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Do you want to make people feel better using the healing and restorative power of massage? Develop your skills in this specialist area of health and fitness with our online massage courses.

Whether you’re already working in health and fitness or you’re looking for a new career, this course is for you. Join a fast-growing profession with lucrative hourly rates and a variety of employment and self-employment opportunities.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our massage course, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Human Anatomy and Physiology (Structure, Tissues and Systems)
    2Effects, Benefits, Indications, and Contraindications of Massage
    3Equipment and Products
    4Massage in Medicine
    5Athletic and Sport Massage
    6Consultation and Documentation
    7Equipment and Products
    8Provide Aesthetic Aromatic Massage
    • Prepare for treatment
    • Perform aromatic massage
    • Provide aftercare
    9Provide Body Treatments
    • Prepare for treatment
    • Perform body massage
    • Apply electrical body treatments
    • Provide aftercare
    10Provide Superficial Lymph Drainage Massage
    • Identify the lymphatic system
    • Prepare for treatment
    • Perform lymph drainage massage
    11Use Reflexology Relaxation Techniques
    • Prepare for treatment
    • Apply reflexology relaxation techniques
    12Preliminaries and Draping
    • Equipment and Products
    • The consultation
    • Draping / Sheet Methods
    • Positioning and Bolsters
    13Classifications
    • Definition of Massage Classifications
    • Application of Massage Strokes:
      • Torch (superficial & deep)
      • Gliding Movements
      • Kneading Movements and Petrissage
      • Friction Movements
      • Percussion Movements
    14Body Mechanics
    • Stances
    • Finding Your Centre
    • Hand Positions
    • Shoulder Awareness
    • Applying Deeper Pressure
    • Table Mechanics
    • Summary of Body Mechanics
    • Movement Exercises
    • Exercises to Counter Repetitive Posture
    15Application of Massage Techniques, Movements & Styles
    • Sequence
    • Step-by-step Procedure for Massage:
    • Massage of the Face
    • Massage of the Neck
    • Massage of the Arm and Hand
    • Massage of the Feet
    • Massage of the Front Leg
    • Massage of the Back
    • Finishing Massage
    16Business Practices (employment / running your own practice)
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our massage courses online. For example, you will: 

    • Fast track your career in massage
    • Study a course that has been developed in consultation with senior masseuses
    • Set your own timetable for completing the course
    • Access expert guidance and advice from your own personal tutor
    • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of remote learning
    • Save 10% on your course fee by paying upfront, or opt for our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Start reaping the benefits by enrolling on our massage course today!

  • Career Prospects

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    Massage has been used for millennia to help people relax, both physically and mentally. Medical professionals have long recognised massage therapy as a valid and highly effective technique for managing a variety of conditions, including stress, anxiety, sleep problems, stiffness and body pain. It is also used to help increase flexibility, improve breathing and circulation, lower blood pressure and boost mood, among other applications.

    Demand for massage therapists is high in many areas of the world, and so being skilled in this profession can put you on a secure career path and give you the opportunity to travel if you wish. Hourly payments rates are typically high in this industry too, so your earning potential may be significant.

    There are job opportunities in settings such as spas, fitness centres and massage practices, and you have the option of finding employment or being self-employed.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Diploma

    Our online massage course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry onto our massage course.

    So if you want to launch your career as a masseuse, simply enrol on this learning programme today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within:

    Diploma Level24 weeks

    With no assignment deadlines to meet, you can complete our massage course at your own pace. If you wish to fast track your studies, you can graduate in a matter of months. If you would prefer to take your time, we allow up to three years to finish these courses.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our entire massage course is carried out online via distance learning (also called correspondence learning). This allows you to dictate the pace of your studies, meaning you can fit your learning around commitments such as employment and family life.

    You can work through the course material, undertake assessments and communicate with your personal tutor whenever you like, and wherever you are in the world. No need to commute to a classroom, and no anxieties about missing assignment deadlines.

    As well as offering total convenience, our massage course is designed to be highly practical and engaging.

  • Recognition & Accreditation


    Our online massage course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). Like all of our courses, it is designed to go beyond the theory of the industry and provide you with key practical skills that will help you to flourish as a masseuse.


    ICI is a CMA College Member and is found on the Complementary Medical Association’s Register of Education Providers. ICI has met the expectations of this global organization which represents more than 100 colleges and 15,000 practitioners in the field. (Relevant to: Counselling, Natural Health, Nutrition and Massage courses offered by ICI).

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in a health and fitness role, or even as a masseuse. This course is for you. It will help you to build on your knowledge and skills, allowing you to advance in your career. It is one of the most practical steps you can take to further your professional development.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction providing the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online massage course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:what-do-iget-img2

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipMsg)

    Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.

  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 29th September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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€823
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Weekly Instalment Plan
€28 x 32 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career as a massage therapist – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.

5Graduation

Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.