Kings Cross: 455 Caledonian Rd,
London N7 9BA
Harrow: 10 Bonnersfield Lane,
Harrow, Middx. HA1 2JR
Birmingham: Avebury House
55 Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 3RB
Tel: 020 7700 3777


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"Massage Courses & Sports Massage Courses at the London School of Massage, the UK's most successful school for massage and body therapy training.  Massage courses and training in London and throughout the UK"

Some of the massage courses and training we offer include:



Abdominal & Visceral Massage
"Massaging with Confidence"

Abdominal & Visceral Massage for Massage Therapists

abdominal and visceral massage courses

Abdominal & Visceral Massage (CMA, IGCT & IICT Accredited)

This Abdominal and Visceral Massage course is open to any individuals who have prior training in Body Massage or higher.

It is open to practising massage therapists as well as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Science practitioners.

About this Abdominal & Visceral Massage Course ...

A 1-day course to help Therapists understand the abdominal anatomy and how apply a strcutured massage so as to help improve abdominal and digestive function.  The Therapist will learn specific practical techniques for helping the gut mobility by understanding how to work on specific parts of the digestive tract and its related organs and connective tissues.

What will I Learn on this Abdominal & Viscer Massage  course ...

This practically orientated course will help therapists understand the structure of the abdominal viscera and their surface locations. Therapists will also learn practical techniques for how to prepare the abdominal region before conducting specific / deeper techiques to help the functioning of an area.

Learn the theory and clinical application of:

  • The abdominal and pelvic structures and anatomy
  • Structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Overview of the digestive process
  • The “second brain” in our gut
  • Enteric nervous system manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Conditions affecting the visceral region
  • The benefits of visceral massage
  • How specific massage affect the abdominal region
  • Contraindications to consider
  • Visceral & abdominal massage strokes & routine


Abdominal & Visceral Massage Course Prerequisites ...

Students must hold an Ofqual accredited Level 3 Diploma in Massage including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - or equivalent, or higher.

Without an accredited Diploma, you may be able to attend the course, but you will not receive an FHT, CThA or IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.

Without an accredited Diploma you may not be able to join the CMA, IGCT, IICT, or other professional body.

When submitting your Student Details form, you must also supply us with copies of your existing accredited qualifications to receive the course certificate. Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the relevent association logos. Additional charges may be incurred to reprint a corrected certificate.

What does accredited mean?

Accredited qualifications are those that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards.

Current UK accrediting bodies are;

  1. Ofqual
  2. SQA
  3. CCEA

You can read more about accredited qualifications here;

Overseas Qualifications

If you have arrived in the UK from overseas and have existing qualifications, those qualifications may meet an acceptable standard in the UK. NARIC can provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to UK qualifications with a document called a ‘Statement of Comparability’.

You can also request an 'English Language Assessment' document, which may help determine your current level of English.

You can read more about NARIC here;

If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call the office to find out if your current qualifications can count towards this diploma. We will do our best to find out ways in which we can help you to successfully complete this course.

Abdominal & Visceral Massage Course Length ...

This Abdominal & Visceral Massage course is taught as a fast track and intensive program.

It is taught as a 1 day workshop.


What the Abdominal & Visceral Massage Exam consists of ...

  • In class assessment and feedback

Opportunities on Completing this Abdominal & Visceral Massage Course ...

Upon successful completion of our Abdominal & Visceral Massage courses, students have gone onto:

The Complementary Medical Association's (The CMA) primary aim is to promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession.

We believe that by promoting The CMA and it's Registered Members though the media we are able to help the public and doctors to realise that complementary and integrative medicine is - when delivered safely and ethically - a viable and highly desirable form of healthcare.

In addition, here at The CMA, we are totally dedicated to representing "the professional face of complementary medicine" and by promoting research, education and knowledge in the field, we will help to stimulate demand for the medicine of the 21st century and beyond.

The CMA is great news for professional practitioners, ethical colleges and patients who demand and expect excellence in every aspect of treatment.


The International Guild of Complementary Therapists is the world-renowned body promoting and setting the standard for Holistic and Complementary Therapists and Course Providers.

The IGCT logo serves as reassurance for anyone looking for a skilled complementary therapist or an accredited course in the various disciplines within the holistic sphere

IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) is a peak professional body for the natural health industry. Boasting the largest modality list in all the world, you can be sure that if you practice it, we cover it. Now with 6,000+ members world-wide, IICT is leading the way by providing our members with an international qualification for professional affiliation in the natural therapies industry.

The IICT offers a credible and cost effective alternative for all Complementary Therapists who wish to operate under a collective banner for the natural health industry. Whether you have gained your qualifications overseas or have completed short courses, all credible qualifications are considered for membership.

Our CMA, IGCT and IICT Accredited qualifications are recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this courseAlways confirm directly with your provider to make sure you are covered for treatments.

Successful completion of this diploma course will provide you with the title of "Cupping Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to provide a professional and safe treatment. 


General Information:

Inclusive Of: E-Coursebook and certificate

Eligibility: Open to anyone with Level 3 RQF qualification in Massage or higher

Maximum 12 per course.

18th June (Sat)Code: AVM 1.0

18th June 2022

Total £155.00 (Discounted before 04/6/2022) £175.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


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