Massage Training at Optimum Health

We offer two types of massage training. First year is aimed at a qualification in Holistic Massage and if you continue to year to, successful completion gives a qualification in Sports Massage. The venue is the Galway Cultural Institute, Salthill (map).

Holistic Massage, Accredited by ITEC

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This training will teach all the main aspects of holistic massage and its techniques. You will gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide Massage treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the Massage Industry.  The course provides students with a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology of the body so that they have a complete knowledge of the structure and functions of each area on which they are working. The course includes holistic massage incorporating the classical movements treating the whole body.

The course includes details on the history and origin of massage, the benefits and effects of massage,  consultation, how to create a treatment plan, after care advice, professional conduct and business training, contradictions to treatments, how to follow up, awareness of other therapies and more.

The course is run on weekends over a year and costs 1850€ if paid in advance. There is a 500€ deposit to secure a place on the course. If you wish to pay in instalments after the course starts then it comes to 2000€. There is a separate external examination fee (not more than 120€), cost for books, your personal towels and your personal oils.

Course begins in January 2018, enrollment has already begun. The dates are the same for both first year (Holistic Massage) and second year (Sports Massage).

Jan 27th & 28th
Feb 17th & 18th
Mar 3rd & 4th
Apr 7th & 8th
Apr 28th & 29th
May 19th & 20th
Jun 16th & 17th
Jul 14th & 15th
Aug 25th & 26th
Sep 22nd & 23rd

Times each of these weekends are:
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm
While these times seem very intense, I have found that this suits people best and the majority of the hours are enjoyable and interesting and 50% for the course is giving and receiving massage. We also have ample breaks throughout the day.

The course is held in the Galway Cultural Institute in Salthill, in Galway

 

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Sports Massage, Accredited by ITEC

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The main aim of the ITEC, QQI Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide Sports Massage treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the Sports Industry. This qualification provides a sound platform into further training.

This qualification is for Learners who want to work within the Sports Industry.

The main skills are:

  • Consultation methods – to include obtaining informed consent prior to assessments and application of the massage where necessary, carrying out accurate client assessments including body alignment/posture, range of movement/joint function, muscle definition, active, passive and resistive movement and palpation, informing the client of the possible cautions and contraindications to massage before commencing any treatments, referral procedures and adapting the massage routine to meet the specific needs of the client
  • Applying Sports Massage Treatments – to include preparing a safe and hygienic working environment, performing pre-event and post-event massage techniques, classical massage techniques and sports specific massage techniques including manual lymphatic drainage, neuro- muscular technique, muscle energy technique, soft tissue release, connective tissue massage and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, maintenance, application of cryotherapy and thermotherapy, selecting massage mediums, evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment and giving aftercare advice
  • This training is highly beneficial in everyday life and not just for sports people or sports injuries

The course is run on weekends over a year and costs 1850€ if paid in advance. There is a 500€ deposit to secure a place on the course. If you wish to pay in instalments after the course starts then it comes to 2000€.There is a separate external examination fee (not more than 120€), cost for books, your personal towels and your personal oils.

 


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