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NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy Massage *FEES PAYABLE* at The Beauty Academy Ltd

Course description

This course is a great choice for those who enjoy massage and holistic treatments. An excellent qualficiation for those wishing to gain employment on cruise ships or in a health spa.

Course content

Swedish Body Massage

Using a variety of basic and advanced massage movements, you will learn how to perform a professional body massage. Acupressure points will be incorporated in the massage routine which will help with many common ailments and promote healing in the body. During a pre-treatment consultation, you will be shown how to adapt your massage to suit the needs for a range of clients.
  • Massage movements and modifications
  • Advanced massage movements
  • Facial and scalp massage
  • Mechanical massage and use of heat
  • Postural faults and diagnosis
  • Calculating BMI
  • Massage mediums
  • Practical tuition on performing Swedish body massage

Aromatherapy Massage

This holistic Aromatherapy Massage Course will benefit clients both physically and mentally. This treatment combines the healing properties of essential oils with the deep relaxation of soothing massage. Our massage courses teach you how to select and safely use essential oils according to the needs of the individual. You will learn a soothing aromatherapy massage designed to assist the penetration of the essential oils into the body and relaxes tense, tight muscles and calms the mind.

  • Massage movements and modifications
  • Massage mediums
  • Practical tuition on performing body massage
  • Properties of common essential oils and their benefits in body massage
  • Selection and blending of essential oils
  • Application and uses of various home-care methods

Hot Stone Massage

Using a range of hot volcanic basalt stones, you will learn how to provide a deeply relaxing treatment which works on a mental, physical and spiritual level. The combination of heat and deep pressure results in relief of muscular tension with minimal effort from the therapist.

  • History and benefits of hot stone massage
  • Physical effects of the treatment
  • Massage mediums
  • Massage movements
  • Practical tuition on performing Stone Therapy Massage
  • Cleansing and re-energising the stones

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage concentrates on areas most vulnerable to tension - the scalp, face, upper back, neck and shoulders. Treatment can be carried out using dry hands, oil, floral waters or astringents depending upon the requirements of the client. Indian head massage is excellent for many stress related problems and can be carried out over clothes if required. During the treatment chakras or energy centres of the body are worked on restoring harmony and balance and leaving the client feeling totally relaxed and revitalized.

  • History and benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Physical effects of the treatment
  • Massage mediums
  • Massage movements
  • Practical tuition on performing Indian Head Massage, Massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms, scalp and face

Airbrush & Cream Tanning

For obvious reasons, Tanning is a thriving business in the UK and with the use of an airbrush, a perfect, flawless tan can be achieved. Airbrush tanning is extremely popular the whole year through due to its ability to adorn clients with an all-over tan within 30 minutes and without the fear of skin damage due to UV rays.

  • the operation of an airbrush and compressor
  • applying an airbrush tan
  • body exfoliation and self-tanning using St Tropez products


Future opportunities

Our qualification training courses enable you to further your skills and increase your employment prospects and earning potential by developing the range of treatments you are able to offer. Having a qualification greatly increases your chances of gaining employment. It indicates to an employer that you are able to perform treatments competently and within a commercially acceptable time.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Beauty Academy Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: Under 1 Year


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    • Course times: 10.00am to 4.00pm 

      Our Diploma and NVQ Beauty, Nail and Make-Up courses are run at our easily accessible Manchester city centre beauty school training centre situated between Piccadilly Station and Victoria Station. For drivers, there is plenty of local low cost parking.

      Established for over 20 years, The Beauty Academy provides a wide range of beauty therapy training courses covering Beauty Therapy, Nail Care Treatments, Make-Up & Eye Treatments, Hair Removal and Holistic Therapy.