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. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    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.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  2. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  3. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Sep 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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  4. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 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
  5. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (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 £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  6. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Helen Rennie
    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
  7. Hands-free massage: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 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 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  8. ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ronni Goddard
    Are you looking to gain a qualification that will enable you to provide Facial Skincare treatments, either as an add-on to your current therapist practise, or as a stand-alone offering? Our Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare will give you a recognised qualification that will allow you to provide and develop bespoke Luxury Facial Skincare treatments to your client base, both within a salon setting and as a mobile therapist.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
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  9. Massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family and friends. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited ITEC courses.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  10. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022 (and 2 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. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bath towel.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  11. Aromatherapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Antonello Brunetti
    Put your sense of smell to test with this experiential aromatherapy taster workshop! An introduction to nature's very own pharmacy.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  12. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 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 £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
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  13. Advanced massage using sports massage techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Expand your understanding of bodywork using deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release and various other techniques. For those with an ITEC Massage qualification who wish to gain a broader range of skills.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  14. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    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 £919 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 7492 2622.
    Full fee £919.00 Senior fee £919.00 Concession £919.00
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  15. Pregnancy massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 5 Mar 2023

    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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