Fusion Diploma in Remedial Massage: training in 4 parts
Part One is an online Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Course. Here you learn about the physical bodies you will be working on, how they function and what happens when things go 'wrong'. The course is delivered online but you will also receive two print text books to assist you in your studies. This part of the program is studied in your own time and at home with a final online, open book, exam. The aim of this is to give you a good understanding of the bodies that you will be working on, to understand how the human body works and how muscles work and interconnect.
The online course that we use also starts to explore how massage can assist the body when things go wrong and our role (and limitations) as massage therapists in this task.
Part Three is the hands-on part of your training. This part of the Diploma is delivered over 5 days. Our Diploma course is ideal for those wanting to begin a career in the massage industry.
Day One: At the start of this intensive hands on massage training we start with some practicalities so that you know you can massage in a safe and effective way. We look at contraindications for massage, practical clinic management and catering to the individual client need. Our practical massage work is around how to make an initial client assessment when someone first attends for massage, how to warm the muscles up and fascia release work. These techniques will be demonstrated and then under the watchful eye of your teacher, you pair up with another student to practice your own skills. On day one, as with every day on the course, you will both give and receive a massage treatment.
Day Two: On day two of your massage training we will look at client record keeping and the massage environment and our practical work will focus on detailed hand massage and massage to the back of the body – upper body. Massaging the hands is a much neglected area in many massage practices yet it holds the key to releasing much upper body tension, for example if you are working on a client with tight shoulders or a sore upper back you will get much greater results by working their hands in detail and the tension will begin to melt away with this foundational work before you even work on their back in detail. This is one of the features that makes Fusion Massage stand out above many other massage styles and which will help you build your practice when you come to work in the massage industry.