Massage for Mental Health

  • Number of students: 3
  • Teacher: Sam Curtis
  • Released: 08.02.2021 11:32
  • Level: Advanced
  • Duration:
  • Price: £ 160.00 - £ 167.00

Table of Contents

Legislation and Professional Code of Conduct
The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Massage
The Effect of Repressed Emotions on the Body




  • to develop your understanding of the role, skills and qualities of a successful massage therapist in relation to the client who has mental health issues.
  • to understand the precautions you should take as a therapist when treating a client who is suffering with their mental health
  • to extend your knowledge of the physiological aspects of mental health and be able to recognise both physical and psychological symptoms
  • to recognise where certain emotions will manifest as physical symptoms in the body
  • to better understand the mental health benefits of massage therapy for the client
  • to understand how to treat a client going through the grieving process
  • to increase your understanding of depression
  • to learn about the physiology behind self harming and addictive behavioural patterns, including those seen in ADHD, and how massage can help
  • to improve your understanding of eating disorders and how to use massage as a way of improving body image
  • to increase your knowledge of psychosomatic illness so that you may be able to identify when a client’s physical issue may be due to unmanaged stress levels
  • to inform yourself of some self help measures to suggest to your client to deal with stress


Plan Name Price
Bank Transfer (UK Only): £ 160.00
Payment via PAYPAL: £ 167.00


Sam Curtis

I am an FHT registered and fully insured therapist and accredited massage tutor. I have many years of medical experience in addition to my 23 years+ experience in massage therapy. I specialise in children with cerebral palsy, domestic abuse and PTSD, pregnancy and postnatal health, women's health and post surgical care, as well as sports injuries.

After teaching student nurses and running Active Birth workshops, I decided to start teaching massage because I recognise that there are too many gaps in massage training. Students are taught the contraindications, but not how to apply them. They go into practice not understanding basic medical conditions that they will regularly be faced with or how to tell when something is a contraindication or a precaution. Consequently I have heard too much negative feedback from clients who come to me after seeing numerous therapists, none of whom have been able to explain why they have a particular problem. I have also witnessed too many therapists now, some of whom have been working as a massage therapist for 10 years, yet still dont understand the basic anatomy and physiology and don't know the right questions to ask to ensure the wellbeing of their clients, resulting in them giving clients completely inappropriate treatments for their medical conditions.

My training courses therefore, are unique in the way they generally take on a more medical approach and give the therapist the information needed to ask the right questions.

IHBC, IIST, IIHHT, Dip. Nursing, BSc Midwifery, Active IQ Dip., IICT, CMA, IPHM



PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course training and would like to further their understanding of clients suffering from stress and mental health issues.

Quiz Status
Legislation and Professional Code of Conduct
The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Massage
The Effect of Repressed Emotions on the Body

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