As pioneers and leaders of the profession for over 25 years the London School of Sports Massage now offer vocational massage training to a new higher level of clinical practice:
Soft Tissue Therapy (BTEC Level 5)
More than just Sports Massage.
At the London school of Sports Massage (LSSM) we train people to become complete therapists with the best career potential. Soft Tissue Therapists treat clients who have musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life's stresses and from all walks of life. Although sport can be a common factor with many of our clients symptoms, this is far from being the main issue we deal with.
Soft Tissue Therapy integrates three essential clinical elements:
Formed in 1989 the London school of Sports Massage was the first school in the UK to provide specialist training in Sports Massage with appropriate external validation. Our Diploma course has now evolved into more advanced training in Soft Tissue Therapy. As in past years LSSM continues to lead the profession and be instrumental in establishing higher clinical standards in the field.
With such a long history it is not surprising that the LSSM boasts the most experienced team of tutors all of which are at the pinnacle of the profession. All our core tutors are highly experienced clinical therapists and have helped raise the standards of our qualification over the years by incorporating their own clinical skills into the curriculum. Our tutors have been working together as a team for many years and all teach with great passion, enthusiasm and humour.
Almost all massage therapists in the UK are self-employed and work in the private sector of healthcare and our vocational training is aimed at making this highly achievable. We train therapists safely and effectively to treat clients from all walks of life, presenting a wide range of musculoskeletal as well as medical issues. Our training offers therapists the greatest potential for success with an immensely satisfying and enjoyable career.
About our courses:
INTRODUCTION MASSAGE COURSES
Although designed to take students up to the entry level required for our main sports massage Diploma course, this massage course workshop is open to anyone wanting to develop basic hands-on skills in general massage, which can be used on a recreational level with friends and family.
The weekend massage course is very hands-on and you will learn how to apply good, safe and effective massage techniques over all the main areas of the body.
Course fee £225 including VAT, handbook and certificate
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY DIPLOMA COURSES
BTEC Professional Diploma (Level 5)
a) Ideally, 4 GCSE's and 1 'A' level, or similar academic qualification.
Venues: Regent's Park, Central London and Southampton.
Fees: Total £2900/£2950 from Sept 2014
Courses available in
London, Brighton & Southampton
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The London School of Sports Massage (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
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
CNHC has agreed that ISRMmay verify applications for CNHC registration.
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]