085 743 5096 info@healingmassage.ie

Clinical Massage Therapy Course

The Clinical Massage Therapy Course is unique in Ireland. It holds the iTEC accreditation, the most well-known in Ireland and internationally recognised.

Clinical Massage Therapy Course

Clinical massage therapy is characterized by its outcome-based approach, determined during the initial consultation and assessment. Accurate assessment is crucial for improving mobility and function and reducing pain. This therapy is particularly effective in treating common rheumatology, orthopaedics, and neurology conditions, including issues like spinal disc disorders, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The treatment is customized using various techniques, such as special massage, cupping, passive and active movement, and Muscle Energy Technique (MET), to ensure the best possible results.

About the ITEC accreditation course:

“iTEC accredited courses are your courses, with all content created and owned by your organization. This accreditation provides endorsement and validation, confirming that your training program and supporting learning materials and delivery are well-designed and come highly recommended by industry experts”

Entry Requirements

Diploma in Holistic/Swedish massage or equivalent.

Anatomy & Physiology knowledge, massage practice.

Level: Advanced – ITEC accredited

Start Date: 29th September

Times (9.30 am – 5.30 pm):

  • 27th October
  • 24th November
  • 15th December
  • 26th January
  • 23rd February
  • 27th April
  • 25th May
  • 22nd June


  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathology (Rheumatology, Orthopedic, Neurology)
  • Manual Practice


  • 1 Hour Written Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • 5 Case Studies

Price: €1,450 including exam fee

Payment Plan:

  • Deposit: €250
  • October: €250
  • November: €250
  • January: €250
  • February: €250
  • March: €200

Course Content

Medical Terminology:

  • Prefix and suffix
  • Word formation
  • Singular and plural in Latin
  • Sign of the inflammation
  • Classification of the diseases

Definition and Description of Techniques Used:

  • Swedish massage
  • Muscle Energy technique
  • Soft tissue release
  • Cupping
  • Scar tissue mobilization

Assessment and Examination:

  • Body alignment
  • Gait assessment
  • Range of motion
  • Palpation
  • Muscle strength
  • Specific tests performance

Anatomy & Physiology:

Skeletal System:

  • Structure and function of the synovial joints
  • Bony landmarks
  • Range of motion of the synovial joints

Muscular System:

  • Type of the skeletal muscles
  • Agonist, antagonist, synergist muscles
  • Origin & insertion, action and innervation of the main muscles

Nervous System:

  • Central nervous system
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic nervous system
  • Pyramidal & extrapyramidal system

Diseases & Disorders:

Spine Related:

  • Disc protrusion
  • Discus hernia
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Scheuermann diseases
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cauda equine syndrome
  • Spina bifida

Shoulder Related:

  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator caff tear
  • Separated shoulder
  • SLAP tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder arthrosis
  • Shoulder dislocation

Hip Related:

  • Coxarthrosis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Types of femur fracture
  • Congenital dysplasia

Lower Limb Related:

  • Gonarthrosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ledderhose disease
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Hallux valgus
  • Baker cyst

Upper Limb Related:

  • Epicondylitis
  • Tunnel syndromes
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • De Quervain syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Boushard and Heberden syndrome

Neurological Diseases

  • Foot drop
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Femoral nerve damage
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease

Other Diseases:

  • Sjogren syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • SLE
  • Reiter’s syndrome
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphoedema
  • Lypedema

What to Bring

Two small towels.
Two bath towels.
One small pillow.

Learning Outcomes

Able to understand the diagnosis of the most common musculoskeletal and neurological diseases and disorders.
Gain more knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Set up the appropriate treatment according to the diagnosis or specific conditions.
Recognise the competency during the anamnesis and assessment.
Work together with the multidisciplinary team, doctor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist.
Help to maintain the musculoskeletal system through stretching exercises.
Understand the mental and physiological effects of treatment.
Create a safe and appropriate working environment.
Understand the necessity of lifelong learning and professional development.

Book This Course

Clinical Massage Therapy Course - Deposit

Deposit: €350

Clinical Massage Therapy Course - Next Instalment

Massage is the Oldest Tool to Treat the Body with Many Benefits

Physical Benefits:

Reduces spasms

Increases joint flexibility

Releases endorphin
Increased circulation of blood and lymph system
Helps to boost the immune system
Relieves the pain

Mental Benefits:

Fosters peace of mind
Helps relieve mental stress
Eases depression
Fostering a feeling of well-being
Reduces levels of anxiety
Increases body & mind connection

Ready to Launch Your Career?

If you have any questions, or would just like to speak with the trainer before booking one of our courses then simply send us your details or call us on +353 85 743 5096 today.