx.).
Uniform –3 x School T shirts $105
Comfortable stretchy black pants $50 (your choice)
Good black shoes $100 (your choice)
Public Trust Set Up Fee $40
Stationery $50 max
Police Check $9.50
Portable Massage couch and good quality massage oil (optional) $250
Deposit on enrolment $150 (balance of course fee $6850 due on first day). This secures your place
Places available 20 Maximum
Intakes per year One - February
Entry is open to any persons 16 years and over who are NZ citizens or permanent residents or Australian citizens.
Applicants will be required to undergo police checks to ensure they are compliant with the Vulnerable Children's Act (NZ) before entry can be confirmed.
Applicants will possess a good level of communication and presentation and be confident in their ability to complete the level of coursework in order to be successful.
Applicants must undertake a full course briefing to ensure they fully understand the content, aims and outcomes of the programme and that it meets their needs.
Applicants must ensure they have support systems in place to assist them to reach their goals, in terms of study time available, family support, childcare support etc.
This programme is not open to International students in 2018
Total weeks 46 Including school holiday weeks but you have school holidays off!
Teaching weeks 40 Attendance weeks
Average hours per week:-
Teaching 21 (3 days attendance 9-4pm)
Self-directed study 9
Total hours per week 30
Total hours of programme 1200
The Programme topics will include:
a) knowledge of human functioning and apply knowledge to wellness and relaxation massage therapy practise in a theoretical context as well as a practical context during extensive consultation and evaluation with clients and correct application of the 5 main massage movements of effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibrations and frictions.
b) anatomical aspects of human functioning including skin, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, immunity, respiratory, metabolism, digestive, urinary, lymphatic and reproductive systems. Students will learn how to demonstrate safe and effective massage techniques to ensure human functions are not impeded nor damaged.
c) neuromusculoskeletal anatomy and relevant surface anatomy to provide theoretical and practical foundation for wellness and relaxation, sports massage therapy practice, child and infant massage and on site chair massage.
d) evaluate the effectiveness of wellness and relaxation massage therapy interventions for individual clients' needs through the use of thorough and extensive consultation technique and case studies, followed by evaluation and reflective practice. This consultation and case study aspect will include Client history, interviewing, communication and listening skills, objective assessments, assessment of client needs, session planning, goal management, evidence base for choice of intervention, safety considerations, ethical and professional and cultural requirements.
e) apply the knowledge and understanding of wellness and relaxation massage techniques; wellness techniques; muscle specific massage techniques; healthcare programming for stress and wellness interventions and client education.
f) underpinning knowledge in a breadth of practice covering relaxation massage, on site chair massage, infant and child massage and sports massage, will include the history of massage; body mechanics and practitioner self care practices; principles of massage therapy; evidence based effects of massage therapy (including indications and contraindications); stress and wellness theory; stress management; scope of practice; boundaries; ethical considerations; professionalism; professionalization; multicultural practice; Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
g) short workshops with guest speakers will cover aspects of (included but not limited to) pregnancy massage, Thai massage and a research project will cover additional interventions such as hot stones, reflexology, eastern therapies, Thai massage; shiatsu; holistic pulsing; polarity; reflexology; movement integration; aromatherapy; positional release.
h) nutrition for general health and wellness of themselves and the client
i) a range of professional, self management, communication and client service knowledge and skills to meet wellness and relaxation massage therapy, client and industry needs will form underpinning knowledge across the interventions as well as record keeping and clinic management; academic skills (self reflection; reading; writing; referencing); customer service; professional and ethical behaviour.