At the 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:
Applying a range of assessment methods to determine whether Soft Tissue Therapy is appropriate and devise a suitable treatment plan for the individual client.
Applying a range of soft tissue techniques (including massage) to aid recovery from injury and improve soft tissue condition and joint mobility.
Offering advice on a range of remedial exercises and lifestyle factors aimed at speeding up recovery, preventing injury recurrence as well as improving posture, performance and function.
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.