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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. Massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Monica Clarke
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
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  9. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jun 2022 (and 2 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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  10. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Sep 2022

    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 7492 2622.



    The application process is open until 15 Sepember 2022.



    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 020 7492 2622.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
  11. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Annette Jones
    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 7492 2622.



    The course fee is £1519, plus an upfront fee of £50 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. A deposit of £0 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.
    Full fee £1,579.00 Senior fee £1,579.00 Concession £1,579.00
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  12. ITEC Levels 3, 4 & 5 in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 23 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Become a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with our course in Sports Massage Levels 3, 4, 5. This course is designed for those with no prior massage qualification. We are delighted to offer, as a free add on, the ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage. This course provides you with all the qualifications and training required to work as a Professional Sports Massage Therapist. This course runs on a Friday daytime.



    You can apply for a student loan of up to £1,417.00. Please enquire on enrolment.



    The course fee is £1417, plus an upfront fee of £1062 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.
    Full fee £2,479.00 Senior fee £2,479.00 Concession £2,479.00
  13. VTCT level 3 Award in crystal therapy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 25 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Crystals are much more than just pretty stones; they have been used for their healing properties and as protective amulets and talismans in many different cultures around the world for centuries. Learn how to practice crystal therapy to a professional level on this exciting course.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £379.00
  14. ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 11 May 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. We are delighted to offer, as a free add on the ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
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  15. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022

    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

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