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. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (and 3 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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  2. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. Massage: an introduction (access to Level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 6 May 2024 (and 5 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 £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  4. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
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  5. Manual lymphatic drainage workshop: detox for face and neck
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Jul 2024

    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
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  7. 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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  8. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Helen Rennie
    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.



    The application process is open until 15 Sepember 2023.



    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 (telephone temporarily unavailable).
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  9. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024 (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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  10. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 4 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
  11. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (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. This offer is for eligible applicants who are Londoners on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



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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 (telephone temporarily unavailable).
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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