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Learn seated chair massage techniques with our massage courses in Sydney.

This course is available either face to face or live and interactive online.

Seated massage is a fully clothed short massage focusing on the back, shoulders, neck, and head, offering fast relief for sore or tired muscles as well as lowering stress and anxiety and minimising injury. It’s gaining popularity in workplaces and home offices as a way to keep staff healthy, happy, and focused. It’s also a great way to show you care for friends and family members.

Join this workshop to learn safe and effective skills for performing a clothed seated chair massage. You will learn how to practice massage while your partner, colleague, friend, or family member is comfortably seated. If you’ve been wanting to learn new massage techniques, then this is the course for you!


By the end of this course, you will have learned:

  • Massage techniques through clothing or a towel
  • Oil massage techniques on skin
  • Seated stretches
  • Head massage

Please note: The online course is a modified version of the face to face course. Content and learning outcomes may be adapted to suit online delivery and the shorter course duration.

Ideal for

This course is suitable for beginners as well as therapists wanting to expand their skills, knowledge, and confidence as a bodyworker.

Face to face learning

Please bring to class:

  • a towel
  • a note pad and pen (or tablet device) to take notes
  • comfortable clothing
  • if you have any specific requirements around giving or receiving a massage during class, please let us know

All students will be paired up during the class so you have the opportunity to give and receive a seated chair massage. All students will receive a little pot of chillout balm to take home.

Online learning

Please prepare at home:

  • a willing person to practice on
  • a sturdy chair with a back rest
  • 2 pillows
  • a large towel or sarong
  • a small towel
  • massage oil or hand cream
  • hand sanitiser

Other information

Please note: Sydney Community College is an education organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health-related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is recommended.

WARNING: Rice bran oil will be used in the face to face class.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Tutor is well trained and patiently guides students through all aspects.

  • said: I am grateful for Jade’s knowledge on seated massage, the course was presented in a easy to follow format. I look forward to practicing my new skills on friends and family.