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TVET Council Barbados

Massage Therapy Level 4 (CVQ)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for individuals who wish to enhance their effectiveness in the provision of therapeutic services. It covers various massage techniques, including Swedish, Stone, Deep Tissue and Sports. Individuals who would benefit from this qualification include:

  • Massage Therapists
  • Spa Staff
  • Aestheticians
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides

This list is not exhaustive and only serves to illustrate the breadth of the qualification.

How it is structured?

To be awarded this Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), candidates must successfully complete all mandatory units. Elective units achieved will be awarded unit Statements of Competence.

What does it covers?

  • Prepare clients for therapeutic services
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to beauty therapy treatments
  • Provide Swedish massage
  • Perform On-Site Massage
  • Provide Aromatherapy Massage
  • Apply Body Scrub
  • Apply Hydrotherapy
  • Apply Stone Massage
  • Provide Sports Massage
  • Provide Deep Tissue Massage
  • Apply Shiatsu
  • Provide trigger point therapy
  • Research business opportunities

The optional units cover:

  • Undertake financial planning
  • Craft a personal entrepreneurial strategy
  • Develop business plans
  • Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • Facilitate and capitalise on change and innovation

Where is it available?

There are no assessment centres offering this qualification at this time. For further information email us at or call (246) 435-3096 or (246) 228-3383.
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