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Massage Courses

Advanced and deep tissue massage course, covering trigger points, palpation and Neuromuscular techniques

Course Explained
Course Times
Venues & Tutor Info
Prices & Dates
Accreditation & Entry Requirements

Advanced Deep Tissue Massage - Accredited Diploma Course

Professional one day Practitioner training course in Deep Tissue massage. Also includes Trigger Point, Palpation, Neuromuscular Techniques and hands free safety techniques all for the full body.

This course is a must for any massage therapist looking to master their skills and increase their potential client base.

According to major clinics the most popular and sought after treatment is Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage - this course is very popular with massage therapists looking to add to their knowledge.

Course Fee - £165.00

A deposit of £65.00 is payable when you book with us.
The remaining balance is paid to the course tutor to help you budget, they will be in contact with you as soon as you choose your date and book with us.

We currently train hundreds of self employed and salon therapists weekly and all of Bobbi Brown's UK staff in our beauty courses as well as Channel 4 make-up artists on Hollyoaks, large hotels, famous spa's and salons for massage and beauty.

This one day accredited diploma course for existing therapists only with a level 3 in full body massage.

✅  Train with a multi-award winning school, over 25+ years proven history of quality training at affordable prices.

✅  Learn with passionate and caring tutors.

✅  Certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.

✅  No case studies are required - no written exams

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However, due to small classes this is rare but available if required.

Full course content and dates available, can be found further down this page.

This is an insurable practitioners course & recognised qualification, allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

Many students cannot afford a long sports massage course and decide on this course instead. It teaches you many popular techniques that you can use with your clients and make you stand out from other therapists.

FREE online reference deep tissue massage video access when you complete this course with us - our gift to you

After you have completed this massage course with us you are able to gain unlimited, FREE online access to the course video and will become an invaluable resource for future reference.

Our Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Course Includes

  • Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Palpation
  • Trigger Point
  • Hands free techniques
  • Comprehensive manual

Unlike classic massage therapy which is generally used for relaxation, this technique enables the therapist to focus on and treat specific problems. The general public is increasingly requesting deeper and more advanced techniques due to their effectiveness in treating a host of specific issues, the most prevalent being back and shoulder pain.

This Course Will Teach You How to Apply Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage Techniques

  • The Deep Muscles of the legs including Hamstrings, Ilio-Tibial Band & Quads
  • Muscles of the lower leg such as the Gastrocnemius
  • Muscles of the Back
  • Muscles of the Arms and Shoulders
  • Feet

The course aims to help you develop advanced massage techniques which will enable you to be more confident and specific in your treatments. This gives the potential to expand your client base as you will be able to offer more than just a relaxing massage. You will be able to treat clients with muscular pain and tenderness and lack of flexibility with more confidence.

Course FAQs

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Course Times?

10.00am - 5.00pm weekday and also weekend dates.

Who Accredits this Deep Tissue Course?

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate, FHT, Thinktree and CTHA.

You will receive an insurable professional certificate allowing you to use the therapy you learn with us and charge your clients or work in a salon, as it is a recognised qualification on Government & Councils Approved Accredited list.

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

How do I pay the balance for my course?

When you book a course with us, we take the deposit for the course (we do not take the full payment) then once you have booked your details are sent directly to the tutor and they will contact you with regard to the balance.

We give you this option as many students do not wish to pay in full for their course straight away as they have limited funds, so often this can allow you if you book in advance to only pay the deposit and then pay the balance later allowing you to budget.

You will have a choice to pay the balance straight away or for the higher priced courses some of the balances can be paid in instalments. You will receive a confirmation email from the tutor once you have booked and within this email it will give you the information you require so you can pay the balance directly to your tutor.

If you are a company paying for a student to attend please email us as we accept a Pro forma invoice if required, we are happy for the tutor to contact you directly to charge the full amount so you do not have to pay in two payments (please note this is only available for company bookings). We can arrange this for you on request.

It’s quick and easy to book with us; you can immediately look forward to your course and a great day learning a new therapy.

We have caring and helpful tutors who will be in touch with you quickly and they are contactable before your course starts, helping you with any questions you may have making your decision to book with us the right one.

It is important to know you are in safe hands now, on your training day and when your course has finished. You will receive excellent aftercare and help and advice from your tutor when needed.

Why book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

Trusted, Recognised & Insurable Courses on Government/Councils Approved Accredited list.

Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won 5 years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by many recognised professional bodies. We pride ourselves on very high standard courses which reflects in our high pass rates!

We are a trusted school since 1998 and accredited by all the top professional bodies.

We have trained many professional therapists and make up artists from large professional salons, hotels and spas at:

Gleneagles 5 star hotel and Spa Scotland

Champneys Health Resorts

Bobbi Brown UK & Ireland

Make up Artists at Large Filming Companies and Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Top Hotels and Spas

The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge

Dior, John Lewis Spa, The Sanctuary and many other leading companies.

We have trained many salon therapists, mobile therapists and corporate ladies and gentlemen.

We have also trained thousands of complete beginners, police men and women, air hostesses - flight attendants, office workers, mums, retired men and women, members of the NHS all looking for a rewarding career change or an extra income.

We offer value for money, professional training from passionate and skilled tutors and the chance to earn an extra income or maybe offer you training to allow a complete life change and a different career path.

Receive these Gifts when you Train with us - Giving you added extra of over £50!


Anatomy and Physiology e-manual  

Copy of our therapist accounts package  

Access to our FREE courses available on this site too

Do I need to bring a model with me? AND What do I need to bring?


You do not need to take a model with you as you will work with another student on the day of training.

The class runs with 2 or more people booked on and you can book 24 hours before the start date if you wish.

If you do not wish to be worked on due to medical reasons, sometimes the tutor can provide one or you can bring someone with you if advised beforehand. The tutor will be happy to discuss this with you.

What should I bring with me

All products that you use on the day whilst learning will be provided on the day of your training for massage, beauty and spiritual courses and are included in the price of your course.

Students should bring pen/pencil, paper and own lunch. Loose/comfortable clothing should be worn. You do not need to take anything with you to a class - all massage & Beauty couches, chairs, towels and equipment are all provided.

If you are booking a massage course - because massage will be undertaken, normal standards of cleanliness will be expected including short fingernails.

The tutors will be able to advise you on the best and most affordable equipment and/or kits to buy when you train with them so you can use these with your clients, or if you wish to buy them before you train you can!

There are no written exams for our one day courses, only a practical assessment by the tutor as you work during the day. The guidance you receive from your tutor will allow you to easily grasp your new skill.

You do not need to wear a therapist tunic or whites unless you wish to, comfortable clothing is fine.

We do have a product page on our website which offers discounts on many products that the tutors use, which you can check out any time.

Certificate Information - Is your certification brand specific? And - Do you offer discounts on products needed after the course?

Our certification is not brand specific.

You will get a practitioners certificate and it does NOT say one day course anywhere on it.

It is a professional practitioners certificate and the accreditation body logos are also on your certificate showing who has approved it for insurance purposes.

Trusted, Recognised & Insurable Courses on Government/Councils Approved Accredited list.

If you are choosing a massage or beauty course, our courses are popular because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products that our tutors love to use, but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!

In some cases your insurance may be invalid if you train with a branded product detailed on your training certificate and you then change to another brand. However, providing non brand specific training allows us to offer our courses at a lower cost, allowing you to spend what is right for you on the necessary products rather than buying unnecessary and costly equipment.

The tutor will be happy to discuss products, prices and how much you can charge for the therapy on your training day. The tutor will also cover the insurance information for you, we receive a discount with a large insurance company covering our training for those of you new to this field or wanting to change to a new and more affordable cover.

Yes we do offer discounts for products you can use after your course - We have teamed up with some excellent companies to offer really good discounts to our students.

We give you all of this information in your course manuals you receive (included in the price of your course) on the day of your training

I have noticed the course I want to book is full, can you squeeze another student on?

Sadly No

We are sorry we cannot do this, we have to stick to the advertised numbers due to specialising in small classes and not having room at the venues to take more people.

However what we suggest is to book onto the next date available that you can make and when filling out your details, there is a note box section within the booking form.

You can request here that you can be moved to the earlier date if there are any cancellations so you can be prioritised and contacted if we have anyone drop out.

All dates and availability are updated live as you book, once the deposit has been paid online. Please note the numbers available (which are showing when you visit our site) are correct on a minute to minute basis and will show full as soon as the course date becomes fully booked.

If the venue you selected says there are no dates available please choose a different venue you can travel to or alternative date optoin - or you can email us to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations and we are happy to let you know as soon as one becomes free.


For Dates & Venues on offer and also the Course Price - please use the PURPLE LINK BUTTONS which are located on this page to be able to view all dates available.

It will give you a list of venues where we offer this course and also the dates and price too.

It is quick and easy to book with us and we only take a small deposit to book on.

COVID Information - Health and Safety at our Courses

Trusted, Recognised & Insurable Courses on Government/Councils Approved Accredited list.

All venues open - Following Government Health, Safety/PPE requirements.

Health & safety is our number 1 priority for both our students and our tutors.

When you book your tutor will send you all the information you require about PPE and they are always happy to answer any questions that you may have relating to COVID updates.

Do I have to take an exam on the day? AND - What are CPD Points?

No you do not have to take a written exam on the day, only a practical assessment.

No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.

All our courses have been awarded CPD points (Continuing Professional Development). There are a certain amount of points required by the various bodies (IFPA, FHT etc) to ensure that members are up to date with various therapies. For example Aromatherapists are required every 3 years to keep their training in massage up to date and will look for CPD courses to be able to do this.



Avoid being caught out - continue learning your massage and beauty at a venue with a tutor to get the best tuition - be safe and to ensure you can use what you learn professionally and still get insurance cover


Why we do not offer massage or beauty courses online

1. This is because we feel that it is not safe to offer massage or beauty courses online as you require a tutor to be with you in a room to guide you as these are hands-on therapies

2. Also the councils are looking to regulate our industry and the insurance companies are looking to make stricter laws with their policies and cover - which we welcome

3. It will be a lot harder to get many courses verified and covered for insurance soon due to new Government and council laws coming very soon

4. You need a professional assessment on the day of your course in person to make sure you have learned a hands-on therapy safely, this cannot be done online or by zoom and likely not be accepted in the near future

5. We want to make sure any massage or beauty qualification you gain can be used professionally and this needs to be with a tutor at a venue for insurance companies to be able to continue to insure you moving forwards

6. Many large spas, hotels and salons will not take an online training certificate for massage or beauty and will ONLY accept a qualification gained with a tutor face to face at a venue for their insurance purposes

7. To be taken seriously in our industry you want to make sure you get the right training with an experienced tutor - you can never replace this with online training as practical courses should be learned safely with a tutor face to face who has the right experience and tutor insurance to teach you correctly

8.You learn a lot by receiving a treatment as well as learning how to give a treatment, you cannot experience how it feels or what it should feel like if you learn over zoom or by video - this is why you learn best being in a class with other students

Do you offer in-house training and can you come to us?


If you are a salon, college, spa or hotel etc and require in-house training, please email us as we can organise a trainer to come to your location with 4 or more students.

We have a long history of offering high quality in-house training with experienced tutors who can come to you.

Our courses are fully recognised and accredited making them fully insurable for the therapist to use professionally.

We train Therapists and we also offer in-house training, we currently train all of Bobbi Brown's UK staff past 3 years, Gleneagles 5 star Hotel and Spa Scotland, Make up Artists at Large Filming Companies and Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Top Hotels and Spas

Do I need therapist insurance to attend a class AND How much is insurance if I need it later and who do you recommend

You do NOT need insurance to take our courses, but we advise you to act professionally and obtain suitable professional liability insurance (if you intend to use what you have learned on our practitioner courses and use them with the general public.)

Prices for insurance varies but works out at about £60 - £80 a year depending which therapy you train in.

Full details are given to you on the day of your course, however if you are a therapist already and have insurance you will be able to add your training to your existing insurance (we always advise you to check first before booking) or if they do not offer it for what you have learned we can suggest alternatives so you are covered.

All this information can be found with your course information or you can contact your tutor at any time for further information or help and aftercare when needed.

Gateway highly recommends Westminster for therapist insurance. They are affordable, reliable and many of our students use them on a yearly basis. You will be given full information for Westminster insurance on the day of your training and you can also find their information in the product/shop section of our website.



Many other companies offer similar courses but have much larger classes therefore it has to be taught over a longer period of time. You may be asked to come back a second day to go over what you have learnt as the tutor does not have time to get around the class due to the large numbers.

Some other schools offer their courses over 2 days, sometimes it is a good way to get you to pay more but very often you will learn the same routines, so what is the difference? They will often have much larger classes so they will have to spread their training over a longer period of time, however we believe in small numbers so you receive one to one tuition.

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However, due to small classes this is rare but available if required.


We also send you a fantastic FREE Anatomy and Physiology manual before you attend our courses; another reason why some training classes elsewhere are over 2 days.

This will be due to the fact the tutor will spend a lot of the time reading about the A & P on the day which we feel you should not pay for, so we give you a free manual so you can to do this in your own time. Relevant anatomy and physiology will of course be covered on the day.

Please however remember this manual is an extra freebie from us, your course training manual is included in the cost of the course and you will receive this as a fully bound hard copy on the day of your training.

Do your prices include VAT?


All booking fees (deposits) are inclusive of VAT, Gateway is registered for VAT as a school and booking/promotional agent.

The 'course fee’ (balance) payable to the tutors is VAT exempt as VAT is not applicable to Education.

The price on the website is inclusive of everything, no hidden charges.

Receive these Gifts when you Train with us - Giving you added extras worth over £50!


    Anatomy and Physiology e-manual
    Copy of our therapist accounts package
    Access to our complimentary 'Hands Free' Massage Video Download too!
    Access to course reference videos helps you remember routine taught
    Discounts off therapist insurance and products

Can I repeat the course for free if I need to?


Our Promise to you - Yes you can repeat the course free of charge if needed.

Our tutors are so confident that one day is adequate for our one day Diploma courses, due to the small numbers they teach, if they or you feel you need to come back to repeat the course you can do this free of charge.

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.


You can find all the latest students’ feedback, good or bad, here on this page.


When you complete a course with us, you will receive an email asking you to fill out our student feedback form.

All of our testimonials are genuine coming from the students who have taken our courses and we have a very high rating on Trustpilot and our Gateway Facebook business pages.

You know when you book with us you are booking with a company that has over 20 years’ experience teaching thousands of students and we have passionate and caring tutors you can trust.

We look forward to you attending a course with us and receiving your feedback too!

Our tutors are passionate and kind and look after all of our students, we are an established company with a 20+ history behind us to make sure we get it right and we thank all those students who have sent in feedback, as we love to hear from them after a class.

Are your course tutors fully qualified? How do I contact my tutor


All our tutors hold teaching qualifications and are experts in their fields, they all have professional qualifications in all the subject areas that they teach with years of experience so you know you will receive the best training available.

Excellent tuition on the day with expert tutors, but also fantastic aftercare when needed and help with any questions, which makes us different and unique to many other companies offering courses not only will you get great tutors whilst you learn - but also great aftercare too - many other companies do not offer this and leave you to your own devices.

Your tutor's contact details can be found in your web site confirmation email you were sent when you booked with us, there is a link that takes you to your tutor's information with their email and phone contact details.

The tutor will also confirm your booking by email giving you all the information you need for them and the full details for the venue and directions and final balance payment information.

What if a course is full - do you have a waiting list option?

All dates and availability are updated live as you book, once the deposit has been paid online, a place is allocated.

Please note the numbers available (which are showing when you visit our site on the date and venue pages) are correct on a minute to minute basis and will show full as soon as the course date becomes fully booked.

Courses run with two or more people booked on and some can get booked very quickly so early booking is advised so you do not miss out on the date you can make.

If a date is full, most students book onto the next date available that they can make and when filling out your details, there is a note box section within the booking form and you can request here that you can be moved to the earlier date if there are any cancellations so you can be prioritised and contacted if we have anyone drop out.

If the venue you selected says there are no dates available please choose a different venue you can travel to or if no other venues have a date suitable, you can email us to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations and we are happy to let you know as soon as one becomes free.

What is included in the course fee, for your ONE DAY courses

For our one day courses, practical tuition training materials - if you choose a massage or a beauty course also included is towels, blankets, creams/oils, massage tables/chairs are all provided on the day so you do not have to take anything with you.

Also included is a fully comprehensive award winning manual.

The booking fee (your deposit) is inclusive of VAT and no VAT to pay on the balance of the course fee.

Why should I train with Gateway and tell me more about your expert trainers?

Our Tutors

Our tutors are like a family unit; they deliver their courses with care and passion and have very high standards when it comes to our training. When taking a course with Gateway, you have peace of mind that you will be training with a long established company, whose training courses are recognised and passed by the top professional bodies, ensuring quality training with experienced tutors.

Established in 1998 we have a great team of tutors who have a wealth of knowledge and are passionate and caring. They also take pride with the way they look after their studetns both on the day of their training and also offer great aftercare and help where needed. All tutors are experienced in dealing with all different levels of skills and with small classes you are assured of individual attention.

All Gateway tutors hold a professional teacher training qualification (often the Award in Education, PTLLS level 3 or 4 or equivalent) and have also been a therapist for many years as well as a trainer, so you know you are in good hands.

We have years of experience to offer you, ensuring that you will be delighted with the course you choose.

Are the Gateway Workshops training courses with your Diploma, enough to get work?


Our professional training courses are recognised qualifications and accredited with the top bodies, which means you will be able to get therapist insurance allowing you to work professionally with the general public and charge.

We are accredited by many professional bodies. Established 1998 - Trusted, Professional & Recognised Courses on Government & Council Approved list.

Do you help students find work after a course?

Help in Finding Work After You Have Trained With Us

The one question we have been asked by the most students is how to find work after you have trained with us, so we have teamed up with a company that can help! They can help find therapists work in London and all around the UK, whether it is part time work or full time they can help.

This information can be found on our website. We want to make sure we look after our students that train with us to make it easier to build your client base or just top up what you already have.

You can find this information on our links page on our website.

Course Times

10.00 - 5pm weekday and also weekend dates.


Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself.

We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £165.00

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Then scroll down this page to view all the course information, content of the course, price, venue and dates available.


Participants will have a good understanding of:

  • Adopting correct working posture for deep tissue work and hands free massage techniques
  • Observing client posture
  • How to develop their palpation skills
  • Recognising trigger points and how to apply the correct techniques for treating them
  • Utilising Neuromuscular Techniques and other advanced massage techniques to treat specific areas
  • How to perform a massage routine incorporating advanced massage techniques.

What conditions is deep tissue massage used for?

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally

One day insurable accredited course - maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

There are many similar courses out there covering only some of this information, however this is an exclusive Gateway Workshops signature course and can only be found on our web site. This course was put together by our top tutors, making sure you gain the most important techniques on the market today.

This course is for therapists with a level 3 qualification in full body massage only.

Not sure your qualification will be accepted?

Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking - this information can be found here, no need to email us. You will find all the information required by clicking on the Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab located at the top of this page.

What if I do not have a level 3 in full body massage but I want to take a course to learn these techniques for my clients?

We would suggest you attend the ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Course instead as this is for complete beginners and you do NOT require a level 3 in full body massage to attend, we also offer the sports massage course.

A consumer report magazine reported that a significant number of people (approx 34,000) rated deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs. In addition it received the highest rating for relieving Fibromyalgia pain and improving range of motion.

If you do not have a full body massage qualification, the Chair massage course would be an excellent alternative as it works very deeply on the body and for this course you don't require a full body massage qualification.

Learn how to improve your techniques


Careful examination of soft tissue to identify areas of possible damage is obviously very important for the therapist. Just prodding your finger into a tender spot does not give you much information, other than that it is probably tender! We'll look at how to improve your palpation skills so that you may more easily identify changes in texture, tension or damage in soft tissue, therefore you will have a better idea of how to treat the area.

Trigger points

Trigger points are highly irritable and localised areas within muscle fibres. These areas can vary from the size of a pea, to a large lump. They are often tender and painful to touch and will frequently cause referred pain and discomfort. Trigger points are tender points in the muscle fascia; these can be difficult to locate. The rationale behind using trigger points therapy is that it creates localised ischemia (lack or reduction of oxygen to the muscle tissue) which starve the trigger point of oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain contraction.

Neuro-muscular techniques (NMT)

NMT can be employed to alleviate these areas and so reduce knots and adhesions. NMT is an extension of deep friction & pressure techniques; it is applied with thumbs, fingers, fists or elbows, and is a diagnostic palpatory tool designed to help assess and deal with chronic pain.

Hands Free Massage

Hands Free Massage techniques are a blend of eastern and western styles, ideal for all massage therapists and body-workers, whether recently qualified or experienced. This course will teach you correct body position and working posture helping to maximize the effectiveness of your massage whilst minimizing injuries. Sadly we often see therapists having to give up work due to burn out, poor posture, backache and repetitive strain injuries. As therapists, we need to look after ourselves as well as offering wonderful therapies to our clients; after all our bodies are our tools of the trade.

Why Book with us?

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner

'Best Training School' 5 years in a row

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

What do therapists who have trained with us use this course for?

Once you have attended our Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage Course, you will be able to use these techniques to adapt to your client's individual needs therefore treating a variety of complaints. Many people suffer pain and discomfort resulting from bad posture, injuries like whiplash or too many hours driving or sitting at a desk.

We have found that therapists love this course as it offers the skills and techniques including postural observation and analysis and relevant aftercare advice to assist their clients with these neck, shoulder and back issues.

98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.

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Please note this is an advanced massage course. Please Check you have the right qualifications for this Course Before Booking - CLICK HERE

You are required to have previous massage experience.

You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage or a Level 3 in Sports massage to be accepted which is an ITEC, VTCT, BTEC level 3 or similar qualification.

Please note if your previous training was a weekend massage or 1 - 3 day course, this is not a level 3 that's required (not enough practical hours) and not accepted.

A qualification in reflexology or Indian head massage cannot be accepted as this is not full body massage.

Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.

For course times, venue information, what to wear 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 Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate, FHT, Thinktree, CTHA.

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

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Gateway accredited/recognised diploma

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

10 CPD course points has been awarded for this course by FHT and 5 by Embody - please check with whom you are registered for their guidelines on how many points they award for one day courses as they all differ.

For Existing CTHA Members

You can attend this course and gain your CPD points through the CTHA as it is recognised as additional learning and students are able to get insurance cover through Holistic Insurance Services who will add it to the therapists insurance.


Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from malgorzata weber

Excellent teacher; positive, open, patient attitude to a student with a large theoretical and practical knowledge. Great and friendly atmosphere. I am already using those techniques in my practice and get very positive feedback from my clients. An attending on the ADTM course was a great step on my carer path. I am appreciate. Thank you.

Feedback from Charlotte Underwood
Tutor was fantastic. I have learnt so much on this course and will definitely be back again. This is the second gateway Course I have attended with the same tutor both times and I only have praise for her.

Feedback from Heather Kelly
I had very sore "therapist shoulders" and asked a college friend to come and give me a massage, she used some super new moves on me and I immediately wanted to know where she learnt them. Gateway Advanced Deep Tissue course was her reply, and all in one day! So I signed up despite being sceptical about learning all these moves in one day but the day was fabulous. We covered the theory and learned the moves on the legs and feet before lunch. Then we were shown all the moves for the back, arms and front of chest, each move was demonstrated and practiced by us all. The final stage to the day was to perform and be worked on doing all the moves with the guidance of our tutor, this ensured that we had remembered the moves correctly and by checking our stance, posture, she tweaked us to perform the moves so that we were not holding any tension.

She asked us questions which made us think about all we had learned which reinforced the key points into our memories,ie "never use your elbow on the neck or the spine." Having the moves performed on ourselves showed just how powerful they can be felt by the client and also the wonderful benefit felt in the coming days. I am now looking forward to treating the issues of my clients, without wrecking my own thumbs, shoulders and back.

Thanks to this course, I will be able to have a longer career as a massage therapist. tutor was warm, welcoming, calm, very knowledgeable and had a very caring professional attitude. I loved the content of the course and the lovely way it was delivered.The studio was warm, the towels fluffy and clean an excellent tutor who explains things clearly, shows you exactly how to perform a move and makes sure you understand which muscles you are working on and what the benefits will be to the client. She worked hard all day, imparting her knowledge to us and make us better therapists much appreciated. The DVD looks great (from the first viewing) and it is one of the reasons that I booked the course as I knew I wouldn't remember every thing I was taught on the day, so it is a great resource for me to refer to and refresh my mind.

Feedback from linda hurran
I thoroughly enjoyed the day, my tutor had a lot of patience and allowed each candidate to work at their own pace. I am looking forward to putting my new skills into practice.

Feedback from Carina Esterhyse

Really good tutor, really understanding, patient and helpful, made the course really enjoyable and would definitely come back for more training. My boss booked the course with Gateway because she used them before for training.

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