Beginner Courses

Want to find out more about massage? Thinking of doing the professional course?

Introductory Courses and Taster Days are available for newcomers to massage practice.

    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 04 Aug 2019, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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    This one day course includes a systematic procedure for dealing with incidents and covers topics such as: unconsciousness, bleeding, and resuscitation procedures.

    The day is very much hands-on and the teaching is practical and interactive. All students are involved in all aspects of the teaching and learning and skills are consolidated through continued practice. Paul makes this serious subject exciting and enjoyable.

    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate will need to be renewed every three years.

    NB: The First Aid course is a stand-alone qualification; the assessment of the course is a combination of contact hours and the successful completion of a number of sequential review points. It is essential, therefore, that all students are punctual and attend all the sessions of the day. Lateness may result in a student being turned away.

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking should you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 04 Aug 2019, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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    The course is certificated by ITC First Aid and is in line with HSE requirements. Your certificate should be renewed every three years.



    Taster Day for Beginners

    Sun 11 Aug 2019, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    This day is for individuals interested in finding out more about the diploma in Holistic Massage. The workshop is a combination of demonstration and practice plus in depth information about massage training the SCMT way. You will learn a simple back massage as well as basic anatomy and be given safe guidance to enable you to build your confidence to practice massage with people you know.

    You will also go away from this day having made a decision about SCMT and whether you’ll be joining our diploma course. If you choose to join the diploma course we will return £50.

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking, if  you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.



    Taster Day for Beginners

    Sun 11 Aug 2019, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    This day is for individuals interested in finding out more about the diploma in Holistic Massage. On this day you will learn a back massage including relevant anatomy and safety advice.



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    A free open evening. 13-214933033Come along and find out about the Holistic Diploma meet Vicky Gaughan – Principal of SCMT & Rebecca Shine our Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology lecturer.

    There will be opportunity to learn a simple six step hand massage and gather information about the beginners courses if you are completely new to massage. There will also be plenty of information about the Diploma in Holistic Massage. You will leave with all your questions answered so that you can make an informed decision about joining the course in October 2019. Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    More info

    A free open evening. Come along and find out about the Holistic Diploma meet Vicky Gaughan – Principal of SCMT & Rebecca Shine our Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology lecturer.



    Friday Afternoon Introductory Course for Beginners

    Fri 27 Sep 2019 - Fri 06 Dec 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    This course runs every two weeks on a Friday afternoon. The training is for beginners and will appeal to people who are interested in learning some basic massage to give to family and friends or progressing onto the Diploma in Holistic Massage that commences January 2020. During the course you will learn a relaxation massage, step by step, covering hands, head, face & back with related anatomy.  You will build your confidence and deliver safe massage with people you know. If you are thinking of undertaking the Diploma in Holistic Massage this course is ideal insight. An ideal course to take in the Autumn and in preparation for Christmas – give the gift of massage!

    In praise of the Introductory Weekend:

    ‘I did a back massage last night on Margaret, my Aunt. She is a fit 78 year old lady who’s been a widow for 40 years. She had never had a massage before and hopped onto the table straight away!
    At the end she said she had never been touched by anyone for as long as that ever in her life. She loved it. She had no idea I was moving round the table. (Which I thought was good). Throughout it all I could hear your voice giving instruction in the moves and strokes. I felt brilliant doing it and even better when I got her feedback. I felt proud of myself. She’s already said next time it’s the face and head please. !!’ CS West Yorkshire

    ‘I attended the Introductory Massage Course at SCMT. I was full of excitement and some trepidation as to what to expect. There really was no need to worry because the teachers were so warm and inviting that I was immediately at ease and the other attendees were lovely too.
    The tutors made learning fun and easy. They are obviously experts in their field and the instructions and guidance are thorough but unhurried giving time for consolidation,
    We learned three basic massages over the weekend and what amazed me was the uplifting feeling I received on giving the treatment. It was a total revelation to me and so lovely.
    I am looking forward to starting the diploma course and actually wish it was sooner!’ DW South Yorkshie

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking should you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.

     



    Friday Afternoon Introductory Course for Beginners

    Fri 27 Sep 2019 - Fri 06 Dec 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    More info

    This Friday afternoon course will appeal to people who are interested in learning some basic massage to give to family and friends. During the course you will learn a relaxation massages, step by step, building over the weeks to give a massage that includes the hands, head, face & back with related anatomy.



    Introductory Weekend for Beginners

    Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 29 Sep 2019, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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    This two day course will appeal to people who are interested in learning some basic massage to give to family and friends. During the weekend you will learn a relaxation massage, step by step, covering hands, head, face & back with related anatomy.  You will build your confidence and deliver safe massage with people you know. If you are thinking of undertaking the Diploma in Holistic Massage this course is ideal insight.

    In praise of the Introductory Weekend:

    I did a back massage last night on Margaret, my Aunt. She is a fit 78 year old lady who’s been a widow for 40 years. She had never had a massage before and hopped onto the table straight away!
    At the end she said she had never been touched by anyone for as long as that ever in her life. She loved it. She had no idea I was moving round the table. (Which I thought was good). Throughout it all I could hear your voice giving instruction in the moves and strokes. I felt brilliant doing it and even better when I got her feedback. I felt proud of myself. She’s already said next time it’s the face and head please. !!
    How lovely is that? I think my search for a massage training is over.
    Last weekend I attended the Introductory Massage Course at SCMT. I was full of excitement and some trepidation as to what to expect. There really was no need to worry because the teachers were so warm and inviting that I was immediately at ease and the other attendees were lovely too.
    The tutors made learning fun and easy. They are obviously experts in their field and the instructions and guidance are thorough but unhurried giving time for consolidation,
    We learned three basic massages over the weekend and what amazed me was the uplifting feeling I received on giving the treatment. It was a total revelation to me and so lovely.
    I am looking forward to starting the diploma course and actually wish it was sooner!

    Cancellation policy: Please note, once you have made your booking should you need to cancel, a refund will be given minus an admin charge of £15. If your cancellation is received with less than 7 days notice we cannot refund any fees. In the event that SCMT cancels a course an alternative date will be offered. If the alternative date is inconvenient a full refund will be made.

     



    Introductory Weekend for Beginners

    Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 29 Sep 2019, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
    More info

    This two day course will appeal to people who are interested in learning some basic massage to give to family and friends. During the weekend you will learn a relaxation massage, step by step, covering hands, head, face & back with related anatomy.