Beginner Massage Courses

Are you yearning for a career change that not only brings you personal satisfaction but also enables you to make a positive impact on others’ lives? At The National Massage Academy, we understand that embarking on a new career journey can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially if you’re considering a profession as exciting and rewarding as massage therapy. We’re here to guide you every step of the way, providing expert training and unwavering support, as you transition into the fulfilling world of massage therapy.

Discover a Fulfilling New Career With Our Beginner Massage Courses

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Our beginner massage courses are designed not only to teach you the technical skills but also to nurture your empathetic abilities. We believe that true healing occurs when you approach each session with compassion, understanding, and genuine care for the well-being of your clients.

Embracing Empathy in Your New Career

Why Choose Massage Therapy as Your New Path?

Picture a career where your hands have the power to heal, relax, and rejuvenate, whilst being paid generously for your skills. Massage therapy isn’t just about physical touch; it’s about connecting with people on a profound level, understanding their unique needs, and providing comfort and relief. As a beginner, you might be seeking a change in your life, a fresh start, or a way to earn extra income. Whatever your motivation, massage therapy offers a plethora of opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Why Train With Us?

Expert Guidance

We are passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping you succeed. We provide personalised guidance, ensuring you grasp the techniques and principles effectively.

Hands-On Training

We believe in learning by doing. Our courses emphasise hands-on practice, allowing you to develop your skills and confidence in a supportive environment.

Career Support

Your journey doesn’t end with the completion of the course. We provide valuable career support, including job placement assistance, business guidance, and networking opportunities, helping you kick-start your new career with confidence.

Community & Connection

Join a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for healing and empathy. Our academy fosters a sense of belonging, encouraging connections that last a lifetime.

Beginner Massage Courses

These beginner massage courses are ideal for you to start your new career in massage therapy. Fully comprehensive and insurable, you will be ready to start work at a spa, clinic, at home or mobile straight away!

01. Indian Head Massage

£245 / 1 day

DatesFebruary 13th, March 19th, April 11th

This Indian Head Massage course will teach you a solid 30 minute routine which you will feel confident in providing, as well as Anatomy & Physiology. This routine can be adapted to a longer treatment, and is very popular in office environments.

A beautiful stand alone treatment, or can be combined with other modalities.

You will be able to charge between £45-80 per treatment.

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02. Onsite / Corporate Massage

£245 / 1 day

DatesMarch 22nd, April 12th

This is a hugely popular treatment, which can catapult your career in the corporate wellness world.

You will learn a comprehensive upper body routine, which is fully clothed and seated, as well as Anatomy & Physiology.

We will also cover how Sophie’s company gained contracts with global companies.

You will be able to charge between £50-80 per hour.

03. Natural Facelift Massage

£245 / 1 day

DatesFebruary 2nd & 14th, March 20th & 27th, April 16th & 29th

Taking the beauty and wellness industry by storm, this powerful hands-on lifting facial massage will absolutely delight your clients who are looking for a non-invasive approach to ageing.

You will learn an effective 30 minute routine, which can be adapted or added on to other treatments, as well as Anatomy & Physiology.

This is the basis for other facial masterclasses, such as Gua Sha and Buccal massage.

You will be able to charge between £45-85 per treatment.


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Who will be teaching me?

Your tutor will be Sophie Whiffen MICHT, IIHHT, VTCT, ATL who has 20 years hands-on and teaching experience. You can see her company website here.

Sophie has built 2 succesful massage businesses, working in both Cambridge and London, as well as having vast experience in working as a mobile therapist, in corporate settings as well her own studio.

You can read more about Sophie here.

What qualifications will I gain?

At the end of your course, you will be presented with a certificate which you can gain full insurance with. We recommend Towergate insurance company.

Do I need to bring a model with me?

We believe it's imperitive you get to experience the treatments yourself, so throughout the course you will practice on fellow students, and be practiced on yourself!

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Everything you need on the course will be provided for you. It's a good idea to bring a pen and notebook, or iPad / laptop if you prefer to take notes electronically. Any equipment you will need after you have completed your course, will be explained to you on the day.

Are your courses Level 3?

Our courses are not Level 3 - for this you will need to gain a VTCT or ITEC qualification, which is much more expensive, and the courses are far longer.

What is the benefit of gaining a Level 3 qualification?

There are pros and cons for gaining a Level 3 qualification such as VTCT or ITEC. They are more expensive and time consuming, and are seen as a more academic entry into the industry.

However, they are not a legal requirement to practice massage therapy, and you can gain full insurance without a Level 3 qualification. However, you may not be able to gain a professinal membership without a Level 3 qualification - this is something which you might need to consider if your local council requires you to have one if working from home. You must check yourself, as each council differs.

However, with our qualifications you are able to gain insurance and start your own business right away - the beauty with our courses is they cover the business aspect which Level 3 courses do not.

How old do I need to be to attend a course?

For insurance purposes, you will need to be 18 to attend our courses.

What if an emergency comes up and I can't attend?

If an emergency arises on the day of your course or you are ill, we require you to contact the academy before your course starts at the earliest convenience. If there is a fair reason for non-attendance, we will endevour to put you on the next course.

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