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Health & Wellness Remedial Massage Course
This is our introductory Remedial Massage Program. The course includes all the necessary science-based content and remedial skills and techniques needed to become a confident Massage Therapist. Once you are working or established in the industry, you can always come back and learn additional skills and treatment options with our range of weekend short courses.
The course covers Swedish & Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point and Thermotherapy, Myofascial & Positional Release Techniques, and expanded modalities such as Reflexology, Seated Massage, Sports Massage as well as offer nutrition advice, manual lymphatic drainage and injury prevention screening. This will give you a range of modalities and skills best suited to working in a massage and wellness clinic environment.
This course differs from our Advanced Rehab and Sports Therapy Programs due to its unique E-Classrooms delivery. E-classrooms is where you complete your lessons online from a supportive Q Academy classroom. You can replay your video lessons and go through the learning materials at your own pace. And the classroom environment means that you can be motivated by and practice on your peers, as well as ask questions and get feedback from a course coach. There is flexibility with how you study, but please note that there are scheduled classroom days and minimum on-site requirements that you must meet to satisfy completion milestones.
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial of Massage course is recognised by leading industry associations such as the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA), and Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Graduates of this course may apply for membership with any of these associations, after graduation, once they have received their Record of Results.
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A sound understanding of written and spoken English is required, as well as a personal laptop with Microsoft Office for classroom and at-home learning. If you intend to use the Government’s VET Student Loan (VSL) scheme to fund the course tuition fee, you may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.
This is delivered through E-Classrooms. Complete your online lessons in a supported Q Academy campus.
12 months with 2 days on-campus and 1 at-home study day per week
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Health &Wellness Program) is $10,350 (+$100.00 materials fee). There are 3 finance options available, including the VET Student Loan scheme for eligible students.
Compliance & Associations
Q Academy’s HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Health & Wellness Program) is all major private healthcare (including Medibank) compliant, subject to attending specific on-site lessons. This means that graduates will be eligible to obtain a private healthcare insurance provider number, allowing them to offer clients healthcare rebates for remedial massage. The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial of Massage course is recognised by leading industry associations such as the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA), and Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Graduates of this course may apply for membership with any of these associations, after graduation, once they have received their Record of Results.
Please note that you will be required to complete 200 practical hours in Q Academy’s Student Clinic, treating members of the general public to earn your qualification. The days, hours, and location of this is subject to change throughout your course. Your clinic hours can be scheduled for either day-time or evening sessions, on weekdays and some weekends, subject to availability. At the start of each term (approx. every 2 months) you will be able to select your preferred clinic hours. We will always endeavour to make this as convenient as possible for our students, but we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as everyone’s first preferences may not always be available.
Remedial Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy
Special Needs Massage
Myofascial Release (MFR)
Positional Release Technique (PRT)
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT)
Injury Prevention and Movement Screening
Provide Nutrition Advice
Anatomy and Physiology of Body
Systems Planning for Indications and Contraindication for Massage Success
Building and Running a Successful Massage Business
Working in Collaboration with Health Professionals
Safe Work Practices
The Science of Massage Therapy
Communication and Working with Diversity
Designing a Safe and Effective Massage Environment
Client Record Keeping
Massage History and Origins
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Function
This subject sets the scene for a career in the massage industry by covering the following topics: communication, goal setting, scope of practice, medical terminology, client screening and record keeping.
This subject is essential for a professional therapist. The knowledge covered in this subject is very important during the professional career of any therapists and can help a therapist ensure the treatments they perform are done safely for the client and also for the therapist from a legal point of view.
Anatomy and Physiology – Muscles
Manual therapy requires an in-depth knowledge of bony anatomy and muscles; this subject covers bony landmarks in detail and the origin, insertion, action and innervation of the muscles which a therapist could expect to be treating.
Anatomy and Physiology – Systems
This subject covers cells, tissues, and each of the 11 major systems of the body and their integration and control. As part of the health industry, therapists are required to have a general understanding of the major systems of the body to be able to provide the right care for the clients, always following the scope of practice.
Students learn how to establish, operate, and grow a successful massage business. This subject covers best practice in sales and marketing strategies, business finance, excellence in customer service, leadership, and personal and professional development.
The full body massage sequence of 140 Swedish strokes to:
Students can you use these skills to treat: pregnant women, elderly, young and special needs clients. Also included in this wide ranging practical component is corporate seated massage.
This subject teaches all the knowledge and skills required to stretch all the major muscles of the body, passively and actively. This allows students to give clients home care options and can help with injury prevention. The use of thermal therapies (heat and ice) are also covered.
Reflexology offers students a short break from our science-based training. This subject introduces students to a traditional Eastern practice of holistic health which can be offered as a stand-alone treatment, or used in conjunction with other techniques to provide one super-treatment. Employers often favour therapists who can offer clients the broadest range of treatment skills, which we support and encourage.
The Provide First Aid unit of competency provides students with the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support and the management of casualty(s), the incident and other First Aiders until emergency qualified help arrives at the scene of the accident.
Clinic is the student’s most valuable learning experience as a budding new therapist. Students plan, market, manage client’s recordkeeping systems and run a public clinic within the college’s established facility. Relaxation Clinic is an opportunity to put into practice all of the knowledge and skills learned throughout the relaxation part of the course. During the clinic, students practice and refine their skills under the guidance and support of a Q Academy course coach.
Remedial Massage Foundations
Key topics include:
The subject covers the knowledge related to the way the human body works (and commonly doesn’t work). The module focuses on each region in detail describing joints and functional tissues of the joints. This module will also cover common dysfunction, pathology and pathophysiology (functional changes that occur due to a disease or pathologic state). Additional knowledge expected from this subject is the knowledge of biology, chemistry and cellular function required for a Remedial Massage Therapist.
Anatomy and Pathophysiology
The subject covers the knowledge related to the way the human body works (and commonly doesn’t work). The module focuses into each region in detail describing joints and functional tissues of the joints. This module will also cover common dysfunction , pathology and pathophysiology (functional changes that occur due to a disease or pathologic state). Additional knowledge expected from this subject is the knowledge of biology, chemistry and cellar function required for a Remedial Massage Therapists.
Remedial Techniques Consultation
Students will learn how to perform general assessments that cover the functionality of the human body. Assessment techniques include postural analysis, gait, functional testing as well as professional communication skills to address clients.
Remedial Massage Assessments
This subject focuses on the knowledge and skills for assessment of the specific regions of the body. Range of Motion and its varieties are the main focus of this subject to teach therapists to design the most accurate treatment strategy for the presenting condition.
Remedial Massage Techniques
This subject is the foundation of students’ Remedial Massage skills and one of the most comprehensive in the course. Students learn a variety of treatment techniques to be performed on soft tissues, in particular muscles. The techniques covered during this subject include myofascial release (MFR), neuromuscular techniques (NMT), positional release techniques (PRT), and muscle energy techniques (MET).
Remedial Health Information
Health is so much more than what’s happening on the outside of the body. As experts in physical health, students learn to recognise the need for clients to address any issues with diet and eating behaviours which may be contributing to their poor health. This subject provides students with the knowledge to confidently give advice and recommendations about nutrition to improve the health and wellbeing of their clients. Clients who eat well, feel well.
Clinic is the student’s most valuable learning experience as a budding new therapist. Students plan, market, manage client’s recordkeeping systems and run a public clinic within the college’s established facility. Remedial Clinic is an opportunity to put into practice all of the knowledge and skills learned throughout the course. During the clinic, students practice and refine their skills under the guidance and support of a Q Academy course coach.
Establish and manage client relationships
Work with diverse people
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
Manage patient record keeping system
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Provide first aid
Manage work health and safety
Develop massage practice
Provide reflexology for relaxation
Undertake small business planning
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Assess client massage needs
Provide massage treatments
Provide remedial massage treatments
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
Engage with health professionals and the health system
Analyse and respond to client health information
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Once you are qualified, there are a number of directions you can go career-wise. In fact, with a greater emphasis on active lifestyles and wellbeing today, there are some exciting opportunities for massage therapists. Many therapists choose to work in beauty and wellness, while others go into private practice. It is also possible to work at a multi-modality clinic alongside physios, osteos and chiropractors. We encourage our students and graduates to consult our job board to check for the latest industry-related career opportunities. We also have a guide available for download, which showcases some of the potential career options for massage graduates.