Provide Indian head massage for relaxation

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1 Consult with client and plan the treatment.

1.1 Consult in a polite and friendly manner to determine client’s expectations.

1.2 Encourage client to ask questions and clarify points that may arise.

1.3 Explain Indian head massage, treatment objectives and outcomes that would meet client needs.

1.4 Identify client’s relevant medical history, contraindications, physical condition and lifestyle.

1.5 Identify relevant contraindications, and discuss with client and refer to an appropriate professional where required.

1.6 Record, explain and confirm treatment plan with client.

2 Prepare for Indian head massage.

2.1 Prepare work environment to meet hygiene and treatment requirements.

2.2 Ensure that environmental conditions are suitable for client and treatment.

2.3 Help client into a comfortable and relaxed seated position for the treatment.

2.4 Ensure own posture and position minimise fatigue and risk of injury to self and client.

2.5 Select appropriate massage medium.

3 Provide Indian head massage.

3.1 Help client to maintain an upright, comfortable seated position and ensure client safety throughout the treatment.

3.2 Ensure client modesty and privacy at all times.

3.3 Apply massage techniques according to agreed treatment plan to meet intended outcomes.

3.4 Vary massage pressures and rhythms to meet client needs.

3.5 Ensure massage movements suit the parts of the body being treated.

3.6 Recognise adverse reactions that occur during massage treatment and take prompt remedial action.

3.7 Ensure treatment stages are carried out in line with expected treatment time frames.

3.8 Monitor client following treatment in a relaxing environment according to workplace procedures.

4 Review treatment and provide post-treatment advice.

4.1 Confirm client satisfaction with massage and seek feedback.

4.2 Offer future treatment advice and make accurate and constructive recommendations.

4.3 Advise client on recommended actions and home care as necessary.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBSPA505A appears in the following qualifications: