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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    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. Kinesiology Taping: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Sara Packard
    Kinesio Taping is famous within the athlete industry, but did you know it’s not just for injuries?!!
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  3. ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Been practising at level 4 sports massage and wanting to update your skillset? Looking to expand your knowledge to confidently manage the more complex musculoskeletal injuries? If yes, the ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage will equip you with these skills and more.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £799.00 Concession £799.00
  4. Trigger point therapy: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Diane Cooper
    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.



    This course is for therapists who hold a Level 3 qualification in massage, anatomy and physiology.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  5. Dynamic Stretching for massage therapists: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Alicia Falero
    Learn effective stretching techniques which can be done with client fully clothed, to improve mobility and release deep seated muscle tension.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  6. ITEC Level 2 Award in Providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Stacey Shim
    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 £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £399.00
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  7. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  8. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 28 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Lee
    Gain a recognised qualification in reflexology which will enable you to practise professionally. This is a FASTRACK, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. You must have completed the ‘ITEC massage diploma’ or equivalent and preferably an introductory reflexology course. There is one session per week on this course. It is every Sunday for 13 weeks.



    The course fee is £1029 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 £1,029.00 Senior fee £1,029.00 Concession £1,029.00
  9. Massage: an introduction (access to Level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 6 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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. VTCT (ITEC) level 4 award in Dry Needling
    Course start date:  Fri 31 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Add dry needling into your therapy toolkit to effectively treat myofascial trigger points. This five day accredited training will enable you to safely and effectively integrate dry needling into your current treatment.
    Full fee £509.00 Senior fee £509.00 Concession £509.00
  11. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  12. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    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
  13. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024 (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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  14. Abdominal-sacral massage: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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