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City Lit Complementary Health – Massage Day & Careers Fair Free Workshops & Talks - First Come First Served

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As part of the City Lit centenary celebrations, Health and Wellbeing are holding a Careers Fair and Massage Day at City Lit to celebrate over 30 years of providing courses and training in Complementary Therapies.

The event is also to promote the importance of Complementary Therapy training providers in Adult Education and the valuable service we provide for the local and wider communities and for individual personal development of learners.

As part of our celebrations, we have invited our partner Organisations and Charities to join us, who provide volunteer and employment opportunities to our learners and a valuable service within those local and wider communities.

When: Thursday May 16th All Day

Where: John Lyons Theatre | City Lit |  1-10 Keeley Street, London, WC2B 4BA

How Much: Free but limited spaces for workshops and talks, book below with Eventbrite

The Careers Fair is aimed at our graduate learners and new comers who are either looking for voluntary and employment opportunities, further learning and upskilling or considering a new career in Complementary Therapies

Massage Day at City Lit is aimed at anyone who has an interest in Complementary Therapies and / or would like to get advice about our courses, meet the tutors or receive a FREE Complementary Therapy treatment


We will host a number of partnership organisations that the City Lit Health and Wellbeing department work with across London.  These organisations will be promoting their services and promoting Voluntary and Employment opportunities for Complementary Therapies who are looking for employment, volunteer placement and self-employment opportunities. We will also host industry related organisations such as our Qualification Awarding Body: ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council)


We have a large range of free treatments available during the event.  Treatment will last approximately 30mins, drop-in. Subjects include Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Facial cleanse, Deep Tissue, Japanese Facial. To book a place for a free treatment please go to the treatment reception in John Lyons Theatre

All workshops listed below are also free and will be available to book via Eventbrite soon, places are first-come first served but some will also be available to book on the day.


14:00-15:30 On-site Massage – Taster
Experience some simple chair based massage techniques that can be practised anywhere. The massage is performed through clothes. We will be locating some acupressure points to relieve stress in the neck, shoulders and arms. No oil will be used.  City Lit may add ITEC Level 3 Certificate in On-Site Massage to their programme depending on interest
Tutor: Oge Okoh, Book >

15:45-16:45 – Indian Head Massage – Taster
Introduction to concept of Indian Head Massage, its benefits and use in therapy.  You will learn some basic techniques used in Indian Head Massage.  This workshop can lead on to our ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage.
Tutor: Ameena Rahman, Book >

11:45 – 13:00 Magic Hands – Hand Massage
A fun and practical hand massage workshop. Learn some simple and effective techniques to give a therapeutic hand massage. Including reflex points for stress management and self-care.
Tutor: Farrah Idris, Book >


10:00-12:00 – Integrated Neuro-muscular Inhibition Technique – INIT
Trigger Points and Myo-fascial syndromes are extremely difficult to treat, MET and standard strain/counter strain techniques may be effective in the short term but these points seem to reoccur and conditions worsen nevertheless. With a deeper understanding of how these points and symptoms arise and are maintained we can more effectively treat them. INIT is an extremely useful tool to bring chronic myofascial dysfunction to an end.  You will learn to identify common TrP’s and their characteristics and identify when  INIT would be the preferred treatment mode for presenting symptoms. In this workshop you will be able to perform an INIT protocol to treat TrP’s effectively.
Tutor: Did Cooper, Book >

12:15-13:45 – Japanese facial rejuvenation
This Facial Massage technique is a powerful, yet gentle facial rejuvenation treatment. Combining Eastern medical concepts and traditional Japanese facial massage techniques it releases tension and stimulates the circulation, lymphatic and nervous systems of the face.  This workshop leads on to our Japanese facial rejuvenation: a CPD workshop.
Tutor: Doe Warnes, Book >

14:00-16:00 – Massage tips and tricks
This hands on workshop will introduce you to a variety of simple but effective techniques including hands free massage, which you can integrate into your massage routine. During this workshop, you will:

  • Consider working biomechanically with your client
  • Perform hands free massage with forearms on the back, neck and shoulders.
  • Consider working with the client in side lying and seated positioning.
  • Apply articulatory techniques to the back neck and shoulders.
  • Identify follow on training at City Lit that will expand upon these skills.

Tutor: Trevor England, Book >

14:45-15:45 – Nutritional tips and advice for your client
An introduction to Diet and Nutrition for the Complementary Therapists. This workshop will provide therapist with basic healthy eating advice for their clients whom they already treat for another therapy for the purpose of improving health and lifestyle.  Therapist can go on to attain a Level 3 Award in Healthy Eating and Wellbeing for the Complementary Therapy Client – find out how here!
Tutor: Ellie Holly, Book >


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City Lit Accredited Courses

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage, ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies, ITEC Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage, ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage, ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage, ITEC Level 2 Award in Facial Skin Care, ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology and ITEC Level 3 Diploma IN Aromatherapy

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Complementary / Massage Therapists receive a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ for attending the event.

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