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.

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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. 

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  1. 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
  2. Manual lymphatic drainage: detox for face and neck
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Would you like to learn how to give a detox facial massage? Based on the lymphatic system, this technique is designed to eliminate toxins and improve the skin's appearance by boosting the immune system.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  3. ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Oct 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 £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  4. Natural facelift: a CPD workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    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
  5. ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Lymphatic drainage massage
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Learn how to provide a Lymphatic Drainage Massage using the classical lymphatic drainage techniques, including and the extraordinary benefits of this treatment. Prior experience: you must have completed the ITEC massage diploma or equivalent.
    Full fee £509.00 Senior fee £509.00 Concession £509.00
  6. Aromatherapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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 £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  7. Dynamic Stretching for massage therapists: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Nov 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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
  8. Dynamic stretching(clothed): a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Nov 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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
  9. VTCT (ITEC) level 4 award in Dry Needling
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    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
  10. ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    This specialist qualification will equip you with a range of advanced techniques required by sports massage practitioners. Recommended for practitioners who are currently working in sport and active leisure, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapists and massage therapists. You must have completed the ITEC level 3 diploma in Sports Massage or equivalent and be capable of working independently.
    Full fee £1,049.00 Senior fee £1,049.00 Concession £1,049.00
  11. Advanced massage using sports massage techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jan 2025

    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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
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    96% of 100
  12. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 Jan 2025

    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.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Advanced Reflexology: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Alicia Falero
    Build on your knowledge of reflexology by learning advanced techniques which will enable you to gain a deeper understanding and offer more targeted treatments.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £209.00
  14. Pregnancy massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Mar 2025

    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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Kinesiology Taping: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Mar 2025

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
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