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Massage Courses

This course utilizes a blend of reflexology, acupressure and massage techniques that reduces tension

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Hand, Arm, Leg and Feet Massage Courses | Accredited Diploma Course

Professional one day training course which utilizes a complementary blend of reflexology, acupressure and massage techniques that reduce tension and offer tremendous health benefits.

Focusing mainly on the hands, easy to follow hand reflex techniques from Korean hand massage.

Exclusive to Gateway Workshops our hand, arm, leg and feet massage course helps to reduce stress whilst stimulating the body to cleanse itself of impurities and toxins. Furthermore it is soothing, refreshing and revitalizes energy levels.

This course is mainly focusing on the hands and arms but as a bonus we have also included some massage to the legs and feet too, however if you want a more comprehensive massage course for the feet we recommend our Thai foot massage course.

  • This Hand, Arm, Leg and Feet Massage Course is very popular with beginners to massage or those looking to add to your knowledge.
  • Focusing mainly on the hands teaching you easy to follow hand reflex techniques from Korean hand massage.
  • The legs and hips are loosened with stretches and hip rotations.
    Fanning massage movements with thumbs over the sole of the foot and toes.
    Effleurage massage over the legs and feet, a lovely routine that can be used all together or individually.
  • The course is available to complete beginners or therapists looking to offer an additional therapy to their clients.
  • The movements are adaptable and ideal for treating the elderly.
  • A full and comprehensive manual is included in your course.

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally - For full course content please scroll down this page

This one day accredited diploma course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous massage experience required to attend.

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



After you have completed this 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.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

Please note - If you are looking for a course to mainly focus on the feet, we have an alternative course that will cover this for you:

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 course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)

For Existing FHT & CTHA Members

The qualification gained from the following course will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and an accredited body massage qualification level 3.
Please note to be able to join the FHT and CTHA their requirements for registration is a qualification in full body massage/ A & P level 3.

However if you wish to join a professional body and you do not have this training you can register with The Holistic and Beauty Guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. These details will be given to you on the day of your training, they offer a discount for therapy insurance for all Gateway students.

You are able to obtain their insurance cover without a certificate in massage so if you are a complete beginner as The Guild and other bodies will accept you so you can use this therapy professionally and charge your clients.

Discover our Award Winning Massage Courses - Click on Video Below

Please watch our short introduction video, showing you what to expect from our massage courses and to learn more.

Please remember to activate the sound on video when it loads, before it starts to play!

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

Course Times

And also Dates & Venues Information

This information can all be found by going to the very top of this Page - Simply scroll up and then click on information tab link button of choice.

You can find the price, venue options and dates all located at the top of the page next to the 'Course Explained' Link 

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row.

We Love what we do and have a passion for teaching.

Our Promise to you - Repeat Your Course if Needed

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge 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.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £145.00

How this Therapy Can Help Your Clients, Family and Friends

Modern life now exposes us to every day wear and tear on muscles, tendons and ligaments. RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are far more prevalent today due to repetitive movements and continuously using our hands and arms.

This wonderful massage offers restorative and beneficial techniques.

Helps to assist in reducing muscle fatigue and aches and pains, whilst increasing joint mobility.

This course is not only popular with the complementary therapist but appeals to beauticians and nail technicians who can add this therapy to their current treatments. In addition the course offers self-help techniques, enabling the therapist to utilize these for their own self-care.

Korean Hand Therapy

Korean Hand Therapy is practised in many eastern and oriental countries; gaining more popularity over the last 20 years. In Korean Hand Therapy the human body is mapped out on the hands, similar in concept to the reflexology map of the foot.

The numerous functions of the body can be stimulated by pressing on specific points on the hand. These can assist in reducing pain and assist with a host of health issues whilst balancing the body’s energy systems. There are 14 micro-meridians and 345 acupressure points in our hands which regulate the internal organs of the body.

Hands contain many thousand sensory nerve endings which makes them one of the most sensitive areas of the body. The Chinese developed the technique of acupressure thousands of years ago which provided the basis for reflex zones and the relative points and connections between different parts of the body.

It is well documented that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians and Egyptians worked on the hands and feet to promote good health. Many of the long-established principles developed then are now available in modern practice.

Why Choose this Course?

It is an excellent therapy for those not wishing to offer a full body massage and it is wonderfully beneficial to offer to the elderly or to those whose mobility is impaired, for use in care and residential homes.

On this Hand, Arm, Leg and Feet Massage Course, you will also learn some therapeutic stretches and movements taken from Thai massage to aid total relaxation. Helps to assist in reducing muscle fatigue and aches and pains whilst increasing joint mobility.

This is a one day practitioner course. You do NOT need a certificate in Anatomy & Physiology (A & P) to attend. The governing bodies do not require either an A & P qualification or case histories for this course. Just satisfactory completion and receipt of your diploma for this course is all that is required to become a practitioner and you CAN still be covered for insurance.

We are passionate about ensuring you receive excellent training with professional and friendly tutors providing tuition in an easy to learn format to make sure your day is special.

Certificate - Insurance - Brands

Why is our course so popular?

This is 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 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!

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.

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.

98' to present date
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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, CTHA, Embody, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate, Thinktree.

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

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 Kailah Eglington

The course is very informative and we learned a great deal on the day. The practical aspect of the course is excellent as not only do you see the techniques firsthand but there are many opportunities during the day to practice them. Combined with easy teaching style, her sense of humour was a fun, educational and memorable day! I would highly recommend this course and this tutor.

I have done courses with you before and I prefer the practical way of teaching that they employ. I am very much more a visual and "doing" person so prefer this type of hands-on course. The small size of the classes is equally important as you really do get individual attention and the tutors I have worked with are all excellent.


Feedback from Katharine Howells

My tutor was a natural and genuine person. Very patient and understanding. Unconditional, non-judgemental and projects only positive energy. Passionate about her work and training. Cares about her students. Very good communication. Clear and precise teaching, very easy to follow and understand. Also has the awareness to be able to sense where each individual is at in their understanding of their training, she differentiates and supports each person, adapting to their needs, a lovely personality and I would love to do more training with her.

What made me decide to book with Gateway
In a nutshell, my inner gut feeling, was very positive. Your website, felt to me to be very authentic and self empowering. The language you used was direct and honest. You do what it says on the tin. And it seems like you have a mission, and I think, even know, you have succeeded. Brilliant.


Feedback from Mierra

Another fantastic lesson the people, the atmosphere within the class was serene, peaceful and amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed this particular class. As before, answered all questions, readily gave information to help. A superb tutor, very positive and helpful.

I have successfully completed three courses with Gateway Workshops, I have a further two booked. The tutors are amazing, the class is small which makes it easier to focus and concentrate on what is being taught. The hands on practical is fantastic!

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