Massage Courses in London

Interested in studying massage therapy, either just for fun or as a potentially new career? Learn the theory and practice of massage from beginner to professional level and discover a range of new techniques and therapies. Our courses are taught by experts who practice massage and are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Read an interview with massage therapy student Jack O'Neill on what it takes to train as a massage therapist, or with City Lit tutor Farrah Idris.

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  1. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family and friends. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited ITEC courses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £176.00

  2. The healing power of minerals: magnesium and other salts for health and vitality: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you know that magnesium is one of the most important minerals for health, and most of us do not get enough? This course will show you how you can use magnesium and other salts to help with common health conditions and restore wellbeing.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    TSUBOKI is Japanese Face Massage that is a wonderfully relaxing yet energising treatment suitable for men or women who want to feel good on the inside and look good on the outside. Rejuvenate your face and reduce wrinkles! Learn Tsuboki Japanese facial massage techniques to use on friends and family.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. ITEC / VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19)for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This qualification has now become an essential requirement for practicing Therapists both new and experienced. It offers a bespoke content specific to treatments within the industry. Each qualification ensures learners are equipped with the most current and essential knowledge required to safely and effectively perform treatments and services on clients. This is a regulated qualification that has been developed by VTCT / ITEC and public health experts, and builds upon the UK Government’s generic public health guidelines. It has now become the prerequisite for all ITEC / VTCT Complementary, Sports and Beauty qualifications.



    Please note: If you are considering applying for one of our ITEC Level 3 courses in complementary therapies or sports massage qualifications you do not need to apply for this Level 2 course as it is embedded in all our Level 3 courses. The same applies if you are considering to apply for our ITEC Level 4 and Level 5 sports massage courses.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  5. Reflexology: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bath towel.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skills to apply deep tissue massage techniques with confidence. Learn how to relieve fatigue, muscle tension, and improve flexibility.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  7. Aromatherapy: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Put your sense of smell to test with this experiential aromatherapy taster workshop! An introduction to nature's very own pharmacy.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Homeopathy: home prescriber

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homeopathy is a 200-year-old form of alternative medicine that helps to stimulate a healing response and strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a safe and gentle form of treatment and over 200 million people use it on a regular basis. Come and join us on this day course to explore the main remedies we could use for every day acute ailments.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Anatomy and physiology: workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what your insides look like? This fascinating class offers an understanding of our body and the amazing way it works. Ideal for anyone with a general interest as well as those hoping to progress to higher level courses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  10. Massage: workshop

    Massage: workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress to more advanced courses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  11. Shiatsu: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art, deeply rooted in the philosophy and practices of traditional Chinese medicine. This therapeutic form of body work involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. Discover the basics of how to give this relaxing and therapeutic pressure point massage.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage to a professional level. This is a fast-track, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 7492 2622.



    The application process is open until 23 September 2019.

    The course fee is £1479. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,479.00
    Senior fee: £1,479.00
    Concession: £1,479.00

  13. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Train to practise aromatherapy professionally. This is a FASTRACK, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. You must have completed the 'ITEC level 3 diploma in massage' or equivalent and preferably have attended an introductory course in aromatherapy. There is one session per week on this course. It is every Sunday for 12 weeks.

    The course fee is £899. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  14. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage to a professional level. This is taught by experienced industry professionals. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 7492 2622.



    The application process is open until 17 January 2020.

    The course fee is £1499. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  15. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in Reflexology as a career? Learn the theory and practice of Reflexology to a professional level. This course is taught by experienced industry professionals.

    The course fee is £1489. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,489.00
    Senior fee: £1,489.00
    Concession: £1,489.00

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