Body Massage

    Course details

    • Code: BEAU.5002
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Hairdressing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class51 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)February
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Pre-requisiteCompletion of Year 1 of the Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Certificate in Beautician Services), or equivalent skills and knowledge
Related programmes Diploma in Beauty Therapy;

Course Aim

Provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform body massage treatments. Students will gain experience in detailed skin and body analysis, anatomy and physiology of body systems and structures, massage techniques, products and tools used for massage, client consultation and care, and after-care advice.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. describe and explain the structure, systems, functions, diseases and disorders of the body in relation to body massage treatments;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of body massage treatments including different massage techniques, products, tools, equipment, treatment preparation and safe working practices;
  3. understand and perform detailed body analysis;
  4. undertake client consultation for body massage treatments and provide clear recommendations to clients;
  5. select products, tools and equipment to suit client treatment needs, skin types and conditions;
  6. provide body massage using a range of techniques, tools and products, including pre-blended aromatherapy oils;
  7. provide after-care advice to clients using effective communication skills;
  8. record and maintain client details for body massage treatments; and
  9. evaluate the effectiveness of body massage treatments provided.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code
Provide body massage C&G 3003 305
Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils C&G 3003 309

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017