Short Introduction Courses

All course start dates are subject to change for each location based upon class sizes at enrolment.

NEW Continuing Education Courses Starting SOON!!! 

Introduction to Relaxation Massage

Discover the power of touch. In one weekend you will learn all the basic strokes and sequences to give a full body massage to friends and family. You will also be introduced to principles of massage and important safety cautions. This course is a wonderful practical base for your further learning.

  • Effleurage/petrissage
  • Oils/waxes
  • Draping
  • Body dynamics
  • Setting up a table

Dates: 
Auckland Campus

  • 5 and 6 – August
  • 26 and 27 – August
  • 11 and 12 – November
  • 25 and 26 – November

Wellington Campus

• 12th- 13th August
• 9th  – 10th September
• 2nd – 3rd December

Christchurch Campus

•  23rd & 24th September 2017
•  2nd & 3rd December 2017

Price: $195

Prerequisites: none

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First Aid Course

What would you do in a first aid emergency? Learn to manage the situation, provide resuscitation, and give first aid until help arrives. Learning first aid has never been so much fun with interactive and stimulating classes from independent contractor Action for Survival.
The full 2 day course is for students who do not hold a first aid certificate or for students with certificates that have expired.
Those with valid current first aid certificates can opt to do a 1 day refresher course.
A First Aid Certificate is valid for 2 years, and may be renewed prior to expiry by attending a First Aid Refresher Course.

Dates:
Auckland Campus – Contact us

Wellington Campus – Contact us

Christchurch Campus

  • TBA

Price: TBA

Prerequisites: none

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Introduction to Reflexology

Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects physical change to the body. In this course you can expect to learn;

  • Zone Mapping
  • Different reflexology techniques
  • How to incorporate reflexology into massage

Dates:

Wellington – TBA

Christchurch – 7th & 8th October 2017

 

Prerequisites: none

Price: $195

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Introduction to Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being. Combining two of our most powerful senses, smell and touch, aromatherapy massage has been associated with a wide range of clinical benefits for the recipient.
Essential oils may be applied via inhalations, compresses, and baths or incorporated into creams, lotions and waxes for an everyday whole-body experience. Aromatherapy can positively influence the body’s physiological and emotional states and is associated with enhancing tissue healing. Students on this course will be introduced to some of the versatile therapeutic uses of essential oils.

In this course you will learn;

  • What each oils main purpose is
  • How to make room diffusers, body butters and sprays
  • What oils you can use for a medicinal purpose.
  • Applications in massage

Dates:

•  4th – 5th Christchurch Campus

Price: $225

Prerequisites: Introduction to Massage

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Introduction to Hot Stone

Hot stone massage uses the power of heat to literally melt you’re muscles. This is truly relaxing an soothing massage course allows you to learn how to;

  • Hot stone sequence
  • Heat/clean stones
  • How to incorporate stones into massage
  • Hot and cold stones
  • Bring relief to sore muscles and joints.

Dates:

20th – 21th May Christchurch Campus

Price: $195

Prerequisites: None

Pregnancy Massage

  • MUST HAVE PRE REQUISITE OF CERTIFICATE IN MASSAGE

This two day introductory course, brings all the benefits of touch to pregnant clients safely and effectively using massage combined with breathing techniques for various stages of pregnancy. Understand and practice optimal positioning for safety and comfort of mother and baby. Learn about

  • Nutrition and home-care during and after pregnancy.
  • Begin to develop the skills and knowledge to assist women and their babies during pregnancy, labour and the post- partum period.
  • Positioning on the table
  • Aid to get on and off the table

Dates:

30th -1st – Christchurch Campus

Sports Massage

Sports massage uses a variety of techniques that is used to help athletes recover from competition, training and injuries. In this course you can expect to learn;

  • Pre/post event massage
  • Maintenance Massage
  • Variety of different strokes
  • Sport specific stretching

Dates:

22th – 23rd July – Christchurch Campus

Price: $195

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Introduction to Pain Management

Massage Therapy Has a Role in Pain Management. A growing body of research shows massage therapy can be an effective part of pain relief and management.

More Info to come…

Dates:

TBA

Price: $195

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