Diploma in Holistic Massage


About the course

During this Diploma in Holistic Massage course the students will learn how to give a wonderful, relaxing and therapeutic massage.  They will also be introduced to the concept of holistic lifestyle and will be given information and tools to help their clients make positive changes which will benefit their health.  Students will also be trained in some advanced massage techniques such as Pregnancy and Baby massage and Remedial Neck and Shoulders massage.  Upon completion of this course students will be able to practice massage professionally.  This course is also an entry point for further studies, such as advanced massage techniques, deep tissue cupping, lymphatic drainage, oncology massage and more.

Pay a deposit of 150.00 per item

Course dates

Weekend Course Dates Weekday Course Dates (Monday)
29th, 30th, 31st January
26th, 27th, 28th February
26th, 27th, 28th March
23th, 24th, 25th April
21st, 22nd, 23th May
Written Saturday 26th June
Practical Sunday 27th June
11th 18th 25th January
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, February
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March
12th, 19th 26th April
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May
14th, 21st June
Written Saturday 26th June
Practical Sunday 27th June
Payment instalments
Deposit €150
29th January €450
26th February €450
26th March €350
21st May  €140 exam fees
Payment instalments:
Deposit €150
11th January €450
1st February €450
1st March €350
24th May €140 exam fees

The Course Content

Practical: – all done in person in the classroom

  • Full Body massage including the abdomen
  • Facial massage including shoulder, neck and scalp
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Baby Massage
  • Seated Remedial Neck and Shoulders Massage

The massage techniques taught will include:

* Effleurage
* Petrissage
* Frictions
* Percussion
* Vibration
* Passive
* Acupressure

Massage Theory:

* Body analysis
* Vegetable oils
* Consultation techniques
* Contraindications
* Contra-actions

Anatomy and Physiology – all done on line, with access from 18th January 2021
If you hold a recognised qualification in Anatomy and Physiology you may be exempt from this module.  Please contact the office to enquire. This module is a blend of on-line and distant learning.  On-line learning allows the students to access the information as often as they need to ensure a thorough understanding of the subject and the remote tutor support class ensures that all their questions are answered

Business Awareness and Ethics – this is done on line, with access from 18th January 2021

  • This module covers the practicalities of running a successful professional practice  and covers:
  • How to promote your practice – getting new clients and retaining existing clients.
  • Business – records that must be kept.
  • Tax – how to calculate your liability and how to contact the revenue commissioners
  • Sales – how to sale products and therapies to new and existing clients
  • Hygiene –  proper infection control practices for your clinic, equipment and personal
  • Insurance and membership to professional organisations – what you need to know

This module is a blend of on-line, and in class support

Examination: – all done in person 
Following completion of the course the student will sit the following exams:

  • Massage – practical
  • Massage – theory
  • Business and Ethics
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Student Costs:

  • The course fee covers the cost of the course and all course material and books.
  • The exam fee is charged separately
  • Students will have to purchase a uniform, towels, massage oil, and a massage table to practice at home.

Course Accreditation:
This course is accredited by ITEC

Anatomy and physiology exemption:
If a student holds an recent qualification in Anatomy and Physiology or Business and Ethics they may be exempt from that part of the course and/or examination.   Please contact us to see if you qualify.

Note to students:
You need to allocate about 4 hour per week to complete you case studies and theory studies.  To make it an enjoyable experience we recommend you set aside time every week to complete these.

Who Can Attend this Course:

Anyone! This is a fantastic course you will be able to practice massage professionally!

Other massage diploma’s available

See our full list of diploma training course here

This course is approved for Continual Professional Development (CPD points) with the following organisations:

      Holistic Massage Diploma training