Professional Body Massage Training

A professionally qualified body massage treatment is an opportunity for you to give your client a relaxing and enjoyable treatment designed to encourage a feeling of wellbeing.

This course is often used as a 'starter' for massage therapists, as it conforms to the Western spa standard that typically offers Swedish Massage. Once you've mastered this highly marketable and popular therapy, should you wish to expand your portfolio, you can then go on to learn how to use pre-blended essential oils to enhance the benefits of the massage treatment for certain conditions using aromatherapy, how to your own blend your own oils, how to use Massage Tools, application of Hot Stone Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Ear Candling, Thai Yoga Massage, Indian Head Massage and many more holistic therapy treatments.

This Guild Training International (GTi) course is taught by experienced therapist Steve. The course includes certification to practice through accreditation and insurance provided by the Guild Of Beauty Therapists awarding body. Guild student insurance is included for the duration of the course, plus a discounted price on Guild membership is available through al Covo on completion.

The theory is delivered and examined online with all the required resources available and online tutorial support when you need it.

The Body Massage course follows HABIA's National Occupational Standards and covers reception, consultation and ventilation. If also covers anatomy and physiology, contra-indications and contra-actions, skin conditions, preparing for treatment, massage techniques and a full body massage routine.

The course includes the Professional Standards course for students who have not previously completed this course.


Title: Body Massage Course (Online and Practical Course)

Summary: This course covers the technique for performing a full body massage routine. Relevant anatomy and physiology theory is included. Theory is delivered online with clear diagrams and audio. Practical training is taught at al Covo. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and videos ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform body massage treatments. The GTi Professional Standards Course is also included (usually £60).

Qualification: GTi Award. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Body Massage and a discount on Guild membership is available through al Covo.

Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists.

Pre-requisites: None.

Course Type: Theory and Practical.

Theory Hours: 21 hours*, completed at your own pace.

Practical Hours: 9 hours*.

Examination: GTi Online Examinations and Practical Examination at al Covo.

CPD Points: 39.

CPD Points: 30 Points

*Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on class sizes (estimate is based on 4 people).



There are 23 modules, each with an online examination to be completed in turn at the end of the module.

  • Introduction, Reception, Ventilation And Consultation
  • The Cellular System
  • The Muscular System
  • Muscle Positions & Actions 1
  • Muscle Positions & Actions 2
  • The Skeletal System Bone Structure
  • The Skeletal System Bone Position
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Nervous System & The Endocrine System
  • The Respiratory System & The Digestive System
  • The Skin
  • Contra-indications & Contra-actions
  • Preparing For Treatment
  • Massage Technique
  • Perform Manual Massage - Front Of Leg
  • Perform Manual Massage - Hand & Arm
  • Perform Manual Massage - Neck, Shoulder, Chest, Head & Face
  • Perform Manual Massage - Abdominal & Back Of Leg
  • Perform Manual Massage - Back & Neck Part 1
  • Perform Manual Massage - Back & Neck Part 2
  • Treatment Adaptations & Aftercare
  • Practical Module

Your Options

Item Time Price
Professional Body Massage Training Course with Assessment and Certification 30 hours £690
Guild of Therapists Membership and Insurance - £25
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