Healing Hands School of Natural Therapies
Holistic Therapies - Swedish Massage  


VTCT – IIHHT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage

Course Facilitator: Christine Stilgoe


This course is designed for students who wish to achieve their professionally recognised qualification quickly. It will be delivered intensively & will require much dedication & substantial home study.

Massage has been known for centuries! The type taught at Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies is termed “Swedish Massage”, which was pioneered by a Swede called Peter Henry Ling. He developed a range of manipulations, which are applied with the hands to the soft tissues of the body. Swedish Massage is often termed “classical massage” as most other forms of massage have their roots in this system. The massage taught at Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies embraces the traditional Swedish system & also integrates a more Holistic approach.

The Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage along with relevant Anatomy & Physiology is a pre-requisite for any candidate wishing to study Aromatherapy or other advanced massage courses such as Sports Massage Therapy & Remedial Massage.

There is substantial amount of theory work & related anatomy & physiology, which is integral to the qualification, & students must be able to satisfy these requirements.

For candidates wishing to take the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology alongside the Swedish Massage course, this can be done at a subsidised cost of £150.00 plus £90.00 Assessment fees (Normal cost £300.00)

This course is suitable for the complete novice, or, for the already qualified therapist wishing to update their continual professional development.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to seek work in private practice, sports clubs, health spas, GP practices & specialist clinics such as osteopathic & physiotherapy.

Areas of study:

  • History of Massage
  • Contra-indications to Body Massage
  • Benefits & effects of Body Massage
  • Contra-actions to Body Massage
  • Aftercare following Body Massage
  • Professional Consultation & record keeping
  • Mediums used in Body Massage
  • Adaptations to Body Massage
  • Classification of Manipulations & their effects
  • Posture & Full Musculo-Skeletal Assessment
  • Postural Conditions of the spine
  • Health, Safety & Legislation
  • Support Employment Standards
  • Related Anatomy & Physiology

Students are required to complete case study treatments in addition to theory tasks, practical & theory assessments.

All students to wear professional salon work wear for class attendance & assessments.

Course Duration & Class Times

This intensive course is delivered over 7 full days

9.30am – 5.00 pm

See current timetables for details

Course cost:

The complete cost of the course is £410.00 plus £90.00 Assessment Fees

This includes full private tuition, certification fees & all working materials for use whilst at Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies.

A non-refundable deposit of £205 is required to secure your place.

An additional lifetime registration fee of £16.00 will be required for students not previously registered with VTCT

Course Certification & Insurance:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the VTCT – IIHHT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage.

You will be able to apply for full Professional & Public Indemnity Insurance to enable you to start working in Professional Practice straight away.

Successful Candidates will also receive the Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies Diploma in Body Massage.

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