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Explore our Accredited Massage Courses, including Professional Diplomas in Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology.

Additionally, we provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and short courses for complementary health and sport therapists once qualified

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Welcome to the Cotswold Academy

Your gateway to Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage education! Located in the heart of Cirencester, we proudly serve the regions of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire, while also attracting therapists from across the UK and internationally. Our comprehensive courses and workshops are designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the world of Complementary Therapy and Sports Massage.

At the Cotswold Academy, we prioritise your individual journey and success within the industry. Our educational resources and massage courses are tailored to help you launch your career upon successful qualification. We are unwavering in our commitment to fostering a thriving and supportive community, ensuring that our students adhere to the highest standards of practice.

If you aspire to deliver excellence in your chosen field, look no further – join us on your path to success. Select from our diverse range of ITEC and FHT accredited courses to acquire new skills, transform your career, or advance your professional development. Your journey starts here.

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

Our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Course with the exciting addition of online home study, is designed to train individuals to our exceptionally high standards in the delivery of Injury Assessment and Sports Massage Techniques.

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

This course is perfect for complete beginners, as well as therapists looking to gain a professional, vocational qualification in Reflexology. This course has been developed to allow students to study the theory elements at home through e-learning, and attend the classroom for practical sessions.

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

During this comprehensive Aromatherapy course, you'll gain expertise in working with over 45 essential oils, learning their properties and safe usage. This includes learning full body massage with advanced massage skills, including lymphatic drainage and acupressure point techniques. Additionally, you'll master the art of crafting your own creams and lotions through blending techniques. You'll also delve into in-depth knowledge of various diseases and disorders affecting the entire body. Elevate your practice with this all-encompassing training.

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage

This ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage is designed to teach a complete beginner up to professional level in Holistic/ Swedish style Massage.

Become a Holistic Massage Therapist...

Embark on a trans-formative journey by enrolling in a massage course at the Cotswold Academy. Our iTEC Accredited massage course provides a solid foundation for a successful career in massage therapy, nurturing your skills in Swedish / Holistic techniques. Accredited and industry-recognised, our massage course ensures that you're well-equipped to understand and address the specific needs of your clients. Unlock your potential in the world of massage therapy, setting the path for a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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Qualify as a Sports Massage Therapist...

Unlock the dynamic world of sports massage by enrolling in a Sports Massage Diploma course at the Cotswold Academy. Our industry-leading course offers a specialised focus on soft tissue therapy, equipping you with the skills to work with athletes, sports teams, and active individuals. Led by experienced instructors, our iTEC accredited courses cover a spectrum of techniques, from deep tissue to myofascial release, tailored to the unique needs of your clients. With a commitment to excellence, the Cotswold Academy ensures you're well-prepared to address sports injuries, aid in recovery, and enhance performance. Whether you're a seasoned therapist looking to specialise or a newcomer to the field, our Sports Massage courses provide the knowledge and practical experience you need to excel in this dynamic and rewarding field. Elevate your career at the Cotswold Academy today!

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Level 3 Sports Massage Courses at the Cotswold Academy

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Excel in the industry with our Reflexology Courses...

Discover the ancient art of reflexology with a reflexology course at the Cotswold Academy. Our iTEC accredited courses provide a deep exploration of this holistic therapy, where you'll learn the intricate connections between the feet, hands and the entire body. Experienced instructors guide you through the techniques and principles, ensuring you're equipped to promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being in your clients. Whether you're a seasoned therapist seeking to expand your skill set or a beginner on a path to qualifying, our Reflexology courses offer a rich and rewarding learning experience. Join us at the Cotswold Academy and take your first step towards a fulfilling career in the world of reflexology.

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Level 3 Reflexology Course at the Cotswold Academy

Discover the Power of Essential Oils with our Aromatherapy Course...

Our iTEC accredited courses provide an immersive experience in the world of essential oils and their therapeutic applications with massage. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, you'll explore the art and science of aromatherapy, mastering the creation of custom blends and the knowledge to address various physical and emotional concerns and applying this in a full body massage treatment. Whether you're an aspiring aromatherapist or a wellness enthusiast, our Aromatherapy courses offer a trans-formative learning experience.

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Enhance Your Expertise with Our Continued Professional Developement (CPD) Massage Courses

At the Cotswold Academy, we offer a diverse range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) massage courses designed to elevate your skills and expand your expertise. Our CPD offerings include Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Myofascial Cupping and Trigger Point Therapy. These specialised courses provide a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge and offer a broader range of therapeutic options to your clients. With experienced instructors and a commitment to excellence, the Cotswold Academy ensures that you're well-equipped to stand out in the field and provide top-notch care to your clients. Elevate your massage therapy career with our CPD courses and embark on a journey of continuous learning and growth.

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A welcoming space for individuals at all stages of their therapeutic journey, whether you're a newcomer to the industry or seasoned therapist. Join us for weekly practice sessions, networking opportunities, receive support, and enhance your confidence and expertise in massage. Thursdays also offer a place for you to get a first-hand experience of learning at the Cotswold Academy and meet us in person.

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We're delighted to extend a warm invitation to join us in person at the Academy for our Open Days. Come meet our knowledgeable tutors, witness live demonstrations, and perhaps even engage in some hands-on experiences.

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Join our free virtual event where we'll discuss "Building a Business in Complementary Therapies." This Zoom-hosted evening will focus on defining your target market and devising strategies to connect with them effectively.

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