Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312)

The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312) provides students with the essential techniques of relaxation massage, incorporating neuromuscular techniques and sports massage. The course also incorporates massage business practices and in-house clinic hours.

The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312) is an entry level qualification to the massage industry, teaching the practical foundations of massage practice, allowing students to give future clients a full head-to-toe oiled massage. Students will start with the history of massage, ethics and law in practice, and after establishing a thorough knowledge of the body, its structure and functions, students move into the more practical components of the course, including various massage techniques, knowledge of pain referral and trigger points, and evaluating common injuries and their prevention.

The in-house student massage clinic allows students the opportunity to practice their techniques and implement their acquired skills in a friendly and secure learning environment without the pressure of industry work experience.

This qualification provides graduates of Sage with the skills and knowledge to enter the healthcare field as a massage therapist.

Throughout this massage training program, you will learn the essential techniques of therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment. You will also study sports massage, neuromuscular techniques (trigger point therapy) and small business operations.

Your skills and knowledge will come together when doing your in-house clinic practice, where you will gain the opportunity to practice on a vast array of clients including women, athletes and the elderly. Those working may use the massage qualification gained at the completion of this program:

  • Within a clinic or in their own clinic,
  • In an aged care facility,
  • In a health service,
  • In a spa facility, or
  • In a palliative care facility or hospital.

For full course details and further information about the massage courses offered by Sage Institute of Massage, please download our 2016 course information pdf here.

2016 Course Information

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