Introduction to Body Massage – Sussex

Tutor: Ben Gibbons

Start date: To be confirmed.

Course length: 1 day

Venue: Sussex

Course Fees: £75

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These fantastic and highly popular one day Introduction to Body Massage workshops are ideal for people who:

  • want to learn some basic and easy to learn massage skills to use on your partner, friends or family.
  • are potential massage students wishing to explore the idea of a career in massage and to help you make a decision before committing to the longer more intensive Massage Diploma Training *(at a discounted rate – see below)
  • are current massage practitioners that wish to review or fresh their massage skills maybe after a break from their massage career, or when needing some more confidence in their techniques.

We also offer Massage Refresher days throughout the year for qualified massage practitioners.  Find out more here.

This course runs over one day during which time you will learn to give a basic back, neck, shoulder, head, face and foot massage training.  You will also be receiving a massage from a fellow student.

You can come along as a single massage student or you may wish to book with a friend/partner.  You will learn the massage routine by practising on your fellow students, or if you and a friend book together you will learn by practising with them.

The course will also inspire your creative side and is based on fun, relaxation, and developing your intuition.  Handouts will accompany the course. This course will be taught by one of the tutors of the college of Classical Massage,  and brings together a fusion of massage skills from varied styles, to be taught on this day.

If you would like to discuss details about the course before reserving a space, please telephone 01273 758424 or 07949 674524.

Introduction to Body Massage


“Wonderful!  Had a very positive experience throughout.  Sophie was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, professional and approachable.  The course content was spot on – just enough in the permitted time, covering the right things, in a logical and measured approach.  I learned a great deal and have confidence in applying the techniques.”  Chris Smith, Bath

“Fantastice course, excellent teaching.  The content of the course is extensive and above what I expected.  Im so glad I signed up!”  Laura Marsden, Bath

“Wonderful, very relaxed and informative.  An absolute pleasure.   Excellent easy to follow instructions from Sophie.  Thank you very much”  Emma Pritchard and Mike Reid

“Very enjoyable day, learning many new skills.  I felt this was a thorough introduction to whole body massage” John

“Absolutely fantastic!  Teacher was amazing – clear, kind, open, friendly but clearly very knowledgeable”  Hannah Fleming

“Great, lots of information!  Felt super relaxed after!” Ella Blunden

“Relaxed and informal day.  Well guided in the basics and encouraged to work at our own pace and try techniques out with Ben on hand to give pointers as required.  A no pressure, very enjoyable day.”  Chris Robb and Iria Lopez

“The course exceeded my expectations in all areas.  Ben was a very clear and excellent teacher.  Content was great as well as the handouts.  Will definitely think about coming back”  James Walker

“Seriously great!  Ben is such a great teacher, clearly very knowledgeable and just very personable.  Loved it!”  Lydia Stevens

“The introduction to massage course was relaxed and full of hands on experience. I went on my own and was partnered up without any awkward moments. I didn’t realise in advance, but half of the six hour day involved me getting a thorough massage – so excellent value for money. I learned a lot and got useful take home experience. It was a fun and really useful day with a competent and experienced tutor (Ben) who was full of useful tips and an excellent guide.” Matthew

“Thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was very handy learning to use the body to ease the strain on hands and back. This has made up my mind to join the course and change my career. Michael and Anna were brilliant teachers and made everyone feel at ease” Sarah Mitchell

Excellent course. Michael’s instruction was clear, thorough and informative. The handouts will be very useful when applying the skills at home and am definitely interested in the DVD when released. Plus the group size was idea. Really good, fun group of people. Really enjoyed the course.

I had the most wonderful day and thanks to you I have decided to take this further and will be changing my career after I have had the baby!! Watch this space!! Thanks again.
Lisa, Uckfield

“I took the Introduction to Body Massage on January 29th. Michael immediately made me – and all the others in the room – feel welcome and relaxed. Lots of us on the course had come alone, unsure about what to expect, but we were soon paired up and engaged in massaging strangers’ backs! Modesty was, of course, preserved – Michael took care that nobody became embarrassed. I learnt a great deal on this one-day course. It was fun and informative, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. I certainly recommend it.”
Barnaby, Hastings

“Very enjoyable.  Good pace.  Enthusiastic teacher.  Nice group dynamics.  Enjoyed the hand massage.  Good handouts.”
Rachel Cooper

“Clear, accepting and informative.  Sufficient and not too much.  Handouts were good.  I would recommend this course to anyone interested in developing massage skills.  Lovely course participants.
David, Brighton.

“Absolutely love it, thank you!  I need this in my life   It was taught in a relaxed, patient and fun way with appropriate balance of practising and being practised on.  The supportive materials will be very useful and Im glad they’re not too detailed.”
Susie Tate

“The teaching was very good, every aspect explained fully.  Lots of interaction with group.  Handout for the introduction was informative and clear without lots of jargon.  I enjoyed meeting the other members of the group, we got along very well”
Joseph Joyner

“I’ve already learned so much!  All very hands on – I found it so helpful to watch each technique demonstrated and then try it out.  I’ve had a great day – extremely informative and so much fun. Thank you!”
Beth Dabbs

Course Requirements

You will need to bring 2 bath sheets/ towels all other equipment is provided. You should bring soft shoes/slippers or can work in bare feet. You should be of good health and not suffering from any current medical conditions which would hinder your ability to give and receive a treatment.

Dates and Times


To be confirmed


Saturday 18th June

Times: 10am – 4pm

Course Fees and Booking

Cost £75.  For two people £140.

*Special Offer – if you book with your partner or a friend you SAVE £5 EACH!

*Another Special Offer! – if you then book and pay in full for the ITEC Diploma in Massage in the same calendar year, we give you a refund of £50 towards your full Diploma course fees!!

To book a place on the workshop, please contact us to confirm availability.

Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer, cash or paypal.

To pay by bank transfer, the details are:

Account number: 40714701.  Sort code: 09 06 66.  Bank: Santander  Account name: College of Classical Massage Ltd.  Please reference the payment with your surname and send us an email to let us know you have made payment.  We will then send your receipt and course information.

To pay by cheque, please make cheque payable to College of Classical Massage Ltd and send to our office address: Unit 4 Natural Health Centre, 20-26 Round Hill Street, Brighton  BN2 3RG.

To pay by cash, please contact us to arrange a convenient time.

Introduction to Body Massage

Please view our cancellation policy before booking your course.

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