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.

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: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    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 £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
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  2. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    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. Hands-free massage: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    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.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
  4. ITEC Level 3 Certificate in On-site Massage
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Learn how to perform this invigorating back, neck and shoulder massage done on a specially designed massage chair. Ideal for office treatments, festivals or simply a small space! Please download an application form from the link below, and read the full course outline before applying.
    Full fee £459.00 Senior fee £459.00 Concession £459.00
  5. Japanese facial rejuvenation: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Doe Warnes
    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.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  6. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Jul 2022 (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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  7. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    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.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  8. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
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    92% of 100
  9. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Expand your skills to apply deep tissue massage techniques with confidence. Learn how to relieve fatigue, muscle tension, and improve flexibility.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
  10. Advanced massage techniques for common lower back complaints
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 24 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Develop your skills in treating common musculoskeletal complaints of the lower back. This one-day workshop aims to build upon your initial massage training and give you a deeper understanding of common lower back complaints along with assessment, treatment and home care to support your client.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  11. Pregnancy massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 24 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Farrah Idris
    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.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  12. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    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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  13. Shiatsu: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Fernando Cabo
    This Japanese healing art, similar to massage, is carried out on a mat on the floor, fully-clothed. Learn a basic Shiatsu routine to practise on friends and family. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Not suitable for those with knee problems.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
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  14. Manual lymphatic drainage workshop: detox for face and neck
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 31 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Learn to give a detox facial massage based on the lymphatic system. This aims to eliminate toxins, relieve fluid retention and improve the skin's appearance by boosting the immune system. You will learn to treat the face and head with specific techniques, covering after effects and contra indications.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  15. Abdominal-sacral massage: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Diane Cooper
    Abdominal-sacral massage improves the efficiency of digestive and reproductive organs, nourishing and energising the core of our being, the subtle body. It is a unique area that can be a dynamic region for transformation.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00

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