Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Massage – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Massage Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

Massage is probably the oldest therapy known to man. It aims to relax, stimulate and invigorate mind and body. Physically it is aimed at improving the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems and mentally it has a calming and soothing effect.  You will learn the safe, correct way to prepare and give massage.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Human Anatomy
      • Bones of the Skeleton
      • Joints of the Skeleton
  • Lesson Two
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Endocrine Glands
      • The Nervous System
  • Lesson Three
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Muscular Tissue
      • Muscles of the Skeleton
      • Some Anatomical Terms
  • Lesson Four
    • Psychology
    • The Mind
      • Unconscious Mind
      • Subconscious Mind
      • Consciousness and the Conscious Mind
      • The Power of Suggestion
  • Lesson Five
    • Manipulation and Massage
      • Preparation
      • Types of Massage
      • Technique
      • Contraindications
  • Lesson Six
    • Relaxation Massage
      • Preparation
      • Treatment
  • Lesson Seven
    • Remedial Massage
    • Neurology
      • Cutaneous Innervation
      • Sensation
      • Reflex Action
      • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Lesson Eight
    • Remedial Massage (Continued)
      • Dealing with Tension
      • Dealing with Frustration, Depression and Anxiety
      • Constipation
      • Rheumatism
      • Reducing Adipose Tissue
      • Kenbiki
  • Lesson Nine
    • Shiatsu
      • Tsubos
      • Digital Pressure
  • Lesson Ten
    • Shiatsu Treatment
    • Tsubos of the Yang Meridians
    • Tsubos of the Yin Meridians
  • Lesson Eleven
    • First Aid
      • First Aid Kit
      • Treatment A-Z
  • Lesson Twelve
    • Treatment A-Z (Continued)
    • Conclusion

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. For further information please call us on Freephone 0800 731 9271 or 01409 220 400. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration fee included.