NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage [Level 5]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year, part-time options available


Level 5

Put people's wellbeing in your hands

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health sector and massage therapy industry with people who can provide wellness and relaxation massage therapy services.

After graduating you will be able to work within the scope of practice defined by wellness and relaxation massage. You will communicate with and refer to remedial massage therapists, allied health, wellness and medical professionals for specialist services.

The NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage is a one year full-time or equivalent part-time programme, which offers you stimulating studies leading towards a qualification as a massage therapist.

This programme provides practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in massage and has close links with the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. 

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July (subject to demand)


Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.