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ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage

October special offer to support people as the cost of living increases!
A gift to you from Green Tara College! One time special offer!
only €1,250.00 ! save €440.00 !!  normally €1690.00- if paid in full before start of course in October 
If you wish to pay in monthly installments from October the course resorts to its full fee of  €1690.00-

Course options:
Autumn Massage- October 23 to April 2024 Wednesdays – 3 places available
Fast Track Massage -January 2024 – April 2024 
Fast-track Summer Course – June 2024  to  December 2024 – dates below

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)
  • 2 large black bath sheet towels, 3 black hand towels (for all practical massage only – you can use any colour for class but they must be the correct size)-available at GTC
  • One massage table cover – available 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 or Antiseptic large  skin wipes –  (for practical massage only)-available at GTC
  • Hand Gel – antibacterial – (for all classes)
  • Equipment wipes e.g. Dettol wipes or Lidl wipes (for all classes)
  • Email address
  • 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
  • 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. 

Your training options

ITEC Holistic Massage requires ITEC Anatomy & Physiology & ITEC Business Awareness.  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 – €1,440 plus €250.00 registration fee


  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!

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

Option 2 – not including Anatomy & Physiology – €1,240.00 + €250.00 ITEC registration fee


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

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.

Dates Autumn Massage – October 23 to April 24

Massage class only: Wednesdays -all practical is inhouse-all theory is on zoom
October: 04, 18, 25
November:   08, 22
December:  06, 13
January: 17, 31
February: 21, 28,
March: 06, 13, 20, 27, & Sunday 10 inhouse (10am-6pm)
April: Wednesday 10 , Saturday 06 & Saturday 20 (10am-6pm inhouse)

Anatomy Module only – via zoom live classes or online self-study

Mostly Wednesdays (7-10pm) 2023
October:   11 Wednesday (Introduction) 
November: 01 Wednesdays (Cells & Tissues) & November 15 (Skeletal system) & November 29 (Muscular)
December 10: Sunday (9am-6pm): (Digestive/Lymphatic/Immune/ Skin) all day zoom.
December 20:
Wednesday (7-10pm) Cardiovascular

January 10: Wednesday – (Nervous system) / January 24 Wednesday (Endocrine)
February 07: Wednesday (Reproductive systems) / February 15 Wednesday – (Urinary system)
April 08:  Monday (exam preparation class 7-10pm)

Energy Management & Energetic applications of your therapy – via zoom

September 2023: Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 (we recommend this option)
or January 2024: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 – Times: 10am-6.00pm both days

Professionalism & Legality for the Holistic Therapist – via zoom

October 2023: Friday 13 (6-10pm) & Saturday 14 (9am-6pm) (we recommend this option)
or February 2024: Friday 09 (6pm-10pm) & Saturday 10 (9am-6pm)

Examinations- final assessments
ITEC Final Assessments April 2024 – Saturday 20 & Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 (09.00-18.00pm)
(To be confirmed by ITEC nearer the time)

Holidays as follows

Xmas –21 December 2023 to 08 January 2023
Mid-term break February – week starting Monday 12th February 2024- no massage classes
Halloween break October – week starting- Monday 30 October 2023- no massage classes
Easter break – Monday 25th March – Sunday 7th April-no Reflexology classes

Dates Summer Massage –  June 2023-December 2023


Massage Theory & Practical Module: In-House:  9:00am – 6:00pm

June: 24 (Saturday – Induction day )//July: 16 (Sunday)//August: 20 (Sunday)
September: 09 (Saturday)//October: 08 (Sunday)// November 5 (Sunday) & 26 (Sunday)
December: 03 (Sunday)//December: 09 Saturday written exams & Sunday 10th – Practical assessments

Anatomy Module  – via zoom live classes or online self study-(9.00am-12.00pm)
July 08 Saturday – Respiratory 
July 09 Sunday – Tissues & Cell 

July 23 Sunday- Full day class-(Endocrine & Reproductive & Urinary systems & Skin) 09:00am-6:00pm
August 27 Sunday – Skeletal system 
September 03 Sunday – Digestive 
September 10 Sunday – Muscular system
October 01 Sunday  – Cardiovascular system

November 19 Sunday – Nervous System

December 04 Monday – Exam preparation class (7-10pm)

Lymphatic (see video & self study


Energy Management & Energetic applications of your therapy – via zoom
Completely compulsory you must take this module in order to sit examinations and be available for the full two days-September 2023: Saturday 23 & Sunday 24

Professionalism & Legality for the Holistic therapist- via zoom
October 2023: Friday 13 (6-10pm) & Saturday 14 (9.00am-6.00pm)

ITEC Final Assessments  December 2023
December: Sunday 03 & Saturday 09 (theory) & Sunday 10 (practicals) ,