Swedish Body Massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. It is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridians" or sen lines in Asian massage systems.  The therapist performs various massage strokes to warm up the muscle tissue, release tension and gradually break up muscle knots or adhered tissues, called adhesions.

Cost: £560, including booking fee of £170 
Pre-Requisites: A&P – if needed you can study this as home study alongside your massage course

Course Content & Learning Outcomes:

  • History of Massage
  • History and benefits of Swedish Massage
  • Consultation process including contraindications
  • Contra-actions and aftercare advice
  • Oils for massage
  • Massage movements
  • Swedish Massage routine
  • Anatomy & physiology for Swedish massage
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safety & Hygiene
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Professional Ethics & Standards of Practice
  • Business Practices
    • Business plans
    • Treatment costings
    • Insurance, Complaints & Malpractice
    • Registering & running your business
    • Legislation
    • Marketing & PR
    • Record keeping
    • Cancellations
  • General Tips (e.g. how to review products, selling skills, tips to getting more traffic, marketing tips etc)


Course Structure:

  • Home Study (2 days guided learning)
  • 2 days practical
  • 20 case studies
  • Final assessment


Awarding Body: ThinkTree


CPD Points: 10


This course is available at:

  • Berkshire (Earley)
  • Essex (Ongar)
  • Hampshire (Portsmouth)
  • Northamptonshire (Kettering)
  • Northern Ireland (Derry)
  • Nottinghamshire (Newark)
  • Wales (Bangor & Cardiff)
  • Yorkshire (Halifax & Wakefield)
  • SPAIN (nr Albox, Almeria))
  • In-house training available