Bamboo Massage Course

Our course code: NB033

Course fee £325 or from £25 per month

Enrol on this course

Are you a beauty or massage therapist looking to add another string to your bow? Perhaps you’d like to learn a massage technique that’s safer and easier to perform as a therapist, but with all the therapeutic benefits of traditional massage? If so, then our IPHM accredited Bamboo Massage Course is right for you. In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo is said to symbolise prosperity, longevity, energy, and fertility, and is a material renowned for its healing properties. Already hugely popular in the US and Asia, this unique massage technique involves applying oil to the client’s body, before heating hollow bamboo sticks of different lengths. The bamboo sticks are then used to kneed the muscles, relieving knots and tension, and aiding relaxation. Because this massage technique is much gentler on your wrists and hands, you’ll find yourself much less tired at the end of the day, whilst still leaving your clients feeling reinvigorated.

Key Takeaways

  • This course is designed for both aspiring massage therapists, and those already working in the industry
  • After completion, you’ll be able to start your own business and apply for professional insurance
  • If you’re working in a spa or salon, you’ll be able to add bamboo massage to your treatment list
  • It’s ideal for therapists who suffer from wrist or joint problems, as it’s gentler than traditional massage
  • All your assessments can be completed and submitted online
  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere, anyhow

Learn the secrets of traditional bamboo massage, and leave your clients relaxed and reinvigorated

  • Get insured

    By completing this course you will be able to gain insurance to work on clients.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Affordable price plans

    We’ll find a way to make this course fit in to your budget.

  • Awarding body: IPHM (International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine)
  • Our course code: NB033
  • Official Qualification Title: Bamboo Massage Course

Study Hours

This course takes around 30 hours to complete

Study Method

Your course will be studied through distance learning, meaning you can learn the course at a time and place that suits you. Your course materials will be available to you online via tutorial videos and eBooks. Tutor support is available by email, so help is only a click away!


Course Duration

  • 41 video tutorials guiding you through every aspect of every treatment
  • Easy to follow downloadable eBooks over 34 units, designed to enhance your progressive learning techniques
  • Easy online learning via your mobile, tablet and PC
  • Full support and guidance from working professionals


As you progress, you’ll be assessed at the end of each unit via multiple choice questions that test your understanding. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at anytime to strengthen your knowledge.

Course Outcomes

Once you have passed the course, your Diploma Certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - Bamboo Massage Course

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Foundation

Firstly, you’ll discover the importance of general hygiene and maintaining professional standards within the beauty industry. You’ll then learn how to properly communicate with clients, and develop and maintain and positive working relationship. You’ll move on to discussing how to prepare your work area, and to create a safe and comfortable environment for massage to take place. Lastly, you’ll cover reception duties and payment methods.

2: Anatomy and Physiology

In the second module, you’ll learn in detail about the physiology of the human body, studying structures such as the skeletal and muscular system, the lymphatic system, and the anatomy of the eye. You’ll study the different types of cells and tissues found within the human body, the growth cycle of hair, as well as the structure of the skin.

3: Skin Healthcare

Next, you’ll learn about different skin types, as well as pigmentation disorders. You’ll learn about the features of healthy skin, and how to spot when diseases or disorders might be present.

4: Bamboo Massage

In the final module, you’ll learn all about bamboo massage, how to perform the treatment, as well as the equipment and products you’ll need as a therapist. You’ll study contra-indications and contra-actions to treatment, and how to structure a professional routine to make a client feel happy and comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!