iTEC is an international awarding body offering Learners high quality regulated qualifications for employability and skill enhancement.
This qualification gives Learners the opportunity to gain all the practical and theoretical skills needed in order to provide massage treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the massage industry.
About this Course
As well as the skills needed to offer massage treatments, this course also covers health & safety, client care and communication. We see these as essential skills for anyone looking to work in the beauty industry, so we make sure you have them covered after finishing a course with us.
This course is a part-time course delivered 2 days per week over 5 months
The main skills the Learner will perform are:
Consultation techniques – to include a treatment plan and contraindications, identifying general body types and common postural faults
Massage techniques – to include the classical massage movements, use of different massage mediums, mechanical massage and pre-heat treatments and adapting the massage to suit the client’s specific needs
Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils – to include choosing the correct pre-blended aromatherapy oil to suit the client’s specific needs
Stone Therapy Massage – to include the use of techniques and stones, classical massage movements, trigger point work, semi-precious, hot and cold stones to suit the client’s needs
Indian Head Massage – to include classical massage techniques, specific Indian head techniques and chakra’s to suit the client’s needs.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
Principles and practice of complementary therapies
Business practice for complementary therapies
On completion of your course, you can look forward to a very special ceremony.
The award ceremony of special individual student awards will take place once everyone has been presented with their diplomas.
The individual awards include:
Student of the year
Highest academic achiever
Most promising therapist
Advanced Learner Loan Funding Available
Childcare and Travel Bursaries Available for Loan Funded Learners
Awarding Body iTEC
“When I first joined the Massage Therapies course, I was a little nervous as I'm in my 50's and wondered how I would be in a classroom situation. It wasn't long before I met the students and Tutor and quickly became at ease. The course itself is packed with vital and interesting information and if you do happen to struggle in any area there is also help to hand. The day consisted of half a day theory learning all about physiology and anatomy and the second half was practical where you get to practice your massage techniques on each other. My experience here was amazing, I learnt so much and I would gladly recommend this college, the commitment and compassion of the tutors in wanting you to achieve the best results in your exam were brilliant. Thank you Yorkshire College of Beauty.“