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Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465 QQI/FETAC Level 5

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 treatment.
Who should apply:
Anyone interested in working in the Beauty Therapy/Massage sector.


Learners will be able to:
1. Examine the reasons for and methods of consultation, figure diagnosis and analysis
2. Explain the relevance of medical history, medications taken and lifestyle, to body massage treatments
3. Identify indications, contra-indications and contra-actions to treatments
4. Explain the importance of referral procedures
5. Describe postural defects
6. Describe the different body types
7. Explain the concept of body massage and the principles underpinning good massage practice
8. Explore the history and development of massage techniques to include Swedish body massage
9. Differentiate between the uses and effects of the five classical massage movements
10. Outline the physiological and psychological benefits and effects of massage treatments on the body systems
11. Identify the position and action of the main muscle groups of the body
12. Explore the effects, benefits and uses of pre-heat treatments
13. Carry out a consultation to identify suitable massage treatments
14. Demonstrate correct client care, modesty and hygiene necessary when conducting body analysis and providing massage treatments
15. Carry out a detailed figure analysis to include the calculation of the clients body mass index
16. Carry out muscle tone tests on the major muscle groups
17. Devise appropriate plans to include follow up treatments, after-care, home-care advice, dietary advice and product recommendations
18. Conduct and adapt treatments to suit the treatment area and the clients needs within a commercially acceptable time limit
19. Implement good practice with regard to health and safety guidelines when conducting treatments
20. Ensure the positioning of both client and therapist is correct for all treatments
21. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
22. Record and reflect on the results of treatments
23. Adhere to manufacturer’s instructions for the use of professional products.


Assessment Technique:    

Exam Theory  30%               Exam Practical   70%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:
Pass    -  50-64%              Merit  -  65-79%      Distinction  - 80-100%
G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €240   (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed


Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:
               Ideal for those seeking employment in Salons, Health farms, Spas and Cruise Liners or people interested
            in working in the Beauty sector        
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Body Massage and Figure Analysis 5N3465 QQI/FETAC Level 5 is a component of
Beauty Therapy Level 5
Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.
Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their Beauty Therapy role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.


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