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Professional Holistic Massage Training Course / Continuing Education Award in Holistic Massage



​Course Content​

Taught as a stand-alone professional qualification, the 24 week course in Holistic Massage (over 9 months, September – June) offers a broad perspective on massage as a health maintenance discipline and a grounding in a wide range of massage skills, principles and professional approaches. Students will learn the techniques to develop their own style of massage, underpinned by understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology; specific massage skills, self-care and body use for massage, and confidence in relating to clients, and building their own practice. 

During 2009 the Complementary Therapy Suite was refurbished. The area has audio visual and other teaching aides, the latest electric hydraulic massage couches, portable couches and massage chairs, relaxation chairs and cubicles for clinic sessions.

Career Potential

Successful completion of the course would enable the practitioner to practice as a MTI registered massage therapist. This course also meets the pre-requisite massage standard for undertaking the IFPA accredited Diploma in Aromatherapy.

Entry Requirements

To discuss entry requirement please contact the programme leader under Contact Us.
Entry is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. More details about criminal records procedures can be found at

Key Facts

Accredited by:
Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences

Course Length:
The course will run as follows:
Holistic Massage Modules 1 & 2 – Monday or Wednesday 9.30 – 4.30 
Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours per week (Terms 1& 2) Tuesdays
Introduction to Research – Friday 10.00-12.00 (Term 1)

*Please note that times may be subject to change.

Course Fees:
Please contact Julie Duffy (Programme Director) for details on current fees 
Tel: 029 2020 5612 

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Cardiff Met Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or

For course specific enquiries, please contact the diploma coordinator, Julie Duffy:
Tel: 029 2020 5612

See Also:
Cardiff School of Sport & Health Scienc​es Website

Your Next Steps​​

To make an application please visit our online Self Service system.  Guidance on making an application can be found here.