Massage Courses

                                                 Enrolments for 2017 courses are now closed

                                          Expressions of interest are invited for 2018 courses 


The College is a Specialist Massage and Clinical Hypnotherapy training College providing personalised
and quality courses to those with a genuine desire to be taught well and to have competence
and confidence in their healing abilities

                                       'You read everyone's comments prior to entering the course. I now know, myself, that they are true' -LM

You are invited to experience personalised and individualised tuition from Maureen Harmony, who has over 30 year's experience as a
Metaphysician, Massage Therapist, Naturopath, Aromatherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Tutor.

Learn how to prevent injury, treat pain, manage dysfunction and maintain musculoskeletal health through the application of Massage
as well as  (if you choose to) assist your clients during times of stress, loss, palliative care and oncology treatment

Our massage techniques (including our genuine deep tissue techniques) are therapist and client friendly - we do NOT teach the ‘no pain no gain' massage style - our focus is on using effective techniques not ‘brute force' - enabling your hands (and your career) to last longer !

Your course commences on enrolment. Next course practical sessions commence  Feb 2018
6-day intensives are available for students travelling distances and from interstate

Study Massage in Peregian Beach with Maureen Harmony

 'The massage course overall was excellent, more than just learning technique but learning about the whole person. The best thing is that Maureen inspires and
encourages you so that you can and will achieve. Definite 20/20 experience. Thank you.' - RD

'I have found the course to be an amazing journey of discovery, not just about massage, also about myself. The techniques are excellent. The way you teach is for ease
of learning & I have appreciated that. Thank you for letting me dip my hand into your wealth of knowledge'
- AM

'Maureen’s attitude to teaching boosts our learning abilities and is always encouraging and confidence boosting. It is a wonderful feeling to know that a woman as successful as Maureen believes in ‘you’ every step of the way. Thank you.' - LA.


The College is a Registered Training Organisation (90354) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (a Commonwealth Government vocational education & training accreditation authority) and provides Certificate IV and Diploma of Remedial Massage course students with Nationally Recognised Training in Peregian Beach (Sunshine Coast, Qld).    Peregian is 1.5 hours north of Brisbane with direct flights from Dubbo to Brisbane and Sydney to the Sunshine Coast, making it convenient for interstate students to attend the 6-day practical intensives. 

   Maureen is a Nationally Recognised Training Provider.   Maureen and The College are also accredited with ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society), AMT (Association of Massage Therapists) and AAMT and graduates of the College's massage courses can apply for membership without further assessment.


Why study with The College of Healing Therapies ?

It’s local, professional, personalised and friendly ..... a privately owned College with Commonwealth Government accreditation.   Class size is purposefully kept small so that you are provided with personalised tuition to suit your career choices.   Courses include extensive content and tutor expertise not offered by other colleges. You will be personally tutored by Maureen (Principal, Metaphysician, Naturopath, RTO Provider), who has 30 years' teaching and clinical experience and has completed over 30,000 massages, and is focused on helping you achieve your qualifications.  You will learn in a friendly, supportive, confidence building atmosphere (see comments in 'Testimonials'). The College and your course are Commonwealth Government accredited (be aware there are colleges that are not government accredited, their qualifications are not recognised by the Government or peak professional associations and clients cannot claim health fund rebates).
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NATIONALLY accredited courses and modules 
(Provider 90354)

All   NEW  Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015

Anatomy & Physiology accredited module by correspondence


These nationally recognised training courses, conducted on the Sunshine Coast (Qld), for local and interstate students, are accredited with the
government, professional associations and meet health fund requirements

                         'I have very much enjoyed the course and have learnt more than I thought possible.   Everything is well thought out by Maureen and delivered in an
                                       easy to understand manner.     Her dedication shines through and I've often taken comfort in her confidence and positiveness.'   KR

                              ‘Fantastic course, to be setup for life is great!. It’s so exciting to be able to explore a whole new career. I feel so confident in my new abilities                                       that I believe I can build a lucrative business. Thank you so much’ CA                                                                                                        



Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 

A Nationally Recognised Training Course
Your qualification is recognised Australia wide


Learn Relaxation, Remedial, Sports and genuine Deep Tissue Massage (not just a deeper massage), Reflexology, Aromatherapy (to enhance the benefits of the massage) as well as lymphatic drainage, oncology and palliative care massage, massage during pregnancy and polarity/reiki/energy massage and other techniques within a government accredited course, recognised Australia wide.


This is a fully accredited course meeting Government, Association and Health Fund requirements. It is abstudy/austudy approved as a full time course

Enrolments for 2017 courses are now closed.   Next courses commence 2018 and I am taking expressions of interest for these.

Practical sessions are conducted from February to December 2018 (14 weekends in all)  
or as six-day intensives (Feb, May, July, Sept, Dec) for local students as well as those travelling further distances and from interstate

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HLT52015 is now the current Diploma of Remedial Massage course, superseding all previous Diploma courses.   It is a 'stand alone' course, meaning you no longer need to complete the Certificate IV massage course before commencing your Diploma.    You simply enrol in the Diploma first up, making it a shorter, more economical course for you with the same outcome as previous Diploma courses.   

More about your course

Your course, which is a combination of in-class practical and supervised clinic sessions (conducted a weekend a month or as 6-day intensives), home study and home practice, is the latest Government endorsed Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification.    

As most health funds and employers now require the Diploma qualification, I have decided to just teach the Diploma at this time, and offer my graduates an opportunity to continue their studies to achieve the Diploma of Reflexology, enabling you to achieve a double Diploma !

The Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 combines a wide range of massage and healing skills, all therapist and client friendly.    I do not agree with the 'no pain, no gain' style of massage, which is very wearing on the therapist's body.

Some of the techniques and skills I will be sharing with you in your Diploma course include Relaxation, Remedial, Sports and genuine Deep Tissue Massage (not just a deeper massage), Reflexology, Aromatherapy (to enhance the benefits of the massage) as well as lymphatic drainage, massage during pregnancy and polarity/reiki/energy massage and other techniques, including oncology and palliative care massage.     Your course is designed to build on your massage skills and confidence to use them, introducing more advanced massage and metaphysical techniques as the course continues.   

Your HLT52015 course is Government registered, ATMS, AMT and AAMT accredited and is registered with ABSTUDY / AUSTUDY as a full time course (please contact me for details on how to apply for abstudy/austudy).    Graduates of the course will receive the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 and transcript. 

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 course you will be qualified to work as a Massage Therapist, either in 'general practice' or specialising in a particular area (e.g. sports, aged care, relaxation, etc).    Graduates of the HLT52015 course will also be eligible to continue their studies with Maureen to achieve a Diploma of Reflexology, awarding successful graduates with a DOUBLE DIPLOMA.

As this is a specialist massage college, class size is limited to allow personalised training with Maureen.   Due to other commitments, only one Diploma course is planned for 2018 and expressions of interest are being recorded.

Your course includes all HLT52015 core units, plus electives  ~   CHCCOM006    Establish and manage client relationships   ~   CHCDIV001    Work with diverse people   ~   CHCLEG003    Manage legal and ethical compliance   ~   CHCPRP003    Reflect on and improve own professional practice   ~   CHCPRP005    Engage with health professionals and the health system   ~   HLTAAP003    Analyse and respond to client health information   ~   HLTINF004    Manage the prevention and control of infection   ~   HLTMSG001    Develop massage practice   ~   HLTMSG002    Assess client massage needs   ~   HLTMSG003    Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments   ~   HLTMSG004    Provide massage treatments   ~   HLTMSG005    Provide remedial massage treatments   ~   HLTMSG006    Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs   ~   HLTMSG008    Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments   ~   HLTWHS004    Manage work health and safety   ~   BSBSMB404    Undertake small business planning   ~   HLTREF001    Develop reflexology practice   ~   HLTREF002    Provide reflexology for relaxation   ~   HLTARO001    Develop aromatherapy practice   ~   HLTREF004    Provide therapeutic reflexology treatments    ~   students obtain  HLTAID003    Provide first aid externally as I do not teach this.

For a syllabus which will provide you with full details, please contact us


‘... overall a fantastic course and the beginning to a new career and lifestyle for myself...highly recommended.’ (JB)

‘ Wonderful experience, fantastic journey of growth in knowledge, skills & self’ (SE)

‘Thank you for being a wonderful teacher, providing an excellent learning course’ (JV)


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