Beginner Courses – a place to start

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. We also offer Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop events where you can dip in at no charge to help you decide if you’d like to go further. See below for our next Beginner Courses & Free events

    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 02 Jun 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    Please Note: until further notice we will be delivering this event online via Zoom. Please download this free online platform by going to www.zoom.us

    You are invited to come along to our free open evening and find out about the SCMT Holistic Diploma. You will meet Vicky Gaughan – Principal of SCMT & Rebecca Shine our Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology lecturer.

    There will be opportunity to learn and perform a simple six step self face massageplease have some face cream or vegetable oil at hand.

    Come and learn how facial massage can help you at this time of lockdown.

    You can 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 2020.

    Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!

    You are eligible to receive our free two part starter pack after attending this event.



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 02 Jun 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    More info

    A free open evening online via zoom. Come 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 and perform a simple six step self face massage – please have some face cream or vegetable oil at hand.



    Friday Afternoon Introductory Course for Beginners

    Fri 12 Jun 2020 - Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    This course runs on 6 Friday afternoons. Two Fridays each month for three months. Dates are:

    June 12/6 & 18/6

    July 17/7 & 24/7

    August 7/8 & 21/8

    The course 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. 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 Summer – give the gift of massage!

    In praise of the Introductory Course:

    ‘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 Yorkshire

    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 12 Jun 2020 - Fri 21 Aug 2020, 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.



    Taster Day for Beginners - #2 Head & Face

    Sun 05 Jul 2020, 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 head & face 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 - #2 Head & Face

    Sun 05 Jul 2020, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    This sequence is the most deeply relaxing massage, transporting the receiver to the edge of sleep, where the most restorative experience awaits you. 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

    Tue 28 Jul 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Book here

    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    You are invited to come along to our free open evening and find out about the SCMT Holistic Diploma. You will 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 2020. Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 28 Jul 2020, 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.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis

    Sun 02 Aug 2020, 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. Please take a form of ID (eg.driving licence, passport) to the day.

    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 02 Aug 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    More info

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



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 08 Sep 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Book here

    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    You are invited to come along to our free open evening and find out about the SCMT Holistic Diploma. You will 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 2020. Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 08 Sep 2020, 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.



    First Aid with Paul Lewis - Friday

    Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Book here

    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. Please take a form of ID (eg.driving licence, passport) to the day.

    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 - Friday

    Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    More info

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



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 13 Oct 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Book here

    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    You are invited to come along to our free open evening and find out about the SCMT Holistic Diploma. You will 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 2020. Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 13 Oct 2020, 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.



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 17 Nov 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Book here

    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    You are invited to come along to our free open evening and find out about the SCMT Holistic Diploma. You will 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 January 2021. Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 17 Nov 2020, 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.



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 01 Dec 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Book here

    This event is for people who are interested in the diploma in Holistic Massage.

    You are invited to come along to our free open evening and find out about the SCMT Holistic Diploma. You will 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 January 2021. Tie a knot around your finger OR put this date in your diary!



    Free Open Evening & Mini Workshop

    Tue 01 Dec 2020, 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.



    Couples Massage Course

    Sat 05 Dec 2020 - Sun 06 Dec 2020, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Book here

    This two day course, will appeal to couples who are interested in learning some basic massage to give to each other in times of stress and tension. 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 your partner.

    Couples of any orientation are welcome.

    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.

     



    Couples Massage Course

    Sat 05 Dec 2020 - Sun 06 Dec 2020, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
    More info

    The sequences taught are the most deeply relaxing and stress busting techniques, providing the receiver with a unique experience of heavenly massage.
    This two day course will appeal to couples who are interested in learning massage to give to each other in times of stress and tension. During the weekend you will learn a relaxation massage, step by step, covering hands, head, face & back with related anatomy. £20 early bird discount (per couple) if paid on or before 5th November 2020. Couples of any orientation are welcome.