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Become a Massage Therapist
Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

This Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy can fast-track you to a new career in bodywork. With a recognised qualification and lots of practical experience, you will be learning cutting-edge skills, whether you are a complete beginner or someone with previous experience. Become a qualified massage therapist and begin a career that you love.


Once qualified you can take control of your time:

  • Become fully self-employed, or make an additional income on the side!

  • Rent a therapy room or work from your own home.

  • Offer mobile massage and travel around doing what you love. 

  • Join a clinic, spa, hotel, cruise ship etc as part of their therapy team.

Start a career that you love!

Flexibility & Freedom

 If you are self-employed, you can control your own schedule and fit your work around other commitments, work or hobbies.


Massage therapy is hugely rewarding work, making a difference to your clients physical and mental health even after just one session.

Connection & Variety

Meet all the different people and provide treatments in lots of different settings; a spa, home treatment room, workplaces and wellness or sporting events.

Are you ready to start working as a massage therapist?

This Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy provides you with everything you need to know to start your career with confidence. This course is ideal for complete beginners or for therapists who want to update their skills. We will also be offering specialist massage courses that require level 3 as a basic prerequisite.

During this course, you will learn all the skills to offer a full-body deep-tissue massage.
 You will also receive lots of business training - both online and in-person. Nicola has been working as a trainer in a business development company for many years, guiding business owners to set up, develop and grow their own businesses.

Often students have to attend college part-time for a year to achieve this level, and you can do it with Exhale by blending online learning with a 5-day in-person practical course. This career path offers flexibility - pick your own days and hours, and the opportunity to improve the quality of other people's lives. It is the perfect opportunity to break out of a regular job that you have outgrown. Massage therapists charge from £40 per hour upon graduating. Often a lot more, depending on location.


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Your Instructor

Nicola Garrett


Nicola is a specialist massage therapist and trainer, Mum of 7 children, with 2 grandchildren and founder of Exhale.

Living in the North West of England, Nicola Trained all over the world - in France, the USA, India, Thailand, and the UK.

Having attended a wide variety of courses in bodywork, she decided to develop her own fusion of techniques. Nicola has worked full time for the last 10 years as a massage therapist, pregnancy yoga teacher, breathwork trainer and hypnotherapist.

Course Details
Dates, locations, price & important information

2024 Dates 


Weekend Practical Training


May 11th/12th, June 1st/2nd, June 22nd/23rd - (over 3 weekends 9.30 am - 4.30 pm) Lancaster, England. 

August 31st/1st September, September 14th/15th,  September 28th/29th (over 3 weekends 9.30 am - 4.30 pm) Lancaster, England. 

November 9th/10th, November 23rd/24th, December 7th/8th(over 3 weekends 9.30 am - 4.30 pm ) – Fort William, Scotland 

5-Day Practical Training 

June 26th - 30th - (over 5 days 9.30 am - 4.30 pm ) – Fort William, Scotland 


October 9th - 13th (over 5 days 9.30 am - 4.30 pm )  - Lancaster, England. 

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Total cost £1140795 Practical + £345 for online modules) 

If affordability is an issue for you and you would like to spread the payments over a payment plan please get in touch via email. You can pay as little as £50 per month. 

You will need to complete online modules alongside the 5-day practical course to make this a Level 3 Diploma. These modules include topics like anatomy & physiology, health & safety and business. Once you have completed both the practical training and the online modules, you will gain your Level 3 certificate. This Diploma enables you to get insured to work professionally as a massage therapist. 

The online modules are delivered by ThinkTree, but they are included in the price of the course. Once you have paid for the course in full you will receive the link to the modules via email. 

If you have already done level 3 anatomy, or you are not going to be giving massages professionally/ to the public, then you may not need to or want to do these modules. Please note that you will not receive a certificate if you are only doing the practical element of the course and you have not already completed these modules (The total price for you to join only the practical element of this course would be £795). 

These modules can be used in the future to qualify you for further study. You can choose to complete the online modules before or after the course, they usually take from 2 weeks to complete. 

When you get access to the online modules you then have 12 months to finish them, but it is likely you will complete them in just a few weeks. 

There are 3 modules that you need to complete. This includes the health and safety and business courses, so be careful not to pay for these again, you will be able to access them in the course description area as they are included in the course fee. 


9.30 am - 4.30 pm


5 days of practical face-to-face lessons or 3 weekends 
+ Self-study after the course (20 case studies and online modules: 6+ weeks)

The case studies can be done on 4 people with 5 appointments each or 5 people with 4 appointments each. 




No previous experience is required.
Over 18.

Fluent in English.


Booking & Payment Plans 


Select a date/ location and pay your £200 deposit. 
If you are paying in one payment, the remaining course fees must be paid at least 14 days before the start date and can be paid via bank transfer. If you are on a payment plan you can keep paying for up to 12 months after the start of the course, however, you will not be able to graduate from the course until you have paid the full amount. 

If a course is full, get in touch with Nicola to be added to a waiting list.

Please read the Booking Terms & Conditions

Please note accommodation and food are not included in the price of the course and

you will need to arrange these separately.


Dates & Locations

If you can't make any of these dates or locations get in touch!

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