Diploma in Body Massage

Body Massage​ course

Body Massage Diploma

Qualification Level: CIBTAC Level 3 (MQF Level 4)] Ofqual/QAN No. 600/5671/X.

Massage is not just a luxury. It’s a way to a healthier, happier life!

This fully accredited Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage is designed to train the student as a body and massage therapist.

Our school qualifies the student to an industry-recognized international level, and the certificate is approved by the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC).

The course consists of 4 mandatory modules:

  • P137: Provide body massage for complementary therapies.
  • T121: Principles and practice for complementary therapies.
  • T122: Business practice for the complementary therapist.
  • T118: Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology for complementary therapies.

Students attending this qualification will cover:


  • Health and Safety.
  • Skin Structure, Function, and Diseases.
  • Principles and practice for complementary therapies.
  • Business practice for the complementary therapist.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology for complementary therapies.
  • Client Consultation and Assessment.


  • The basics of Swedish Therapeutic Body Massage for complementary therapies.
  • Guidance on how to develop a massage routine for each individual client.
  • The proper application of massage techniques and the use of body posture.
  • The benefits of massage and its contraindications.

Career Opportunities:

This course will give you the skills for entry-level positions in the following posts:

  • Body massage therapist both in Malta and internationally.
  • Spa or Salon business owner.
  • Salon manager.
  • Work in spas and salons on a cruise ship or overseas resort.

Frequently Asked Questions

9 Months (36 weeks). The Hours of Total Learning are 560. 


The lessons are held at the International School of Beauty Therapy, Portobello, Galanton Vassallo Street, Santa Venera, Malta (see map)   

Fully face-to-face (Theory and Practice). During COVID lockdown, theory online learning is provided.

English and Maltese (depending on the applicants’ use of languages).

56 UK Credits / 102 ECTS

A school-leaving certificate and a CIBTAC Certificate. You will then be able to practise as a Massage Therapist.

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age. 

Applicants can either call the school on +35621440424 or +35679459032 or send an email to the Head of School on sharon@bcc.com.mt . We will gladly set up a meeting to show you around and provide you with any information required.

This course will have ongoing assessments and assignments, and feedback is given throughout the lessons. At the end of the course, you will sit a Practical Examination and a Multiple-Choice Paper.

Questions? Get In Touch With ISBT

International School of Beauty Therapy

Triq Galanton Vassallo, Santa Venera, MALTA.
+356 2144 0424
Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

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