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Massage Courses

Clients love deep massage with the warmth of the bamboo - Very popular treatment to offer your customers

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Warm Bamboo Massage Accredited Diploma Massage Course

One day diploma course for professional massage therapists, learn how to safely and effectively use Warm Bamboo in a full body massage treatment.

On this course you will learn an effective and safe way to use warm bamboo. Working with bamboo you can use some wonderful deep tissue techniques with no wear on your hands letting you work efficiently and providing a warm and deep massage.

This therapy is relatively new in the UK and is taking the massage and spa world by storm proving to be very popular for the mobile therapist and in a spa setting.

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

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

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


All equipment is included on your days training and if you would like to buy the warm bamboo kits you can do this before you attend or after you train with us, it is your choice.

We have teamed up with Vulsini (the leading company for these kits in the UK) to give you 10% off the equipment we use -  all details will be given at the course when you attend or if you want to order the kit before you come to our training you can buy the kit needed with the 10% Gateway discount here:

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

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £145.00

About this course

This course is very popular with massage therapists looking to add to their knowledge. Come and learn with Gateway with the top tutors in the UK at the award winning national training school.

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

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.

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 3 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.

Our Warm Bamboo Massage Course includes:

• Safe use of Warm Bamboo
• History and uses of bamboo
• A full body treatment
• Deep massage techniques with little wear on the therapist’s body

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
• 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.

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 - 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 and accredited by the professional bodies, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, BABTAC, CTHA, FHT, Guild of Holistic 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, 10 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.

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge and the Sanctuary as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Natalie kenrick

Wonderful, can't praise her highly enough. Very knowledgable and warm and welcoming no matter how long you have been a therapist etc. Supportive and helpful.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? YesWas the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Convenience of location and dates as well as reviews and the diversity or the courses offered. I wanted bamboo specifically and it's not widely available.


Feedback from Maxine Skepple

My tutor had a lovely style of teaching. You are made to feel comfortable. The small groups work well for me and you are supported by the tutor as well as your peers. Thank you for a really good course and I cannot wait to use my bamboo sticks.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes


Feedback from Bernadette Holmes

She was very welcoming and made us feel at ease. She was very professional and experienced making sure we all worked to the expected high standard. She made the day very enjoyable.

This was my fourth course with Gateway. Would definitely attend more - very comprehensive training to a high quality and standard.

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

Have previously booked courses. Very good value and excellent training. All courses are accredited which is very important for quality as well as insurance purposes.

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