Massage and complementary therapies

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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.

Courses available both in-person and online

At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment. 

Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses. 

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. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Doe Warnes
    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.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
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  2. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Dec 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Fernando Cabo
    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.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  3. Dry cupping: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 10 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Want to add a new effective therapeutic skill to your practice? Why not try dry cupping therapy- very effective on muscles that are non-responsive to massage and pressure. This two day CPD course will enable you to safely and effectively integrate dry cupping therapy into your treatments.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
  4. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    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.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  5. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Helen Rennie
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. 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.







    We are able to offer 4 free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative. This offer is for eligible applicants who are Londoners on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



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    This course is free for Londoners who are on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



    The course fee is £1599 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. 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.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
  6. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. 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.







    We are able to offer 4 free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative. This offer is for eligible applicants who are Londoners on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



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    This course is free for Londoners who are on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



    The course fee is £1579 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. 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.
    Full fee £1,579.00 Senior fee £1,579.00 Concession £1,579.00
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    100% of 100
  7. Advanced massage using sports massage techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Expand your understanding of bodywork using deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release and various other techniques. For those with an ITEC Massage qualification who wish to gain a broader range of skills.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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    96% of 100
  8. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    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 £919 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. 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.
    Full fee £919.00 Senior fee £919.00 Concession £919.00
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  9. ITEC Levels 3, 4 & 5 in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Become a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with our course in Sports Massage Levels 3, 4, 5. This course is designed for those with no prior massage qualification. This course provides you with the qualification and training required to work as a Professional Sports Massage Therapist. This course runs on a Monday daytime.



    You can apply for a student loan of up to £1,417.00. Please enquire on enrolment.



    The course fee is £1417, plus an upfront fee of £1062 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.
    Full fee £2,479.00 Senior fee £2,479.00 Concession £2,479.00
  10. Face and neck detox using manual lymphatic drainage techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Would you like to learn how to give a detox facial massage? Based on the lymphatic system, this technique is designed to eliminate toxins and improve the skin's appearance by boosting the immune system.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  11. Reflexology workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Discover the principles of foot reflexology. Learn the basic principles and experience how this method can boost the body’s ability to relax and rebalance during a class offering guided massage sequences.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  12. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress using basic reflexology techniques.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  13. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    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.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  14. ITEC Level 2 Award in Providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ronni Goddard
    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.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    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.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

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