L3 Massage Therapy Course Information

A professionally accredited qualification so that you can earn money by providing healing, powerful treatments. With 5 days of lessons and home study in anatomy and practice case study treatments.


  • Payment plan:
  • 1) A 25% deposit secures your place (or you can pay in full).
  • 2) Any remaining course fees are due 21 days before the course begins and you will receive a payment link by email and text.
  • 3) There is an additional £350 cost for the online modules in Anatomy which can be paid for before or after the course (these modules are not applicable for everyone- see below).
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  • About the L3 Anatomy modules:
    -They are a 3 part online course in Anatomy, Health + Safety and Business Structures.
    -If you already have a Level 3 qualification in body massage, or you do not wish to work on the public then you do not need to take these modules.
    -These Anatomy modules make your course into a level 3 qualification. Once you have taken these and the hands-on course, you gain your Level 3 Massage Therapy certificate which enables you to apply for insurance to work as a massage therapist professionally. You only receive your certificate once these are complete.
    -Going forwards, you have these modules to take into any further study, meaning that you can be accepted onto other holistic training courses with Lake District School of Massage, or any other school. –You can take the modules before or after the course. The modules can take from 2+ weeks to complete.
    -Read more about the modules here.
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What you get

  •  A Level 3 qualification in massage therapy which includes deep tissue, sports and hands-free massage (which are listed on your certificate), which enables you to get insured to work as a self employed, or employed therapist.
  •  5 days of hands-on lessons so that you can master a powerful massage routine.
  • Lessons on therapy business.
  • Online modules in anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and business structures.
  •  A course handbook with information on best practices for massage therapists, and a set of detailed  massage videos covering everything you learn on the in-person lessons.
  • Access to the Learner Zone full of useful career resources and discounts.
  • In 2023 50% discount on Grow Your Massage Business online course, 2024 course dates: this is included in the course fees.
  • Time spent in a beautiful lakeside Lake District setting with comfortable, relaxing classroom and break spaces.

How does the course differ from a Sports Massage Course?

The majority of clients who seek sports massage are simply in need of an effective treatment which is firm enough to help ease out knotty, tense areas. The massage that you learn on the course is a blend of deep tissue and sports massage techniques, so that you learn how to really help people to relieve tension, aches and pains. It can be useful in injury prevention as well. Treatments also improve client’s mood, sleep quality and energy levels.

On the course you learn how to provide maintenance treatments for sporting (and non sporting) individuals. Maintenance refers to general treatments that an athletic person would have on a frequent basis to keep feeling good alongside their training regime.

However, if you want to work treating athletes at a sporting event like a race for example, to provide a warm up (pre-event) treatment straight before they run, or a cool down (post-event treatment including manual stretching), then you would learn this on a dedicated sports massage course elsewhere. Likewise, if you are interested in treating sporting injuries, you are advised to seek a dedicated ‘sports massage’ course.

On Lake District School of Massage courses the style of massage you learn involves slowly delivered, deep techniques, which can often be more thorough and firm than sports massage treatments. Often sports massage treatments can be fairly superficial in terms of firmness and the areas covered. In addition, these courses often teach a style of massage which is dependent on using your hands, which can lead to hand fatigue and in the long term, wrist injury. These types of hand based techniques are carried out quickly which can be tiring to perform. On Lake District School of Massage courses you are guided to carry out, slow and firm techniques to really target knotty, tense areas whilst saving your hands and wrists from overwork.

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