Introduction to Massage Therapy Course

Introduction to Massage Therapy Course

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements whatsoever to attend this course.

Whether you are attending this course for fun, for a top up or because you are interested in starting a career in massage therapy, as long as you have a genuine interest in the topic and want to learn something new, then you can definitely attend this course.


What the Package includes

In this course, you will learn all about the types of client you could potentially see and how important client care is in the practice. Points covered include:

  • Equipment and safety
  • Boundaries for massage therapy
  • Correct and effective client communication
  • Client comfort and reassurance- Importance of this and if/when to do it
  • Benefits of massage therapy for your client
  • Contraindications (precautions) to look out for before a massage

Massage Techniques and Benefits

An important aspect of massage therapy is knowing various techniques and their purpose and when it is most beneficial to use them. The basic massage techniques that will be covered in the course will include:

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Wringing
  • Kneading
  • Tapotement

Treatment Areas

In this course, you will be shown how to use and or/adapt various massage techniques on different body parts. The areas of the body that will be covered during the course include:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
Leg stretching during the workshop

What the Package Includes

The only thing you need to bring to this course is yourself. If you want to write down some notes or reminders throughout the course, then feel free to bring yourself a pad and pen. This course will include:

  • All practical equipment provided- incl. bed, couch roll, massage mediums etc.
  • 100% support and commitment from our highly trained and experienced therapists running the course
  • Certification of attendance and recommendations for further training

Qualifications Obtained

You will not receive a full qualification by attending this course. In order to receive a full qualification in massage therapy, further education will be required. Different options can be discussed with the therapists running the course.

You will, however, receive a certificate of attendance to show you have learnt the basic techniques involved in massage therapy.

Please note, this will not qualify you to perform massage therapy in a professional environment.

Course Benefits

This course offers a wide range of benefits for all attendees regardless of the reason for attending. Some of the amazing benefits of the Introduction to Massage Therapy course include:

  • Ability to continue into further learning/training
  • The ability to perform basic massage therapy to family members or friends (in a non-professional environment)
  • Basic knowledge surrounding massage therapy incl. Benefits, contraindications, techniques etc.
  • High-quality training provided by our greatly experienced therapists
  • 100% support given by the therapists both during and after the course has taken place
Demonstration of arm posture



Within this 2-day course, there were be elements of theory work added throughout. The theory work covered will be very basic and you will not be tested on any of this. The elements of theory work that will be covered include:

  • A short insight into the history of massage therapy
  • Benefits of massage therapy
  • Contraindications/cautions to massage therapy
  • The do's and don'ts of massage therapy


This course will mainly be made up of practical work. We believe practical work is one of the best ways to learn massage therapy due to the hands of nature of the practice. Practical elements of the course will include:

  • Massage for different body parts
  • Different massage techniques
  • Hands on practice with your fellow course members


Do I need any qualifications to attend this course?

You do not need any previous qualifications to attend this course. This is a 2-day basic introduction to massage therapy course so as long as you have an interest in that area, then you are more than welcome to attend.

What is involved within the course?

The 2-day course will be mainly practical based, however, there will be elements of theory added throughout. The main aim of this course is to give you a basic introduction to the main techniques used within the practice. From here, you can choose to attend further course in order to become a qualified massage therapist or you can use the skills and techniques learnt throughout the course on friends and family as a little treat. Where this course does not qualify you to perform massage therapy in a professional practice, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Are there any exams involved within the course?

As this is only an introduction to massage course, there will be no exams to complete at the end of the course.

What should I wear?

Loose, comfortable clothing is always recommended when attending this course. Due to the high level of practical based learning, we also recommend you wear or bring with you clothing such as shorts and a vest top to make it easier to practice massage techniques on each other.

Do I need insurance?

No, you will not need insurance whilst on this course. If you wish to take massage therapy further and are looking for a career in this area, you will need insurance to perform massage therapy in a professional environment. You will only be able to gain this type insurance once fully qualified.

What/who will this course qualify me to treat?

This course will not qualify you to practice massage therapy in a professional environment. This course is only intended as an introduction to massage therapy so you will not be able to gain the insurance to perform this clinically.

Do we still get support after the course?

You will get 100% support from out therapists running the course throughout and after the course. Our therapists will always be available for advice and support around this topic.

Are there any further courses I can attend to qualify me to perform massage in a professional environment?

If you are looking to further your learning in massage therapy, the next step is attending a full level 3 massage therapy course. On completion of your level 3 massage therapy course, you will be able to gain the insurance needed to perform massage therapist clinically. Further advice and details can be given by the therapist running the introductory course.

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