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

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Expand your skills to apply deep tissue massage techniques with confidence. Learn how to relieve fatigue, muscle tension, and improve flexibility.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £120.00
    Senior fee: £120.00
    Concession: £120.00

  2. Anatomy and physiology: access to level 3

    Anatomy and physiology: access to level 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Did you know that 80% of your brain is water or that your tongue is the strongest muscle in the body? Gain a basic understanding of the major systems of the body and how they interact with each other. Tutor: Alan Billington.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £183.00

  3. ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    This specialist qualification will equip you with a range of advanced techniques required by sports massage practitioners. Recommended for practitioners who are currently working in sport and active leisure, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapists and massage therapists. You must have completed the ITEC level 3 diploma in Sports Massage or equivalent and be capable of working independently.

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the latest lockdown measures. This course will now be delivered in mixed mode - covering the theory elements online and resuming the practical elements in class. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe.

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    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £799.00
    Concession: £799.00

  4. Anatomy and physiology: workshop

    Course Date: Thu 18 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    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.

    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

  6. Massage: workshop

    Massage: workshop

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Pregnancy massage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. In this professional one-day training course learn how as a massage therapist you can support a woman through the variety of transitions she experiences. Safety in giving the treatment, along with appropriate adaptations, and suitable review of anatomy and physiology are all covered in the session.

    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

  8. Face and neck detox using manual lymphatic drainage techniques

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  9. Japanese facial rejuvenation: a CPD workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a facial massage that combines acupressure and oil massage to give you a natural facelift. It will relax and tone facial muscles, promote blood circulation and bring vitality or 'Ki' energy to the face, leaving you with a glowing complexion. It is also beneficial for jaw and facial pain.

    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

  10. Indian Head massage: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 8 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the ancient practice of Indian head massage. You will learn the basics of how to give and receive this highly therapeutic and relaxing form of 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

  11. Shiatsu: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 15 Mar 2021
    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. Hands-free massage: a CPD workshop

    Course Date: Wed 17 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working hands free enables you to minimise stress to your hands when treating clients. This hands on bespoke City Lit massage routine has been devised by specialists to enable you to deliver a unique and effective treatment for your clients.

    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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  13. Essenian Healing and ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

    Course Date: Thu 18 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become a professional Aromatherapist discovering the fascinating world of Essential Oils and their healing properties. Learn how to perform a full body Massage using a variety of techniques. This course offers a unique approach to Aromatherapy through the intergration of the teachings and principles of Essenian Healing. Discover 42+ essential oils and how to use them safely, how to blend them to create your own remedies, creams and lotions. Become expert in the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the physical and subtle bodies, following the teaching of Essenian Healing to understand how the Chakras and the different Auras are connected to our body systems and internal organs.

    The course fee is £1699. 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: £1,699.00
    Senior fee: £1,699.00
    Concession: £1,699.00

  14. Reflexology: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 22 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress using basic reflexology techniques.

    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 Massage: fast-track

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 3 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 April 2021.

    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

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