The Benefits of Working as a Massage Therapist

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Massage training course in Cheltenham, GloucestershireWorking in the health and wellness industry can offer a well balanced lifestyle and has many rewarding benefits.  Massage therapy, in particular, is a great choice if you are looking for a career with flexibility around home life.

The transition from career to career can often be scary, but the beauty of training as a massage therapist is that, here at Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty, training is done on selected weekends over a course of 4-6 months. With very little sacrifice you will be job-ready with all the required skills to begin offering massage treatments right away.

Once qualified, you could choose to work in a variety of environments, either applying for jobs in hotels and spas or choose to work for yourself at home with the added benefit of setting your own work hours and schedule appointments around personal obligations.

Market research and other reliable resources have estimated that by the year 2026 the Alternative & Complementary Therapy market in the UK will grow by a further 20-30%.

Since the pandemic and the continued rate of unemployment, 73% of adults in the UK have experienced more stress than ordinarily and at least 65% of stressed adults have pursued more alternative ways to help de-stress and support their wellbeing. This has opened many opportunities for new business start ups in the wellness industry offering products and services.

The biggest reward of working as a massage therapist is the positive impact you will have on peoples’ lives.  Massage therapy has the ability to restore emotional balance and reduce stress, and with advanced training will you be able to help those in pain or recovering from injury.

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

Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy and Beauty are running a Level 3 Body Massage Diploma course this coming September, 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 Body Massage Certificate course in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Swedish massage, -body massage techniques taught
  • Weekend training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Small group training
  • All 4 units included, including Anatomy and Physiology
  • Accredited by VTCT
  • Recognised by FHT

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

Training dates:

30th Sep 2023
Sat 21st Oct
Sun 22nd Oct
Sun 19th Nov
Sun 17th Dec

Sun 21st Jan 2024
Sun 4th Feb (AM- theory exam, PM- business studies)
Sat 9th March 2024

This Massage Certificate course costs £1495 and upon completion you will be able to offer Massage treatments for your clients.


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

This course starts on 19th September, 2023 and is a 3-day face-to-face training course in Cheltenham, with a cost of £497.


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