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. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    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 8 September 2020.

    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 will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,479.00
    Senior fee: £1,479.00
    Concession: £1,479.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (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 on to a qualification.

    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

  3. Indian Head massage: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    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

  4. Shiatsu: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  5. Essenian Healing: workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover this ancient form of Spiritual-Energy Healing. Learn Auric Reading techniques using the Anatomy of physical and subtle bodies. Identify the emotional reasons behind illnesses, promoting a deeper understanding of the root causes. Perform Energy Healing therapies using Vibrational Sound, Acupressure and Essential Oils.

    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Indian Head Massage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Train to practise Indian Head Massage professionally. You must have completed the 'ITEC Massage Diploma' or equivalent and preferably an introductory Indian Head Massage course. Please download an application form from the link below, and read the full course outline before applying.

    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 will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  7. ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy Physiology and Pathology

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  8. Muds and clays for healing and rejuvenation: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Anatomy and physiology: access to level 3

    Anatomy and physiology: access to level 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 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: £183.00

  10. Hands-free massage: a CPD workshop

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    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

  11. ITEC Levels 3, 4 & 5 in Sports Massage Therapy

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Become a qualified Sports and Remedial massage therapist with our one year course in Sports Massage (Level 3, 4, 5). This course is designed for those with no prior massage qualification.

    The course fee is £1417, plus an upfront fee of £1382 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.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £2,799.00
    Senior fee: £2,799.00
    Concession: £2,799.00

  12. Holistic massage: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 19 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  13. Homeopathy for colds and flu: taster workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like treats like” which dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC). Each person is different and presents a completely different set of symptoms unique to them so, why should everyone be treated in the same way? With this in mind, this workshop will be looking into what to observe when the first symptoms of a cold or flu arise and how homeopathy can help to lessen them and support your recovery.

    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

  14. 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

  15. Postural assessment: a CPD workshop

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A hands on course to enable you to confidently identify your client’s posture and how this may impact on their pain and adapted movements.

    This course is suitable for massage/sports massage and exercise professionals.

    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £203.00

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