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Diploma in Massage Therapy - AIPA Nepal Spa Academy
Diploma Graduates of 2022.

NEPAL’S #1 Diploma Program.

AIPA’s Full-Time Diploma in Massage Therapy is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become proficient and excel in the spa industry.

This qualification covers a broad range of corrective massage techniques from; maintaining body posture, treating muscles pain to helping reduce stress. Designed for busy individuals, this full-time course is highly flexible and delivered with coaching style, fixed-size classroom, delivered in English and Nepalese language.

Qualification Insight 2024

The AIPA Diploma is recognized by national and international spas due to the program being conducted by a CIDESCO graduate, which ensures the best practices of the spa industry.


said that The Fast-Track Diploma increased their level of confidence.


spa leaders and owners recognized our qualification globally.


Graduates of this program are highly sought-after by the potential employers


would recommend the AIPA Diploma to a friend or colleague or family members

Why Join The Massage Therapy Course?

A massage therapist diploma is a Market-Oriented-Skill based-Training (MOST) that teaches you foundational massage and therapeutic skills providing you with a pathway to highly-rewarding career.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a deep understanding of various massage therapy techniques
  • Understand the benefits and contraindications of each massage therapy techniques,
  • Learn how to perform each massage techniques safely and effectively; and,
  • Develop the ability to communicate with clients and provide personalised massage therapy treatments

Training Methodology

AIPA’s Fast-Track Diploma consists 80% practical and 20% theoretical modules.
There are exams after learning every module. Within every modules you will learn massage techniques from the
Completing a 500-hour course in 60 days may seem challenging, but with the right approach and dedication, it can be accomplished.

AIPA Practical Classroom
Our Massage Practical Room (1 trainer : 4 student)
AIPA Theory Room
Theory Class. Every modules have 20% theory sessions.

Learning Outcomes

You will become an integral part of your clients' health and wellness journey, helping them to reduce stress, improve circulation, and provide much-needed relaxation. Successful graduates will find opportunities to work in various spas, and resorts, or even start and run their own spa business.
3-months internship is available for highly performing graduates at one of the nation's five star hotel.

Delivery In-the-classroom
Number of Course Modules 6 core modules and 1 elective module
Qualification 500 credit hours
Duration 8 weeks* (up to 2 months part-time)
Timetable 5 hours per day (includes training & practice)
Start Dates 12 intakes a year
Class Ratio 1 teacher = four students
Entry Requirements Basic education and/or passion in healing and therapy

* To complete this Diploma program in 8 weeks, following criteria is applicable:

  • Direct entry students must commit at least 6 hours per day in the class,
  • You must every maintain training progress, 99% attendance mandatory,
  • You may not withdraw unknowingly; and,
  • You must stay physically active, memorize techniques and intake proper meals.

The Diploma in Massage Therapy Modules

Here is a possible student journey for completing such a course in 60 days: There are 6 core modules you have to complete in order to receive the certification.

Core Modules Hours Elective Module Hours
Swedish Body Massage 60 Thai Massage 100
Head & Shoulder Massage 40 Shirodhara 20
Ayurvedic Body Massage 60
Deep Tissue Body Massage 60
HotStone Therapy * 20
Aroma Therapy 60
Foot Massage * 40
Trekkers Massage * 40
Human Anatomy & Physiology and practicing on one Another 40

* Modules are Optional and can be exchanged with Elective Modules

Total 500 Credit Hours


At AIPA, students come here to study from diverse backgrounds.

We accept multiple applications throughout the year so you can start and join a program in your flexible time.

Each diploma runs for 8-weeks and during this period you might feel intense after completing each module. Our teacher will evaluate your learning style, analyse how quick or slow learner you are.

Assessing your class performance, our teacher will guide you until you are ready from every aspect.

You’ll engage with fellow students and feel key pressure points, massage strokes etc as explained by the teacher. Additionally students can come on Saturdays for practice sessions.

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Graduated Diploma Qualification Holder

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