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NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Wellpark College of Natural Therapies


NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation is a great foundation programme designed to equip you with knowledge and confidence. You will be joining an already successful sector of the health and wellness industry in New Zealand, in which 6675 – 11856 people are already employed and with Massage Therapy providing the second-largest employment pathway after Physiotherapy.

The 12- month NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage taught at Wellpark College provides a sound foundation of how to provide a high-quality relaxation massage tailored to the needs of a diverse range of clients. You are introduced to the principles of professional touch and communication, and how massage can be used to support a person’s well being in a safe and ethical way..

This qualification equips you with a comprehensive understanding of your role as a relaxation massage therapist addressing health and wellbeing whilst demonstrating professionalism. Upon successful completion of your course, you will qualify for acceptance into NZ’s professional body of Massage Therapy, Massage New Zealand (MNZ)

You might be:

Starting on your career path and looking to enter the wellness and health industry
An existing practicing health professional wanting to expand your scope of practice
Looking for a career change and more flexible working hours
Pathway to a career in Therapeutic Massage

Wellpark College graduates are in high demand with 9 out of 10 students now working within the health and wellness industry.A qualification in Massage can lead to many job opportunities and we would love to help you achieve your career goals.

Upon graduation, you may choose to:

Join an existing health and wellness clinic
Set up your own practice and work your own hours
Work in a Spa environment
Work with active people in sports
Work within the corporate sector and concentrate on stress reduction and productivity.
Work on a cruise ship or for a hotel chain and travel the world.
Provide mobile massage
You may even choose to keep studying and work towards a higher qualification This qualification meets the requirements to continue with the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6)

Entry criteria

To be accepted onto a Wellpark College Massage programme, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to commencing the selected qualification.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • For students with English as second language, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in any band if English is required prior to commencing the selected qualification.
  • Preferably, have passed NCEA Level 2.

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