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. Anatomy and physiology: workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  2. Massage: workshop

    Massage: workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  3. Shiatsu: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 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

  4. Anatomy and physiology: taster workshop

    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020
    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 yawning!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  5. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021 (and 6 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.



    Please note that the ITEC level 2 qualification in infection prevention (Covid-19) for complementary therapies and sports massage is now an essential requirement for practicing therapists both new and experienced.

    We have embedded this course into all our Level 3 complementary therapy courses so it will not incur any additional fees.

    It will be delivered online, and offers bespoke content specific to treatments within the industry, ensuring that learners are equipped with the most current and essential knowledge required to safely and effectively perform treatments and services on clients. This is a regulated qualification that has been developed by VTCT / ITEC and public health experts, and builds upon the UK Government’s generic public health guidelines.



    If you do not complete the infection prevention course, you will not receive your massage qualification. 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 January 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

  6. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 £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 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

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 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.

    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

  8. Reflexology: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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

  9. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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.



    Please note that the ITEC level 2 qualification in infection prevention (Covid-19) for complementary therapies and sports massage is now an essential requirement for practicing therapists both new and experienced.

    We have embedded this course into all our Level 3 complementary therapy courses so it will not incur any additional fees.

    It will be delivered online, and offers bespoke content specific to treatments within the industry, ensuring that learners are equipped with the most current and essential knowledge required to safely and effectively perform treatments and services on clients. This is a regulated qualification that has been developed by VTCT / ITEC and public health experts, and builds upon the UK Government’s generic public health guidelines.



    If you do not complete the infection prevention course, you will not receive your massage qualification. 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 January 2021.

    The course fee is £1499. 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: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  10. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in Reflexology as a career? Learn the theory and practice of Reflexology to a professional level. This course is taught by experienced industry professionals.

    The course fee is £1489. 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: £1,489.00
    Senior fee: £1,489.00
    Concession: £1,489.00

  11. Trigger point therapy: a CPD workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to identify, explore innovative treatment options for, and resolve common myo-fascial trigger points to improve long-term client outcomes, using the latest research and clinical practice. (CPD).

    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

  12. Reflexology workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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,.

    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

  13. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  14. Holistic massage: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 1 Feb 2021
    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

  15. 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: 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

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