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Level 3 Massage Therapy Diploma

October 4th to 13th

Sitges, Barcelona - Spain

Only 15 minutes from the beach, this ocean view villa with stunning gardens will become a safe haven to deep dive into learning the techniques and building the knowledge to become a highly skilled massage therapist.

So, why join us to complete your massage training?

  • In depth training - we are not a 'fast track'! Our goal is for you to feel confident and passionate about massage, not just tick a box.

  • Start a new, fulfilling career or create a wonderful extra income stream.

  • Perfect up skill for yoga teachers, Pilates instructors and personal trainers. 

  • Our prices are ALL INCLUSIVE. No hidden fees!

  • Our training meets the National Occupational Standards.

  • A training dominated by practical, hands on experience.

  • Learning more than the routine! We specialise in escaping the standard 'full body routine' to elevate your treatments. 

  •  Maximum of 10 students and plenty of single occupancy rooms available. 

  • Enjoy a stunning location with all your food plus yoga/ movement classes are included! 

  • Option to join the training as the full level 3 diploma qualification ready to seek insurance, set up your own business or employment or, simply complete the face to face training retreat element to learn a new skill for your own personal development.

  • Find a supportive community of like minded people.

Book me in!

The prices are inclusive of ALL required elements to complete the qualification in full, including - 

  • All required external modules, including Anatomy & Physiology.

  • All Next Wave Coursebooks.

  • All inclusive in person training retreat.

  • Course evaluation & case studies assessment.

  • Fully supported from the time of booking. 

If you are not joining us to seek insurance, employment of further education/trainings, your total amount will be £300 less than stated price as you will not need to do the external modules.

 

Access to all external modules is only granted after first payment. Please give yourself as much time as possible to complete these before training retreat starts. 

 

Booking is only confirmed by payment of a non refundable deposit of £500.

Payment can be made in two ways. 

1. - £500 deposit and then final amount paid in full no more than 4 weeks before training retreat start date. 

2. £500 deposit and then remainder split into two payments with the final one paid no later than 4 weeks before training retreat start date.

Master En-suite  - £3050 - only 1 remaining

Beautiful single occupancy room with en-suite and terrace.

Single with shared bathroom - £2900 - only 3 remaining

Single occupancy room sharing bathroom facilities.  

Twin Shared bathroom  - £2800

Single bed in a twin room sharing with one other guest and bathroom externally from the room.

Twin En-suite - £2900

Single bed in a twin room sharing with one other guest, en-suite bathroom and access to terrace. 

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Course Structure

Your learning experience is at the forefront of everything we do and we want to be as transparent as possible. The Next Wave Massage Therapy syllabus has been constructed in a way to give you the the perfect amount of everything you need to become a confident massage therapist while also running accordance with the highest accreditation standards from International body, ThinkTree. Your qualification allows you to seek employment almost anywhere in the world, gain insurance and take part in CPD courses of your choosing.

  • The art of consultations and great communication to assess your client and create the perfect treatment for them. 

  • Skills and techniques to complete a full body massage, head to toe!

  • Holistic, deep tissue and 'no hands' techniques.

  • Contra-indications and ways to adapt your treatments to your clients needs. 

  • Adapting treatments for pregnancy, minors and the elderly including seated massage. 

  • How to use massage to treat stress and work with the nervous system.

  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology - we get creative and make this fun and applicable to your work, no powerpoint presentations. 

  • After care, booking and re-booking your clients to grow your business. 

  • Self care, posture and delivery that keeps your safe and working for years to come.

1.External Modules

Essential learning of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, Business and Health & Hygiene with international accrediting body, Think Tree for all Level 3 Diploma students. 

2.Next Wave Coursebooks

Designed to introduce you perfectly to the world of massage, these are compulsory for completion for all students joining us and consists of four modules with a short, simple assessment at the end. 

3.Training retreat

The fun bit! This 8 night training will immerse you fully into the world of massage therapy and bring out the therapist in you! You will learn everything you need to become a skilled therapist. 

4.Case Studies

Case studies are the final piece of the puzzle towards gaining your L3 Diploma. If you're not doing the Diploma qualification, it is optional but we recommend it!

Massage Training

What's Included

We want to keep this really easy so you know what to expect. If you have any further queries on what is, and is not, included in the costs of your training, please email us at amy.nextwave@gmail.com.

What is

  • Accommodation at a stunning venue with choice of room set up.

  • All tuition to complete Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy. 

  • All of your meals from our in house chef.

  • Return transfers from the airport if meeting our scheduled mini bus.

  • All kit & equipment provided for you.

  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology, health & hygiene and business modules. (if doing course for full qualification)

  • Yoga & movement classes.

  • Supportive community and full support before and after your training.

  • Salt water pool. 

What is Not

  • Any insurances including travel insurance and student insurance - this can be brought  discounted with ThinkTree. 

  • Flights and all travel outside of our scheduled transfer.

  • Please bring your own notebooks & stationary. 

  • Any food or drinks outside of the venue. 

Venue & Location

40 minutes from Barcelona Airport, the coastal town of Sitges is renowned for it's vibrancy, carnivals and beaches. Our private villa sits within 4000m2 of walled gardens and is all about tranquillity and space! With its' stunning sea view, abundance of trees, various chill zones, big salt water pool, bar and wonderfully decorated accommodation, it makes the perfect escape to learn from.

The bedrooms are split between two buildings - the main villa and the garden rooms. In the main villa you will find the indoor sitting room, dining room and hang out spaces. However, the beauty of this property is the array of outdoor living opportunities with multiple chill out zones scattered through the gardens, pool, outdoor dining and kitchen, you will naturally spend most of your time enjoying the balmy weather. That is, when not within the stunning wooden studio for our classes! There will even be chances to take our sessions out of the studio and into the gardens and our theory classes around the pool.

Food - is a huge part of any training retreat. We will keep you well fed with delicious food that highlights the wonderful fresh flavours of the Catalonian region from a professional retreat chef. Our meals are plant based and naturally gluten free however all dietary requirements will be catered for. Due to the nature of massage, our trainings our alcohol free. 

Travel - Joining us is simple with multiple daily flights from across the UK. There will be a complimentary transfer at a set time to collect from Barcelona airport at 15:30 on October 4th and to return on October13th arriving at the airport by 10:00.

Training Space

This beautiful raised studio overlooking the pool and garden creates the perfect sanctuary to spend the days learning and crafting your skills. We also have plenty of wonderful outdoor spaces to do our more theory based classes and workshops. All of your kit and equipment will be here ready and waiting for you.

Activities

As well as work hard, we like to play hard too! We also take rest and self care rather seriously - after all we have to practice what we preach right!? Yoga, breathwork, beach walks, movie nights and hang outs around the pool  make regular appearances to keep you feeling fresh and in the perfect space physically and mentally to learn. 

  • I have never massaged before! Can I join as a total beginner?
    Yes! Our training is designed to be accessible to a complete beginner. All we ask is that you have a passion to learn.
  • Can I join the training just because I want to learn and not become accredited?
    Of course! If you want to come and have an amazing time learning a new life skill then you are very welcome. You will not have to do the external modules however we recommend that you do still do the assessment, that way if you want to change your mind and upgrade to being fully accredited, you can! Until then, your certificate will clearly say that you are not liable for insurance or employment as a qualified massage therapist.
  • What do I need to do before I arrive on the course?
    Ideally, you will have completed the three online training modules in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, Health & Hygiene and Business, that we arrange for you, before you join your training retreat. However, this is not compulsory and your are able to complete these modules after the training retreat has ended. Please be aware, until these are completed you will not be able to seek insurance or employment as a fully qualified massage therapist so, the sooner the better! That means, if you are not joining us for qualification and just to learn a wonderful life skill, this is not compulsory. There are four, short modules that have a simple assessment that ALL students are required to complete before training begins. These are sent to you via email to do in your own time and are vital to you being prepared to start the in person element of the training.
  • What is and isn't included?
    The prices you will see on the booking pages automatically includes your Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, Health & Hygiene and Business modules. If you are opting out of accreditation, this cost is removed so you never pay for something you don't get and can take £300 off of the total price. The total costs include - All external modules with ThinkTree. - All Next Wave coursebooks. - All inclusive training retreat inc. accommodation, delicious food and all tuition. - All certification and assessments. - Continual support and case study assistance after your training retreat. We do not include - Any insurances inc. student and travel insurance. - Travel to and from the training - a complimentary airport shuttle will be in place for trainings outside of the UK.
  • Can I spread the in person training out over different trainings?
    Sadly, this is not an option.
  • I am a light sleeper, will private rooms be available?
    Yes! We make sure that there are private rooms available on our trainings for anyone that knows they need their own space for a perfect nights sleep. However, these are often the first rooms to sell out so grab them fast!

Typical Day 
A feel for the flow

07:00: The tea is brewing and the house is stirring. 

07:30: Morning yoga. Turn up in your pyjamas if you wish, we will be flowing slowly and mindfully, getting our bodies ready for the day ahead. Of course, you may wish to go for a walk or lounge with your morning coffee around the pool!

08:30: Breakfast time. Let's fuel up.

09:15: Meet in the studio to discuss the day ahead and get ready. We start at 09:30 with consultations - the art of greeting and assessing your client.

10:15: Introduction to Back Massage.

  • Learn the key techniques of massage.

  • Posture & positioning.

  • Learn a simple routine inc. the importance of introducing touch.

12:30: Time for a light lunch.

13:30: Back anatomy - putting anatomy knowledge into action when working on a body. Draw on muscles using (skin friendly) marker pens. Working with different scenarios and how to adapt to different clients.

15:00: Finding Flow - the magic of linking your techniques to create a great massage. Time to practise, using music and movement to help get into the ’flow’ and direct feedback.

17:00: Aftercare. How we end a treatment and the importance of records.

18:00: Relax! Jump in the pool or head down to the beach. 

19:00: Dinner time and then relax and unwind!

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