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Swedish Massage

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 3 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Swedish massage is the most common and best known type of massage in the west.  It is thought to reduce pain, joint stiffness and poor circulation and is the basis for other types of massage including sports massage.


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Ideal if:

You are looking to advance in your profession and serious about practicing professionally as a therapist in Swedish massage; it is a good grounding for other types of massage.

You’ll need:

A good standard of English and the ability and motivation to self-study as this is a fast track course that requires you to study to a high standard.  You should also hold a Level 2 qualification in beauty or massage.

You’ll learn:

The skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform Swedish massage treatments for clients.  It is an intensive course in which you will learn the five massage strokes; effleurage, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking.


To not only learn how to massage professionally, but you will also learn health, safety and hygiene, basic anatomy and physiology, preparing the treatment area and consultation techniques.

You’ll love:

Being able to practice in professionally run salons open to the public and with the guidance of expert staff from the industry.

You’ll go on to:

After this course, you will be qualified to perform professional Swedish massage treatments for clients via employment or self-employment in the beauty therapy or complementary therapy industry.

There is also the prospect of moving onto one of our other specialist massage qualifications such as sports massage or you may choose to compliment your skills with other holistic therapy qualifications such as aromatherapy or reflexology.


Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy


Swedish Massage

Start Date

September 2017




1 year, 1 day per week

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