Massage Foundation Course

The Massage Foundation Course will teach you to apply all the basic massage techniques safely and effectively to all the main areas of the body. It is an excellent introduction to the basic concepts of massage including posture, towel management, positioning, hygiene and hand techniques. By working in pairs, giving and receiving a treatment in each session, you will learn the correct techniques to use for each part of the body and at the end of four days you will be able to perform a full-body massage.

Course Details


During this practical massage therapy course you will learn the following:

  • Palpatory techniques
  • 6 classical massage movements
  • Connecting and completing strokes
  • A full body massage routine using oils
  • Physiological & psychological effects of massage
  • Contra-indications (restrictions and cautions) to massage
  • Working with an awareness of pacing, fluidity, continuity and rhythm
  • Sensitivity, adaptability and creativity in applying techniques
  • Towel management and supports


This is not a professional qualification but it is offers the foundation skills necessary for entry onto the Aromatherapy course and on its own it enables you to treat friends and family on a recreational level.

Who Can Attend?


For those using this course as a stepping stone to another therapy – the entry requirement for this Massage Foundation course is the successful completion of the Anatomy & Physiology Course or previous relevant qualification in Anatomy & Physiology, Physiotherapy, Sports Science or Fitness and Personal Training. It does not give you a massage qualification but provides you with basic massage skills to progress to other diploma courses such as Aromatherapy, subject to necessary prior knowledge in your specialist field.

More Information


The course will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. During the practical sessiona you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.


Course fees include:

  • All class tuition
  • A comprehensive course manual
  • A certificate of attendance


Duration: 4 days


Tutor: Anita Snowball – see our MSCM Tutor Page

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Course Dates

September 2022 - October 2022 - 4 weekend days - Starting 10th September - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £325.00 (+VAT)

Interest-free Easy Payment Plan available upon request.£75.00 (+VAT) deposit, payable on booking.
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