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.

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  2. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 11 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Discover the ancient and highly therapeutic practice of Indian head massage. Learn how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and how to alleviate this in family and friends by practising a basic routine.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  3. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    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 £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  4. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 3 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 £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  5. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 2 May 2025 (and 6 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 8142 4577.











    We have a limited number of free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative.

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    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not 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 8142 4577.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  6. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (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 £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Crystal Healing: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Learn how to start sensing energy in yourself and in others. Explore the chakras and practice using crystals to balance your energy centres.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  8. Plump and Glow facial: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Mark Woollard
    Want to offer your clients, friends or family fresh, glowing skin? This excellent treatment can be offered to anyone of any age or gender!
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  9. VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Provide Thermal Auricular Therapy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Alan Billington
    This is popular qualification course for beginners and therapists alike, that offers many benefits. It is a wonderfully relaxing treatment and excellent to use with family and friends or for any therapist to train and add to their existing repertoire. Thermo-auricular Therapy, also known as Hopi Ear Candling, is a completely natural therapy developed by Native American Hopi Indians of Northern Arizona. This now popular therapy is known for its physical benefits in treating ear and sinus problems as well as other conditions. The skills you will learn on this course includes a soothing face and neck lymphatic drainage massage.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  10. Chair massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Learn a simple, safe and effective chair-based massage that will de-stress and relax you. This introductory routine includes shiatsu techniques and massage of the neck, shoulders, arms and back. On-Site massage is performed through clothes and is suitable for working on a chair at home.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  11. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (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 £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  12. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Start your training to become a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with our ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. 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 at level 3, this course also enables you to progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage. This course runs on a Friday daytime.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1409, plus an upfront fee of £0 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 Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on 020 8142 4577.
    Full fee £1,409.00 Senior fee £1,409.00 Concession £1,409.00
  13. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage - blended bridging course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide sports massage therapy. Recommended for practitioners who would like to work in sports and active leisure. You must have completed the ‘ITEC massage diploma’ or equivalent and be confident working independently.







    Students can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan of £699.







    If you have any other queries regarding this course please email health@citylit.ac.uk.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here

    Full fee £699.00 Senior fee £699.00 Concession £699.00
  14. Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
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  15. ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Indian Head Massage is an ancient tradition that provides many therapeutic benefits. Learn the theory and practice of Indian Head 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.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
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