Introduction to Relaxation Massage

Introduction to Relaxation Massage

Discover the power of touch. 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

Introduction to Relaxation Massage: 


This course is offered at our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Campuses.



  • Classes are mixed gender, however partners/friends are encouraged to also enrol in the courses with you.

  • Applicants must be fit and healthy to give and receive massage from beginners.  Please be aware that medical information or clearance may be requested to ensure your safety while on the course and to ensure we have the facilities to support your learning.

  • NZCM has the best of intentions to run every course, however classes are run subject to minimum numbers paid in full.  If in the unlikely event, NZCM must cancel or postpone classes, students will be advised 3 days prior to the course date.  If arranging air travel and/or accommodation, please ensure travel insurance is obtained if the course is postponed/cancelled.

  • Only students who have paid in full prior to the course will be able to attend.  Your confirmation will only occur once fees ($195) are paid in full 4 days prior to the course date.  If you unable to attend class, a refund/deferral will only be possible 4 days out from the course date – this enables us to confirm the courses on time


The New Zealand College of Massage is no longer in operation or taking enrolments.

If you have an interest in massage therapy in the context of beauty therapy, our sister college Elite School of Beauty and Spa offers a learning programme that includes massage therapy.

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