Our courses are very practical, every day you will be both giving and receiving massage. Your instructor will be demonstrating a different part of the massage each day and will also be refreshing what you have learnt the previous day. As the course goes on, the massages will get longer as you add that day’s learning to what you have learnt on previous days. As you repeat the massage will become more confident in what you are feeling and finding as you work.
If have never studied Anatomy and Physiology before then your course with us will start with an online A&P course. You can do this in your own time, in the comfort of your own home and you can repeat sections as many times as you need to. Each section of the course is assessed as you go. The practical training then applies this knowledge as you are taught to find, track and then clear muscular tension from the body.
Yes. We only teach in countries where you can legally work as a massage therapist on completion of the course.
There are no set academic joining requirements, some people who train in massage have no formal qualifications, others will be graduates. The A&P course is designed to help you through the topics and the practical training is based on teaching you to feel for tension within the body and then on using a range of techniques to effectively get rid of that tension. All we ask is that you come to the course with an open mind, a willingness to learn and a respect for your fellow learners.
If you already have the equivalent to a level 3 qualification in A&P, or higher, then we can exempt you from this part of the course.
The most expensive additional cost to setting up as a massage practitioner is your massage table, these can range from £100 – £400 for a standard portable table (we will speak on the course about what to look for in a table) but you can also buy these much cheaper second hand. Other than that you will need to budget for insurance (around £65 pa), professional membership (around £60 if you want to do this), massage oils, towels and cleaning equipment. You will need a place to work, some people will set up from home, others will go into partnerships or rent rooms from other practitioners or you may opt to work mobile. Most practitioners will have business cards but these are very inexpensive, as can various forms of advertising.
We are very particular about correct draping at Fusion Massage Training®. You will be covered by towels, fleece blankets or sarongs (depending on the climate in the country you train in) at all times with only the part of the body that is being work on exposed. We also run women only courses in the North of England. If you have any concerns, please contact us in advance of booking and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
I am already a massage practitioner or have already done another course, will I still learn a lot on the course?
Yes, you will. Because Fusion Massage is so different from many of the other massages available and looks at how tension in one part of the body can cause pain in another area, and because of our focus on the hands, feet and head as an integral part of the massage, you will find that this will challenge existing ways of working and will allow you to offer a wider range of treatments to your clients. If your current work is more focused on gentle relaxation massage, adding Fusion Massage into your portfolio will allow you to treat clients remedially and effectively treat a wide range of conditions. All we ask is that you come with a willingness to learn a different way of working.
Absolutely not! Most of our students are ‘mature students’ (as are quite a few of our teachers!) so please don’t be put off. The range and diversity of students, their ages, body types and life experiences are always further enrichments to the courses.
You do not need a license to practice massage in any of the countries that we teach in. Some local councils in the UK, notably in London and some parts of Birmingham require you to have a business license to operate a business from home and this will be an additional cost, please enquire with your local council.
You will need to bring your lunch, a bottle of water (tap water will always be available on courses) and towels or fleece blankets / sarongs for hot climates for you to use when you are receiving massage. We provide the massage tables, oils, cleaning equipment, hot drinks and all course materials.
We ask you to wear loose and comfortable clothing and flat footwear (or you may prefer to work in bare feet). Please don’t wear clothing with logos that others may find offensive.
After you have completed the practical course you are then asked to complete 15 hours of case studies, full guidance is given on this during the course and these are submitted by email. We will read and comment on these within a week of receiving them and your certificate will be mailed out to you within 5 working days these having been successfully completed and assessed. You can take up to six months to complete your case studies but you can also do them in 1-2 weeks if you are keen to get up and running. If you are focused in getting your case studies to us then you can be all set up to start your new business within a month of completing the practical course.