5 Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist in 2023

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Train to become a Professional Massage Therapist in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Swedish Massage Training begins in February, 2023!

5 Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is a great choice if you are looking for a new career in the health and wellness industry. It is a rewarding career that offers stability, flexibility and more importantly, a sense of purpose. Here, we will be discussing the appealing benefits and why a career as a massage therapist may be ideal for you.

 1. A Career You Can Start Quickly

Depending on the training school, you could qualify as a professional massage therapist in less than a year. You will want to choose a learning provider that offers plenty of hours of practical experience. This will ensure you will be job-ready with all the required skills to begin offering massage treatments right away.


2. Work Environment

From health clinics to the beach! Once qualified, you could choose to work in a variety of environments, either for yourself at home or apply for jobs abroad on cruise ships, hotels, in clinics and spas. For those drawn to exotic places, the world really is your oyster!


3. High Demand

The health and wellness industry is a fast growing industry with a steadily rise in demand for qualified massage therapists. New jobs are constantly being created as increasing number of people are seeking alternative methods to support their health with the ever growing healthcare dilemma. It has been predicted that by the end of 2023 the massage therapy industry will have grown by a further 20% with a large proportion of jobs being within hospital and clinic environments, offering complementary therapy to their patients.


4. Flexible Schedule

A large majority of massage therapists are self employed.  Whether working full- time or part-time, massage therapists can set their own work hours and schedule appointments around personal obligations.  This allows fantastic flexibility when juggling family and professional commitments.


5. A Role that is Enjoyable and Rewarding

The most rewarding part of the job is the huge positive impact you will have on peoples’ lives. Not only will you be helping those in pain or recovering from injury, but massage has the ability to restore emotional balance and reduce stress. With its peace-invoking atmosphere, surrounded by soft music and soothing smells, it really makes it a calming and relaxing experience for you and your clients. When clients walk away feeling good, it’s almost a guarantee that they will be back!

So now that you know the wonderful benefits of working as a massage therapist, why not consider it as your new career in 2023?

Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy and Beauty are running a Level 3 Swedish Massage Certificate course this coming February, where you will learn everything you need to know in order to become a professional massage therapist. You will learn how to massage most areas of the body, so on completion of the course you would be able to offer a full-body massage as well as back massages to clients.

Our courses combine online learning for theory elements and then face-to-face training for the practical elements (in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire). You will be given practical advice and personal feedback in a small group setting. We work with you to help you be the best you can be, giving you a good chance to succeed in your new career.

This qualification comprises of 4 units:

  • Principles and and practices of complementary therapies
  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide massage for complementary therapies

Key Information:

  • Level 3 Swedish Massage Certificate course in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Swedish massage, full-body massage techniques
  • Weekend training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Small group training
  • All 4 units included, including Anatomy and Physiology
  • Accredited by VTCT
  • Recognised by FHT

This Swedish Massage course is run in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and is easily located from Gloucester, Bristol, Oxford and Birmingham.

Training dates:

Saturday 25th February 2023
Sunday 26th February 2023
Monday 27th February 2023

Saturday 11th March 2023
Sunday 12th March 2023

Saturday 1st April 2023
Sunday 2nd April 2023

Saturday 22nd April 2023

This Massage Certificate course costs £1297 and upon completion you will be able to offer Swedish Massage treatments for your clients.


Please note- due to the coronavirus pandemic VTCT have added a Level 2 award in Infection Prevention which is currently a pre-requisite of this course. This incurs an additional £40 charge which goes directly to VTCT. We will advise at course commencement if this requirement is still in place.

To book your Massage Course place, please visit Level 3 Swedish Massage

If you’re not sure, why not consider the shorter VTCT-Accredited Indian Head Massage Certificate?

This course starts on 4th January, 2023 and is a 3-day face-to-face training course in Cheltenham, with a cost of £425.


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