The LSSM has been instrumental in setting up the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage ISRM which is the professional body promoting our needs and aspirations as clinical therapists. (see www.theisrm.com)
Graduates can become full members of the ISRM which has an online register of therapists, continual professional development programme, and all the professional support a therapist needs, such as insurance etc. Through ISRM, members are eligible to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council CNHC which is the new government-backed regulator for the profession.
The LSSM operates the ISRM qualification which is externally validated by Edexel/BTEC (the national awarding body for professional education and training in the UK). It is highly respected in the UK and recognised in many other counties too.
BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage (Level 5) and LSSM Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage.
Graduates can become full members of the ISRM which has an online register of therapists and a Continual Professional Development programme, plus all the necessary professional support a therapists needs, such as insurance etc. (see www.theisrm.com)
Graduates are eligible to join the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council CNHC
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC. The CNHC quality mark (above) is being recognised as the hallmark of quality for the sector. This means that the general public, and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners, will be able to choose with confidence by looking for the CNHC quality mark.
The Department of Health in November 2009 stated: "CNHC is the only voluntary regulatory body for complementary healthcare which has official government backing. No other organisation has the same exacting criteria or focus on safety and quality."
The ISRM has been approved by the CNHC to verify applications for registration and encourages its members to register in order to gain the quality mark. The ISRM/BTEC qualification exceeds the standards set by CNHC and graduates are eligible to register.
To find out more about the CNHC go to: www.cnhc.org.uk
The ISRM is delighted to be involved with Seeing Hands Nepal, which is a charity training blind people in Nepal to give 'western' style massage to tourist/trekkers. Instead of living in extreme poverty, dependent on their family or forced to beg, the first few therapists are now earning money. (And giving a good massage service to tired trekkers too.)
ISRM is helping in the design and delivery of an effective training programme and training volunteer tutors.
This really is a wonderful project and we hope you will take time to look on their website to find out more. [click here]