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Harrow, Middx. HA1 2JR
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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:



Baby Massage Courses
(Infant & Child Massage Courses)

Baby Massage Courses:Instructors Diploma Course
FHT & IICT Accredited Course

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Baby Massage Instructors Course (FHT, IGCT, CMA & IICT Accredited)

This Baby Massage course (Instructors Course) is ideal for any practitioner who has prior kowledge in basic Anatomy & Physiology. It is also known as Infant & Child Massage.

This course is also open to practising massage therapists as well as, Midwifes, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Science practitioners.

Course Includes - E-Course Materials

About this Baby Massage Course ...

Our Baby Massage & Infant & Child Massage course involves the training in the application of Baby Massage and how to instruct parents and carers on how to massage their baby.

Our hands on Baby Massage courses (Infant & Child Massage) offer accredited, certified Baby Massage training courses for those wishing to become Baby Massage Instructors.

The London School of Massage is renowned as the UK’s definitive provider of infant massage training courses and as such our Baby Massage courses are accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapist.

Our Baby Massage Courses (Infant & Child Massage Courses) are taught by professional and practising Baby Massage therapists  who are all trained above the taught level and who are passionate about the subject.  Each Baby Massage course lecturer will impart a wealth of information from their own massage practice as well as using accelerated training methods and NLP techniques to facilitate your learning of the subject.

Our Baby Massage course qualification will allow practitioners to obtain full professional insurance on successful completion of this course.

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What will I Learn on this Baby Massage Course ...

This Baby Massage course will systematically guide the learner through the theory and practice of Baby Massage, providing time to practice a baby massage routine as well as provide training on how to teach and conduct your own classes in Baby Massage, individually and in groups.

Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • Origins & History of Baby Massage
  • The Importance of Touch
  • Infant cues, infant crying & behaviour states
  • How to carry out a full Baby Massage routine
  • Benefits of Baby & Infant massage
  • Contraindications to Baby Massage
  • How to carry out a Baby Massage Routine
  • How to Teach Baby Massage to Groups and Individuals
  • Baby massage and music
  • Parental attitudes to touch
  • Teaching different groups of parents
  • Practice sessions of teaching massage to parents
  • Teaching, communication, group facilitation skills
  • Massage for Special Needs Babies
  • Practical teaching to volunteer parents during the course
  • Understanding of colic/babies crying/bonding and attachment theories.
  • Marketing your Baby Massage services

Baby Massage Course Prerequsites ...

Students must hold an Ofqual accredited Level 3 Diploma in 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 or IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.

  • You will be required to bring a Baby Massage Doll which will enable you to learn the baby massage routine.  These can be purchased from Touch Needs (
  • If you do not have an accreddited Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, then it is possible for you to do this course, but you will NOT be able to join the FHT. 
  • Before booking - you should make sure that you are able to gain Professional Insurance from reputable insurance provider on completion of the course.

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 FHT and IICT logos. Additional charges may be incurred to print the correct 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.

Baby Massage Course Length ...

This Baby Massage course (Infant & Child Massage course) is taught as a fast track and intensive program.

It is covered over a total period of 2 days consequtive days with home assignments


What the Baby Massage Exams Consist of ...

Baby Massage Theory Assessment

  • In class assessment and feedback
  • Variety of short answer and multiple choice questions

Baby Massage Practical Assessment

  • Ongoing assessment of teaching practice during course
  • Completion of case studies based on teaching a course to a group of 4 parents (or more) and babies (done away from the school)
  • Completion of a case study on private tuition of baby massage
  • All work must be completed within four months of the course date.

Opportunities on Completing this Baby Massage Course ...

Upon successful completion of our Baby Massage courses, our students have gone onto:

  • Open their own private practice treating clients from home
  • Offer mobile visiting Baby Massage classes
  • Study one of our further advanced massage courses such as Baby Yoga & Soft Stretching,  ITEC Holistic Massage,or BTEC Therapeutic Massage as well as degree courses such as Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
  • Supplement their full time income by working part time.
  • Help family and friends by providing regular massage treatments.
  • Develop their Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolio.
  • Join the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
  • Use the title " Baby Massage Instrcutor"



The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic treatments.

As a "not for profit organisation" - run by therapists, for therapists – it functions to support, advance and protect members interests and career progression as professional therapists. 

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.

IGCT_approved_massage_course 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 accredited qualifications are recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this course.

Successful completion of this diploma course will provide you with the title of "Baby Massage Instructor".


Inclusive Of: E-Coursework and Electronic Certificate

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a basic understanding of Anatomy & Physiology.

Maximum 12 per course.

21st August (Weekday) (Kings Cross)Code: BM 2.0

21 - 22nd Aug (2 days)

Total £275.00 (Discounted before 14/8/2024) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


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