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The Lake District
School of Massage

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Learn massage in the Lakes…

Discover how to provide soothing yet powerful treatments from a blend of holistic, deep tissue and sports massage methods.

Take a professionally accredited course to become a massage therapist, or to boost your existing practice.

Or enjoy a workshop which enables you to remedy your partner, friends or family’s stress and pains with massage.

An unforgettable, therapeutic learning experience in an incredibly beautiful place!

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What makes the school unique

Body Massage

Expert Massage Style: Learn deep tissue massage so that you can provide really effective treatments which your clients will rave about. Also learn how to massage using your forearms and elbow (hands-free massage) to save your thumbs and wrists from strain.


Amazing Location: Courses are like a holiday and learning experience in one, because they take place in calming, gorgeous Lakeland places. Enjoy the views over the lakes and mountains as you learn!


Accessible short courses: Become a professional massage therapist in as little as a month. In person courses are 5 days maximum and focus on hands-on practice, allowing you to master a fantastic routine in a short time. Plus you receive massage business guidance.

Courses &


Introduction to Massage

Introduction to Massage

A hands-on back massage workshop to learn an effective routine that can be practised at home. To enjoy learning as a hobby, or if you are curious about a career as a massage therapist.

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L3 Massage Therapy

L3 Massage Therapy

Gain a professional Level 3 massage qualification so that you can work for yourself or a company.

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Onsite Chair Massage

Onsite Chair Massage

A one day course to learn seated acupressure chair massage treatments which you can provide in offices and at events.

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Hands free massage

L3 Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage

L3 Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage

For existing massage therapists: a practical deep tissue massage course to learn a hands-free routine full body massage routine to prevent RSI. And receive tons of marketing and business support to help you charge more, and get more clients.

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Couples Massage Lesson

Couples Massage Lesson

A hands-on bespoke massage tutorial for you and your partner to learn a massage routine so that you can give each other effective home treatments for life.


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Grow Your Massage Business

Grow Your Massage Business

Find out how to set up your business for success and market your services so that you can earn more from the therapeutic work you do

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Upcoming course dates…

Introduction to Massage – 26th January 2024
4 Places Left
26th January 2024
L3 Massage Therapy – 10 February 2024 (Weekends)
5 Places Left
10 February 2024 (Weekends)
Onsite Chair Massage – 12 March 2024
4 Places Left
12 March 2024
L3 Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage – 19 – 20 February 2024
6 Places Left
19 – 20 February 2024

Massage Course Retreat at Nab Cottage

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Learn a full body massage routine on this professionally accredited course taking place at an all inclusive venue in the Lakes; a holiday and course in one!


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Spa Staff TrainingSpa therapists holding qualification certificates on a terrace in the Lake District in front of Windermere, with a rainbow and blue sky

Massage training for your spa team focused on body-friendly ways of providing treatments to help to prevent therapist burnout.

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Kind words from learners…

I took part in a half day back massage workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it! Devon was a great teacher. Very clear, patient, relaxed, aware of everyone’s needs, and a fun sense of humour! The course was well paced with plenty of teaching and spacious breaks too, to allow us to assimilate before moving on. I would recommend her courses, and the location is stunning too – worth adding some extra time onto your trip to explore the area.

Amy Boud
(Back Massage Workshop)

I recently took the level 3 massage course with Devon and I would HIGHLY recommend it – we learnt an amazing routine for deep tissue/ sports massage in the most stunning venue in the lakes. Devon is a natural teacher and really helped with the business aspect of massage also – it was a really great friendly vibe and have made good friends too!

Emily – Louisa
(Level 3 Massage Therapy)

After completing the course, Devon will have you providing an effective and amazing hands free massage by the end of the week. I met some lovely people and enjoyed learning in such a beautiful environment. The massage techniques have upgraded my deep tissue massage and I’ve been getting great results with my clients. Thank you Devon for creating such a great course; one of the best massage teachers I’ve come across with your attention to detail and care for your student’s success.

Natalie Bettina-Mason
(Level 3 Massage Therapy)
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Lake District course venues

The main course venue is Brathay Hall, a beautiful historic building right next to Windermere. It is a 5 min drive or 20 min walk from Ambleside. Ambleside has excellent bus transport to nearby towns including Kendal. The closest train station is Windermere Train Station linking up with towns and cities in the North including Oxenhome, Penrith, Carlisle and Lancaster, Preston and Manchester. Kendal has a direct train to large cities including London, a course in the Lakes offers an alternative to taking a massage course in Manchester and London. There is also an all inclusive retreat style course at Nab Cottage in Ambleside.

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