First Steps To Becoming A Therapist

When you are first starting out and looking into becoming a therapist the options can be a little confusing. The flow chart above shows the ITEC courses available at MSCM and the path you must take. Hopefully this will make it clearer.

As you will see, Anatomy and Physiology is the starting point for all therapies. The details for the next step courses are shown later in this document.

If you are unsure which therapy would be most suited to you, you may benefit from one of our free taster days or clinic session where you can experience a treatment for yourself.

Please note, whichever therapy you choose (except Indian Head Massage) you will have to complete the Business Module as well. This is an online module which you are required to successfully complete before you receive your first ITEC therapy qualification. You can book onto this at any time – however, the course and assignments must be completed before your Massage, Aromatherapy or Reflexology Examination date.  This stand alone Business Module is compulsory for all first-time therapists – the good news is once it is completed you never have to do it again when you go on to do other ITEC courses.


If you do not already hold a qualification in Anatomy and Physiology and are interested in Massage you have two options:


The same two options apply for Reflexology.


If you are interested in Aromatherapy you will need to qualify in Anatomy and Physiology first and complete the required Massage training prior to starting the classes. Ideally you will complete the Massage Diploma Level 3 but there is an option to attend the Massage Foundation Course.

Diet and Nutrition

If it is Diet and Nutrition you are interested in you must be qualified in Anatomy and Physiology and have a qualification in one therapy.

Indian Head Massage

For Indian Head Massage you will need to have a qualification in Anatomy and Physiology.

Details of the options available to you are included on the relevant webpages and you would also be most welcome to come in and discuss the courses with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information – we will be pleased to answer all your questions.

Useful Links to ITEC Courses

Anatomy and Physiology


Ultimate Massage


Ultimate Reflexology


Indian Head Massage

Diet and Nutrition

Business Modules

Before You Decide

Embarking on a course in a new subject can be daunting and it is important that you find the right course and school for you. We are proud of the quality of our training and would love you to visit us teaching any of our courses where you will be able to talk with the staff and tutors and observe the quantity and quality of the facilities available for your education. One of the best things you can do is to talk to past or present students, ask them what they think about the school and the course you are considering.

Being an informed consumer can make a significant difference in the kind, quality, and extent of the education you obtain. It can also make the difference in attaining the level of success you desire.

If you would like to come and meet us for an informal chat, attend a taster session or visit a class please call 0208-429-2895.

Free Taster Events

Throughout the year we offer several opportunities for those interested in our courses to come along and sample the therapies.

Massage and Reflexology Taster Days

This is a unique opportunity for you to come and participate in one of our complimentary `taster` days. Learn about what is involved in becoming a qualified therapist. Enjoy our demonstrations of Massage and Reflexology and have a go! Find out if it is for you!

Places will be limited – to avoid disappointment, please contact us to book your FREE place. Tel: 0208-429-2895


Useful Links to Taster Days

Free Taster Workshop in Massage and Reflexology



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