Seated Acupressure Massage Accredited Diploma


Our professional course is specifically designed for the back, neck, shoulders, the arms, hands and scalp. Seated Acupressure Massage is also known as 'On Site Chair Massage' and 'Seated Massage'.

This is an extremely popular therapy. Clothing does not need to be removed, so it can be carried out in almost any setting from offices to the gym or even outdoors, at all types of events. Many people use this therapy in offices as a perk for their employees, it is very effective for people with back and shoulder issues. No creams or oils are used.

Course fee


A printed certificate is an additional cost of £3

A £45 (non-refundable) deposit is payable immediately upon booking and the balance is due 14 days prior to your practical training date. Payment plans are available for this course.

What’s included in the course fee 

Course manuals

One day practical training session

Practical assessment session

Products on the day of training

An accredited certificate emailed to you on successful completion of the course


Complementary Gifts

A guide to Health and Safety

A guide to Anatomy and Physiology

Additional costs    

You will need to purchase your own equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills.


No dates available for 2020


If you do not see a suitable date, please contact us as we may be able to provide a mutually convenient date.


Start time will be advised in your booking confirmation. The finish time of the course is dependent on number of students. You will need to arrive at the training venue 15 minutes prior to the course start time. If a student arrives more than 30 minutes late on any training day, the tutor may refuse to let you join the class or to commence the training. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they arrive at the course in plenty of time. Any lateness could result in the course not being able to commence, and further costs applicable to cover extra tutor time. 


A good standard of written and verbal English.

An Anatomy & Physiology qualification is preferred but not essential.

Minimum age 16.

Course format

1-day practical training

10 case studies

Practical assessment session to be completed as a final case study

Course content

The History of Seated Massage Therapy

Benefits of Seated Acupressure Massage

Massage in the Workplace


Pregnancy and Massage


Anatomy for Seated Acupressure Massage

Common Ailments and Acupressure Points

Madeiran Points & Symptoms

General Data Protection Regulation 

Example Client Consultation Form

Example Doctor’s Letter

Health & Safety Practice

Client Care

Massage Movements 

The Routine

Client Aftercare Advice

Model required     

Group training - no, students will work on each other.

One-to-one training - yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical training to practice your routine on.

Case studies

You are required to complete 10 treatments as case studies

Accredited and recognised for insurance by 

Associated Beauty Therapists

Professional Beauty Direct

Towergate Insurance

Westminster Insurance

Qualification gained

Seated Acupressure Massage Practitioner’s Diploma



Please check your insurance companies’ requirements before enrolling on this course. Under 18's may not get insurance unless in full time employment in the industry. It is the student’s responsibility to check coverage with their insurers before enrolling on this course.

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