LSSM Southampton

Totton College

Water Lane
SO40 3ZX


Our courses take place at Totton College where we have the benefit of hydraulic treatment couches, and there is a large free car park. The only drawback to this venue is that at the weekend there are no canteen facilities on site and there is little on offer in the local area. We provide free tea and coffee but students usually bring a packed lunch. 



Nightingale Building


INTRODUCTION Courses Southampton

These intensive one-weekend workshops teach you to apply all the basic massage techniques safely and effectively to all the main areas of the body. On its own it will enable you to treat friends and family on a recreational level but this is not a professional qualification.

The main ISRM/BTEC diploma course we run is not for complete beginners taking their first slow tentative steps in a new discipline. The introductory workshop not only gives the basic skills needed to start the Diploma course but also gives you the opportunity to discover more about LSSM training and what it is like to be a professional massage therapist before fully committing to it.

Course fee £225 including VAT, handbook and certificate.

Students must be a minimum of 18 years-old.

Immediate payment required by Credit or Debit card or Cheque.

BTEC 5 DIPLOMA Courses Southampton

The LSSM Diploma course is part time and takes approximately 12 months.

It comprises 12 weekend workshops (Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm, each about a month apart) which combine theory and practical subjects with closely supervised classroom practice.

Payment Option 1

£650 Deposit (non-refundable)
£2,500 Balance 4 weeks before the course start date. Or full payment within 4 weeks.

Total £3,150

Payment Option 2

£650 Deposit (non-refundable)
12 Monthly payments of £225 starting from
the first month of the course.

Total £3,350

Fees include VAT, BTEC registration, exams, certification and one-year's student membership of the ISRM.

More about Diploma Courses


- review for BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy Southampton Diploma Course
“Thank you for providing such a great course, it's given me a lot more confidence in my ability as a massage therapist. Sarah and Tanya at the Southampton venue do an amazing job and complement each other really well in their teaching styles. I'm so glad that they were the two people providing most of my training there though all of the tutors were really great and full of experience to learn from.” Richard (40 years old) – Cornwall

- review for Southampton Diploma Course
“The course has been brilliant and the tutors in Southampton were amazing- I'm really excited to be starting my career as a Soft Tissue Therapist. Thank you for creating such a great course!” Elizabeth ( 26 years old) - Hampshire

- review for BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy Diploma Course
“I started a career break from the police 18 months ago to allow myself to do massage therapy full time and I have been overwhelmed with how busy I've been and the incredible feedback I get from clients! The satisfaction I get from it is immense so a personal thank you to Mel for developing massage in the way he has and devising a course that is without a shadow of a doubt the best out there. Suffice to say I don't intend going back to the police!” Lou (43 years old) - Dorset

- review for BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy Southampton Diploma Course
“I want to thank all the tutors, they never failed to pass on their knowledge and skills. I have so much respect for them and Mel for such a wonderful learning experience.” Rachel (49 years old) – London

- review for BTEC Level 5 in Soft Tissue Therapy London Diploma Course
“Great course that has really changed my life. Good quality teaching with tutors that really care about you and your wellbeing. It also produces by far the best therapists! (Not just saying because I'm one).” Tanya (32 years old) - London

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