"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:
London School of Massage: Course Lecturers and Team
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 Practitioner, 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 realise their full potential.
He represents the CThA (Complementary Therapists Association) at the GCMT (General Council for Massage Therapy) meetings and is the CThA Coordinator for Central & North London.
He teaches, and is involved with most of the courses including, Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage, Sports Injuries & Massage and is now in the process of co-authoring a book entitled "Secrets of Massage" (Ivy Publishing).
Jason Broughton Administation and Trainer
Before joining the London School of Massage, Jason spent over 25 years working in the packaging and graphic design industry. 12 of those years was spent in China and Hong Kong setting up and developing design and photography studios, providing packaging graphics and photography for leading retailers and blue chip companies.
Jason discovered his passion for holistic therapies in the 90's after a series of events lead him to discover Reiki, which then lead to a passion for Indian Head and Body Massage. He now works tirelessly at the London School of Massage as a Manager and Trainer. Although a dedicated Trainier, Jason's primary role is managing the day-to-day business of the school and it's students.
Jason also teaches Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage and Chair 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.
Matthew Crolla (BSc Hons) ITEC Trainer, Holistic, Sports 3 & 4, Deep Tissue, Stretch Massage, Onsite Chair Massage
In 2011 Matthew completed a self-led charity run down France and part way across Spain however during the event he received numerous injuries. This created an interest in therapy and rehabilitation and during his degree studying Outdoor Studies – Performance, he had the opportunity to complete a 6 month self-study on the biomechanics of gait analysis to assess and manage the injuries he had acquired.
Upon completing university he gained invaluable hands on experience working alongside personal trainers and chiropractors which inspired him to gain qualification in massage. Upon completion of his ITEC and BTEC qualifications he began working at a physiotherapy and a chiropractic clinic where he worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from sporting injuries to degenerative diseases.
With a thirst for knowledge, a year later he completed his Sports Massage qualifications and applied for a Physiotherapy degree which he will begin in September 2016. Matthew is very passionate about health and preventative therapies as well as the holistic nature of the human body and its interactions which he aims to convey through his teaching style and approach.
Matthew teaches ITEC Holistic Massage, Stretch Massage, Deep Tissue and Chair Massage
Malgorzata (Gosia) Kowalska Trainer, 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.
Tracie Da SouzaBSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy ITEC Trainer, Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candles, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage / Chair 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 in long term and acute mental health, learning disabilities, hospital settings such as surgery, orthopaedics and medicine and then returned full circle to Social Services until finally setting up as an independent practitioner with a special interest in oncology and palliative care.
This special interest led her to look into becoming a more holistic practitioner where she completed courses in ITEC Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology as well as completing and practicing Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. She is also a student fieldwork educator and mentor to Occupational Therapy students endeavouring to become qualified practitioners and tries to keep her knowledge and practice in all studied therapies up to date.
She has now extended her role to include that of a Corporate Trainer, working for Body Basics in offering the corporate world an introduction to the world of holistic therapies. .
Yogesh Dave(BSc) ITEC Trainer, 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.
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.
Holly Jaques (Association of Reflexologists) Native American Healing, Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Stone Massage, On Site Massage, Sound Healing, Natural Skin Care Facials.
Holly has 10 years’ experience as a holistic therapist, she studied a HND in complementary and alternative medicine at the University of West London, specialising in Reflexology and Aromatherapy.
After graduating Holly worked as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist in a private practice and volunteered in various hospitals and healthcare centres. She then went on to work for Lush Spa after further extensive training with the company. Becoming the Senior Therapist of their flagship London Spa. She was given the role of Specialist Trainer teaching spa therapists from around the world.
Whilst traveling in the USA she trained with Stone Medicine a native American wellness system from the Lakota tribe. Becoming a Stone Medicine Instructor, Holly is passionate about sharing the scientific research that now backs up the value of these ancient wellness techniques.
Louis Divine is a professional, fully qualified Thai Yoga Massage(Nuad Bo Rarn)teacher (Level 1-4) and practitioner. He's passionate about this ancient healing art and engages students with his confident, relaxed approach and broad knowledge. He's studied extensively in Chang Mai, Thailand (the home of Thai Yoga Massage and in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Thai Yoga Massage is a traditional practice that's both preventive and therapeutic - combining acupressure with deep yoga like stretches which bring balance and harmony to your whole being. As well as teaching Thai Yoga Massage Louis is also a yoga teacher and has been practicing for 15 years. He's also a Professional Member of the Complementary Therapists Association."
Georgina qualified as a Massage Therapist in 2004. Since then, she’s been practising massage therapy full time at her own practice abroad and in the UK. Georgina is trained in a number of different massage disciplines: Advanced Myoskeletal Realignment Therapy; Sports & Remedial Massage (ITEC level 4, BTEC level 5); Trigger Point Therapy; Swedish/Holistic Massage (ITEC level 3); Hot & Cold Stone Massage Therapy; Reiki; Reflexology and Manual Lymphatic Massage Therapy.
Georgina is a qualified AET educator/trainer, a Yoga teacher and holds a Black Belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. She balances exercise and nutrition into a healthy lifestyle that is strongly incorporated into the therapy ethic she communicates to clients and students.