10 tips to help you conquer your practical massage exams

10 tips to help you conquer your practical massage exams

Exams come around a few times a year here at Quantum Metta School of Massage. Mainly in June, November and January. For the students there are always a few nerves to cope with on the big exam day. Nerves of course are natural on such occasions. We need a certain...

What is the difference between ITEC and MTI?

What is the difference between ITEC and MTI?

Most of our students start with the Holistic Massage Diploma course, which includes anatomy, physiology and pathology, emergency first aid, advanced massage techniques (e.g. deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, postural assessment), and a starting out in business...

If Time Flies, Be The Pilot

If Time Flies, Be The Pilot

Time, something to think about as one second changes to the next, one minute to the next, one hour to the next, one day to the next, one month to the next and one year to the next. Where does all this time go to. Does it fly by? Remember when we were children at...

7 top tips to help you choose your massage table

7 top tips to help you choose your massage table

Are you doing a massage training course? If you're studying massage or another modality, like aromatherapy for example, you'll be thinking of getting a massage table. But there are so many to choose from that it can be challenging to work out what features to look for...

Babies ‘n’ Bones – Quick Fact

Babies ‘n’ Bones – Quick Fact

Did you know? A baby has 300 bones at birth. By the time he or she matures as an adult, some have become fused together and only 206 remain. Hmm something to think about! Love anatomy and physiology. Happy thinking Doreen and Dympna  enquiries@quantummetta.co.uk...

Getting well oiled – tips on using fixed oils in massage

Getting well oiled – tips on using fixed oils in massage

Probably the most popular oils used for massage are sweet almond, sunflower or grapeseed. There’s a pretty big range of oils available for massage therapy so how about changing from the usual suspects and experimenting with different types of vegetable oils? Pure...

Our Top 10 Essential Oils

Our Top 10 Essential Oils

Students on our aromatherapy courses often ask what are our favourite essential oils. So we’ve put together our Top 10 List. When there are so many essential oils to choose from, you might ask why these?  Well we looked at which essential oils were – to us – the most...

Thai Yoga Massage – thoughts from Dympna’s client

Thai Yoga Massage – thoughts from Dympna’s client

Several years ago, Dympna asked one of her clients if she could write a few words about her experience of Thai Yoga Massage treatments. This was for an article Dympna was writing. She kindly agreed and we thought we’d share her thoughts with you. ‘When the...

5 Must Have Essential Oils for your Hols

5 Must Have Essential Oils for your Hols

The sun has got his hat on at last and many people will soon be off on their summer travels. I imagine quite a number pack an emergency 1st aid kit of some kind. Do you know what’s part of mine? Essential oils! Over the years they’ve more than earned their weight and...

19 facts to know about effleurage

19 facts to know about effleurage

Did you know that massage techniques are categorised into various groups? Here they are…effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration. For now, let’s focus on effleurage. Effleurage comes from the French word ‘effleurer’ which means ‘to touch lightly’ or...

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