Isla Verde Spa Relaxation Massage Certificate Course
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Isla Verde Spa Relaxation Massage Certificate Course

This is a Complete Massage Course That Will Teach You Everything That You Need to Know to Give Amazing Massages
4.6 (2,375 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
12,501 students enrolled
Created by Mark Perren-Jones
Last updated 7/2020
English [Auto], Italian [Auto], 1 more
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Current price: $135.99 Original price: $194.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will get a Certificate of Completion when you finish this massage course from Mark personally
  • By the end of the massage course, you will be able to perform our relaxation massage sequence, plus have a wealth of knowledge on other aspects of the spa business that has made us No. 1!
  • You will understand how to perform massage using correct body mechanics
  • You will know what you need to do to give a massage client an incredible massage experience from the moment she/he walks into your room/spa
  • You will know how to avoid the many mistakes and pitfalls that so many other massage therapists make
  • You will have the tools to build your own highly successful spa or massage clinic
  • In this best-selling massage course, you will need a thirst for knowledge and a desire to do your best
  • In this best-selling massage course, you will need a willingness to put in the hours to practice and hone your massage skills
  • In this best-selling massage course, you need to apply yourself once you have learnt the massage techniques that i show you. If you do this and practice you will be on your way to having a very successful career
  • You will need a massage table, oils or creams, towels and sheets, a pillow plus someone to practice on- I suggest if you don't already have these look at my section 1 of the course for guidance first

Wouldn't you just love to know how to do this incredible form of massage?

Well you can from best-selling massage course instructor, Mark Perren-Jones.

Mark's massage spa had the first 100 out of 100 reviews on Tripadvisor ALL 5 STAR!  They were also shortlisted this year for the 2017 Spa & Wellness awards for the Americas. Mark has done massage for elite athletes, celebrities and Presidents of Countries and is going to show you exactly the same massage sequence that he did for them.

"This massage course is worth every dime. In my opinion, instructor and his team went above and beyond with quality lesson plans. I recommend to serious massage therapists who want to become great, take this course. You will not be disappointed."

"This is one of the best massage courses i have ever taken!"

"Excellent and expert instruction. Beautiful videos. These methods are far superior to what we were taught in aesthetic and spa training classes."

"Because I want people to know how awesome this course is! I am someone with no experience with a massage, but seeing this massage course, I was inspired to take it up for my wife, and I have loved it!"

"I had gotten to a point where I wasn't sure if this was a career I really wanted to continue but now I have a renewed sense of passion!"

"Two Giant Thumbs Way Up!"

Want to learn massage online? 

Whether you would just like to learn massage online because you would like to treat your family, friends or partner or you are a massage therapist-You have come to the right place!

To do great massages, it is imperative to get the correct massage training. 

When it comes to a massage clinic or spa, your best asset is your massage. Without an incredible massage sequence and techniques, it will be very difficult to have a thriving practice.

This online massage course will give you the skills set to give your clients or your friends or family an amazing relaxation massage experience.

 It doesn't matter whether you have had massage training before or have no experience at all. 

In this relaxation massage training course, Mark guides you step by step and shows you not only what his 20 years of experience has helped him, but also he shows you the ways to avoid the mistakes that he has made along the way. 

In this massage course you will learn: 

  • Our Full Body Relaxation Massage sequence

  • The Do's and Don'ts of setting up your massage room

  • Correct Body Alignment and Postural Problems

  • How to Set up the right atmosphere for your Client

  • The Importance of First Impressions

  • Plus so much more!

 The most important aspect to any spa or massage clinic is the quality of the massages, because without the ability to deliver great massages most therapists will not succeed and be taken over by the competition in this highly competitive industry. 

In this online massage course, you will learn not only our secrets to giving incredible massages to your clients, but also know how to use your body correctly and avoid the pitfalls that many therapists fall into. 

Enroll in this course and set yourself up for life as a Great Relaxation Massage Therapist!

Mark is an Approved Continuing Education Provider(APCE) with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ( NCBTMB #1805)

On completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the Isla Verde Spa Training Academy  and also be eligible to join to CTAA if you so desire.

All of Mark's Course are accredited with the CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association).

On completion of this course, you will have access to join the CTAA if you please. As a member of the CTAA you will receive these benefits:

  1. A Professional Certificate showing that you have full membership with CTAA as a Practitioner.

  2. Access to discounted Therapist Practitioner Insurance with your membership (subject to their Insurance Partners)

  3. Access to their CTAA Logo to place on your Website/Social Media/Email

  4. Free CTAA Directory Listing

  5. Have the opportunity to write a blog/article within the complementary therapy field that you work, that will be shared on their Website and Social Media to enable you to reach a larger audience and have exposure to yourself and your website.

Who this course is for:
  • This massage course is for those who want a career in massage or want to improve their existing massage skills
  • This massage course will give those of you who want to become a professional massaeur or even just a person who wants to earn extra money the necessary skills to succeed
Course content
Expand all 75 lectures 05:48:12
+ Introduction
3 lectures 02:51

You are about to learn how to become a great massage therapist!

Preview 00:40

Hey there! I need to explain the horrible captions at times.

No..I said PDF file! not...

I have created a Facebook group that is for educational purposes so you can ask questions and either I or other students will answer. You can share information and it really is so that we can all help each other to learn, share and have fun.

You can join our Facebook group if you want to, its a great resource
+ The Massage Essentials
15 lectures 53:02

I just wanted to explain why this section gets repeated in my massage courses

Preview 05:03

Download this from the resources. There is lots to learn from this section and although I have quite a lot of this information in your resources as you go along, I want to give it all to you so that you can reference it and also study from it.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here

As you will see, unless you have a table that has the correct components-you are fighting a losing battle

The Table-The 4 most Important things about your Table

Here are the basics about using creams and oils

Creams and OIls-What's Great and what's not

In this lecture, I show you how to set up the linen on your table properly

The Set-up of the table

Its the little things that can make a huge difference. Here I show you some things that will make your massage even more incredible before you even start the massage.

Some things that make the massage experience even more amazing.

As they say, timing is everything

It's all in the Timing!

Here I explain why i dont include some things in my massage

Why I Don't include these things in my massages

This is very very important

Do No Harm

I know that you know one of these people

The Perfect Person to Practice your massage on

Possibly the most important lecture in section 1 !

Why most therapists don't last and what you SHOULD do instead

As they say, practice makes perfect and massage therapy is no different

Practice Makes Perfect- what I wish I had done.

There are a few more things that you need to be aware of to really give your client an amazing massage experience.

Some final points

It is vitally important that you know the contraindications to massage

Contraindications of Massage, intake forms and other useful forms

Maybe one day you would like to use essential oils to enhance the massage experience even further. Here are the dilution rates and also oils that are contraindicated for children, nursing mothers and pregnancy.

What to consider if you want to do an aromatherapy massage
+ The Massage Strokes- The Right and Wrong Ways
8 lectures 30:22

I am going to show you how to do each massage technique both the correct way and also what not to do.

Let's take a look at how to do the techniques correctly

Keep your hands super soft. It will help in your palpation skills as well

It is really important to use soft hands

Here is how to do this stroke properly and how many therapists do it wrongly

Mastering the effleurage stroke

Kneading is another one of those strokes which is done incorrectly so often. Here are the differences

The correct way to do the kneading strokes

Here is one os those strokes that can feel great or like nothing. Do it right. Get your body moving.

Scissor Stroke-the correct and incorrect ways to do this massage technique

Here is how to do this stroke properly, it feels amazing when done well!

Preview 07:13

Here is how to do this stroke properly and how many therapists do it wrongly

Acupressure techniques-so many massage therapists do this badly

As you practice I want you to focus on applying the correct pressure. It will take some time as you develop your palpation skills but this will make your massage feel incredible to your client .

Preview 04:44
Test Your Knowledge
9 questions
+ Full Body Relaxation Massage
11 lectures 54:47

Ok, now that you have learned the techniques I will guide you through each part of the body and how to bring the massage strokes together.

Now we are going to put it together

I am constantly asked what music I like to massage to. Here are a few of my favorites for you to check out.

Vive. Clinical aromatherapy Sarvetaratra

Anugama. Shamanic Dream II

Brian Eno. Thursday Afternoon

Peter Kater. Elements of Air

Road to Perdition soundtrack

Deuter. Illumination of the Heart

Olafur Arnauls. Living Room Songs

Dan Gibson. Solitudes

Deva Premal. Dakshina

Dean Evenson. Healing Sanctuary

Here is some of my favorite massage music for you to enjoy.

Here is how i massage the feet and explain what should be done

Preview 01:44

Here we massage the legs- watch the technical aspects

Moving on to the back of legs

Get this part right and your clients will love you


Some students had asked me how I turn the client over using the towel. I will refilm this lecture when I have a massage table again( I have just moved), but I  hope this gives you a bit of an idea. Also, I explain what I do when I start the massage and how I end it.

How to turn the client over with the towel

A great neck massage is absolutely essential

Doing a great neck massage is absolutely vital..

A look at the arms and hands sequences

The arms and hands done correctly feels amazing

Maintain firm pressure on the head, it feels great

And now to completely bliss them out with a head and face massage

Now its time for the front of the legs

And now we move onto the front of the legs

Nearly everyone loves their feet being massaged..Do it firmly!

Feet & Toes
+ Full Body Relaxation Sequence
5 lectures 01:40:49

Its now time to put everything together! Make sure that you do this before every massage that you give. It will make a huge difference to the massage experience for both you and your client

This is really important to do before you start your massage

Here is the whole Relaxation Massage sequence- You can watch this as you do your massage on your friends to train. Put on some massage music and trust your training. There is no voice over here because you now should know what you need to do. It's time to 'groove in' your techniques. As i have said before, practice , practice and practice! The timing of the massage here is 45 minutes. All you need to do to make it one hour is repeat some more of the strokes slightly and you will be at one hour.

Full Body Relaxation Massage Sequence

Many students wanted to have the sequence without music so that they can watch it and also put on their own music at the same time from the same computer/tablet/iPad so that is why I have this lecture included for you.

Full body sequence without music

Here are a couple of lectures on how you can simply perform chair massage on a normal chair

A Little Bonus! Chair Massage(Body Mechanics)

Here are a couple of lectures on how you can simply perform chair massage on a normal chair

A Little Bonus! Chair Massage (Techniques)
+ A Fun Look At Our Anatomy And Physiology.
8 lectures 13:04

Here, for a bit of fun, I teach you some interesting facts about our bodily systems

Welcome to the World's quickest anatomy and physiology lessons

Let's look at the skin, hair, nails and other parts of the integumentary system in under 2 minutes

The Integumentary System

And now a look at our skeletal system in under 1 minute!

The Skeletal System

It's time to learn about muscles.

The Muscular System

It's time to see how are circulatory system works

The Cardiovascular System.

So just how does our digestive system work?

The Digestive System

So just how does our digestive system work?

The Nervous System

And now for a look at our wonderful respiratory system.

The Respiratory System
Massage Quiz
9 questions
+ Starting Your Own Business-what to consider
4 lectures 25:08

Would you like to make money as a massage therapist?

Working and making money as a therapist

It is important to have these traits to succeed.

Are you an entrepreneur?

Here are some things that are free and really helped my business

What marketing ideas have I found very successful?

Oh, as they say, hindsight is a wonderful thing. If only I had done these things early in my career I would have been a much better massage therapist sooner.

My two top tips for massage therapists
+ Aromatherapy massage
3 lectures 11:33

It can be difficult to know which carrier oil to choose when doing massage. Here are the qualities of the most popular ones and also some lovely recipes for you to try out.

The qualities of the carrier oils and massage blends

It is really important that you store your essential oils correctly and also replace them when they are past their use by date.

An important word about using essential oils

Here are a few essential oil blends that you can use to enhance your treatments

Essential oil massage blends, balms and salves for your client
+ Questions from my students and other great tips
17 lectures 55:07

I have lots of questions from my students so let's get into a few of them and give you lots of tips

Here I answer your questions and give lots of tips

As crazy as this thing looks, it works really well!

The torture self massage tool that I love!

Here is how I try to handle this situation. I have had it happen several times.

What to do when the friend wants to sit in and watch the massage

Some client have their phones on when they are in a massage which can be a huge distraction for both you and the client and they obviously don't get the best out of your massage if the answer calls or texts. Here is what I do.

That client and his mobile phone, what to do.

Here are some tips on how to get more money per client and also happier clients

Great ways to earn more money per client

This is untrue so let's stop saying it. It is a myth and does not happen

Let's stop doing this after a massage

So what does research tell us about balms and salves?

Balms, Salves and Liniments-How do they actually work?

Here is a great treatment to help you as a therapist to alleviate pains and protect you against injuries.

What do I do to help my body physically?

Your clients will love you for this!

What you can recommend to clients that have tight muscles between sessions?

How to massage that really hairy client.

How to massage the really hairy client

Should you? Here is my opinion.

Should you massage someone that is pregnant?

Can you beat me?

The Palpation Challenge! Can you beat me?

You know what it is like. You go to the gym or do some unaccustomed exercise and then are hardly able to move a day later. This is known as D.O.M.S. ( delayed onset muscle soreness), but there are a lot of myths about what it is and does massage help it?

What helps DOMS? ( Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

Here is what a lot of research has been continually showing. EAMC ( exercise associated muscle cramps) are not due to what we commonly have believed

The real cause of muscle cramps

OK, it is exam time! Good Luck!

Final Exam
10 questions



So how do you message me and get one of my certificates? Here's how.

So how do you get your certificate from me?

Does this certificate allow me to start working?

Does this certificate allow me to start working?
+ Bonuses!
1 lecture 01:28

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