Getting Started/Beginners

We will assume that you are reading this because you want to become a professional quallified massage Therapist. You may wish to simply become a Massage Therapist, or you may want to specialise in a particular massage such as Deep Tissue, Sports, or something more specific.

Or you may not even be sure just yet, there are a lot of therapies out there to choose from and many many courses.

The following tabs help explain how to get started in each therapy at The Glasgow School of Massage, however the first entry point of entry should be either one of the following;

Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Massage with Oncology Massage

Clinical Aromatherapy (with body massage)

This would be your professional, entry-level or gateway qualification to becoming a Massage Therapist.  Once you have this accredited qualification a whole world of complementary therapies will open up to you.

If you already have completed in the last 3 years or are working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology , you do not need to study this aspect of the course and your course will therefor be slightly discounted.

All of our courses are accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest professional association for complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapists.

You may be thinking that you have seen shorter “fast track” courses on the market and cheaper courses available. Please be very weary of short, cheap courses. All course in the U.K should be mapped to national occupational standard and core curriculum and are not permitted to be taught in less than 10 months, they must also include specific content, home study, in class and practical learning.

If you wish to study an advanced course in the future with any massage school, gain employment, register with a professional body, work abroad and be a reputable therapist you must have a level 3 (scqf 6/7) accredited course that is mapped to national occupational standards and core curriculum.