Introduction to Swedish Massage I

girl wearing black giving massage to another girl on a massage bed

This workshop will introduce students to Swedish massage, including its indications and contraindications, and to the benefits of Swedish massage on the various physiological systems of the human body. The various techniques used in Swedish massage (effleurages, petrissages, foulages, percussions and others) will be practiced. By the end of the Introduction to Swedish massage training the student will be able to demonstrate a basic yet comprehensive 1-hour full body massage.

This 15-hour introductory Swedish massage course also provides the prerequisite training needed to enroll in our Swedish Massage I course.

March 2-3, 2024FrenchSat-Sun9:00am–5:30pmFull
VerdunMarch 16-17, 2024English-FrenchSat-Sun9:00am–5:30pmFull
April 27-28, 2024English-FrenchSat-Sun9:00am–5:30pmFull
Rue St. HubertMay 4-5, 2024French Sat-Sun8:30am–5:00pmRegister
May 13 & 16, 2024English-FrenchMon & Thurs8:30am – 5:00pmRegister
May 15 & 16, 2024FrenchWed & Thurs8:30am–5:00pmRegister
May 18 & 19, 2024English-FrenchSat-Sun9:00am–5:30pmRegister
BeaconsfieldMay 20 & 23 2024EnglishMon & Thurs8:30am-5:00pmRegister


Prerequisite: none

Course hours: 15 h


Registration: $190

Course notes: $20

Payment methods

Payments can be made in one, two, three instalments or monthly with no additional fees or interest. Payment can be done by debit, credit cards, cash, direct transfer or checks.

Financial aid

There are different forms of financial aid available depending on the situation of each student. Our adviser will be able to inform you. Please contact us for more information.


Set of sheets (for single bed, ideally)

2 large towels

2 medium size towels

2 small towels
*Massage oil will be supplied by the school

FAQ about our Introduction to Swedish Massage training

Below are the answers to the questions most frequently asked by prospective students of our massage therapy school in Montreal.

What are the key lessons from this introductory Swedish massage course?

The Introduction to Swedish Massage course introduces students to the basic techniques and maneuvers of Swedish massage through observation, practice and repetition.

This course also helps students become aware of their own bodies and how their movements affect the quality of the massage. Finally, this course also serves as a prerequisite for professional training in Swedish massage.

Why do I need to take an introductory course in Swedish massage?

Our Academy of Massage’s Introduction to Swedish Massage course is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation of knowledge so that they can confidently begin their journey as a massage therapist. 

This course also provides an opportunity for students to discover if they have the interest and aptitude to take the Swedish Massage I course and graduate as a massage therapist. Finally, this course allows students to gradually learn the basics of therapeutic touch in order to be able to safely administer a complete massage.

Who is the Introduction to Swedish Massage I course for?

IKRA Academy of Massage Therapy’s massage therapy courses are open to all and are offered in English and French. 

This introductory course can be of interest to both beginners and more experienced massage therapists who wish to diversify their massage techniques. 

Our experienced teachers are committed to providing the necessary tools for everyone to develop their creativity and technique, regardless of their level.

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