What's the difference between our Remedial Massage courses?

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | 18 May, 2022

Remedial Massage Therapists apply treatments and techniques that improve movement, manage pain, enhance recovery, and more.

Remedial Massage Therapists use recognised testing protocols to determine the best form of treatment for each client, working with the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body.

Endeavour College of Natural Health is proud to offer two Diplomas in Remedial Massage – the Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage) and HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

While both of these Diplomas share some commonalities, there are several points of difference that you might want to consider if you’re interested in a career in Remedial Massage. So, what makes each of these Diplomas unique? We’re so glad you asked, read on below…

What is the Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage)?

By studying the Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage), students will graduate with a thorough understanding of the history and philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as practical Chinese Remedial Massage techniques and skills.

The Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage) teaches students the foundational principles of Remedial Massage Therapy, such as knowledge of human biology, systems physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, as well as Chinese medicine theories and therapies. Some of these CM theories and therapies include Tui Na, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, topical herbal applications, and medical Qi Gong.

What is the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage?

Studying the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage will provide students with a firm grasp of the foundational principles of remedial massage therapy – working with a client’s body to improve movement, performance, and recovery, as well as manage pain and prevent injury.

This Diploma covers a range of topics including client assessment, relaxation massage, anatomy and physiology, running a massage business and more. Graduates will be considered registered health providers and a range of career opportunities will be on offer, some of which include managing your own business, working within health retreats and spas, providing massage services to athletes, and the corporate health sector.

Here’s a handy breakdown of the differences between the courses

Length of study

Chinese Remedial Massage: 1.5 years full-time | 3 years part-time
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: 1 year full-time | 2 years part-time

FEE-Help available

Chinese Remedial Massage: FEE-HELP available
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: No FEE-HELP | Vocational re-skilling scholarship (40% off)

Can you become a registered health provider?

Chinese Remedial Massage: Yes
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: Yes

What you’ll learn

Chinese Remedial Massage: Along with the foundational learnings of remedial massage therapies, this Diploma also includes the history and philosophy of Chinese Medicine techniques, skills, theories and therapies – Tui Na*, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, topical herbal applications, and medical Qi Gong.
*Tui Na is traditionally applied over the clothes, unlike a remedial massage treatment.
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: Teaches client assessment, relaxation massage, anatomy and physiology, injury prevention and management, and running a massage business. Other learnings include how to assess posture, muscular imbalances and mobility using western testing protocols.

Clinical hours

Chinese Remedial Massage: 228 clinical hours
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: 210 clinical hours (clinics begin from term 2)

Assessments

Chinese Remedial Massage: Assessment will vary from practical assessments, formal exams and written assessments.
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: Assessment will consist of practical assessments and workbooks.

Pathways

Chinese Remedial Massage: Graduates are eligible to pathway directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) or Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine). Graduates may also pathway into other health qualifications in a variety of related areas. If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may be considered for advanced standing into any of Endeavour’s courses via the Educational Pathways process.
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may be considered for advanced standing into any of Endeavour’s courses via the Educational Pathways process.

Career outcomes

Chinese Remedial Massage: Clinic owner, Chinese Remedial Massage Practitioner, work with other allied health practitioners such as acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and naturopaths. Graduates can also specialise in areas such as sports medicine, musculoskeletal health and health maintenance.
HLT52015 Remedial Massage: Clinic owner, Remedial Massage Therapist, working within health retreats and spas, providing massage services to elite athletes, working in corporate health and more.

Regardless of whether you choose the Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage) or the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of education. You will be taught by qualified, dedicated, passionate, and skilled teachers who will be with you from start to finish.

Interested in Remedial Massage?

Enrich your life and share it with those around you. Find out more about our Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage) and HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Read more about what a career as a Remedial Massage Therapist has to offer in our accompanying blog post.


Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Certificates, a Diploma of Health Science and massage courses.

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