About Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is known as one of the oldest methods of healing, and with a nationally recognised Massage Therapy qualification from AIAS you will be well on your way to becoming part of an invigorating and exciting industry.
What you are looking for in a career will determine which of the many types of Massage Therapy you will choose to study. Some massage concentrates more on relaxing the client whilst others will work more deeply at repairing damaged muscle tissue. AIAS offers courses in a number of different types of massage:
Remedial Massage is a holistic treatment using massage to treat a condition or specific areas of muscle tension. Reflexology is about pressure, stretching and creating movement to the feet and hands, while Shiatsu is all about finger pressure massages.
Consider the area and level of qualification that you want to study:
About AIAS massage courses
Massage courses at AIAS focus on the practical application of massage, as well as the important underlying theory. Campus massage clinics are open to the public in both Brisbane and Melbourne, so you will be able to receive hands-on practice to build your skills with real clients. All Massage Therapy courses at AIAS are instructed by industry trained professionals.
AIAS offers courses in various techniques, and they are designed to suit both beginner and experienced massage therapists. Students will learn about specific techniques, but they will also have the opportunity to learn about business practices and other related subjects.
Qualifying for a massage course
Students wanting to enrol in Massage Therapy courses at AIAS must have achieved the minimum of a year 11 education or equivalent. There are options for entry to the massage school for mature age students, as well as special entry where educational standards may not have been met through achievement at secondary schools, but through other avenues.
In order to be a good massage therapist, it is important that students have a keen interest in massage and in healing. Massage courses at AIAS will help you to hone your interest, as well as teaching the importance of communication and management when interacting with other staff and clients. Studying an AIAS course in massage will greatly improve your chance of being employed with a good and reputable organisation, and will place you in the best possible position to become a well-renowned and successful massage therapist.
Careers in Massage Therapy
Graduates from a Massage Therapy course at AIAS will be competent massage therapists. In today’s world, massage therapists are widely sought for treatments that aid mental relaxation and relieve the physical symptoms of back and neck pain that come from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour.
Basic health assessment and treatment plans are included in the massage courses. AIAS massage therapists work in healing centres, at home or in their own clinic, hospitals, in the workplace, leisure centres, beauty salons, spas and health retreats.