Swedish Massage

Swedish massage was instigated by a Swedish fencing master and physiologist, Per Henrik Ling, who created a system known as the Swedish Movement treatment.  The massage was based on techniques he had learned in the Far East, which helped keep his fencing students supple and agile.

The use of these techniques developed in the West into what we now know as Swedish Massage. This focuses on the musculo-skeletal system and uses recognised movements, such as Effleurage, Friction, Petrissage, Tapotement and Percussion, to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to reduce muscle spasm and relieve pain. As well as affecting each of the physiological systems of the body for example cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, etc. Swedish Massage also has the psychological effect of either invigoration or relaxation.

After completion of this class you will be asked to provide 30 case studies. You will only be awarded your certification after you have submitted these case studies and feedback has been given.

As with all of our physical and energy therapies, once you have completed the home study part of the class, before you begin your case studies, you are welcome to book a 'training day' in with us which will be held in Glastonbury, Somerset. The cost of this face-to-face training is free of charge and this is not a pre-requisite of completing the course. If you'd like further information on our training days or wish to book one with us, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFIED & INSURABLE COURSE

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certified Diploma which is fully accredited with the IPHM and recognised for insurance purposes by Westminster and Towergate Insurance.

For those who wish to obtain insurance cover to practice their new skills on the public, after you have completed this course, we will give you details on how to go about obtaining insurance through our insurer to ensure you are fully covered.

For more information on our Certified Courses and Insurance Cover please click here.

Swedish Massage

Class Information

Study Time

- 15 Hours Study
(Not including case study time)

Certification Level

- Certified Diploma (Practitioner Level)

Face-to-Face Practical Session

- Yes. 2 practical face-to-face sessions are included with the class if required

Class Accreditations

- IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine)

Class Insurance

- Towergate Insurance
- Westminster Holistic Insurance

Case Studies Needed

- 30 Case Studies
(30 individual case studies or 10 case studies with three treatments each)

As with many of our physical therapy classes, you must have first completed our Essential Anatomy and Physiology and Professional Holistic Practitioner Classes before taking this practitioner class. If you have already completed these, you can select the 'Class Only' option upon enrolment. If you have not yet completed these, then you can enrol in them via our special 'Class Bundle' option which you will find on the enrolment page.

Swedish Massage - Enrolment

Swedish Massage- from £225.00

Class Enrolment Bundles Available

  • Essential Anatomy and Physiology Class (Usually £40)
  • Professional Holistic Practitioner Class (Usually £15)
  • Swedish Massage Class (Usually £225)

Total Bundle Price - £240 (Online study online) - Saving you £40

Class Includes

All enrolment options include:

  • 5 Online Self Study Lessons
  • Downloadable Physical Therapy Client Consultation Form
  • Downloadable Client Therapy Record Card
  • 2 Practical Therapy Days with a Class Tutor
  • Online Live Chat Class Support
  • Lifetime access to this class, even once completed

Additional options and extras

  • Swedish Massage Pack (see below for what materials this includes)
  • Printed Workbook

Class materials & material checklist

  • Pen
  • Notebook or Journal
  • Swedish Massage Pack (optional)
  • Massage Oil

  • Physical Therapy Client Consultation Form
  • Client Therapy Record Card

Swedish Massage Pack includes:

  • Pen
  • Notebook / Journal
  • Sweet Almond Carrier Oil - 100ml
  • Grapeseed Carrier Oil - 100ml
  • Peach Kernel Carrier Oil - 100ml
  • Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil - 100ml

  • Printed Workbook

Swedish Massage

Lesson 1

Introduction
Body Mechanics
History of Massage

Lesson 2

History of Swedish Massage
Techniques
Carrier Oils

Lesson 3

Consultation and Contraindications
Healing Crisis
Aftercare

Lesson 4

Treatment Routine Part 1

Lesson 5

Treatment Routine Part 2

Final Assessment

Your final assessment to complete this class

Reading List

  • N/A

Class Resources

  • Physical Therapy Client Consultation Form
  • Client Therapy Record Card