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Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5)

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The NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5) is a great  programme designed to equip you with knowledge, skill and confidence to start your journey as a qualified massage therapist. You will be joining an already successful sector of the allied health workers providing client centered care to individuals and communities.

The 12- month Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage delivered at Wellpark College provides an educational and training that supports the development of students to independent practitioners confident to deliver  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, holistic and ethical way.

This qualification equips you with a comprehensive understanding of your role as a wellness and 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 for Massage Therapy, Massage New Zealand (MNZ)

  Look for a career change & flexible work hours

  Pathway to a career in Therapeutic Massage

  start on your career path and look to enter wellness & health industry.

  An existing practicing health professional want to expand scope of practice

  • 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
  • Anatomy & Physiology – What is a body made of and how does it work.
  • Communication Skills – How to establish rapport and a professional relationship with your clients.
  • Wellness Theory & Practice – Including mind-body concepts and holistic care..
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • How to establish and manage your own practice & supervised clinics.
  • We will teach you how to establish and manage your own practice

Wellpark College graduates are in high demand with 9 out of 10 students now working within the health and wellness industry.A qualification in Massage can lead to many job opportunities and we would love to help you achieve your career goals.

Upon graduation, you may choose to

  • Join an existing health and wellness clinic.
  • Set up your own practice and work your own hours.
  • Work in a Spa environment.
  • Work with active people in sports.
  • Work within the corporate sector and concentrate on stress reduction and productivity.
  • Work on a cruise ship or for a hotel chain and travel the world.
  • Provide mobile massage.
  • You may even choose to keep studying and work towards a higher qualification This qualification meets the requirements to continue with the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6)

This could be the right choice for you.

The Diploma is taught by experienced educators who are also practicing Massage Therapists. You will learn through face-to-face interactions in the classroom complemented by online learning methods (Blended Delivery) and apply your learning in our purpose-built student clinic. We support you to graduate, feeling confident in your abilities, and to be competent to set up and run your own practice or find employment within the industry.

Wellpark College graduates are in high demand with 9 out of 10 students now working within the health and wellness industry.A qualification in Massage can lead to many job opportunities and we would love to help you achieve your career goals.

Upon graduation, you may choose to

  • Join an existing health and wellness clinic.
  • Set up your own practice and work your own hours.
  • Work in a Spa environment.
  • Work with active people in sports.
  • Work within the corporate sector and concentrate on stress reduction and productivity.
  • Work on a cruise ship or for a hotel chain and travel the world.
  • Provide mobile massage.
  • You may even choose to keep studying and work towards a higher qualification This qualification meets the requirements to continue with the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6)

This could be the right choice for you.

The Diploma is taught by experienced educators who are also practicing Massage Therapists. You will learn through face-to-face interactions in the classroom complemented by online learning methods (Blended Delivery) and apply your learning in our purpose-built student clinic. We support you to graduate, feeling confident in your abilities, and to be competent to set up and run your own practice or find employment within the industry.

Wellpark College offers NZQA accredited courses. This requires that the College participates in regular External Evaluation Reviews (EER). Copies of these reports can be found on the NZQA website www.nzqa.govt.nz. Wellpark College is on four-year review cycle. The last review considered Wellpark College as Category 2 – confident in educational performance and confidence in self-assessment.

Location
  • 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
Clinical practice at our Prema clinic
  • 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
What does blended delivery mean at Wellpark college
  • 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 arange of engaging and interactive learning styles
  • Ongoing access to IT support and study resources is available
Support structure

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