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Certificate in Therapeutic Massage

This is the foundation Therapeutic Massage Course held by the School, and is one of the most mind-expanding and exciting Massage Courses currently available in NZ. This Course is held over 5 weekends, plus one Friday evening.  If you are looking for a  “start-up” package of Massage training that will prepare you for doing Therapeutic Massage for any or all of the following, then this course is for you.

  • Family & friends
  • Professional paying clients
  • For relaxation/stress reduction
  • To help alleviate a variety of stress & injury related aches, pains, and restricted movements
  • Hugely assist with recovery from training and sport
  • Using the most appropriate Massage and fascial techniques

In these uncertain and volatile economic times, completion of this course will help enable you to take charge of your financial destiny while fulfilling this era’s need for spiritual expression through contribution and service. There is no shortage of clients needing the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of touch through Massage. Today’s way of communicating and interacting is so electronic – email, facebook, twitter, skype, texting – its so digital and distant – as a species, we seem to be becoming more physically alienated and distant.  Research has proven that babies that are not touched and connected with actually die. Are we as young children, teenagers, and elderly any less in need of caring touch? Absolutely not. The interaction of Massage helps bring us back to ourselves – the core of who we are. It is deeply healing for both receiver and practitioner.

Registering for this training is making an investment and commitment to yourself and to humanity. Come and join us – we’d love to share this important work in the Certificate in Therapeutic Massage Course. There’s no doubt that doing Therapeutic Massage is physically demanding work – Richard Rust has been and still is doing clinical Therapeutic and Treatment Massage for 29 years. In this training he'll share the down to earth and practical skills you’ll need to ensure your health, safety, and longevity in this industry.

This Course is divided into 5 full weekend components; the first weekend starting with a Friday evening class.

In-class hours total 84.

Out of class hours of 20.5 include 15 hours of practical hands-on work to be made up by participants, in their own time; 4 hours for a written revision assignment, covering theory components; and a 1 - 1 1/2 hour session on a qualified Massage Practitioner, chosen by the student from a list of practitioners provided by the School (the practitioner will complete a feedback form) - this will provide the student with professional feedback to assist them in their Massage training development.

Students who complete the above satisfactorily, including returning all practise hours forms, feedback forms, & revision assignment, by the agreed dates, will be awarded the School's Certificate in Therapeutic Massage

Eligibility: This course is designed for anyone who has a high interest in learning a variety of Basic and Advanced Massage techniques, and who may be considering Therapeutic Massage as a profession.

Your investment includes password access to a training video of all Massage sequences.


The Certificate in Therapeutic Massage Course is held just once each year - we recommend you register early as places are limited. 

Modules taught in this course