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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 6 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. Course fees payment plans are available.

Upcoming course dates…

Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage – 20 Aug 2024
5 Places Left
20 Aug 2024
Introduction to Massage – 1st September 2024
6 Places Left
1st September 2024
Onsite Chair Massage – 3 Oct 2024
6 Places Left
3 Oct 2024
Massage Course Retreat – 8 – 13 September 2024 Residential
8 Places Left
8 – 13 September 2024 Residential
Pregnancy Massage – 4 Sep 2024
5 Places Left
4 Sep 2024
L3 Massage Therapy – Sep 2024
5 Places Left
Sep 2024

Courses &

Quaint white painted English countryside cottage in summer: Nab Cottage in the Lake District

Massage Course Retreat

Massage Course Retreat

A professional Massage Therapy course at a retreat cottage in the Lake District. Become qualified as a massage therapist and have a holiday in one.

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Spa back massage using arms

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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Learning back massage on an introductory workshop, student providing sports massage in a pretty treatment space

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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Hands free massage

Hands-Free Deep Tissue Massage

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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Women in a Chair having a back and neck massage

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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Pregnancy massage treatment

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Learn how to market and safely provide massage treatments to your pregnant clients, by adding this valuable service to your skillset.

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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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Female massage therapist leaning on a massage table, with anatomy posters and a plant in the background

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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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)
Smiling adult learners holding certificates stood in front of Brathay Hall

Lake District course venues

Courses take place at different scenic locations in the Lake District including Brathay Hall in Ambleside which is right next to the lake (Windermere) and Ambleside Parish Centre in Central Ambleside, close to shops and cafés making it convenient for lunch options. Introductory courses take place at Lakeland Wellbeing in Keswick, close to the town centre and glorious Lake Derwentwater.

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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Massage Workshop giftcard for couples massage lesson

Buy a Gift Voucher…

Buy a loved one a gift card for a massage workshop in the Lake District; an unforgettable, therapeutic and educational experience.

The recipient can redeem their gift card when booking a workshop. They have up to 12 months to make a booking.

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