VTCT Level 3 Body Massage
Always wanted to add massage to your treatment offering? Then you have come to the right place! Massage is the most requested treatment in any Salon or Spa, so you will never be short of work with this skill under your belt. Studying with LSBM means that you can study the course part-time at either the beginning of the week, or end of the week, and you will have completed your studies within 6 weeks!
Body Massage differs vastly between countries, cultures and client’s requirement. Our course has been designed to equip you with techniques essential for your development as a successful massage therapist within the industry. You will learn Swedish Body Massage, Hot Stone Massage and elements of a Holistic Massage. This course is the perfect grounding if you would then like to progress onto Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue Massage or even SPA treatments.
Students will gain commercial salon experience* in our on-site LSBM Salon & Spa, where all treatments will be provided to paying clients in a professional environment and overseen by qualified lecturers and our pro therapists.
Only a 25% Deposit is required to secure your place on this course if the course start date is more than 1 calendar month away. International students will need to pay an International student fee. Any courses with a start date less than one calendar month away will be required to pay full balance. To discuss payment plan options, please call the administration team on 020 7776 9766.
You will learn the techniques used in Swedish Massage to improve circulation, ease muscle tension and aid relaxation. We will show you a variety of additional methodology and massage mediums, allowing you to gain knowledge on how to adapt your treatment to suit your clients’ needs whilst protecting yourself from injury. Our Lecturers will then introduce you to Holistic Massage and its wholesome techniques for emotional and physiological benefits. You will master the art of how to pull the earth’s energies and the bodies chakras to aid healing and rebalancing throughout the mind and body. Our Holistic element of this course will let you explore the increasingly popular complementary approach through teaching you Hot Stone Therapy Massage.
Our unique body massage course ensures you are ready for this industry through the quality of practical and theory based lessons. The theory lessons are imperative to the standard of treatments you offer and therefore your underpinning knowledge of your Anatomy and Physiology has been embedded into your learning. This advanced level of knowledge will set you apart from others within the industry.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
On a Wednesday you will learn Anatomy and Physiology as a separate qualification and this is included as standard in the Body Massage module. For the first 4 Wednesday's this is a home study programme where printer access is required. You will be given an online pack which will contain all the information that needs to be digested including videos. The 5th Wednesday of the course you will be in class from 10am - 2pm for the mock exam, pathology project and to go through your portfolio. Week 6 will be where you sit two Anatomy and Physiology exams and submit your completed portfolio, this day will be from 10am - 2pm.
Anatomy & Physiology covers all the major systems of the human body including;
- Skeletal System
- Muscular System
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Endocrine System
- Integumentary System
- Urinary System
- Reproductive System
- Nervous System
- Digestive System
- Lymphatic System
- Atoms and Ions
Commercial Salon Experience
LSBM Salon & Spa
Students will also participate in our student salon* (LSBM Salon & Spa) once they have built up a certain level of competency with treatments. Our salon is run by professional therapists and is open throughout the year, therefore we have a large client base for both our professional therapists and our student therapists.
* Although the ‘normal’ study hours are 10am–5pm, you will also be required to practice your treatments in our student salon from week 4 on a Monday and Tuesday. The salon hours for these days will be 11am - 7pm.
Upon completion of the course, you will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence, all practical assessments will be achieved on paying clients in the LSBM Salon & Spa.
On successful completion, you will receive the following qualifications:
- VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage
- VTCT Level 3 Hot Stone Therapy
- VTCT Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Diploma
- The minimum age for entry to this beauty therapy diploma course is 18 years – no exceptions.
- An excellent level of English is required to attend this course, you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently.
- International students will be required to gain a 'Short-term Study Visa'.