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Massage for Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of massage and exploring complementary therapies.

It is an informal introduction into massage techniques which is an ideal taster to develop and learn new skills with some simple tools to safely integrate the use of techniques into your home life for personal use and to use for family and friends.

As this is a community-based course, it is adapted to suit the venue it is delivered at.

The aim of this course is to focus upon massage techniques to help reduce stress/anxiety/depression and balance the mind and body.

You will learn:

  • The foundations of massage
  • Benefits of massage
  • Commonly used massage products
  • Safety of massage
  • How to prepare for treatment
  • Massage techniques for relaxation and to promote wellbeing

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to apply for this course.

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Course dates / times

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Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of spoken and written English as you will be required to complete a short workbook as part of the course.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College.

You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid their next steps.

Additional information

As this is not a credited qualification that you can gain insurance with, you can’t practice this in industry. However, it may be possible to progress onto a higher-level massage course which your tutor will discuss at the end of the course

About the Tutor

Anita is an accomplished teacher and trainer and Complementary therapist who brings over 20 years industry experience, skills, and knowledge within this subject. She has worked in a diverse range of clinical settings from mental health, pre-natal and post-natal and menopause to her current role in palliative care.