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Massage ('Gateways of Change') Course

Gateways of Change Massage

Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand your existing practice or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Life is a journey that leads us through a number of different landscapes, each with its own possibilities and limitations. The gateway from one life stage to another can be a critical time, and this course looks at special massage techniques to ease the transition.


  • Lesson One
    • Life’s Gateways
    • Touch
      • The Skin’s Sensitivity
      • The Epidermis
      • The Dermis
    • Summary of the Functions of the Skin
    • Stress and Tension
  • Lesson Two
    • The Gateway of Birth and Infancy
    • Massage strokes
      • Effleurage
      • Friction
      • Petrissage (Kneeding)
      • Wringing
    • Dotting (or Tapping)
    • When Not to Massage
    • Preparation
    • Beginning the Massage
    • Procedure
    • Front of Body
      • Chest
      • Hip and Shoulder Stroking
      • Squeezing and Wringing the Arm
      • Opening and Spreading the Hands
      • Massaging Stomach
      • Stroking Stomach to Legs
      • Squeezing and Wringing the Leg
      • Spreading the Foot
    • Back of Body
      • Wringing Back
      • Stroking Back
      • Connecting Back and Legs
    • Face
  • Lesson Three
    • The Gateway of Puberty
      • Acne (acne vulgaris)
      • Menstruation
      • Dysmenorrhoea
      • Amenorrhoea
    • Useful Flower Remedies
      • Depression
      • Anorexia Nervosa
      • Exam Nerves
      • Pre-Menstrual Tension
    • Massage
  • Lesson Four
    • The Gateways of Pregnancy
      • Contra-Indications to Massage in Pregnancy
      • Oils for Pregnancy Massage
    • Massage Sequence
  • Lesson Five
    • Gateway of Middle-Age/Menopause
    • Directory of Carrier Oils
      • Almond Oil, Sweet
      • Apricot Kernel Oil
      • Grapeseed Oil
      • Macadamia Oil
      • Peach Kernel Oil
      • Rose Hip Oil
      • Safflower Oil
      • Sesame Oil
      • Sunflower Oil
    • Specialised Carrier Oils
      • Avocado Oil
      • Evening Primrose Oil
      • Hazelnut Oil
      • Wheatgerm Oil
      • Calendula Oil
      • Carrot Oil
      • Hypericum (St.John’s Wort)
      • Lime Blossom Oil
      • Melissa Oil
    • Table of Carrier Oils
    • Back Massage
  • Lesson Six
    • Massage Sequence (Continued)
      • Back of Legs
      • Front of Legs
      • Arm Massage
      • Shoulders and Head Massage Sequence
      • Auric Massage – Massaging the Ears
      • Shiatsu to the Face
      • Scalp Massage
      • Abdomen Massage
    • The Gateway of Old Age and Death
      • Massage
      • Essential Oils for Comfort to the Dying and the Bereaved

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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