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Our Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage, approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, is designed for students who wish to become practitioners of Massage Techniques. International students may only enrol in the classroom delivery option of this course.
The aim of this Diploma Qualification is to produce graduates who are equipped with the underpinning knowledge and skills for the application of wellness and relaxation therapies intervention: including anatomy, physiology and neuro-musculoskeletal anatomy relevant for relaxation massage techniques; wellness techniques; muscle specific massage techniques; healthcare programming for stress and wellness interventions; client education; movement integration and reflexology.
Graduates will be capable to work independently and within the scope of practice defined by wellness and relaxation massage and will be able to communicate and refer with remedial massage therapists, allied health, wellness and medical professionals for those specialist services.
Graduates of this qualification:
Employment Outcomes: Graduates who successfully complete this Diploma Qualification are qualified to work as Wellness and Relaxation Massage Therapists in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage settings including home-based massage therapy, mobile clinics, community-based massage therapy clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics and sports settings (non-injury work) and stress management education. Other opportunities include ski-fields, gymnasiums, cruise ships, tourism, spas, resorts, hotels, on-site corporate, rest homes and rehabilitation centres.
Further study can also be taken in aromatherapy, reflexology and beauty spa therapies.
International Students intending to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage Level 5 must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have passed at least 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in one year or equivalent preferably including Biology and have no communicable diseases, physical or psychological impairments which may adversely affect their ability to undertake the programme of study or work with people in a clinical setting.
Applicants must be able to communicate competently in English and will be required to undergo an interview to confirm their suitability for this programme. International students whose first language is not English, must have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent evidence of English language proficiency.
Applicants must complete all immigration requirements, including submitting evidence of appropriate medical and travel insurance, and have a valid student visa.
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