Body Massage and Figure Analysis: QQI Level 5

Massage by Nick Webb @Flickr
Massage by Nick Webb @Flickr

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work autonomously and independently in carrying out figure analysis and body massage treatments.


QQI 5N3465 Body Massage and Figure Analysis, Level 5

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the reasons for and methods of consultation, figure diagnosis and analysis.
  • Explain the relevance of medical history, medications taken and lifestyle, to body massage treatments.
  • Identify indications, contra-indications and contraactions to treatments.
  • Explain the importance of referral procedures.
  • Describe postural defects and describe the different body types.
  • Explain the concept of body massage and the principles underpinning good massage practice.
  • Explore the history and development of massage techniques to include Swedish body massage.
  • Differentiate between the uses and effects of the five classical massage movements.
  • Outline the physiological and psychological benefits and effects of massage treatments on the body systems.
  • Identify the position and action of the main muscle groups of the body.
  • Explore the effects, benefits and uses of pre-heat treatments.
  • Carry out a consultation to identify suitable massage treatments.

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience required.


  • A QQI certification fee of €20 is already included in course fee.

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