When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Rosanna Smith
  • Course Code K23ESWC13B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This fun 1 day course will provide practical introduction to Hand Therapy Massage for students with little or no knowledge or experience of massage. Students should be prepared to have other students practice on them. Hand therapy massage is easy to learn and is a relaxing massage to give a loved one, family member, friend or colleague.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the benefits of hand therapy massage
  • Perform basic hand therapy massage techniques
  • Perform a 10 minute treatment on a fellow student


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be offered as an in-person course. You may be required to wear gloves at certain points. You will learn how to relax another person and be relaxed too. You must be prepared to have another student practice on you. You will give each other feedback: enabling self-evaluation and self-reflection. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. Assessment is continuous through tutor observation, with questions and answers, checking for learning.

    Entry requirements

    There are no academic entry requirements to do this course. Anyone with little or no previous knowledge or experience of massage can do this course. Anyone with an interest in massage and its practice as a complementary therapy can also do this course.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You must be able to stand comfortably for approximately 30 minutes. Students must be prepared to have another student practice on them. All techniques must be carried out in accordance with the tutor’s instructions for health and safety reasons. For further information please email science.enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

    What you need

    Bring paper and pen to take notes with. Bring antiseptic wipes to wipe your hands with. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. If you have long hair, bring hair elastic / clips to hold up your long hair. No jewellery: any jewellery worn must be removed during the practice treatments.

    What you can do next

    After the course you can practice what you learnt on others. For those who want to expand their skills they can take a longer course in the practice of hand therapy.