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COURSE: THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPY

Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Type:
N/A
Duration:
2 Years Full Time
FIRST YEAR SYLLABUS

Course Objective:

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this programme is to provide the necessary Theoretical and Practical  knowledge and skills to enable the learner to follow a career as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist

In addition the purpose of this programme is to:

Positively reinforce the principles learnt in this programme.

 

  •  Provide the learner with the necessary Business skills to start their own practice.

  •  Encourage the learner to explore new techniques in the field of therapeutic

  •  Massage and utilise the latest techniques that become available.

  •  To develop multifaceted capabilities enlarging the field of expertise and thus creating scope for increased job opportunities.

  •  To allow the learner through planned combination of outcomes, to undertake therapeutic Massage in the working environment, by collecting, analysing, organising and interpreting patient/client profiles to formulate a suitable treatment protocol and methodology to meet the specific needs of the patient / client.

  •  To enable learners to register with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa to follow a career as a Therapeutic Massage according to ethical requirements and to work within the scope of practice.


Rationale:

The field of Massage Therapy has undergone a number of changes, both in terms of techniques and treatments over the past few years. Camelot has, through our association with the Camelot Spa group, found a gap in education and training which until recently has not been accommodated in the formal education field, training in the past in this field took place on an informal basis. Camelot has developed a programme incorporating the Therapeutic aspects of Massage Therapy required in the sophisticated Spa industry and Massage Therapy Clinics.

 

This programme was designed to accommodate comprehensive training in the field of Massage Therapy as well as offer therapists the opportunity to upgrade their previous Massage Therapy training to gain a formal qualification to work within the Therapeutic environment through our RPL Policy. This programme therefore is aimed at promoting life long learning opportunities. The range of typical learners can be: School leavers, retired nurses who may want to change their career opportunities or enhance their qualifications, Health and skincare therapists, Physiotherapists, Homeopaths, Reflexologists, Aromatherapists and Sports Massage Therapists.

 

To accommodate these categories of learners the programme can be presented on a full-time and part-time basis.

We foresee this programme as contributing to the social and economic benefits for the country as new avenues for job creation can be developed as well as the provision of additional healthcare services to the community. This programme will thus also provide the learners with multiple skills that may provide them with further and advanced job opportunities within the Paramedical and Spa therapies industry.

 

Although this level of training is not required internationally, Camelot has developed this programme for those students who seek Registration through the Allied Health Professional Council.

 

Course Content:




SECOND YEAR SYLLABUS

 

Therapeutic massage I:

  • Body Alignment & Movement/Body Assessment methods

  • Record Card

  • Electrotherapy

  • Swedish massage


 

  • Hot stone massage

  • Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Nutrition I

  • Pharmacology I

  • Patho-physiology I

  • Business Administration I


 

  • Applied Communication Applied Client Service Code of Ethics

  • First Aid level I

  • Hygiene, Sterilisation and Bacteriology

  • Research Project


Students can select from a variety of complimentary therapies

 

  • Therapeutic massage II:

  • Advanced Electrotherapy II

  • Sports massage

  • Hawaiian massage

  • Infant massage

  • Manual lymph drainage

  • Anatomy & Physiology and Science II

  • Nutrition II

  • Pharmacology II

  • Patho-physiology II

  • First Aid level II

  • Business Administration II Therapist Development Applied Client Service Jurisprudence

  • Life style management (Applied Psychology)



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