Physical Therapy and Massage – Diploma Course

These are the specifications of Physical Therapy and Massage Course:

1. Awarding Institution / Body:
2. Teaching Institution:Online and distance learning, with tutor support
3. Programme Accredited by:
4. Final Award:Compulsory course for students enrolled in the Masters in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine
5. Programme title:Naturopathic Chiropractic Course
6. Course Code and level:MNHM7006 – Doctorate Level
7. Duration of programme:One trimester or 12 weeks
8. Total number of study hours:Equivalent to 4 US credits or 100 clock hours of study
9. Enrollment requirements:Students enrolled in the Masters in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine
10. Enrollment date:First Year, Second Trimester
11. Fees:


The use of massage therapy can improve wellness or help manage a medical condition. Throughout human history, massage has been practiced in most cultures, and it was one of the first methods used to alleviate pain.

The phrase “massage therapy” refers to a variety of methods. Swedish or classical massage is the most popular type of massage therapy in Western nations, and it forms the basis of the majority of massage education programs.

Course curriculum

One of the best gifts you can give your body is the therapeutic effects of massage. For thousands of years, it has been one of the main therapies for the treatment of both the mind and the body in human societies.

  1. Lesson 1 – Introduction to Massage 
  2. Lesson 2 – Essential Oils – choosing and applying oils, effects of oil
  3. Lesson 3 – The Power of Massage – key benefits, massage sequence, different strokes, and movements
  4. Lesson 4 – Percussion – pummeling, plucking, shaking, etc.
  5. Lesson 5 – Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage 
  6. Lesson 6 – Leg and Arm Massage – petrissage and compression techniques
  7. Lesson 7 – Abdomen and Rib Massage – specific techniques for the abdomen
  8. Lesson 8 – Hand and Foot Massage – condition of nails, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  9. Lesson 9 – A Professional Approach – setting up in business, understanding anatomy and physiology of the various bodily systems
  10. Lesson 10 – Self Massage
  11. Lesson 11 – Swedish Massage – terminology, and process
  12. Lesson 12 – Manual Lymphatic Drainage – how it works, and when to use it


The soft tissues of the body are worked on by a massage therapist using firm pressure and smooth movements. There are various types of massage, and the therapist choosing one for the client will choose one that is best suited to their individual requirements.

  1. Lesson 1 – Beauty Massage
  2. Lesson 2 – Pregnancy, Baby and Children Massage
  3. Lesson 3 – Massage for Health Part 1
  4. Lesson 4 – Massage for Health Part 2
  5. Lesson 5 – Sport Massage
  6. Lesson 6 – Massage and the Elderly
  7. Lesson 7 – Chinese Massage
  8. Lesson 8 – Indian Massage
  9. Lesson 9 – Indian Head Massage
  10. Lesson 10 – Thai Massage
  11. Lesson 11 – Shiatsu
  12. Lesson 12 – Reflexology