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The main aim of the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage is to enable candidates to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Lymphatic Drainage treatments for the purposes of relaxation, stress release and to aid the reduction of excess fluid.
It covers how to provide a full body lymphatic drainage massage which will be demonstrated by students in the practical exam.

In practice lymphatic drainage is normally only applied to part of the body that has specific drainage problems.

Use-full for :

  • Following an injury were swelling may become a problem

  • Following cosmetic surgery were it will minimise scarring and will speed recovery

  • It can also be used following other types of surgery

  • Clients that have had cancer treatment often develop swelling which can be improved

The course also include :

The theory associated with the lymphatic and immune system to provide students with the under pinning knowledge to provide treatments.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

This is a specialized form of massage that has powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effects, however it is easy to learn with our expert tutors.

It is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage and can be applied to a wide range of physical conditions to great effect.

Our course, as with many MLD courses on offer today, is similar to the German Vodder techniques and has been devised by our top tutors who are experts in their fields making sure you get the latest up to date information and techniques.

It is particularly useful for the treatment of lymphoedema and swelling that is often seen in response to cancer treatments such as radiotherapy. It’s specialized pumping technique can be used to prevent or treat lymphoedema and improve lymph drainage.

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You Can Do this

The Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a qualification that has been specically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of body massage. 


Underpinning this qualification will enable you to develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, and client care and communication.

You will also develop theoretical knowledge and understanding interlinked with the practical skills and application learned throughout this qualification, such as anatomy and physiology. 

The purpose of this qualification:

Is to dIevelop your skills in providing body massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients. 



Swedish massage is one of the most popular type of massages. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. 

The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stressand muscle tension, and improved range of motion.



Swedish massage was invented by a Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling in the 1830s. When he was injured in the elbows, he reportedly cured himself using tapping (percussion) strokes around the affected area. He later developed the technique currently known as Swedish massage. This technique was brought to the United States from Sweden by two brothers, Dr. Charles and Dr. George Taylor in the 1850s. The specific techniques used in Swedish massage involve the application of long gliding strokes, friction, and kneading and tapping movements on the soft tissues of the body. Sometimes passive or active joint movements are also used.

Swedish and Holistic Massage involves :

Working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. It helps to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas and can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries.

​Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT(ITEC) vocationally related qualifications: 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage 

  • Level 3 Certificatece in Massage Using Pre- Blended Aromatherapy Oils 

  • Level 3 Award in Spa Treatments 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy 


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This is For You

The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, either employed or self employed. 



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 years of age.


This qualification was developed collaboratively with the following organisations; Active IQ, Central YMCA Qualifications, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT with input from the industry through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).

What does this qualification cover?
The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist.


This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. The level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes.  


The structure of the qualification is comprised of 5 units which are all mandatory.  

  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage 

  • Principles of health and fitness 

  • Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction 

  • Professional practice in sports massage 

  • Sports massage treatments 


What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as a sports massage therapist. 

VTCT(ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Sports massage therapy
VTCT(ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based exercise)  


This qualification will be delivered, assessed and assured in line with the: 

  • CNHC code of conduct, ethics and performance Skills for Health's QCF assessment principles 

  • VTCT assessment guidance and evidence requirements 


Feel free to reach out with any questions or to learn more.


Combine this with Sports massage

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Taping and Strapping in Sport and Active Leisure

Is a qualification that has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding you will need to apply taping and strapping to prevent and manage injury in sport and active leisure. 

This qualification may also serve as continuing professional development (CPD) for those already working in the sport and active leisure industry.  

Throughout this qualification you will: 

  • develop an understanding of the accepted standards of practice,

  • the relevant indications and contraindications, and health, safety and hygiene related to taping and strapping.  

You will be able to devise and evaluate taping and strapping strategies and develop the practical skills needed for the correct application of taping and strapping in sport and active leisure. 


Feel free to reach out with any questions or to learn more.



Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology

Human anatomy is the scientific study of the body’s structures. Some of these structures are very small and can only be observed and analyzed with the assistance of a microscope. Other larger structures can readily be seen, manipulated, measured, and weighed. The word “anatomy” comes from a Greek root that means “to cut apart.” 

The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology is comprised of 1 mandatory unit with a total of 100 hours of Guided Learning (GL) in order to achieve the full qualification. However, you will also be required to complete further study and generate evidence of your learning in your own time.



"To Cut Appart"



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