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. Japanese facial rejuvenation: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Doe Warnes
    Learn a facial massage that combines acupressure and oil massage to give you a natural facelift. It will relax and tone facial muscles, promote blood circulation and bring vitality or 'Ki' energy to the face, leaving you with a glowing complexion. It is also beneficial for jaw and facial pain.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  3. 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
  4. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Doe Warnes
    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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
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  5. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Expand your skills to apply deep tissue massage techniques with confidence. Learn how to relieve fatigue, muscle tension, and improve flexibility.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
  6. Advanced massage techniques for common lower back complaints
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 24 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Develop your skills in treating common musculoskeletal complaints of the lower back. This one-day workshop aims to build upon your initial massage training and give you a deeper understanding of common lower back complaints along with assessment, treatment and home care to support your client.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  7. 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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  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 May 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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  11. 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
  12. ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Indian Head Massage is an ancient tradition that provides many therapeutic benefits. Learn the theory and practice of Indian Head 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. Please download an application form from the link below, and read the full course outline before applying.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £379.00

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