"I enjoyed the combination of flexibility and rigour. The whole team was very professional"
2013 Diploma of Remedial Massage Student
"ACFB training has not just taught me the skills of massage, but also how to better cater to clients' needs, which will be a great help in the massage workplace as well as in becoming a better practitioner"
2013 Diploma of Remedial Massage Student
"The trainers knew their stuff and were easy to learn off. I found them helpful and the classes were informative and I got a lot out of them."
2013 Certificate III & IV in Fitness Student
Three types of massage specialisations
There’s no doubt that getting a massage is one of the most relaxing ways to release pain, discomfort and tension in the body and mind. With the increasing use of massage for sports, recreation, medical and allied health settings, there has been a greater demand for qualified and skilled massage therapists.… Read The Rest
Where can courses in Massage and Remedial Massage get you?
Massage and remedial massage has been a fast growing industry in Australia for some time, with jobs increasing 54.6% over the past 5 years. It’s also estimated that around 20,000 job openings will become available by 2019 throughout Australia.… Read The Rest
The importance of music during massage
Over the course of human history, the study of music and its effects on easing stress and anxiety has been a recurring theme. While massage therapy courses equip professionals with the skills, training and techniques to ease tension through massages, playing relaxing and soothing music during the treatment can significantly enhance results.
Acknowledgement of musical healing is growing
Medical professional and registered nurse Jeanine Young-Mason wrote an article titled Music Therapy: A Healing Art, published in the May 2002 edition of the Clinical Nurse Specialist journal.… Read The Rest
Mother’s Day massage and gift ideas
With that special day to cherish mum around the corner, students enrolled in massage therapy courses can utilise the diverse range of skills and techniques learned in class to gift their mother a relaxing massage.… Read The Rest
3 massages that can help dementia patients
While there are many types of massage therapy, several specific massages can target pain points or pressure areas to relieve stress in dementia patients. With the numbers of elderly people increasing in Australia, it is expected that care for dementia patients will be in demand.… Read The Rest
Massage therapy for athletes
As professionals in the sports industry, every tendon and tissue matters to an athlete. Massage therapy is a way to offer athletes an edge over their competition. It can optimise their muscles for prime performance, reduce soreness and increase flexibility.
Many professional athletes and their coaches are committed to massage therapy because it helps enhance performance on the field or court.… Read The Rest
Easing the pain: Massage therapy helps cancer patients
Medical professionals throughout America and Canada are emphasising the benefits of massage therapy for oncology patients. At a challenging and difficult time in their lives, therapeutic strokes are targeting their main pain pressure points and easing the discomfort after chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Both doctors and patients approve of massage therapy
Interestingly, although some members of the medical community oppose natural remedies in favour of chemical drugs and prescriptions, many patients and doctors are highlighting the value and benefits of massage therapy for easing a range of cancer ailments.… Read The Rest
Since the dawn of time: Massage therapy throughout history
In 1998, Tiffany M. Field wrote in the American Psychologist journal that "massage therapy is older than recorded time". Indeed, many archaeologists, historians, anthropologists and art historical scholars have discovered that the medicinal use of massage dates back millennia. Massage therapy courses are an excellent way to make your story part of this rich history.… Read The Rest
3 great benefits of receiving a massage
Massage has been practised for thousands of years, and its positive effects upon both the mind and body of the receiver are both many-fold and scientifically proven. For generations, men and women alike have visited professional massage parlours to wind down after a long day at the grindstone, post-workout, or simply to unravel the knots that naturally occur with the stresses and strains that life can bring.… Read The Rest