085 743 5096 info@healingmassage.ie

Holistic Massage Course

The Holistic Massage course is an excellent beginning for your journey into complementary therapy.

Holistic Massage Course ITEC 3

This course holds iTEC accreditation, the most well-known accreditation body in Ireland, and is internationally recognized. Massage is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy.

Various Swedish massage techniques are employed to stimulate muscle movement and soft tissues. This massage therapy aims to improve blood flow, remove harmful toxins, and promote a healthy nervous system, thereby achieving a balance between the mind and body.

Massage therapy has been used as a healing tool in many countries, including China, Greece, and India. Even Hippocrates, the father of medicine, mentioned in his books.

This course integrates ancient wisdom into modern practice. In today’s stressful world, the benefits of Holistic Massage are more crucial than ever.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to everyone aged 16 and above. No previous experience is required.

Level: ITEC 3

Start Date: 28th September

Times (9.30 am – 5.30 pm):

  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
  • 14th December
  • 25th January
  • 22nd February
  • 22nd March
  • 26th April
  • 10th & 24th May
  • 7th & 21st June


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Holistic Massage
  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness


  • Anatomy & Physiology: 50 MCQ
  • Holistic Massage: 50 MCQ, practical exam, case studies
  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness: 50 MCQ

Price: €1250 excluding exam fee 

Payment Plan:

  • Deposit: €250
  • October: €250
  • November : €250
  • January: €250
  • February: €250
  • March: €145 (exam fee)

Course Content

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • The cell
  • Tissues & skin
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nervous system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system

Holistic Massage

  • Treatment room  environment, health, safety and hygiene
  • Apply and carry out an one hour full body massage treatment
  • Perform techniques: effleurage, petrissage, friction, percussion, vibration
  • Benefits, contraindications
  • Communication, feedback & follow up

Professional Conduct & Business Awareness

  • Legal professional requirements, regulation
  • Marketing & PR
  • Research business concepts and prepare business plan
  • Guidelines for setting up your business
  • Code of practice/ethics
  • Clinical practice- treatment planning, record keeping, referrals, communication skills

What to Bring

  • Two small towels
  • Two bath towels
  • One small pillow

Text Books

  • “An Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology” – Louise Tucker, 5th edition (EMS Publishing 2011).
  • “An Introductory Guide to Massage” – Louise Tucker, 3rd edition (EMS Publishing 2013)
  • “An Introductory Guide to Business” – John Mann (EMS Publishing 2009)

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

Perform safe, hygienic and effective Swedish massage treatments.

Understand the mental and physiological effect of massage treatment.
Create a safe and appropriate working environment.
Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of massage.
Understand the ethical, legal and professional bases for the use of massage.
Understand and describe the structures and functions of human anatomy and physiology.
Understand the necessity of lifelong learning and professional development.

Opportunities for Progression

Indian Head Massage
Clinical Massage Therapy
Diploma in Reflexology
Diploma in Sports Massage
Diploma in Spa and Salon Management

Opportunities for Employment

There are opportunities for holistic massage therapists to find employment in a variety of areas:

Complementary health clinics
Beauty salons


Cruise ships
Hotels or resorts
Own clinic

Book This Course

Holistic Massage Course - Deposit

Deposit: €250

Holistic Massage 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.