The Diploma Course – Personal Development

 40 hours of “give” massage
  • The focus of the personal development programme is learning how to carry out a full holistic massage. How to make & confirm an appointment, ask constructive questions during your client consultation, use a variety of massage techniques to meet the needs of each client – and how to manage your time
  • The 40 hours should be with a variety of clients – young, old, male, female, with differing problems – finding out how you work and how best to give
  • Within the 40 hours you must have at least 3 clients that you treat for a minimum of 4 sessions, noting any changes and progress throughout that time
  • Each session will require a completed massage journal entry including a personal reflective assessment of your progress and development
10 hours of “receive” massage

  • When learning how to give massage, receiving different types is equally as important. Exploring how you feel during each session, what you are experiencing, what the therapist is doing – and learning new techniques that you can develop
  • The 10 hours should include at least 2 professional massages – 3 hours of which can be bodywork other than massage
  • Each session will require a completed massage journal entry including a personal reflective assessment of your response during the session
The Professional Portfolio
The fully documented 40 give & 10 receive massages, plus internal assessments, marked class work and feedback is presented in a Professional Portfolio, which is evaluated at the same time as the final practical assessment.
External Events Attending external events will help provide you with a broader sense of the field you intend to work in – and to start developing your personal network. Live events – for example 10k runs, full & half marathons, triathlons and cycle rides; Annual Exhibitions such as The Back Show and CamExpo; The MTI Annual Conference in April – and why not visit an Anatomy Lab!
Study time You will need to set aside 5-6 hours per week to practice massage and study the A,P&P.  To pass the assessments you will need a comprehensive knowledge of the human body.

 

 

 

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