"Massage Courses & Sports Massage Courses at the London School of Massage, the UK's most successful school for massage and body therapy training. Massage courses and training in London and throughout the UK"
Some of the massage courses and training we offer include:
Bhavesh T. Joshi BSc. Ost Dip. TCM Acup. Ayurveda (Dip), NLP Director & Principal
Bhavesh qualified as an Osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy and has been practising and lecturing for nearly 20 years. He is the Principal of the London School of Massage which was set up in 1994.
He was the Clinical Director and a Senior lecturer at the College of Osteopaths (2000) as well as holding the post of Senior Lecturer (Applied Anatomy) and Clinical Supervisor at the London School of Osteopathy (1995 - 2000). He has also worked for the British School of Osteopathy as a "Demonstrator in Anatomy", lecturing to Osteopathic students at the Royal College of Surgeons.
He is a qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier for the various examination boards as well as attaining his teacher training qualifications.
Bhavesh is also a qualified NLP Pactitioner, Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist and has trained in Ayurvedic treatments and massage techniques in Central and South India.
He is a gifted teacher who has a knack of making subjects easy and understandable as well as helping individuals reaslise their full potential.
He teaches, and is involved with most of the courses including,Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage, Sports Injuries & Massage, Advanced Bodywork, Indian Head Massage and Ayurvedic Massage.
Tony started his early professional life as a senior automotive executive living and working in Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic and Italy.
A spinal injury led him to develop a huge interest in holistic massage therapies over the last 6 years, in particular Aromatherapy and Reiki. After some reflection he decided to make a complete lifestyle change and dedicate the next phase of his life as a qualified holistic practitioner.
Following the achievement of his professional ITEC qualifications he began to practice privately in Italy and went on to qualify as a Reiki practitioner in which he achieved the Master Teacher level. Although content with his new way of life treating and healing people with a wide range of both emotional and physical problems he was keen to use his management and presentation skills to bring the rewards of his studies and treatment experience to a wider audience. He is committed to spreading the added value and enhancement a qualified knowledge can bring to all forms and styles of holistic therapy.
Tony is qualified as a level 1 practitioner of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Technique) and is therefore well equipped to provide an exceptional level of tutoring in theory and practical knowledge in our own non clinical FHT approved Manual Lymphatic Drainage course
Tony teaches ITEC Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki and Lymphatic Drainage Massage courses.
Fran's journey began in the northern hills of Chiang Mai over a decade ago where she studied under the guidance of Master of Thai Massage, Chongkol Setthakorn, at the Institute of Thai Massage, receiving certification in the highest Levels of Traditional Thai Massage, Nuad Borarn (Northern Style). She studied extensively one-to-one with Master Lek Chaiya where she received certification in Traditional Herbal Therapy and "Jap-Sen", Nerve Touch Massage (Southern Style). She has also trained at Wat Po, Bangkok, the TMC School of Chiang Mai and with a traditional Lanna Teacher.
Francesca teaches Thai Yoga Massage and oriental therapies throughout Europe, South Africa & Thailand in conjunction with running Shen Mantra and private Spa Training. She is one of the very few Teachers worldwide and outside of Thailand to have been accredited and approved to teach by the Lanna Thai Medical Federation & Ministry of Health.She is Co-Founder of the Italian Federation of Traditional Thai Massage, President of the International Thai Study Commission and is currently working with the Thai Ministry to regulate the practice and teaching of Thai Massage outside of Thailand.
She also teaches Deep Tissue and the ITEC Reflexology Diploma.
Yogesh Dave BSc. ITEC Holistic & Therapeutic Massage & Indian head Massage
Yogesh initially trained and qualified to work within the Pharmaceutical Industry in the East Midlands region.
Always having an interest in the human body, he first went onto lecture to groups of students in Human Anatomy before studying the ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Body Massage. Fired up by his thirst for knowledge he continued his studying with further training in ITEC Sports Massage and Injuries and ITEC Indian Head Massage Diploma.
He is a qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier for the various awarding bodies.
He runs his busy practice from his hometown in Knighton, Leicestershire.
He teaches the diploma courses in Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage, Sports Injuries and Indian Head Massage.
Malgorzata (Gosia) Kowalska Physiotherapist, Pregnancy and Baby Massage
Gosia qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2010, but her continuous enquiry of the human body and mind began her journey in the Complementary Medicine field. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Complementary Medicine.
One of the most important principles that she follows in her practice is treating patients holistically. Combining this aspiration and using her Physiotherapy experience, as a foundation, influenced her decision to train in Pilates (mat-work level 1,2,3), Ante and Post Natal Pilates, Holistic Massage Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy and Labour Massage, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga and Reflexology.
As well as teaching, she runs a very successful practice in North West London.
Christo graduated from Middlesex University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention. He has also received an award from the London Sports Institute honouring excellence in sports achievement.
During the course of his Academic study Christo had the opportunity to work alongside medical professionals in treating athletic injuries in a variety of sports at junior, collegiate and amateur level, including sports teams in the UK and the USA. He is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and an Advanced Instructor with the register of exercise professionals UK.
He currently runs a busy practice and works with a number of sports teams managing musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries.
He brings his wealth of knowledge to the school by teaching on the ITEC Sports Massage and Injuries course.
Melissa House, ITEC Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, On-site Chair
Melissa has over 12 years' experience in a top London Spa, where she worked her way up from beauty therapy to becoming a successful Spa Trainer for a team of over 80 therapists. Melissa is passionate about the value of body treatments and loves new and interesting ways to massage. She has used a range of different body treatments over the years including hot stones, lava shells, herbal compress and reflexology to name a few.
She was awarded Therapist of the Year while working at The Sanctuary Spa and won a trip to Thailand where she studied the art of Thai massage in the amazing surroundings of Chiva Som Spa massage centre. Melissa has worked together with Francesca at the Sanctuary Spa, London.Melissa loves training and passing on her knowledge to her students, she teaches Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and On-site Chair Massage.
Jason Broughton ITEC ITEC Massage, On-site Chair Massage
Jason spent over 25 years in Graphic Design for Retail Packaging working around the globe for many major blue-chip retailers. Over 10 of those years were spent living in China and Hong Kong, where he’s launched several design and photography businesses, whilst travelling the length and breadth of Asia.
Jason’s interest for complementary therapies started back in the 90’s when he started exploring Body and Indian Head Massage, and Reiki. He now lives back in the UK where he works with the London School of Massage running day-to-day operations and providing student support. He also runs his own successful therapy business using massage, binaural sound and pulsed-electromagnetic therapies to provide deep intensive stress management treatments.
Jason’s passion for training and development provides our students with the positivity and encouragement they need to begin their own careers in complementary therapies.
Peter Gyorgyovich ITEC ITEC Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage
Peter has more than 10 years massage experience to offer in treating different musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries. His passion for massage began in his early twenties after a lower back injury. He experienced the extraordinary power of massage which helped him to recover faster.
In his home country, Hungary he qualified as Medicinal Massage therapist and continued his studies at London School of Massage after moving to London. Peter also worked at LSM for four years hence he has a great understanding how to help massage students.
As well as running his own successful massage clinics, Peter is chair of the North West London BNI (British Network Institute), an organisation helping people connect businesses.
Mark Embley: BSc. Sports Science, ITEC Holistic & Therapeutic Massage
Mark initially trained in San Antonio, Texas as a Physical Education teacher with a bachelors’ Degree in Exercise & Sports Science before qualifying as a Massage Therapist and Bodyworker.
Having realised the benefits of manual therapy through personal injury and experience, he gained first hand experience and exposure to the affects of acupuncture, Reiki, and holistic massage. It was at this point he realised the true benefit of Complementary Therapies.
Since then, Mark has attained an ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Body Massage, F.A. Coaching Awards, and status as a Personal Trainer.
He runs his own private clinic treating a variety of clients ranging fom Sports Injuries, to Coaching and Body Massage.
Tracie D'Souza BSc. OT, ITEC Holistic & Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage
Tracie qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and gained her BSc. (Hons.) degree in 1998. She recently managed the Occupational Therapy service, covering two hospital sites for Peninsula Health in Melbourne, Australia.
Tracie practiced as an O.T. in a number of fields including long term and acute mental health, hospital settings such as surgery, orthopedics and medicine and then returned full circle to Social Services until finally s