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Affable Therapy’s Chair Massage course covers use of an ergonomically designed chair to deliver acupressure massage on back, neck, shoulders and forearms. Releasing tension in these areas also helps to make the head lighter and renew focus. Seated acupressure massage or Chair Massage treatment is very popular in offices and at events.


By using your hands, thumbs and forearms you will stimulate meridian or energy points on the back, forearms, neck and head. You will also learn an intricate routine to clear the energy pathways; this helps the client to feel renewed energy levels. The client sits on an ergonomically designed onsite massage chair; the massage is done fully clothed, this routine can usually be done in 20 – 25 minutes but can be extended for 1hr if required. Your client feels relaxed, refreshed and energised at the end of the treatment. It is very good for relieving stress, tension and loosening the back, neck and shoulder area. It is extremely beneficial for eyestrain, insomnia, fatigue and migraines.


A full treatment costs between £20-£30 for 30 minutes.  You can also offer taster sessions of £10 during events.  At the right event you will be able to recover the cost of the training in a day.

  • Course
  • Accreditation &
    Entry Requirements
  • Cost includes
  • Exams
  • Progression

This one day course will cover:


  • History of  Seated Chair Massage and benefits
  • Massage oils (the massage is usually done without oils and fully clothed but at times clients would like use of oil. Therefore we have included this in the manual)
  • Massage Routine & Practice massage techniques
  • Contraindications Consultation, client records and Treatment plan
  • Responsibilities of Massage
  • Professional and Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Hygiene and sterilisation Homecare and aftercare advice
  • Physiological changes during pregnancy
  • How massage can help pregnancy women
  • How to deliver massage effectively
  • Client positioning and towel management
  • Responsibilities of Massage



You don’t need to bring anything for this course.  If you have any allergies please bring appropriate oil for massage.  Learners need to be in good health to attend this course.    Learners practice on each other or models provided by us. If your course is on weekend, there is a number to call on the door please arrive before 10 and call the number so someone could come and open the door for you.


At Affable Therapy Training, we understand the need to conduct classes in small groups.  We also understand that learners learn differently therefore course material is delivered in various ways, e.g. Power Point  presentation, group work, detailed course manual with diagrams, other activities to keep learners engaged throughout the day.  Our teachers are qualified and have years of experience in their chosen field.  They bring their knowledge and passion to the class to inspire and encourage the learners.  Lessons are carefully planned around learner needs making our one day courses very effective.  

Affable Therapy Training Diploma will help you to obtain professional indemnity insurance and start taking clients for this therapy.


The course is accredited with the Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapies. There are no entry-level requirements for this course.  This is a beginners course.

  • One day tutor led practice
  • Detailed Course Manual
  • Course Certificate
  • Friendly and safe learning environment
  • Professional training facilities
  • Use of oils,  towels, equipment etc on the day
  • Tea/Coffee throughout the day


Most of our courses come with visual learning material that can be bought on the day for future reference.

There are no exams for this course. The assessment is done on tutor observation. Upon successful completion you will receive your certificate at the end of the course.

Once you acquire the qualification of Chair Massage, you can progress to:


  • Indian Head Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage Diploma Level 3
  • NVQ Massage Diploma Level 3 ITEC


Peter Rixham

Another excellent training day- thank you. Always informative and fun. Super tuition. I love the friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Affable Therapy- where you can try out the new techniques with encouraging support from the tutors. Today's Chair Massage course was fantastic!
04/04/2014 12:31:56

Teri Lambie

Fantastic day. Very laid back, fun yet informative. The tutor Sanet was very friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgeable. I feel confident to go away and practice Seated Acupressure Massage after today and reassured that I have on going support should I need it after leaving the course. Really enjoyable day and would strongly recommend it to anyone. Thank you :)
14/11/2013 11:33:37


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