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Massage Courses

Are you looking to Train as a Professional Holistic Full Body Massage Therapist? This course is for you!

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Massage Course | ITEC Level 3 Fast Track Swedish Holistic Full Body Course

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

Maybe a change in career?

Or are you looking for another income?

This in an intensive fast track 5 days ITEC massage, reduced price for Gateway students at just £750 per student.

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.

We offer this course in London and also Hertfordshire.

This course is for complete beginners with no previous massage experience, as part of this course you will be required to take the Anatomy and Physiology online course that we also offer Gateway students at a reduced price of just £250.00

If you already have a level 3 in A & P you will not need to repeat this qualification.

Do you need to also book your Anatomy and Physiology course? You can easily do this here

If you also need to book the Anatomy and Physiology online course, once you have chosen the start date on which you wish to attend the massage course and are on the payment page, click on continue shopping.

You can choose to add the Anatomy and Physiology online course to your shopping cart at the same time - or click on the link below to view the Anatomy and Physiology course and book here:

Dates for the Massage Course

We have several options running during the year, please click on the 'view dates' button to view what is on offer and the start dates and once there then click on the green link named 'view the other dates' to view all 5 dates you will need to complete.


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.

Total cost for this course and to include the anatomy & physiology course is just £1,000.00 which is a great discounted price!


This course is held in London and also Hertfordshire (which is less than an hour from central London by train) a great alternative if you are unable to make the London dates.



How are we able to offer this course at such a competitive price?

By you completing the anatomy and physiology online (or already having this qualification) and attending the rest of the course (the massage section) in Hertfordshire or London, this keeps the costs down making this a very popular alternative.

Due to the popularity of this course it is on a first come first served basis with regard to deposits to secure you place.

This massage therapists course trains you to ITEC NVQ Level 3 which offers an internationally recognised holistic massage qualification. There are just 36 treatments to complete for this course, approx 10 of them in class and the rest is at home completing case studies, the full information on how to carry these out will be covered on your training days.

No previous massage experience necessary, ideal for complete beginners.

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.

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £750.00

Course Includes

  • ITEC Professional Holistic/Swedish Full Body Massage Qualification recognised in the UK and overseas
  • Business Awareness/Setting up in Business.
  • This course is an investment into your future, you will be able to gain professional insurance and charge for treatments after taking this course.
Our price includes all of this and includes the exam fee.

We require just a small deposit to book and rather than paying the balance in full before the course starts (which you can if you wish to) to help you budget the first instalment is required 21 days before the course start date however the rest of the payments you can pay in interest free instalment payments, whilst you train to help you budget if required.

If I do not have Anatomy and Physiology, can I learn this with you?


You are required have a level 3 qualification anatomy & physiology if you do not have this you can sign up for our online course before or during your massage course training, if however you already have a recognised qualification in anatomy & physiology NVQ level 3 or 4 (ITEC or BTEC) you do not have to repeat this training.

Once you sign up for this massage course, please select the continue shopping option (so you can add the online distance learning anatomy & physiology to your cart) this can be found in the distance learning section of our web site. This is the most popular way to learn your anatomy & physiology, with a very high pass rate and lots of help along the way because you can learn at your own speed and in the comfort of your own home.

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.

Small classes ensuring individual attention

A maximum of only 14 students per class, giving you individual attention at all times. Most training schools will take double that number of students however we specialise in small classes offering individual attention.

We require a minimum of 8 students to run these courses, if the class does not run you can transfer your deposit to the distance learning option or use it for other courses we are happy to transfer deposits.

How long is this course?

This in an intensive fast track 5 days ITEC massage course which is spread over just a few months.

Why are other diploma massage courses just run over a weekend?

Weekend diploma courses that some other schools offer are not long enough for a training school to allow you to then train in advanced courses, the requirement is at least 5 days training. You will not be able to join FHT or many other professional bodies unless you have an NVQ level 3 or above in full body massage and a weekend course will NOT provide you with this level.

However this ITEC massage course is an NVQ level 3.

Can I use that training to then attend your advanced courses like hot stone massage or deep tissue?

Yes you can use this as your foundation and you will be able to then go on to train in sports massage or any of our advanced training courses like hot stone massage, MLD, deep tissue etc with us or another school, safe in the knowledge that this professional qualification is accepted worldwide.

What is the difference between the ITEC Massage Course and the BTEC Massage Course qualification?

Many people ask us what is the difference between these two courses, BTEC is level 4 and ITEC level 3 however there is actually very little difference in the course content. Often students have already trained in other ITEC courses and wish to continue with them as they have enjoyed their high standard of training, others appreciate the pricing as it is often more reasonable than BTEC course costs.

This ITEC course is an NVQ level 3 and is a professional qualification and will be accepted in all salons, clinics, gyms, corporate companies. You can also set up at home or mobile and gain insurance to work with the general public and charge for your massage as a professional therapist. Whether you train with us or another training company you should look for an NVQ level 3 or above qualification.

Pass Rate

The tutors pass rate has been 100% for massage; this is down to the small classes of no more than 14 students, giving you the individual attention required.

What will I learn on the Massage Therapist Course?

  • Studying common diseases and dysfunctions of the body
  • What is meant by the "Holistic Approach"
  • How to carry out a client consultation including the importance of client care & ethics
  • Health and Safety - Including First Aid skills and appropriate hygiene
  • How to set up in Business and relevant business awareness skills
  • Breathing & relaxation techniques and awareness of stress management skills
  • Self care, correct posture & minimizing therapist strain when working
  • Awareness and the importance of listening skills
  • Tea, coffee, water, biscuits will be provided, students to bring their own lunch
Holistic massage is the same as Swedish massage and will allow you to learn everything you need to become a professional massage therapist.


What to Wear

All students can wear a black polo shirt, comfortable black trousers and black flat shoes for the practical sessions.

What to Bring

  •     2 Bath sheets , 1 bath towel, 3 hand towels
  •     Antiseptic wipes
  •     Antibacterial hand gel
  •     Black polo shirt, black trousers, black flat shoes
  •     Course books (see ITEC book list - which can be found on the ITEC web site, or advised by the tutor when you book)

ITEC is an independent professional examinations board whose examinations are recognised nationally and internationally.

Examination Module

    ITEC Practical Exam (1 hour)
    ITEC treatments written up (30 in total)
    ITEC Assignments (x 4 as indicated below)

If you have any concerns with regard to the exams, due to the small numbers we take for this course the tutor can tailor make your learning to cover any weak areas you may have guiding you through and making it an easy process.

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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

For course times, venue information 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, ITEC, FHT, CTHA, Embody, BABTAC, Guild of Holistic Therapists.

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.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Charlene Dale
A great tutor who always took extra time to help you out individually, easily approachable during and after my course. I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Small groups, location and intense weekend course


Feedback from Saskia
Fantastic tutor, very relaxed and friendly from the very start. It made me look forward to starting the class. She came across professionally but relaxed and the class was great fun. Unfortunately I had to leave but she was very approachable and she put themselves out to ensure I could rejoin. When I did it was clear I wasn't the only one they had offered amazing support to so they could achieve there qualification.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway

Good reputation, all my future courses will be booked with Gateway


Feedback from Emma Camley
From the very first point of contact, she came across welcoming and helpful. Her passion and enthusiasm shone through and even made the anatomy enjoyable.

I was very nervous at the start but was made to feel very comfortable, its a very relaxed atmosphere and that helped. She was always on hand to help and went above and beyond what you would expect from a tutor. I have gone on and booked many other courses and enjoyed them all.

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