Introduction to Massage I

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You’ll learn basic massage techniques, including how to apply massage to different parts of the body. Training is, literally, hands-on.


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A practical, hands-on course to get you started in massage. Massage is one of the oldest therapeutic practices, dating back at least 5000 years. If you’d like to be trained in the essentials of this ancient craft, this weekend course is the place to start.


Course Description

This is both a professional development course and a practical, hands on programme. Guided by an experienced practitioner in a safe and supportive environment, you’ll receive massage and practice massage on others. 


What you'll learn

You’ll learn basic massage techniques, including how to apply massage to different parts of the body. Training is, literally, hands-on. 


What you’ll be able to do with this training

This training provides you with the basics and gives you an insight into massage if you’re considering further study to make it a career (including sports and recreation massage). It’s also ideal training if you simply want basic skills for friends and family.



Areas covered include hands, feet, head, back, front and back of legs and arms. There is a strong focus on the practical aspects of massage techniques, and at the completion of the course you will have sufficient ability to perform a full body massage.

  • Wellington Branch

    Inspire House Level 3/125 Featherston Street, Wellington
  • Hamilton Branch

    Tristram Street, Hamilton

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