Why Study Massage?
The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy will provide you with the basic theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning the discipline of massage. You will learn anatomy and physiology, first aid, clinic management skills, and plenty of basic hand-on practical skills such as a full-body Swedish massage sequence, Thai, Sports, Seated, Pregnancy and Special Needs Massage techniques.
This course will give you the opportunity to treat the soft tissue of the body, to assist clients achieve improved circulation, pain relief, reduced stress and anxiety, assisted recovery from injury, aided sleep and relaxation, and enhanced flexibility. As massage can have an enormous positive impact on a person’s musculoskeletal health and general well-being; as a therapist, you can take pride in being able to help others.
While you will gain valuable skills and knowledge in this course, if you are wanting a long-standing career in massage, further study is strongly encouraged. The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is now largely considered to be the benchmark qualification in massage therapy. Remedial Therapists have elevated skills and treatment options, and will be eligible to apply for healthcare provider numbers, to offer clients Private Healthcare Rebates. If this is better suited to your interests and career goals, please see our HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course page.