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Massage Therapist Course – CPD Certified

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Study method
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No formal qualification
20 CPD hours / points
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Massage Diploma - CPD Certified

This International Massage Diploma is designed for anyone who is passionate about massage and wants to start a career as a massage therapist. The course provides insight into all aspects of massage, ensuring you get a complete overview that you can use to secure a position within the massage industry.

Introduction to International Massage Diploma

This industry recognized diploma comprises of nineteen modules. Each module is brimming with valuable information, techniques, advice and more to help you achieve success as a massage therapist. The modules include the convenience of video tutorials, providing you with advice and assistance when it comes to various techniques.

The complete course takes around twenty hours to complete. This can be studied in your own time, at your own pace and wherever you feel most comfortable. You can access your course modules on any device, whether it’s a desktop computer on your desk at home, your tablet or your mobile phone.

During your studies you will have access to an online tutor who is always on hand to assist you as you may need. Further good news regarding the International Massage Diploma is that it is open to anyone, there are no entry requirements.

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20 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course breakdown –

Module 1

Introduction to Massage Therapy

In this module you will learn:

  • What massage therapy is and about the heritage/ traditions of massage therapy
  • How effective massage therapy can be as treatment and how it works
  • The different types of massages and the different techniques they use
  • What psychological and physical effects massage therapy has on the body
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

The Anatomy

In this module you will learn:

  • About human anatomy and what it means
  • All about the central nervous system and the role it plays in the body
  • About the structure of the skeletal system and where to locate specific parts of the body
  • About the different systems in the body
  • Plus much more...

Module 3


In this module you will learn:

  • About the equipment that is used in massage therapy
  • How to use the equipment required for the job
  • The different types of oil that can be used
  • About the structure of massage tables and how to use them properly
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

Listening Skills

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of communication and listening to your clients
  • Why listening is vital when delivering specific needs to your clients and ensuring you give them what they want
  • How to successfully conduct and partake in interviews
  • How to listen reflectively and how to empathise
  • Plus much more...

Module 5


In this module you will learn:

  • What kind of massage techniques you can use throughout your career
  • About the different types of massage strokes that are used
  • What other types of therapies can be used alongside massage techniques
  • About reflexology and how to treat different parts of the body
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

Eastern / Indian Head Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give an Indian/ Eastern head massage
  • The heritage and inspiration that this type of massage was invented from and why
  • How the upper body region works in synergy when giving a head massage
  • What to do after you have given a massage
  • Plus much more...

Module 7

Facial Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • Why you should always start with a consultation when giving facial massages
  • How to perform a skin analysis
  • About the need for cleansing
  • Video guide showing you how to perform a facial massage
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Back and Neck Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give a proper back and neck massage
  • The problems and symptoms that can cause back and neck problems or pain
  • The correct techniques to use when giving a massage on a person’s back or neck
  • How to satisfy clients who are in pain and need treatment
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Full Body Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a full body massage is
  • About the 6 steps involved in performing a full body massage
  • What you should look to discuss in the initial client consultation
  • Video guide showing how to perform proper techniques
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Swedish Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • About the history of Swedish massage
  • What happens in a Swedish massage session
  • The techniques required to perform Swedish Massage
  • A video tutorial guiding you through the whole process
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

Sports Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a sports massage is and what it encompasses
  • Why people will need sports massage therapy
  • How to give a proper sports massage
  • How to identify common problems in the anatomy associated with sports massage treatment
  • Plus much more...

Module 12

Lomi Lomi Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a Lomi Lomi massage is
  • Where the term originated and how it developed into popular culture
  • How to give a Lomi Lomi massage
  • How to fully understand the teachings and mantras of Lomi Lomi culture
  • Plus much more...

Module 13

Anti-cellulite Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What cellulite is and how it is caused
  • How Anti-cellulite massage therapy works
  • How to give an anti-cellulite massage
  • What to avoid when giving an anti-cellulite massage
  • Plus much more...

Module 14

Hot Stone Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • What a hot stone massage is
  • How to give a hot stone massage
  • The benefits of a hot stone massage
  • What different techniques can be used
  • Plus much more...

Module 15

Thai Foot Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give a Thai foot massage
  • About the history and efficacy of Thai foot massage
  • What to avoid when giving a Thai foot massage
  • The benefits of a Thai foot massage
  • Plus much more...

Module 16

Pregnancy massage

In this module you will learn:

  • The advantages this can give to pregnant women
  • Necessary precautions to ensure maximum safety for clients and yourself
  • Who should avoid pregnancy massage
  • An in depth look on how to give a pregnancy massage
  • Plus much more...

Module 17

Medical Massage / Massage for Special Groups of People

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of being able to accommodate for special groups
  • How to give a medical massage to specific groups
  • How massage therapy can help different types of illnesses
  • Extra precautions that you may need to take
  • Plus much more...

Module 18

Baby Massage

In this module you will learn:

  • How to give a baby massage
  • What to avoid when giving a baby massage
  • How it can benefit both mother and baby
  • The techniques that should be used

Plus much more...

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Anyone who has a interest in becoming a massage therapist is encouraged to take the course.

Reed Courses Student Testimonial on our CPD certified Massage Course -

Abha H - 10/10

The International Massage course is exceptional in value. The course is comprehensively laid out, each component labelled with an initial written notes, followed by details excellent videos which actually show exactly how to massage.

The course covers all types of massage such as Lomi Lomi massage to hot stone massage.
I have benefited enormously from registering on this course. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone as I am aware of how much they would benefit.

I gave my friend a massage just for fun & she was amazed & told me she thinks I am the best masseuse ever. She should know as she has regular massages from professional. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead sign up for the course.

By the way no one is paying me to say this, I am saying what I believe to be true.

Mihaly Galambosi - Cumbria

My Best Idea

Taking the International Massage Diploma Course at New Skills Academy was my best idea and my best investment in a long time.

The flexible timing, professional yet easy understand material helped me to change career (and life) in no time. Absolutely brilliant.

Gemma Espejo-Degraph - Essex

The Content & Layout are Spot-on

I've only just started this course but already the content layout and info are spot on.

I was only going to do the 1st module the evening I got it but four hours later I had almost completed four! I just couldn't put it down.

I have just finished an online aromatherapy course but the massage section was vague so this complements it perfectly I would recommend to anyone. I will be using this as a business but it's also perfect for people to learn for friends and family! So glad I found it.

Thank you

Michelle Keane - Yeovil

It is fascinating and easy to understand

I am a qualified beauty therapist wishing to extend my practice. I found this course online, I am about half way through at present and am extremely surprised at the detail this course includes.

It is fascinating and easy to understand.

The instructional videos are well made and easy to follow. Personally I feel I need to take a long time to practice each massage and to take notes to read and re read to ensure I am confident before treating any of my clients. I would recommend this course provider and in particular this course of massage to everyone it's amazing !!!

Thank you


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

Career path

You could train in other complementary therapies like aromatherapy, reiki or reflexology through our courses.

You'll need to build up and maintain a reputation and client base. You'll need to spend time marketing your business.

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We receive a certificate or diplom when we finish de course?


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.