VTCT Body Massage Training Courses

This VTCT body massage training course will provide you with all the fundamental skills required to become a capable and confident professional therapist, it is the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to progress into complementary therapies.This is a comprehensive and practical massage course leading to a recognised qualification enabling candidates to practice commercially. Swedish massage is undoubtedly the most natural of all healing therapies which is now a skill embedded in human culture. Its benefits are now being recognised and approved by the medical profession worldwide and is now used to treat patients in hospitals, care homes and hospices. More and more people are receiving massage on a regular basis for health, relaxation and to help balance their busy and stressful lives.

Following the Course

- You will be a qualified massage therapist
- Hold a world-class qualification, enabling you to practice any where in the world!
- Build a regular client base, boosting your income
- Set your own hourly rate!
- Operate a commercial business in salons, spas, mobile or from home
- Gain full insurance & professional membership recognition
- Have the skills, knowledge & confidence to treat a range of clients
- Progress onto advanced courses, e.g. Sports massage, Aromatherapy

Good to Know

All  VTCT Complementary Therapy courses now include a lifetime access to our training portal which is an invaluable tool during and after your initial training.

Course Content

-  The history, origins and development of body massage
-  Methods of preparation
-  Effects and benefits of massage
-  Consultation skills, procedure and customer service
-  Clinic Protocol
-  Consultation Procedure
-  Contraindications & Contra-actions-
-  Traditional massage movements and oils
-  Aftercare/Home care Advice
-  Professionalism, ethics, referrals and legislation
-  Principles & Practice of complementary therapies (Assignment)
-  Business Practice (Assignment)
-  Practical Tuition, Guidance and Support throughout the 12 day course

Entry Requirements

All candidates are required to hold or be working towards a level 3 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology. You can attend our in class sessions whilst attending the Body massage programme or in advance. Learn more about the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology course here.

Course Duration and Times

Eleven sessions

9.30-12.30 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology


1pm-5pm- Body Massage

Examination Process

You are required to produce a portfolio of evidence which will consist of assignments and case studies both of which will be carried out at home. You will be continually assessed throughout the course via the clinic sessions, when you have gained all the required knowledge you will practice your skills on clients in a realistic working environment to prepare you for your final assessments and industry. VTCT require 3 final practical assessments to determine if you have achieved the required standard. Learners will return after completing their portfolio to complete their final assessments.

Case Studies

You must carry out and document evidence 30 treatments, there must be a minimum of two treatments on six clients. You will be given a timetable for when your portfolio must be completed and submitted at the start of the course.

Qualification Attained

Upon completion you will receive a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage which is industry recognised and fully insurable.

All  VTCT Complementary Therapy courses now include a lifetime access to our training portal which is an invaluable tool during and after your initial training.


In your 'Study Break' period you are expected to complete the required coursework (assignments,  revision and case studies) and attend a 'Commercial Spa Day' where you will carry out treatments on paying members of the public in preparation for your final assessments. This experience is crucial for your development, you will be under tutor guidance who will support and give you feedback throughout. 


N.B. Please note Infinity Training Academy is a private training provider although classes do not run on bank holidays they may be scheduled to run within school holidays so please check and plan before enrolling and committing to a course. Infinity Training Academy cannot be held responsible as is also highlighted in our 'Terms and Conditions' which all candidates must read and agree to abide by before enrolment.


Training will take place at our beautiful training academy in Melbourne, Derbyshire. All location, travel and accommodation information will be sent to you following enrolment. To book a course please complete the on-line booking form or to ask any questions please call Sue on 07971987940. We look forward to welcoming you onto our courses.


upcoming dates


January: 26th
February: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
March: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Assessments: 29th + 30th June 2019)


May: 12th, 19th, 26th (Sundays)

June: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th (Saturdays & Sundays)

Assessments: 31st August & 1st September


September: 14th, 15th, 21st, 28th,

October: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 27th

Assessments: TBA

This course is included in our payment plan scheme - contact us to learn more

£795.00 Includes tuition, all learning resources, assessment fees, portfolio marking and certification. Registration fee with VTCT is not included (£16.00) and payable on enrolment.


Well what can I say about the Infinity Training Academy. I found Sue's teaching methods exceptional and the her personality and patience has really helped me and others to succeed. If you're thinking about doing a course I can honestly say you will not be disappointed.
 Nicola, Rugby