Learn how to become an advanced practitioner in Aromatherapy, Advanced Sports Massage Level 4, Stone Therapy, Lymphatic drainage, On-Site massage, Indian Head massage, Nutrition, LomiLomi massage and Ear candling. This practical course focuses on healing therapies, which will help you to become highly valued
specialist in your field of Holistic Therapies. The college has state of the art practical rooms.

  • Sports Massage ITEC
  • Aromatherapy ITEC– Practice using essential oils to help restore balance in the body.  Learn about this form of natural healing that is more than 8,000 years old.  Aim to treat the whole person by taking account not only of their physical state but also their emotions, which can have a profound effect on general well-being.
  • Stone Therapy ITEC
  • Lymphatic Treatments CCOC – a gentle rhythmic style of massage that mimics the action of the lymphatic system.  Students work on the skin as opposed to working with  the muscles using specific   external massage strokes to move fluids out of body tissues and into the lymphatic system.
  • LomiLomi Massage CCOC
  • Ear Candling CCOC
  • Onsite Massage 6N3478
  • Indian Head Massage 6N3477
  • Nutrition 5N2006

Additional Training/Workshops

  • Strapping/Taping

ITEC Holistic Massage Therapy Diploma and ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage or equivalent e.g. Personal Trainer with Sports Massage.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

  • ITEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Spas, salons, health farms, self-employed professionals, cruise ships.

All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to CCOC college jobs register and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

  • Duration: September to May
  • Fees: 580 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250). See Payment for details.
  • Certification:
    • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage
    • TEC Level 3 Award in Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils
    • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
    • CCOC: Certificates Lymphatic Drainage and Lomi Lomi Massage, Ear Candling, QQI component Certificates in Onsite Massage Level 6, Indian Head Massage Level 6 and Nutrition Level 5.
  • Work Experience: Students are encouraged to complete 40 hours of work experience/shadowing in a holistics environment as part of this course, which they will organise themselves.
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Email: holistics@ccoc.ie          Tel: (021) 4223844

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