Massage Course


Course Overview

_wsb_230x157_massage1This internationally recognised massage course has been designed to prepare you for a career as a massage therapist/practitioner. As the Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a practitioner course, upon completion you will be able to gain insurance and work as a massage therapist.

Throughout the course you will: develop a wide range of practical massage techniques; gain an in depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies and further your knowledge of the principles and practice of complementary therapies. You will also cover the basic principles of setting up and running a small business.


There are no prerequisite qualifications for the Level 3 Diploma in Massage. On booking you will be emailed some Anatomy and Physiology workbooks straight away to enable you to begin your learning.

Course Format

This qualification can be completed within 4 months, on selected Mondays during the day (9.30am to 3.30pm or 6pm to 9.30pm). There will be approximately 30 hours tutor contact time, up to 7 hours of home study a week, plus an examination day.

Much of your contact time with the tutor will focus on developing your practical techniques and confidence within the complimentary therapy setting. The majority of the theory content will be completed by you at home, but will be reinforced throughout your practical sessions.

Your tutor will always only be a phone call or email away if clarification and guidance is required between tutor contact sessions.

Course Units

  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide body massage for complementary therapies


Assessment for this level 3 massage course is largely ongoing in the form of a production of a portfolio of evidence. Practical assessments of your ability to provide body massage for complementary therapies will also take place, culminating in an examination day at the end of the course.

Your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies will be assessed through the completion of 2 theory papers.

You will also be required to complete and document evidence for a minimum of 30 treatments.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £1,250. A deposit of £250 is required on booking, followed by 4 monthly instalments of £250.

*If you already have the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology you may only need to complete 1 unit of this course at a reduced cost of £1,150  For students who have completed their L3 Diploma in Reflexology with York Holistic Training, the course fee for the 1 Unit is £1,100

The course fee covers all tuition, assessment and examination fees, together with your VTCT certificate issued at the end of the course. You will need to bring towels with you for practical work, along with the Course text book that you will need for both contact days and homework.  It is strongly advised that at some point towards the start of the course you purchase a portable massage couch in order for you to use when completing your home practice hours. During ‘Clinic days’ you may also be asked to bring this with you to class.

You may need to provide yourself with a client 2 or 3 times towards the end of the course for Assessment purposes (this can be anyone, including family members) – although YHT do endeavour to organise clients for you to treat during these sessions.


Course Dates Jan Start 2021

Course Code: MMD
Mondays (9.30am to 3pm)   

18th and 25th January
1st and 24th February
1st, 8th and 15th March
12th April

For further information or bookings please email

During these unprecedented times we are now offering some of our CPD courses online via live Zoom deliveries.
For those of you contemplating booking for September start L3 or 4 practitioner courses, book now and have immediate access to related teaching videos and an opportunity to complete theory work pre-course during lockdown!

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