MTI (Massage Training Institute) – Holistic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (Level 4) Diploma

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MTI (Massage Training Institute) – Holistic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (Level 4) Diploma

Blackburn College
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Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those wishing to gain an insurable massage qualification or anyone who has an interest in holistic therapies or complementary medicine.

This course is accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI). The MTI is a national examining body specialising in holistic massage. MTI accreditation is the gold standard for holistic massage training in the UK.

What will I study?
  • Holistic approach to client care including consultation, communication techniques and aftercare advice
  • Treatment area preparation
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Manual massage techniques
  • Self massage
  • Massage mediums
  • Reflective practice
  • Review: Holistic consultation and interpers…

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Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those wishing to gain an insurable massage qualification or anyone who has an interest in holistic therapies or complementary medicine.

This course is accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI). The MTI is a national examining body specialising in holistic massage. MTI accreditation is the gold standard for holistic massage training in the UK.

What will I study?
  • Holistic approach to client care including consultation, communication techniques and aftercare advice
  • Treatment area preparation
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Manual massage techniques
  • Self massage
  • Massage mediums
  • Reflective practice
  • Review: Holistic consultation and interpersonal skills
  • Kinesiology: Body analysis
  • Stretching techniques
  • Exercise prescription
  • Soft tissue injury management
  • Pre and post sports (maintenance) massage techniques (on couch and on floor mats)
  • Massage for rehabilitation
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Compression, NMT, MET, PNF, trigger point friction massage

The Staff:

The teaching staff are two dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers; Gill Myers and Jacqueline Kent. They have many years experience working and teaching in complementary therapies, sports and integrated medicine. They have worked practically in the public, private and third sector in the UK and Australia working with semi-professional footballers, triathletes, dancers, runners, tennis players, cancer patients, territorial army, spinal injuries and community care to name a few.

The qualifications of the teaching team for this programme include BSc(Hons) Sports Therapy, BSc(Hons) RGN Nursing, various level 5 holistic therapy and rehabilitation diplomas, tennis coaching, aerobics and dance instructor qualifications. They often speak at national conferences and publish in sector magazines and journals as well as sitting on national committees.

The teaching team enjoy swimming, fell walking, aerobics, tennis and running as well as one member competing in judo, wrestling and kempo ju-jit-so at national level and the other coaches tennis at national level. Apart from being rather busy with all that they love the health and therapies sector and enjoy seeing students grow in confidence and achieve their goals!

How will the course be delivered?

Within the course you will need to receive two professional massages at a spa, salon or clinic, receive massage(s) from fellow students in class and type up a reflective essay on how you received the 10 hours of massage.

In addition to this you will complete 40 hours of case studies, this will be treating friends and family at home and there is an opportunity to work on clients in the Academy hair and beauty salon (at Blackburn College) on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays to accrue these hours. You will then type up these case studies and submit the consultation forms and treatment plans for these. At least two people you will need to treat 5 times for 5 consecutive weeks / treatments and you will need to treat 3 people with the same job or hobby 3 times each.

Course Entry Requirements

Good level of spoken and written English, 18 or over and preferably knowledge of massage and/or complementary therapies.

Students attending this course must have a current Emergency First Aid Certificate. If you do not have this qualification, please contact us for available dates or visit our website at http://www.blackburn.ac.uk/training/training-courses-for-employers/health-safety-and-security for course information. This certificate must be obtained before any practical work is undertaken.

Recommended reading would include:

  1. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist – Authors: Su Fox; Darien Pritchard
  2. Dynamic Body use for Effective, Strain-Free Massage - Author: Darien Pritchard
  3. In addition you may wish to purchase an Atlas of skeletal muscles (Author: Stone & Stone) or The Concise Book of Muscles (Author: Chris Jarmey). Reading around the names of bones and muscles would be an advantage.
  4. Some students find anatomy posters to be useful for revision; these are available for a few pounds at places such as The Works or Online.

We also advise that students may wish to purchase a basic massage bed, couch cover, towels and basic products such as massage cream, grapeseed and sweet almond oil. The main supplier we use is beauty express online, however the tutors can advise you at the start of the course.

A basic massage bed will be portable and fold in half and have a face hole and the back rest will raise and lower, second hand these are around £50 and new ones are between £100-200, however in the first instance leg and foot massage and hand and arm massage can be done in a normal chair at home.

We would also advise students to join the Federation of Holistic Therapists as a student therapist. This is required as students will need membership and insurance for case studies (membership fees are approximately £20 – £30). FHT Website: http://www.fht.org.uk/.

The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

  • More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
  • 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
  • 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
  • 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
  • Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee’s policy is available on request.

What will I get at the end of the course?

MTI (Massage Training Institute) Holistic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (Level 4) Diploma

What can I do next?

STO (Sports Therapy Organisation) Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma (Level 4)

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is £950.00 per attendee inclusive of registration and examination fees.

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