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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Tel: 046 90 60600.

ITEC Diploma
Holistic Swedish Massage

Enrolling now for Autumn!

Autumn ITEC Massage Diploma Course
From First Tuesday in October 2018
Tuesday nights: 7-10pm or Tuesday mornings 10am-1pm
Finish: May 2019

Fast Track Massage Course
ITEC Diploma & or Green Tara Diploma
September 2018
Finish: December 2018
Fees: €750 (exam fee not included) if you hold anatomy & business already
Conditions: Contact the office

(Dates at end of page scroll down)

At Green Tara College we teach an in-depth deep tissue healing massage using Swedish massage techniques which can be used for many ailments especially for deep healing and relaxation.

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 teach from a spiritual 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 will truly notice the difference in an energetic massage treatment.

Qualifications gained:

  • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • ITEC Diplomas in Anatomy & Physiology
  • ITEC Certificate in Business & Client Care
  • Green Tara College Certificate in Energy Awareness & Management - Free Course

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

• Hands on full body massage incorporating the classical swedish massage movements of effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction and vibration.
• In depth practical training
• History and principles of Massage including principles and benefits.
• 20 hours of case histories
• Common ailments and contraindications
Anatomy & Physiology
Business Awareness & Professionalism
Professional Conduct & Client Care
Energy Management and the Mind, Body & Spirit Connection
• Exploring and understanding the Holistic Approach
• Study Aid Class
• Examination Preparation Classes
• Course Books

Upon completion of the course students will be qualified to carry out an 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
Green Tara Certificate in Energy Management


Detailed information about the course can be found here. This answers many important questions, including:

Equipment you will need

The College will provide all necessary teaching equipment.

The equipment that you will need is minimal and includes:

  • Large ring binder folder with dividers to hold A4 Sheets
  • Clip Board
  • Hair ties and hair band (for all practical massage only)
  • No jewellery except wedding band (practical massage only)
  • 2 large black bath sheet towels, 2 black hand towels (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, Amazon, hair and beauty supplies black trousers with a crease in front and back (jeans, leggings, track suit bottoms, not allowed), fully covered sensible low heeled shoes, black socks. All outer cardigans and T shirts must be black
  • Email address
  • Large antibacterial Hand wipes
  • Hand Gel (antibacterial) – all classes,
  • Equipment wipes for all classes e.g. dettol wipes or Lidl wipes
  • Books:
    1. An Introduction to Massage by Louise Tucker (pink book) – most recent edition-compulsory
    2. An Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology by Louise Tucker – most recent edition-compulsory
    3. The Concise Book of Muscles - Recommended



Qualification requirements for students to be awarded certificates

Certificates will be awarded 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.

Enrolment 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 - Fill out the online prospectus and email back to us and post or bank your deposit of €450.00 or Print off the enrollment form and post it in with your deposit of €450.00 euro to Majella Fagan, Green Tara Country Office, Boyerstown , Navan, Co. Meath
  • You can also enroll via email by filling in the form we send you. We can take deposits via credit or debit card via telephone

    Click here for ITEC Massage Diploma Prospectus


Payment methods & bookings

  • Green Tara College Course Fee:- €1495.00 (examination fees not included)
  • Examination complete Fees: ITEC Exam fee is €180.00, this is included in the €450.00 deposit
  • In the current financial climate we are delighted to be able to offer students the opportunity to pay by monthly installments at no extra cost– minimum agreed payment must be paid before class on the set date each month and all fees must be paid by the agreed date via card.

Payment Structure:

• Each installment & deposit is non- refundable
• Please note that if a student enrolls on the training programme and leave the course during the year for any reason that there will be no refunds available.
• Students are welcome to pay off the fees as quickly as they wish and fees can be paid for in total at the start of the course. You may pay by Credit/Debit Card, monthly direct debit, cheque, cash, receipts are issued and payments signed in for verification.

Payment Structure

  • Massage Course Fee - all subjects:- €1495.00 (examination fees not included)
  • Examination Fees:  ITEC Exam fee is €180.00
  • Total special offer course fees including ITEC exam fees and tuition fee = €1675 .00 (normally €2.200.00) .
  • 10% discount off course tuition fee when paid in full (exam fee not included and does not apply with a GTC Diploma voucher). The course can also be paid through monthly installments – minimum agreed payment taken from debit/credit card on the set date each month.
  • €450.00 deposit, €350.00 month two, €350.00 month three, €350.00 month four, €175.00 balance paid in next month
  • Each installment is non-refundable
  • Students are welcome to pay off the fees as quickly as they wish
  • If you are on a reduced course fee you must still meet the required payment of deposit & €350.00 per month untill you have paid full fees - thank you.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. What equipment do I need?
  2. What do I have to do to gain the academic awards?
  3. What are the entry qualifications?
  4. What does it cost?
  5. How do I enroll?
  6. Can I get credit for existing qualifications

1. Autumn Massage Course Navan
ITEC & GTC Diplomas
First Tuesday in October 2018
Tuesday nights: 7-10pm or Tuesday mornings 10am-1pm
Includes massage, anatomy, physiology, business, energy management
Finish: May 2019
Includes free energy management course


2. Fast Track Massage Course ITEC Award
October: Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31
Thursday 01 Friday 02 Saturday 03,
November: Friday 23, Saturday 24, Sunday 25
December: 01Saturday
January 2019: Examination: Saturday 5th
Fees: €750 (exam fee not included) if you hold anatomy & business already.
Includes free energy management course

3. Green Tara Holistic Massage Award
Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31
Thursday 01 Friday 02 Saturday 03,
November: Friday 23, Saturday 24, Sunday 25
December: 01Saturday (assessment)

Fees: €495.00 (exam fee not included) if you hold anatomy & business already
Includes free energy management course

Please scroll to the end of this page for the dates

Holistic Massage Diploma - Navan

Tuesdays: evening 7-10pm Or morning10AM-1PM

Anatomy & Physiology
Two Tuesdays a month (evening or morning)
October: 09, 23
November: 06,20
December: 04, 18
January: 08, 22
February: 05, 19
March: 05, 19
April: 02

Business & Professional Conduct Module
December 2018: Sunday 02nd December 2018
February 2019: -Friday 09 (7-10pm) & Saturday 10 2018 (9am-6.00pm

Energy Management Therapist & Client Care
November: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 2018
January 2019: Saturday 19 & Sunday 20
(9AM- 6.30PM)

Examination Dates:
Pre- Assessments: April: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 2019

ITEC written & practical assessments:
May: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 Practical 2019 (most likely)
Dates confirmed nearer the time by ITEC

Holidays in line with school terms
Halloween-October 31 – Mid term break
Xmas-December 19 - two week break
Spring- February - Mid term 12th February 2018


(Course fees do not include books and examination fees -total examination fees to cover all modules- €180.00)

Option 1
ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma

€1,495.00 -(exam fees not included)

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

These further options below are available only if you hold recognized previous qualifications

Option 2
ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma

Not including Unit 22 - €1445.00
(exam fees not included)
1. Diploma in Holistic Massage- ITEC
2. Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology - ITEC
3. Certificate in Energy Management- free course!

Option 3
ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma

Not including  A&P - €1,195.00 - (exam fees not included)
1. Diploma in Holistic Massage - ITEC
2. Professional Conduct & Business Awareness - Unit 22
3. Certificate in Energy Management - free course!

Option 4
Holistic Massage
Not including A&P, Unit 22 business–€1095.00
(exam fees not included)
1.Holistic Massage  Diploma- ITEC
2.Energy Management - free course






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