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Massage Course Intensive with Certificate
Full Body Massage for Relaxation & Stress Relief
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Statement of Learning Outcome
Through the merging of psychology and massage, participants will learn the Five Fundamental Phases for Relaxation, as well as sequencing of over 75 specific restorative massage techniques designed to create the ultimate in relaxation. Students will acquire skills through case studies in verbal and non-verbal communication, body-mind awareness, aromatherapy for stress, bodywork, and breathwork for the purposes of deep relaxation and alleviating stress. The program was created with proven relaxation techniques that work.
Day 1: Intro & Fundamentals
Day 2: Back, Shoulders, Hips & Neck #1
Day 3: Back, Shoulders, Hips & Neck #2
Day 4: Review Back, Shoulders, Hips & Neck; NEW Back of Legs, Feet & Toes
Day 5: Review Back of Legs, Feet & Toes; NEW Arms, Hands & Fingers
Day 6: Review Arms, Hands & Fingers; NEW Front of Legs, Feet & Toes
Day 7: Review Front of Legs, Feet & Toes; NEW Face, Neck & Scalp
Day 8: Review Face, Neck & Scalp; Review any trouble spots
Day 9: Practice on each other
Day 10: Biz manual and Final Practice on each other (switch partners)
Submit: Log Book & Practicum Hours (20hrs)
Exam: To be completed approximately 2-4 months after original course date,
and only after practicum hours are complete. (Time: 2hrs)
Communication, Listening Skills & Building Trust
Participants will learn key components of verbal and non-verbal communication and connection skills pertinent for breaking down the barriers and building trust in a short amount of time prior to pre-session intake.
Mind-Body Awareness & Basic Anatomy of Stress
Participants will gain an understanding of where specific stressors get stored in the body and why. Participants will also be introduced to the simple Stress Test evaluation, and how it relates to body-mind functioning. This simple test is designed for the purpose of creating client awareness around the physical effects of their stress.
Aromatherapy for Stress
A fun, experiential and interactive exercise, this component will focus on customizing and administering The Smell Test according to the specific type of stress the client has, and using the client’s own innate abilities to determine which aromatherapy is best in alleviating their specific type of stress. Participants will learn which scents are best used for each type of stress, and the key ingredient to a successful deep relaxation massage.
This component focuses on the importance of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic sensory experience. Participants will learn the finer details in how to set the stage and create a sleep-inducing atmosphere and unforgettable experience that will stick in the minds of their clients; naturally getting them to unconsciously relax before the massage even starts.
Breathwork, Grounding & Tapping into the Brain
This component focuses on the power of the breath, including a simple guided visualization using specific words to both tap into the brain and guide clients into a deeper state of relaxation. Participants will learn how to connect with their clients through a specific type of breath and how to activate the relaxation phase.
Bodywork, Breath & Flow
This portion of the program is a detailed comprehensive step-by-step process that focuses on learning over 75 specific restorative massage techniques and proper sequencing, to create the ultimate in relaxation. Here, participants will learn all the tricks of the trade and the secrets that turn an ordinary massage into one that clients rave about.
Experiential Learning & Case Studies
The entire course is designed around experiential, hands-on learning and case studies, giving participants the opportunity to apply the techniques on different body types. Considering every body is a unique map of individualized stress, the case studies performed between participants will give breadth to the multitude of learning opportunities for how mental and emotional stress shows up in the body and what it looks like.
A maximum of 4 carefully selected students will be accepted; forming an elite group of dedicated and committed people, and ensuring a personalized learning environment.
11:00am-11:30am Break (30min food & washroom)
*Please note that morning class times may extend until 2pm.
6:00pm-6:30pm Break (30min food & washroom)
*Please note that evening class times may extend until 9pm.
A 30 minute break is included in the course to recharge. Snacks and meals are the responsibility of each participant.
IMPORTANT: Full attendance and participation is required for ALL classes. You are expected to commit to ALL scheduled classes. A missed class is an automatic fail and you will forfeit the full payment of your course without reimbursement. No exceptions. There are NO make-up classes. If you miss a class you will NOT receive certification. Attendance is crucial for everyone registered.
*Schedule times may vary for Vancouver location.
Cheque or money order payable to Nathallee K. Hartwell
Online banking (interact payment) through your financial institution using firstname.lastname@example.org as the payee***
*Option #1 tuition is due upon registration.
**Option #2 tuition must be completed 60 days before the course start date.
***If paying by online banking, please email the security answer in a separate email, along with your full name and phone number.
Refunds and Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made by a student must be received by phone as well as a written request formalized via email for our written records.
Deadline for Refund Eligibility: Refund Amount:
Up to 45 days prior to the start of class Tuition fee minus $700*
44-30 days prior to the start of class 50% of tuition fee
29-15 days prior to the start of class 25% of tuition fee
14 days or less prior to the start of class No refund
Classes may be cancelled at the discretion of the instructor, at any time and without liability, particularly if class sizes are too small. In the case of an instructor cancelled class, tuition fees already paid will be refunded back in full to all students, including the $700 commitment fee.
Please allow up to four weeks for all refunds. Refunds are issued by cheque made payable to the student. The exception to this is refunds issued where a third party was involved. In those instances, the refund will be made payable to the third party.
*note: $700 commitment fee deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable
Paying for your Training
A commitment fee of $700.00* is required to hold your seat. This deposit can be paid directly to Nathallee Hartwell by credit card, certified cheque, money order, or online banking. The balance of your tuition is due, in full, 60 days before the start of your program and must be paid using one of the following methods:
Bring a Friend and receive $100 off of your tuition fee
(plus 5% tax)
(plus 5% tax)
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Small class size (max of 4) ensures 1-on-1 personalized attention.
Private instruction available in Vancouver only.
Payment plans are also available. Call to inquire.
(Please note that this course is not for RMT designation)
This holistic massage course is a part-time, 60hr certificate program. It is a comprehensive step-by-step "how-to" program designed for those who wish to address the wellbeing of the whole body through the art, science, and psychology of restorative massage. This program serves to integrate both the body and the mind (engaging the brain) while simultaneously restoring balance to the entire body-mind system to create a new sense of well-being and deep profound relaxation.
The program was created with proven relaxation techniques that work. These techniques have earned a consistent 5-star reputation every year over the last six years and two Best Massage awards in Vancouver.
Would you like to learn how to give a GREAT massage that won't hurt you after five minutes? This intensive and comprehensive part-time program is designed for both the new and experienced learner; whether you are a stay-at-home mom wanting to earn extra discretionary income, a Reiki practitioner wanting to expand your services, or you want to enhance an already existing massage business.
This course may be for you if you want to do at least one of the following:
Feel happy where you work, doing a job you love waking up for
Earn extra part-time income on the side (to pay bills, travel, invest for retirement)
Set your own work hours to have and enjoy more time with your family
Start your own business (tax benefits) and be your own boss
Enhance your already established bodywork or massage practice
OR you just want to learn how to do a good massage for personal reasons, like working on your own family members, spouse, or elderly parents
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