A practical qualification which entitles you to practice as a body massage therapist.
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage
Candidates should have studied to a minimum level of 5 grade A-C GCSE, or demonstrate suitability through experience. A current First Aid Certificate must be attained prior to final assessment.
This diploma can be completed as a fast track course for those students who have already attained each of the core units.
ITEC Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (Unit 383)
Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies;
Content: Terminology; histology; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, digestive, nervous, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems; pathology of disease and basic clinical assessment skills.
Assessment: Externally assessed one-hour 50 question multiple choice test.
Duration: This unit is taught one evening per week over 17 weeks
Principles & Practice of Complementary Therapies (Unit 384)
A theory only unit which examines the historical origins and basis of complementary therapy. Students will discover how Eastern philosophy can be integrated with biomedicine to benefit a wide range of clients. An assignment comprised of a short report on the principles and practice of 4 chosen therapies are used to assess progress.
Business Practice for Complementary Therapies (Unit 385)
Plan and prepare an appropriate business plan for your own complementary therapy practice. Irrespective of whether you plan to work alone or seek employment within the NHS or other organisation, our expert tutor will guide you to make your dream a reality.
Healthy Eating & Wellbeing for the Complementary Therapies Client (Unit 386)
Identify the constituents of a healthy eating programme for the complementary therapy client to include healthy eating plans for three client groups. This can be taken as a separate add on unit for interested students once all of the other units are completed.
Assessment: Units 384, 385 & 386 are tested by assignments which are internally marked and checked by the examiner for quality assurance.
Duration: Units 384, 385 & 386 are taught over individual class room days and are largely student led but you will be given lectures and guidance on the selection of suitable material for your assignment. Assignments may take the form of a written report or study with the inclusion of graphs, charts, diagrams or other pictorial content as appropriate.
Once they have been completed, Units 383, 384, 385 & 386 can be excluded from further courses undertaken and you will not need to repeat the assignments or assessments.
Provide Body Massage for Complementary Therapy (Unit 380)
Content: The course covers all aspects required to allow the student to work within the care industry to provide Body Massage for a wide range of clients. Key contents include;
- The concept and use of massage throughout history including other cultures and ancient civilizations
- Classic massage techniques including effleurage, petrissage, percussion, vibration and passive movements
- The structures of the body and how to apply and adapt massage where disorders affect these structures
- The management of stress and other conditions including the client requiring palliative care
- Legislation applicable to the provision of massage including consent
- Contraindications, medical referral and complications during treatment
- Complete client care from assessment to home care
- Evidence of 36 treatments
- Practical assessment of a massage treatment carried out by an ITEC examiner
Duration: Attendance is required at 7 practical days (fast track 5 days over 1 week then extra days following completion of case studies before returning for examination). The student is then expected to demonstrate practice hours through treatment plans for assessment before returning for further study sessions prior to examination.
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