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. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024 (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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  2. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 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
  4. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Mark Woollard
    Expand your skills to apply deep tissue massage techniques with confidence. Learn how to relieve fatigue, muscle tension, and improve flexibility.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  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
  6. 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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  8. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (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 using basic reflexology techniques.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  9. TSUBOKI Japanese face massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    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
  10. 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
  11. Plump and Glow facial: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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
  12. Dry cupping: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Want to add a new effective therapeutic skill to your practice? Why not try dry cupping therapy- very effective on muscles that are non-responsive to massage and pressure. This two day CPD course will enable you to safely and effectively integrate dry cupping therapy into your treatments.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
  13. 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
  14. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage - blended bridging course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide sports massage therapy. Recommended for practitioners who would like to work in sports and active leisure. You must have completed the ‘ITEC massage diploma’ or equivalent and be confident working independently.







    Students can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan of £699.







    If you have any other queries regarding this course please email health@citylit.ac.uk.
    Full fee £699.00 Senior fee £699.00 Concession £699.00
  15. Natural facelift: a CPD workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Mark Woollard
    This highly effective and popular massage can delay the visible signs of ageing, without the need for invasive surgery.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
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