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ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage

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only €995.00 !

save €500.00 !! normally €1690.00
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Course options:
Summer Course – Starts June, Finishes December 2022 – places still available
Fast Track – 
Spring massage course -Starts February, finish May 2022- booked out!
Dates  further down page

At Green Tara College we teach a fabulous  in-depth deep tissue healing massage using Swedish  massage techniques which can be used for many ailments especially for deep healing and relaxation. Many of the techniques and methods of applying this massage have been developed and streamlined by Majella during her 30 years of experience.  This treatment that we will teach you , in comparison to others, is without doubt a deluxe holistic massage.

Image by Jürgen Rübig from Pixabay Our sincere aim is to encourage each individual student therapist to develop your own natural skills and gifts to enable you to use your gifts to streamline treatments to your individual client’s needs, be they family, friends and/or the professional client.

We also teach from a spiritual & holistic perspective for anybody who is interested in developing skills to tune into your client’s needs – physically, emotionally and mentally, bringing to them the treatment that best meets their needs.  You can take away what works for you on an individual level. You will truly notice the difference in an energetic massage treatment.

Holistic Massage 

Image by Heike Frohnhoff from Pixabay Holistic massage is a deeply relaxing massage experience that treats the mind, body and spirit. It is one of the most popular forms of massage offering a beautiful, relaxing and nurturing treatment. The massage is a complete full body massage to include: legs, back, abdomen, feet, hands, face, head, shoulders, neck, and upper torso.

Our ITEC Holistic Massage course is focused on bringing a deep nurturing treatment to your client. While students learn all of the syllabus – from the workings of muscles to understanding the Anatomy of the body to giving a wonderful deep massage – the training is truly holistic at Green Tara College.

Subjects Covered:

Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to carry out a holistic full body massage as an Holistic Therapist. The student will have acquired the skills to communicate and facilitate the client in consultation.  The student will have an ingrained knowledge of energy management.

Academic Awards

  • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Green Tara College Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
  • ITEC Diploma in Professional Conduct & Client Care
  • ITEC Certificate in Covid Hygiene
  • Green Tara College Certificate in Energy Management

Equipment you will need

The College will provide all necessary teaching equipment. – The equipment you will need is minimal and includes:

  • Large ring binder folder to hold A4 Sheets
  • Clip Board
  • Hair ties and hair band (for all practical massage only)
  • No jewellery except wedding band (for all practical massage only)
  • 4 large black bath sheet towels, 4 black hand towels (for all practical massage only – you can use any colour for class but they must be the correct size)
  • One massage table cover – available to buy at Green Tara
  • Professional Therapist Uniform – Black therapist tunic (Guiney’s in Dublin, Diamond Design, Co. Monaghan, Salon Select in Navan) black trousers (wider leg) with a crease in the front and back (jeans, leggings, cords not allowed), fully covered sensible low heeled shoes, black socks. (All outer cardigans and T shirts must be black)
  • Short nails (for all practical classes)
  • Antibacterial hand wipes – Liddl have biodegradable wipes (for practical massage only)
  • Hand Gel – antibacterial – (for all classes)
  • Equipment wipes e.g. Dettol wipes or Liddl wipes (for all classes)
  • Email
  • Books:
    1. An Introduction to Massage by Louise Tucker (pink book) – most recent edition
    2. An Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology by Louise Tucker – most recent edition

Qualification Requirements for Students to be awarded Certificates

Certificates will be awarded all together and cannot be awarded until all modules are completed. Students must be available for all the weekend modules.

  • A 100% commitment is required
  • Completion and submission of 20 Hours of Case Studies – please note that case studies must be typed, so access to a computer or a person who will type up assignments is a requirement
  • One hour multiple choice examination paper in Holistic Massage – ITEC Unit 2
  • One hour multiple choice examination paper in Anatomy & Physiology – ITEC Unit 1
  • One hour multiple choice examination paper – Professional Conduct & Business Awareness – ITEC Unit 22
  • One hour practical massage including a short oral examination
  • Covid Hygiene Module – 15 mins. multiple choice paper
  • Completion of Energy Management module
  • Completion of Green Tara College course assignments.
  • Continual Assessment of Course Work
  • The compulsory modules for this Diploma (unless exempt) are Holistic Massage, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness and Energy Management.

Enrollment and entry qualifications

  • Students must have a caring and helpful disposition with a desire to learn more about the holistic field and way of being. They must be dedicated to their own personal growth and well being.
  • Have an acceptable knowledge & capability of written and oral English.
  • Places are awarded following a College Interview only via telephone or face to face.
  • You are very welcome to arrange to come along and visit us – we advise this as you get a sense of the College and the learning environment – just give Majella a telephone 0868635241.
  • To Enroll – Pay the deposit via the website (you do not need to have a pay pal account to do this). When we receive your booking, we will be in touch with you to fill in forms and instructions etc.

Previous Credits Awards: Certification previously gained in any of the above modules can be credited towards your training and you do not have to repeat the relevant course. Please scan in the qualification and email in when you enroll – Please note that students must otherwise attend all the modules unless a previous recognized qualification in a particular module is held. 

ITEC & all our  courses continue despite COVID-19

Please note regulations are changing all the time and we will adapt accordingly in line with government requirements. We follow strict Covid hygiene rules for all your safety.

Green Tara College & ITEC have adapted quickly to the new COVID-19 situation:

  • Exam formats have been adapted so that we can still hold exams
  • We have not cancelled, or even delayed, any ITEC courses- we are proud that all our our learners were still able to complete exams successfully in May 20 & December 2020 & May 2021 & December 2021 & May 2022
  • We will deliver all the theory via zoom so you can get just as much learning via Zoom as you can in a class.
  • Practical classes are in-house – (if necessary we can adapt some practical via zoom so classes are not lost)
  • All theory classes are via Zoom – so you don’t have to travel
  • We use Moodle where you have all your notes up on line and guided videos of the practical techniques
  • We will work with the Covid-19 situation and  will support you in getting you through your exams which keeping up our prestigious and excellent practical training

Your training options

ITEC Holistic Massage requires ITEC Anatomy & Physiology, ITEC Business Awareness and ITEC Covid Hygiene.  If you already have either of these,  you do not need to sit them again unless your qualification is over 3 years.  Some external qualifications in these subjects may be accepted, but you will need to check with us first. Please scan in your Certificate and email it in when you book the course.

Option 1  – Everything – €1495.00 + €195.00 exam fee Summer sale 995.00 + exam fee = save €500.00


  1. ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma
  2. ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
  3. ITEC Professional Conduct & Business Awareness  – Unit 22
  4. Certificate in Energy Management – free course!
  5. ITEC Certificate in Covid Hygiene

Further options are available only if you hold recognized previous qualifications:

Option 2 – not including Anatomy & Physiology – €1195.00 + €195.00


  1. ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma
  2. Professional Conduct & Business Awareness – Unit 22
  3. Certificate in Energy Management – free course!
  4. ITEC Certificate in Covid Hygiene

How do I book a place?

In order to book a place please REGISTER by clicking the REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE button.

You can check your booking, then click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT. 

Methods of payment

  • Card  –  via the website.
  • Paypal – if you have a Paypal account.  Paypal will also let you make a card payment without a Paypal account.
  • Google Pay – if you are currently logged into your Google or Gmail account, this option will be offered to you.
  • Apple Pay – if you have an Apple account, this option will be offered to you.
    A place on the course cannot be guaranteed without payment.


You can pay in dollars, Euros or pounds.  The website will automatically convert prices into your local currency.  You can also change currency with the button on the bottom left of the webpage.

Create an Account

You have the option to create an account with us.  This will save you from putting in all your details the next time you book a course.

Remember your card details

If you create an account, you can get the system to remember your card details for next time.  We do not hold your card details.  They are held by the card processing company (Stripe).  The system cannot hold your card details unless you create an account.

Don’t want to pay online?

If you are uncomfortable paying online, you can phone the office (046 90 60 600) and they will make the booking for you and take your card details over the phone.

Summer Massage
This course is aimed for beginners to those already qualified in holistic therapies. You can also take the course and spread out the training and choose exam dates.  You will be taking the practical & theory massage exams in December 2022.  You can take all the exams then if ready or spread out some of the theory to take in 2022 so that the course is flexible for you.

ITEC Massage Summer Course Dates:
June to December 2022

Massage Module Class Dates 2022- inhouse 

(Times: 9.30am-6pm) Saturdays:
June 25 // July 23  // August 27// September 10 // October 23 //November 12 & Sunday 27// December 04

Energy Management & Energetic applications of your therapy completely compulsory
VIA ZOOM   –  September 2022: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 (9.30-6.30pm)

ITEC Professional Conduct & Business skills for the successful therapist- via lZOOM – may be home study
October 2022: Friday 14 (6-10pm) & Saturday 15 (9.00am-6.00pm)  or  home study.

Anatomy Modulevia Zoom – may be home studied also- join a live tutor class or take a pre-recorded class when you choose – your choice!
(Times: 9am-12pm)
July 09 – Lymphatic & immune system
July 10 
– Tissues & Cell
July 24 – Full day class-(Endocrine & Reproductive & Urinary systems & Skin) 09:00am-6:00pm
August 20 – Nervous System
August 21
 – Skeletal system
September 03 – Digestive & Respiratory system (09:00-4:00pm)
September 11 – Muscular system
October 09 – Cardiovascular system
December 06 – Exam preparation class Tuesday (7-10pm)

Official final assessments & Examinations & final submission of course work
December:  Sunday 04 – Official pre-assessments
December: Saturday 10 (theory) & Sunday 11(practicals) – Final ITEC official assessments (TBC by ITEC)