Following the NZQA Tertiary Review of Qualifications (TRoQ), like all other massage providers, our current massage programmes are expiring this year and being replaced by the brilliant new Level 5 NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage.

This 1-year programme which we have NZQA approval to deliver as of Feb 2018, includes relaxation (Swedish) massage, infant and child massage, sports massage and onsite chair massage plus A&P, nutrition and other great stuff," says Lorna Clowes, Director of Evolution School of Massage in Whangarei. 'This is a great programme for anyone really serious about their massage career. Graduates can work anywhere in the world, on superyachts or cruise ships, or start their own businesses. The earning potential is great. Attendance is only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with some home study, work experience and only in school term time! Until now our massage programme has only covered relaxation (Swedish) massage. Now we can build on this to create amazing massage therapists with a full range of skills and knowledge in many intervention types. Evolution School is the only massage education provider in Northland and is an NZQA Category ONE provider which means we are very high quality.

We also have a fabulous brand-new NZ Certificate in Spa Therapy programme starting in Feb 2018. This is a really lovely programme for anyone with some experience in massage or beauty and covers treatments such as wraps and scrubs, hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy, Indian head massage and lots of other yummy stuff. Attendance is only 4 days a week for 9 months and only in term time. Again, Evolution School is the only spa education provider in Northland and to enable us to create a completely different look and feel for our spa students, we have renovated a new premise in Whangarei and are in the process of making it look gorgeous. Each day of this programme starts with shoes off, a tea ritual and a meditation session before commencing the learning. We know students will gain a lot more than just the programme content - personal growth, mindfulness & peacefulness to name but a few!

Enrolments are being taken now for the Feb 2018 intake and with only one intake per programme per year, with limited places available, applicants are being urged to be quick to secure their spot. Student loans and allowances are available for these programmes. There is no age limit - you just have to be 16 +


Give Evolution a call today to ask about your new exciting career - 09 438 6583 or pop in and have a look around - 115 Cameron Street, Whangarei