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Basic Massage for Support Workers


This module is designed to guide untrained workers to provide safe and effective gentle massage within the limitations of the procedure. It outlines precautions and contraindications, and directs workers to understand when a trained massage therapist should be used. The learner is shown the procedure for ensuring that a gentle massage for mild pain or relaxation is undertaken safely and in a dignified way.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • To explain the limitations of massage by untrained workers
  • To identify the conditions for which gentle massage is contra-indicated
  • To explain the procedure for preparing for a gentle massage
  • To describe safe and effective procedures for a gentle massage
  • To identify steps to complete and document the massage

Course Code: CONBM

        Standards Incorporated in this Course: 3

        CPD Value: 0.25