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:



Introduction to Scar Therapy Course
Massage Mastery: "Massaging with Confidence" Series

Scar Therapy Course
CThA & IICT Accredited Course


Scar Therapy©:  (CMA & IICT Accredited)

This 2 day Scar Therapy course is open to any individuals who have previous training in Body Massage or higher

It is especially suitable for practising massage therapists working with clients who have undergone previous surgery and have residual scars.

It is also suitable for Cancer/Oncology Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Science practitioners.

About this Introductory Scar Therapy Course ...

This course in Scar Therapy aims to help qualified practitioners to work safely and effectively with clients with scars, both surgical as well as those sustained through injury.

The course will cover basic theory relating to fascia, scars, tissue healing, effects of thermotherapy and properties of carrier oils.

The practical elements of Scar Therapy will include specific movements and will evolve on this by introducing concepts which can be added to accelerate and improve scar healing.

What will I learn in this Scar Therapy course ...

This introductory Scar Therapy course will guide the student through the theory and practical aspects of working on scar tissue.  

This introductory Scar Therapy course will include the theory and clinical application and cover the following topics:

  • What is Scar Therapy
  • Basics of Fascia
  • Scar Tissue, Adhesions and Tissue Healing
  • Classification of Scars
  • Effects of Thermotherapy
  • Use of different Carrier Oils
  • Know Skin Lines of Tension
  • Contraindications to Scar Therapy
  • Teach specific strokes that can be helpful to make changes to scar tissue
  • Work on clients with scar tissue (depending on client availibility)


Scar Therapy 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 CThA or  IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.

Without an accredited Diploma you may not also be able to join the CThA, 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. Please note that your Diploma will NOT be issued until this has been submitted.
Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the CThA 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.

Scar Therapy Course Length ...

This Scar Therapy course is taught as a two day course.

It is covered over a total period of 2 days.

What the Scar Therapy Exams Consist of ...

  • This is an introductory course and although there are no exams, there will be ongoing class assessment.

Opportunities on Completing this Scar Therapy Course ...

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

  • Be able to work on surgical and injury scar tissue
  • Refine their current practice and treat clients more effectively
  • Used successfully by Cancer (Oncology) Massage Therapists
  • Offer a newer type of massage treatment
  • Work in Hospices, Health Clubs, Hotels, Ski Resorts (abroad) or offer mobile visiting massage treatments
  • Treat clients using advanced massage techniques
  • Study one of our further advanced massage courses such as the, ITEC Sports Massage, ITEC Aromatherapy, ITEC Reflexology, ITEC Indian Head MassageTrigger Point Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Hot Stone Massage, On Site Chair Massage, Pregnancy Massage or Baby 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 CMA, IICT or other professional association

CMA accredited London School of Massage The Complementary Medical Association's (The CMA) primary aim is to promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession.
It was established in early 1993 to provide the public and medical knowledge about the complementary medical profession.

CMA is a not-for-profit organisation and any funds raised through its activities are invested straight back into the organisation.

scar work courses

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

Successful completion of this Scar Therapy workshop will lead to a "Certificate in Scar Therapy", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a professional and safe treatment.


General Information:

Inclusive Of: Coursework and Electronic Certificate

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a Level 3 QCF qualification in Massage

Maximum 10 per course.

12th February (Weekend)Code: SW 1.0

12 - 13th Feb (2 days)

Total £265.00 (Discounted before 05/2/2022) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


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