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Massage Courses

Seated Bamboo Massage course is designed especially to offer a fabulous massage experience in the therapy room, workplace/events

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Seated Bamboo Massage / Bamboo Fusion Onsite Accredited Diploma Massage Course

Our one day professional Seated Bamboo Massage course is designed especially to offer a fabulous massage experience in the therapy room, workplace or at all types of events.

It is also perfect for clients who prefer to have a clothed massage.

Our chair massage course is so popular with our students we decided to offer another version of this as well, this way all students have a choice of the one they wish to attend so you have a choice between the two - this one works with bamboo sticks.

Warm Bamboo is a relatively new therapy to be introduced to the UK.  The advantage of using bamboo is that, with little effort, the therapist can work very deeply thereby saving wear on the therapists’ hands.

The use of warm bamboo makes this seated massage a dynamic and invigorating experience. The bamboo (especially when warmed) is very relaxing to the client, different shapes and sizes of bamboo can be used to knead, press, soothe and roll tired and tense muscles.

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

What if I do not have a level 3 in full body massage?

If you do not have a level 3 in full body massage, we have a chair massage course for complete beginners that you can attend as a beginner without any previous experience. Please use the link below for full course information by clicking on the link here:

About this Seated Bamboo Chair Massage Course

This course teaches students to safely and effectively offer bamboo seated massage.

The routine that is taught on this course can be easily adapted to your clients' specific needs. The length of time for a treatment can be from 10 - 30 minutes.

The training includes:

    Safe use of warm bamboo sticks
    Safe use of working with onsite massage chairs
    The benefits and practicalities of seated bamboo massage
    A full onsite massage routine
    Deep Massage moves that are easy for the therapist to do.

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.

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

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.

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)

Do I need to take a Bamboo kit with me?

No we provide the sticks to work with so you do not have to buy anything before you attend the class as we provide these on the day.

If you wish to buy the kits afterwards your tutor will advise the best place to buy these and the costs.

We use VULSINI bamboo sticks and we also use the same company for our hot stone kits and we highly recommend them to all of our students - they offer a discount to all Gateway customers.

If you wish to buy anything ahead of your course you can they are excellent suppliers that we have used for over ten years, all our tutors used their reliable products you can find all of their info here:

Discounts are available to all those who order using the 'Gateway' code on check out!

They sell both hot stone heaters and warm bamboo kits too.

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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 £165.00

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' for multiple years in a row.

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.

Why is this course so popular?

Using Warm Bamboo in a massage is becoming more and more popular for both clients and therapists. Clients love the deep tissue massage with the warmth of the bamboo and therapists also love it as they can work deeply with little or no pressure on their hands.

It is an ideal treatment for the mobile therapist, as the bamboo is very light and easy to travel with and will therefore help to increase your client base.

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 above Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

This Course Will Teach You How to Apply:

Warm Bamboo as a therapy, using different lengths of bamboo - a full body treatment using warm bamboo

Outcomes of the Course

At the end of the day participants will have a good understanding of:

• The history of bamboo
• Use and pressure of warm bamboo for use with a client who is seated
• Contraindications of using heat in a treatment
• Body mechanics for the therapist - using techniques with little stress on the therapist’s body

Once you have completed the course:

You will be able to expand your client base by offering a safe, relaxing and therapeutic treatment for your clients.

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!


98' to present date
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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 - and 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, FHT, Thinktree, Guild of Holistic Therapists, Guild of Beauty Therapists, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, CTHA, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.

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

15 CPD course points has been awarded for this course by the beauty guild, 5 points 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.

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