Massage and complementary therapies

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.

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
  2. ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy Physiology and Pathology
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Learn about the structure and function of the body on this intensive, theory-based ITEC course, which leads to an examination. Please download an application form from the link below, and read the full course outline before applying.



    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 £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  3. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Train to practise aromatherapy professionally. The Level 3 ITEC Diploma qualifies you to work independently in your own practice or gain employment within a salon, clinic, health club or spa setting.







    Many of our graduate therapists find work in the NHS, hospice or other healthcare settings. This is an ideal course for those wishing to work in the Health and Beauty industry.







    COVID 19 - the Theory and Practical elements will be taught in class. However, if government guidelines change, some of the theoretical modules may be taught online. The college will provide all necessary PPE required. Please complete an online application form, and read the full course outline before applying.



    The course fee is £1559, plus an upfront fee of £50 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, 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 £0 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 £1,609.00 Senior fee £1,609.00 Concession £1,609.00
  4. Freelancing for Complementary Therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Get inspired and moving in your complementary therapy business. Figure out exactly what you want, work through the negative beliefs holding you back and take massive action in marketing and customer service to become the go-to person in your area.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
  5. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Interested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic 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 £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  6. ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Are you looking to gain a qualification that will enable you to provide Facial Skincare treatments, either as an add-on to your current therapist practise, or as a stand-alone offering? Our Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare will give you a recognised qualification that will allow you to provide and develop bespoke Luxury Facial Skincare treatments to your client base, both within a salon setting and as a mobile therapist. We are delighted to offer, as a free add on the ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services.



    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 £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
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  7. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
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  8. Muds and clays for healing and rejuvenation: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    For millennia, clays have been used to neutralise poisons. This course will introduce you to the healing powers of muds and clays and show how you can start using both of these mineral substances at home to help with common health issues, increase vitality, and improve appearance and general 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
  9. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
  10. Anatomy and physiology taster workshop: the skeletal and muscular systems
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Our body performs amazing feats every day. Learn how the body systems work with each other to allow us to do the things we take for granted like walking or stretching!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  11. Aromatherapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
  12. Massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
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  13. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
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  14. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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
  15. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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 £849, plus an upfront fee of £50 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, 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 £0 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
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