|Title :||Holistic Sports And Remedial Massage Diploma (Soft Tissue Therapy) Birmingham|
|Description :||Professional Training in Sports and Remedial Massage with a Holistic approach. A part-time, one year professional course, accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)|
|Venue :||The Natural Health Centre, 86 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B38 8RS|
|Duruation :||One year, part time|
|Cost :||£ 2250 (level 4) £2550 (level 5)|
|Deposit :||£ 450|
|Contact :||For more information please call on 0121 244 1846 or 07595 901 909 or email here|
|Application :||For an application form, please click here|
Holistic means “to see as a whole” - the mind, physical body, emotional self, as well as the more subtle energies. Working with a ‘Holistic’ approach to massage, gives us an opportunity to acknowledge our clients’ unique qualities and their essential beauty - it teaches us about trust and openness – it enables and supports us to work with intuition, put another way, to work with our clients from the heart as well as with our knowledge and skills.
It is widely acknowledged that Sports Massage can work to support a person in many ways including recovery form injury, preparation and recovery from activity, injury prevention and maintaining well-being.
Remedial massage assists a wide range of conditions, and both Sports and Remedial Massage can be used to work complement and work alongside other forms of hands on or medical treatments.
At Meridian we recognise the usefulness of Sports and Remedial work and embrace the ethos of a holistic approach. This course ‘marries’ the two together. It creates a bridge between what are sometimes viewed as two extremes of the massage therapy spectrum.
The Holistic Sports and Remedial Massage Practitioner Diploma - is accredited by the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapies) and The Massage training Institute (MTI).
The FHT is the UK and Ireland's largest Professional Association, supplying membership and insurance, for complementary and sports therapists. For more information visit FHT.org.uk
The MTI is a national examining body and professional association specialising in holistic massage. for more information visit massagetraining.co.uk
The course is part-time, comprising 24 days over 10 months plus two additional dates for exams. This consists of monthly weekend or 3 day teaching workshops. There will be a supervised clinical practice session, plus a day working with massage and body work at a sporting event. The course is held in South Birmingham with a maximum group size of 12 students which allows for a good tutor student ratio. There are a variety of teaching methods, aimed at being experiential and participative. During the course students will practice massage and bodywork techniques on each other.
The time between teaching weekends allows you to practice and complete theory / written assignments, a reflective personal journal, a case study project, plus a minimum of 100 hours massage practice, about which students will be required to keep comprehensive notes.
The course aims to equip you in theory, practice, and confidence to continue to develop your journey as a massage therapist to a high professional standard. To achieve this there is close supervision and support throughout, encouraging reflective practise and development of the therapeutic relationship. The course includes:
Aimed at revising and expanding your existing AP&P knowledge and the physiological effects of massage and body work techniques. Anatomy and Physiology of skeletal system, muscular system and nervous system, will be revised during the first 3 weeks. Learning the pathology of injuries and conditions will be spread throughout the course.
Examination and Completion Requirements
Internal assessment requirements: Assessment of Postural Analysis, Muscle Energy Technique and Soft Tissue Release; complete injury and conditions file; record of 100 hours massage practice outside the course; completion of case study and presentation; reflective personal journal; successful completion of all assignments; attendance at a sporting event.
External examination requirements: individual practical with an unknown client and an external examiner who will also scrutinise the massage practice journal and case study; 3 hour written Holistic Sports and Remedial theory paper.
Students will be set homework from each workshop.
As well as the formal examination and completion requirements listed above, to support student learning there will be informal assessments and feedback throughout by the tutors, peers and by student self-evaluation. Within this there will be at least one individual tutorial, though students will have plenty of opportunity to access the tutor on a one-to-one basis due to the small group size.
Suggested Book List
The suggested reading list with set course books will be given before the beginning of the course and are not included in the course fee. The course manual is included in the fee.
Start Dates and Venue:
Start date 26th January 2019 at the Meridian Centre, 832 Yardley Wood Road , Billesley (Nr Moseley), Birmingham B13 0JS. You will be studying in surroundings appropriate to massage therapy which is very supportive and nurturing of the course and of students. The Centre can offer rooms for your massage practice and support you in finding clients. To contact us call on 0121 244 1846 or 07595 901 909.
Times: 10.00 until 6.00
In addition to these dates all students will be required to attend at least one event.
£2250 - the fee includes; course manual, on-going student support and supervision throughout the course. The fee can be paid monthly or quarterly if preferred. The deposit is £450 - this is returnable up to 1 month prior to commencement of the course - beyond which it is non-returnable. Examination fees total £130, payable prior to examinations. Students will need to register with FHT, currently £27.50, which includes student insurance or MTI which is currently £35.00.
To take part in this course, students will need:
Just finished the massage diploma training, and it was an amazing and wonderful, intense year, with a wonderful group and the most amazing tutors. They are all so supportive and caring.
The course is very intense, and the homework and studying took more time than I had anticipated, but I have learned loads and it was more than worth it! I think Meridian is the best school to go to. They really prepare you as much as possible for working as a massage therapist. Thank you all lovely ladies!
MV, Warwickshire - Student