Massage

Diploma of Reflexology

Reflexology is based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the health of the whole. Reflex points in the feet, hands and ears can be treated to encourage the body’s own healing process and relax the body and mind. Reflexology is effective for a wide range of health conditions, from chronic illness, musculoskeletal conditions and stress related disorders. It is appropriate for any age client and has the advantage of being able to be performed nearly any time and place, with no need for the client to undress.

Graduates of the Diploma will know Swedish massage, several different methods of Reflexology, have an in depth understanding of anatomy and physiology as well as the ability to treat and manage clients, and interact with other health care practitioners.

Career Opportunities

Reflexology is a health care system that relies on the knowledge and skill to analyse and connect the points on the feet, hands and ears to imbalances in the human body. Reflexology is based on the natural and traditional foundations of health care worldwide and encompasses a broad range of applications that resolve pain and the effects of stress on the systems that maintain vital balance in the human body.

Diploma of Reflexology graduates work as practitioners in a variety of settings including health spas, beauty clinics, private practice and multi-disciplinary clinics. This qualification provides a direct pathway to professional reflexology practice in a variety of settings. Check with your relevant professional association for more details.

Certificate IV in Kinesiology

This course introduces methods of muscle testing that provide the student with a clear understanding of the many influences that affect human performance. Students will learn how pain and stress affect the performance of athletes, workers, students and everyday people equally. It introduces the student to applying basic assessment techniques for detecting and correcting the mental, emotional, biochemical and structural imbalances that influence human performance.

Kinesiology in the natural therapy context empowers students to learn and apply their knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and human movement. This knowledge enables students to assist people who want to enhance their performance in the most natural way. Kinesiology utilises traditional medicine methods plus common, standardised muscle tests to understand more about human function and introduces therapeutic techniques to increase personal potential, sports performance, academic performance and a fully active and productive life.

Career Opportunities

Kinesiology is a health care system that relies on physical testing to assess and correct conditions arising from imbalances of the Mental/Emotional, Structural/Anatomical, Biochemical and Physiological functions of the body. Kinesiology is based on the natural and traditional foundations of health care worldwide and encompasses a broad range of applications that resolve pain and loss of function.

Certificate IV in Kinesiology graduates work as practitioners in a variety of settings including spas, gyms and multi-disciplinary clinics. This qualification provides a direct pathway to the Diploma of Kinesiology which is the professional kinesiology practice level qualification. Check with your relevant professional association for more details.

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy takes the knowledge and skill of the Remedial Massage Therapist to the next level. Myotherapists specialise in muscle, connective tissue and joint pain. Utilising a thorough orthopaedic, neurological and functional assessment, the Myotherapist structures and delivers a focussed manual therapy approach to eliminating pain and improving function.

A broad range of modalities are employed including soft tissue therapy, stretching, myofascial release, dry needling, electrotherapy, joint mobilisation and thermotherapies. Myotherapists are highly sought after complementary health practitioners for assisting clients with pain and dysfunction.

Course Duration and Eligibility

To be eligible for this course of study you must hold a current Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307).

The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is then an additional two Trimesters full time or four Trimesters part time for those that have already graduated from the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307). Graduates of a Diploma of Remedial Massage from an earlier training package should contact Admissions to discuss RPL arrangements.

Completion of the course part time is assumed to have occurred within an eighteen month period in line with the Academic Progression Policy – Higher Education and VET.

Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na)

VET FEE-HELP available

The course explores the history, tradition and global practice of Tui Na and provides students with specialised skills to assess conditions and trauma commonly experienced in the community.

Students will develop knowledge and skill in assessment and treatment of acute and chronic conditions resulting from activities related to sport, work and lifestyle. Range of motion, special tests and orthopaedic testing are developed to assist diagnosis of specific musculoskeletal conditions.

Traditional pulse and tongue assessment is linked to treatment protocols including acupressure point stimulation and acupuncture meridian massage techniques to open the channels and move the Qi. Resolving the stagnation of blood and Qi will address the pain of non-musculoskeletal conditions.

Specialised subjects are designed to train students how to identify, assess and treat the Shen to address the neuro-endocrine imbalances commonly experienced by women. Students will also learn how to strengthen Wei Qi to enhance the health and immune function of infants and children.

Qualified remedial massage practitioners choosing to upgrade to this qualification will expand their skill-sets for treatment offerings to clients. Graduates may seek work in multi-modal clinics where acupuncture and TCM related therapies are practiced.

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

This course provides the student with the confidence and skills to deliver a basic relaxation massage. It introduces the student to basic study in anatomy and physiology, professional and clinical practice and provides the student with the knowledge and skills to apply fundamental massage techniques. Massage has been shown to positively benefit one's emotional, mental and social wellbeing. There are many types and methods of massage which have therapeutic applications.

 

Graduates may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

Industry standards are changing with regards to online learning. Please remain aware of any changes that are required by associations. Each association has a different view of online learning and contribution to this course. Endeavour is commited to keeping you informed about any changes. Updates may be found in the Student Handbook.

 

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Diploma of Remedial Massage

VET FEE-HELP available

The Diploma provides students with a more detailed understanding of anatomy and physiology as well as equipping them to physically assess, treat and manage clients and interact with other health care practitioners. Remedial massage is effective for a range of conditions, and patients with a limited range of motion, pain and soft tissue problems are most likely to benefit from this type of treatment. Diploma level graduates use their additional skills and knowledge to offer more advanced manual treatment, for example to those suffering from sports or work related injuries.

Graduates may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

Industry standards are changing with regards to online learning. Please remain aware of any changes that are required by associations. Each association has a different view of online learning and contribution to this course. Endeavour is commited to keeping you informed about any changes. Updates may be found in the Student Handbook.

Medibank Provider Recognition of Endeavour College of Natural Health Graduates

Endeavour College of Natural Health’s HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage course structure and delivery meets the Medibank Private Standards and Criteria for the recognition of ancillary services providers (as published 9 November 2012).

Under Medibank’s recognition criteria the provider must:

  • Be registered, or hold a licence, under any relevant state or territory legislation to render treatment for which recognition is sought
  • Professionally qualified, or a member of a professional body recognised by Medibank
  • Have facilities that meet the standards determined or recognised by Medibank, and
  • Comply with any other criteria that Medibank considers reasonable.

Medibank Deed of Amendment (29 December 2013)

Endeavour College of Natural Health undertakes to deliver the HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage in accord with the additional conditions specifying training standards and criteria outlined in the Medibank Deed of Amendment issued 29 November 2013. The College undertakes to adhere to the deed of amendment guidelines to guarantee all graduates of the HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage program recognition by Medibank Private as ancillary service providers and be eligible to receive a provider number from Medibank Private on joining a “professional body recognised by Medibank” (Medibank 2013).

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