- Massage training is taught by the founder of a successful massage school in the USA which has an outstanding reputation for teaching effective courses since 1997
- Class sizes are kept small so that you receive individual attention
- Courses are accredited in UK and approved in USA
- Courses provide you with eligibility to join a Professional Awarding Body
- Courses are insurable
What laws are in place to protect the public from unqualified or incompetent therapists?
If you want to treat clients effectively, you need to look at the body holistically and you must have at least a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The more verse you are in anatomy and physiology, the easier your job becomes. If you know the muscles, for instance, you are able to assess based on posture and you will be able to determine what muscles are attributing to pain. It is also safer for the client if you understand how the body functions, and it is essential that you can identify when it is appropriate to make a referral.
If you want to become a massage therapist who actually treats clients for specific injuries or soft tissue pain, then it is necessary to take more than just a short course. Most clients seek out a massage therapist because they are experiencing physical pain or discomfort.
There are two main different avenues you may pursue in choosing your type of massage training in the UK—short courses that can provide you with skills for a basic massage or longer courses (which can consist of one course that lasts for 9 to 12 months or can consist of a basic course followed by several advanced short courses such as the ones offered by American Massage Training UK).
A qualified practitioner should have both training and experience, with a certification showing the level of achievement.
In some areas of complementary therapy, there are several professional associations from which to choose. The professional association that you select will depend on many factors, such as which areas of complementary therapy you choose to specialise in.
How to Train in Complementary Therapy or Massage Therapy and Become Qualified and Registered
The entry and training routes vary depending on the type of complementary therapy, as well as any requirements for registration. You should check to see if you need to be registered to practice in a specific type of complementary therapy and make sure you complete a recognised course that leads to this.