With massage therapy experiencing increasing popularity world wide, SIT offers a certificate in massage therapy to prepare students for the industry. The certificate programme is designed to provide skills and theoretical knowledge particularly for relaxation and basic sports massage.
This programme recognises the core knowledge and skills required to work as an assistant in professional practice in massage, and assists students to enter the Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage.
MAS101 Massage for Family and Friends
This module is designed to introduce students to massage therapy for the purpose of massaging family and friends. Students will explore the history of massage, contra indications for massage, develop therapeutic communication skills, use massage equipment, and apply a range of relaxation massage techniques.
MAS102 Surface Anatomy and the Human Body
This module is designed to introduce students to anatomy and physiology. Students will explore the systems of the body and their respective functions and apply this knowledge to massage practice.
MAS103 Massage Applications
This module is designed to introduce students to the application of relaxation massage therapy techniques in a variety of settings: elderly (hand massage), sports, stress management, onsite massage.
MAS104 Relaxation Massage Clinical Practice
Prerequisite: MAS101 and MAS102
This module is designed to introduce students to the application of relaxation massage therapy techniques in a clinical setting. Students will learn about the day to day running of a massage clinic and provide relaxation massage services to the general public.
Successful completion of this qualification provides a pathway for entry into the Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage or into relaxation massage practice.
For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed the Certificate in Massage (Relaxation Massage) (Level 4) they should have:
Attended not less than 90% of the timetabled class hours and other activities for the theoretical components of the programme.
Attended not less than 100% of the timetabled class hours and other activities for the practical clinical components of the programme.
Completed all practical and theory exercises of each of the four modules that comprise the programme.
Completed all course work requirements of each of the four modules that comprise the programme.
Achieved the assessment requirements and demonstrated competence in all of the assessed programme modules - this amounts to programme completion of 60 credits.