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:



Stretch Massage Therapy (SMT)
"Massaging with Confidence" Series

Stretch Massage Therapy (SMT)
CThA & Think Tree Accredited

Stretch Massage Course (CThA & Think Tree Accredited)

This Stretch Tissue 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 Stretch Massage Therapy (SMT) Course ...

Stretch Massage Therapy © (SMT) is the integration of muscle and tissue stretching with the simultaneous application of cross fibre or longitudinal soft tissue techniques. The technique is effect in releasing muscle tension as well as creating lengthening patterns in tissues and muscles.

SMT can be applied using either active or passive stretching within the parameters of the subject’s ability and range. It can easily be adapted to the repertoire of methods employed by massage therapists and body workers.

What will I Learn on this Stretch Massage Therapy Course ...

This Stretch Massage course will systematically guide the student through the theory and practice of Stretch Massage.  It will allow the smooth and effective integration of Stretch Massage techniques into their own practice as well as teach a full routine for the whole body.

The following are a list of some of the topics which are covered on the course:

  • Theory and Practice of Stretch Massage Therapy (SMT)
  • Concept of stretching tissues
  • Basic anatomy - muscles
  • Effects of stretching
  • Benefits of SMT (Stretch Massage Therapy)
  • Aftercare advice
  • Contraindications and contra-actions to Stretch Massage
  • Stretch massage sequences and routine
  • Practitioner Posture and Individual care

Stretch 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 FHT, 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. Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the FHT, 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.

Stretch Massage Therapy Course Length ...

This Stretch Massage course is taught as a fast track and intensive program.

It is covered over a total period of 2 days.


What the Stretch Massage Therapy Exams Consist of ...

  • In class assessment and feedback

On Completing this Stretch Massage Therapy Course ...

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


The CThA are the leading professional association representing sports, spa and complementary therapists in the UK and Ireland.  The CThA provide discounted insurance and professional recognition. Members get listed on the website. Members also receive professional help and advice from a team of experts.

think tree stretch massage course ThinkTree is an international professional association for healthcare, wellness and wellbeing. It is established by experts from the world of education, medical profession, business, therapy including subject matter experts, governing bodies and councils. 

It aims to help establish and maintain high professional standards both for the UK and Internationally as well as provide professional international recognition for therapists and wellness practitioners for all therapy disciplines.

Our CThA Accredited Stretch Massage Therapy qualification is recognised by major insurance companies and practitioner insurance is available upon successful completion of this Stretch Massage Therapy course.

Successful completion of this training course will provide you with the title of "Stretch Massage Therapist" or "SMT Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a professional and safe treatment. 



Inclusive Of: Coursework and Certificate

Eligibility: Holders of a Level 3 Diploma in Massage and above

Maximum 12 per course.

16th January (Weekend) 2021Code: SMT 1.0

16 - 17th Jan (2 days)

Total £265.00 (Discounted before 09/1/2021) £295.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross

9.30am - 5.00pm (Approx)


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