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International Massage Therapist Course – CPD Certified

Are you considering a career as Massage Therapist? If so the international massage diploma is the course for you.

This online course will cover all massage techniques most commonly used such as full body massage, sports massage, hot stone massage, back and neck massage plus many more.  This course is also packed with videos so you can really learn how to perform your massages expertly.

See below for more information.

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Course Overview

This industry recognized diploma comprises of nineteen modules. Each module is brimming with valuable information, techniques, advice and more to help you achieve success as a massage therapist. The modules include the convenience of video tutorials, providing you with advice and assistance when it comes to various techniques.

The complete online course takes around twenty hours to complete. This can be studied in your own time, at your own pace and wherever you feel most comfortable. You can access your course modules on any device, whether it’s a desktop computer on your desk at home, your tablet or your mobile phone.

During your studies you will have access to an online tutor who is always on hand to assist you as you may need. Further good news regarding the International Massage Diploma is that it is open to anyone, there are no entry requirements.

On completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate which is valid for life.

Course Modules
Module 1: Introduction to Massage Therapy

In this module you will learn:

  • What massage therapy is and about the heritage/ traditions of massage therapy
  • How effective massage therapy can be as treatment and how it works
  • The different types of massages and the different techniques they use
  • What psychological and physical effects massage therapy has on the body
  • Plus much more…
Module 2: The Anatomy

In this module you will learn:

  • About human anatomy and what it means
  • All about the central nervous system and the role it plays in the body
  • About the structure of the skeletal system and where to locate specific parts of the body
  • About the different systems in the body
  • Plus much more…
Module 3: Equipment

In this module you will learn:

  • About the equipment that is used in massage therapy
  • How to use the equipment required for the job
  • The different types of oil that can be used
  • About the structure of massage tables and how to use them properly
  • Plus much more…
Module 4: Listening Skills

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of communication and listening to your clients
  • Why listening is vital when delivering specific needs to your clients and ensuring you give them what they want
  • How to successfully conduct and partake in interviews
  • How to listen reflectively and how to empathise
  • Plus much more…
Module 5: Techniques

In this module you will learn:

  • What kind of massage techniques you can use throughout your career
  • About the different types of massage strokes that are used
  • What other types of therapies can be used alongside massage techniques
  • About reflexology and how to treat different parts of the body
  • Plus much more…
Module 6: Eastern / Indian Head Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give an Indian/ Eastern head massage
  • The heritage and inspiration that this type of massage was invented from and why
  • How the upper body region works in synergy when giving a head massage
  • What to do after you have given a massage
  • Plus much more…
Module 7: Facial Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • Why you should always start with a consultation when giving facial massages
  • How to perform a skin analysis
  • About the need for cleansing
  • Video guide showing you how to perform a facial massage
  • Plus much more…
Module 8: Back and Neck Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give a proper back and neck massage
  • The problems and symptoms that can cause back and neck problems or pain
  • The correct techniques to use when giving a massage on a person’s back or neck
  • How to satisfy clients who are in pain and need treatment
  • Plus much more…
Module 9: Full Body Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a full body massage is
  • About the 6 steps involved in performing a full body massage
  • What you should look to discuss in the initial client consultation
  • Video guide showing how to perform proper techniques
  • Plus much more…
Module 10: Swedish Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • About the history of Swedish massage
  • What happens in a Swedish massage session
  • The techniques required to perform Swedish Massage
  • A video tutorial guiding you through the whole process
  • Plus much more…
Module 11: Sports Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a sports massage is and what it encompasses
  • Why people will need sports massage therapy
  • How to give a proper sports massage
  • How to identify common problems in the anatomy associated with sports massage treatment
  • Plus much more…
Module 12: Lomi Lomi Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a Lomi Lomi massage is
  • Where the term originated and how it developed into popular culture
  • How to give a Lomi Lomi massage
  • How to fully understand the teachings and mantras of Lomi Lomi culture
  • Plus much more…
Module 13: Anti-cellulite Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What cellulite is and how it is caused
  • How Anti-cellulite massage therapy works
  • How to give an anti-cellulite massage
  • What to avoid when giving an anti-cellulite massage
  • Plus much more…
Module 14: Hot Stone Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a hot stone massage is
  • How to give a hot stone massage
  • The benefits of a hot stone massage
  • What different techniques can be used
  • Plus much more…
Module 15: Thai Foot Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give a Thai foot massage
  • About the history and efficacy of Thai foot massage
  • What to avoid when giving a Thai foot massage
  • The benefits of a Thai foot massage
  • Plus much more…
Module 16: Pregnancy massage

In this module you will learn:

  • The advantages this can give to pregnant women
  •  Necessary precautions to ensure maximum safety for clients and yourself
  • Who should avoid pregnancy massage
  • An in depth look on how to give a pregnancy massage
  • Plus much more…
Module 17: Medical Massage / Massage for Special Groups of People

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of being able to accommodate for special groups
  • How to give a medical massage to specific groups
  • How massage therapy can help different types of illnesses
  • Extra precautions that you may need to take
  • Plus much more…
Module 18: Baby Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give a baby massage
  • What to avoid when giving a baby massage
  • How it can benefit both mother and baby
  • The techniques that should be use
  • Plus much more…
Module 19: Aromatherapy
  • What aromatherapy is
  • How you can combine aromatherapy with massage
  • What essential oils are and how they work
  • What the most important oils in aromatherapy are
A CPD Certified Course

CPD certification means that the course has reached the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards and benchmarks, and the learning values have been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality by the CPD Certification Service. CPD accreditation is recognised and respected internationally. Certification shows a clear commitment to self-development and professionalism.

Course Duration

The course takes approximately 20 hours of study to complete, plus 30 minutes for the final test.

Course Audience

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

Course Assessment

The exam will consist of around 30 multiple-choice questions and will need to allow 30 minutes to complete. You will need 70% or more correct answers to pass the Diploma. Should you fail, you can retake the exam up to 3 times, at no extra cost.

You can then download and print your certificate for free from your account, or we can print, emboss and send a hard copy to you for a small fee.

Payment Options and Discounts

For purchases of 1 to 9 user enrolments select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account.

For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected].

Purchasing Options for your Organisation

We offer a variety of purchasing options giving you total flexibility in how you purchase online training for your organisation. Let us know your requirements and we’ll advise you on the most cost efficient method of purchasing:

  • User Licence – a licence for a specified user on specified course/s. The user licence consists of a number of enrolments for a user to use on specified courses.
  • Course Licence – a licence for specified course/s for any learner. The course licence consists of a number of enrolments to use on specified course/s for any learner;
  • Bundle Licence – a licence for a specified bundle of courses. The bundle licence consists of a number of enrolments to use on any course for any learner in the bundle;
  • Subscription Licence – a licence for a maximum number of users to access any course in a specified bundle;
  • Site Licence – a licence to install one course, or one or more bundles of courses on your own learning management system. The site licence consists of a number of enrolments to use on any course for any learner in the bundle;

For more information on purchasing options and discounts please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Additional information

Access Duration: Unlimited

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Level: Professional Development

Suitable Devices: PC, Tablet & Phone

Video: PC, Tablet & Phone

The course does not lead to a qualification, but is a professional development course. We are unable to say whether a specific employer will recognise the certification, however the UK Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT) is the governing body for massage therapy, and it sets the standards for the profession. GCMT suggest you take a course that lasts at least 6 months full time, or 12 months part time to work as a qualified massage therapist.

The course is completely online and can be accessed at any time when you have internet access.  The course is broken down into modules. One module takes between 20 and 90 minutes. Although you can spend as much or as little time as you like on each module.

There are no time restrictions for accessing the course. Course access is unlimited.

There is tutor support by email if you need it.

Once you have completed the test you can login to your account and download your certificate. We can also post you the certificate to a UK address, but there is an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

The certificate is valid for life. It will not expire or need to be reviewed.

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