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Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation is a great foundation programme designed to equip you with knowledge and confidence. You will be joining an already successful sector of the health and wellness industry in New Zealand, in which 6675 – 11856 people are already employed and with Massage Therapy providing the second-largest employment pathway after Physiotherapy.

The 12- month Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage taught at Wellpark College provides a sound foundation of how to provide a high-quality relaxation massage tailored to the needs of a diverse range of clients. You are introduced to the principles of professional touch and communication, and how massage can be used to support a person’s well being in a safe and ethical way..

This qualification equips you with a comprehensive understanding of your role as a relaxation massage therapist addressing health and wellbeing whilst demonstrating professionalism. Upon successful completion of your course, you will qualify for acceptance into NZ’s professional body of Massage Therapy, Massage New Zealand (MNZ)

You might be:

  • Starting on your career path and looking to enter the wellness and health industry
  • An existing practicing health professional wanting to expand your scope of practice
  • Looking for a career change and more flexible working hours
  • Pathway to a career in Therapeutic Massage

More about Wellness & Relaxation Massage

  • A range of massage techniques
  • Additional techniques to enhance relaxation and wellbeing as  well as to relieve stress and muscle tension
  • Specific integrated applications including:
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Sports massage
  • Chair/ corporate message

More about Wellness & relaxation massage

  • Wellpark College offers a tranquil learning environment, our campus is set in 19 acres of native bush and gardens, but we are still within walking distance of public transport hubs, the Westfield shopping mall in Albany and close to local shops and cafes
  • The College offers new, modern classrooms, a holistic learning environment and the opportunity to network with students studying a range of natural health programmes from Naturopathy to Yoga teacher training. You will be studying alongside people who think and feel the same as you do about natural health and medicine

Apply your newly learned skills in a supervised clinical setting at our student clinic, The Prema Clinic. You will also be given the opportunity to participate in community events. Working with real clients ensures that you graduate with confidence and ready to start your exciting career in Massage

  • All practical courses are delivered face-to-face in the classroom
  • It follows a structured learning pathway that allows some flexibility to where, when and how to study online components
  • Scheduled online sessions and activities are provided through our Learning Management System Moodle and are easy to navigate
  • Technology is utilised to enhance active and effective engagement in learning
  • Classroom time is orientated at learners’ needs and accommodates a range of engaging and interactive learning styles
  • Ongoing access to IT support and study resources is available

We believe in building a good rapport with students by offering

  • Individual pastoral care services
  • Library facilities
  • Tutorials
  • Regular support to build academic skills
  • Access to external free counseling
  • Academic and learning support is continuously available

Graduates of this diploma will be qualified to work as wellness and relaxation massage therapists in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage settings

  • Home-based massage therapy
  • Mobile clinics
  • Community-based massage therapy clinics
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Sports settings (non-injury work)
  • Spa-based massage therapy clinics
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