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Massage Courses

This is a professional Internationally recognised course for beginners looking to Train as a Professional Massage Therapist

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BTEC Level 4 - ITEC Level 3 Professional Diploma in Holistic/Swedish Full Body Massage

Are you a beginner looking to Train as a Professional Massage Therapist?

Maybe a change in career? Or are you looking for another income?

You only have to pay a small deposit to secure your place and you can pay the balance in instalments whilst you are training to help you budget.

You can use the qualification gained with this training to become a professional therapist and work in a salon or you can work for yourself as a private home or mobile therapist, giving you an extra income.

This is the right course for you, it is a professional internationally recognised training course giving you an accredited qualification fully insurable to use as a professional therapist.

11 Day Course offered in London

Two London venues on offer:

  • Avonmouth Street London SE1 6NX - weekend date options
  • Little Venice, Maida Vale - London, W9 2JA - week day date options

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £1999.00

Course Includes

  • ITEC/BTEC Professional Holistic Swedish Full Body Massage Qualification
  • Anatomy & Physiology and Business Awareness
  • Setting up in Business

This course is an investment for your future; you will be able to gain professional insurance and charge for treatments after taking this course.

If you already have a level 3 qualification in A & P you will not have to repeat this part of the course and will receive a £100 discount on the balance of the course fee.


The Installment Program for the Balance

Once you have paid the deposit to secure your place the balance can be paid as you train.

You can pay in 5 instalments as you train to also help you budget (a £45 admin fee is charged to set this up for you) for either of the courses you book, the weekend option or the weekday option.

You have a choice of taking the ITEC Massage course or if you wish to, you can train for the BTEC Massage course which is slightly more expensive. To view the differences please continue to scroll down this page for full information.

Choose to study your diploma and enjoy the very highest levels of training and support, from world class tutors all using the latest accelerated learning techniques.

Or if you prefer to take the BTEC qualification the deposit is the same but you just add £285.00 to attend the BTEC course.

Which exam should I take the ITEC or BTEC?

Some students like to take the ITEC qualification and some like to obtain the BTEC qualification. They are both very similar (NVQ level 3) and as you cover both of these within your training you can choose at the end of this course if you want to take the ITEC exam - BTEC exam or both. This gives you excellent value for money as you cover both courses within your training.

What does my course include?

You'll love developing your skills and confidence, learning:

  • A large repertoire of massage techniques to allow you to perform a first-rate full body massage
  • Hands-on supervised practice of all techniques
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • Various carrier oils and their properties
  • Benefits of massage and contra-indications
  • Postural assessment
  • Client care, ethics and conducting consultations
  • First aid and hygiene
  • The Holistic Approach
  • Massage and the senses
  • Setting up and being successful in business
  • Protecting yourself: from posture and protecting your joints to stress management
  • Listening skills
  • Clinic day with 'real clients' coming for treatments

In addition to attending the course you will need to complete 100 hours of massage practice outside class and some items of homework.

Your course includes detailed training in a large array of practical techniques, massage theory and Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.  The A&P part of this course is home study online which is a very popular way of learning at your own pace.

How long is this course?

This in an intensive fast track course spread over just 4 months, 11 days of massage study in total.

If you cannot train during the week we also offer a weekend option - please note this is the minimum allowance for this course as ITEC will not allow any less than 3 months for your training due to case studies and practice time allowances.

What if I cannot attend all the dates advertised?

All dates have to be covered, however if you miss any dates you will be able to book private catch up lessons at a very reasonable fee, so if you have a holiday planned or a wedding to go to and miss a couple of days you are easily able to catch up.


Anyone offering a full body massage diploma course over a weekend - this would not be a long enough course for a level 3 as it needs to be a minimum of 80 - 100 learning hours.

It is important to know if you see a course offered over just one weekend for full body massage, you would not be able to use that qualification to attend advanced courses like sports massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage etc as they all require a level 3 in massage to attend and a weekend course will not give you this qualification.

This course offers you a level 3 in full body massage which is accepted for any advanced course with us or any other training school.

Can anyone take this Massage Therapist Course?

Yes, all you need is a desire to help others and a keenness to learn. If the course is your first experience of exams and studying, don't worry! The tutor understands that this is true for many of our students and our teaching approach is flexible, designed to help each individual study and practise in the way that works best for them.

This course is available to all, we have many students join this course from London and all around the UK & students also come to us from overseas.

Will I be able to go onto sports massage, deep tissue or hot stone therapy after taking this qualification?

YES - This Massage Therapist Course qualification is what you will need if you wish to go on and train in aromatherapy, sports massage, reflexology, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage etc. This is the foundation course you will need to begin with and will then allow you to become a professional therapist and add further training later in other areas if you wish to do so.

This qualification is internationally recognised as well as accepted in the UK for insurance purposes.
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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

For course times, venue information, what do I need to wear, what do I need to take etc - Please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Course Accreditions

This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, FHT, CTHA, Embody, BABTAC, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ITEC, BTEC.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

ITEC recognised International Qualification

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

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