Kings Cross: 455 Caledonian Rd,
London N7 9BA
Harrow: 10 Bonnersfield Lane,
Harrow, Middx. HA1 2JR
Birmingham: Avebury House
55 Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 3RB
Tel: 020 7700 3777


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"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

Massage Training Anatomy & Physiology London School of Massage Bhavesh Joshi

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 over 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 is Board Member of the World Massage Council and sits as well as on the panel of Think Tree for which he represents them on the GCMT (General Council for Massage Therapy) meetings.

He teaches, and is involved with most of the courses including, Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage, Sports Injuries & Massage and has co-authored a book entitled "Secrets of Massage" (Ivy Publishing).

Bhavesh is a regular judge at National & International Massage Championships.

ITEC Massage Training Tony Sharkey

Tony Sharkey
ITEC Trainer, Anatomy Physiology & Massage Level 3, VTCT Assessor/Tutor, Aromatherapy, Advanced Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Cancer 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 therapeutic massage therapies and after some reflection he decided to make a complete lifestyle change and dedicate the next phase of his life as a qualified massage practitioner. In the last 9 years he has qualified in Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Vodder Lymphatic Drainage, BTEC Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sport massage, Oncology Massage, Kinesio Taping and Reiki Level 4.

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 massage therapy.

Tony teaches ITEC Anatomy Physiology and Massage, VTCT Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Cancer Massage.

Sports Massage Training Matthew Crolla

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.

London School of Massage Hot Stone Massage Training

Tracie D'Souza BSc (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 the London School of Massage in offering the corporate world an introduction to the world of holistic therapies.

thai massage courses

Louis Divine
Thai Yoga Massage, Table Thai, Indian Head Massage and On-Site ChairMassage

Louis is a professional, fully qualified massage teacher, therapist and consultant specialising in Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Indian Head Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.

He's passionate about teaching and engages students with his confident, relaxed approach and broad knowledge. He first discovered therapeutic massage through his deep love of yoga after completing his yoga teacher training. He has a wide range of experience as a teacher and therapist and has trained for over 500 hours in Chang Mai (Nuad Bo Rarn Level I - 4), Amsterdam and London where he teaches several courses at the London School of Massage. He also works with L'Oreal's Biolage range in New York as a consultant creating massage treatments and techniques for their hair stylists to use in salons around the world.


ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Massage courses  John Szabo
 ITEC Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology & Massage, Coach, Personal Trainer

After suffering a rather serious back injury in 2005, John decided to start studying Anatomy and Physiology to understand the body and how it works. Little did he know back then that it was a beginning of a lifelong journey…

Having gained ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Human Anatomy & Physiology, John carried on studying and qualified as a Holistic Massage Therapist (ITEC Level 3). Even though it was fulfilling, John felt he could do more to help his clients achieve their goals by actively involving them in the process. He decided to become a Fitness Coach/Personal Trainer to start with before progressing further to be a Movement Specialist. John thoroughly enjoys helping people move more effectively and efficiently through mindful and purposeful exercises to minimize the risk of injuries and improve the quality of life.

John admired his Anatomy and Physiology tutor and wished one day he could have the knowledge and perhaps passing it on to the next generation of students. This “inner calling” surfaced strongly in 2010 and John materialized it in 2012 when he completed the PTLLS course. Circumstances favoured him and he started delivering courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Massage and Personal Training. During the five years of teaching he also gained Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement and observed students taking exams in the above mentioned subject and Pilates too.

“Gaining Knowledge, is the First Step to Wisdom.
Sharing it, is the First Step to Humanity…” - Unknown

John teaches ITEC Anatomy & Physiology and Holistic Massage.

 Face Lift Massage courses

Flavia Pennacchio
Holistic Massage, Facial Acupressure & Natural Face Lift,  Beauty Facials, Sports Massage Level 5, Pregnancy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Pilates Instructor.

Flavia graduated in Business Economics, in Italy, but not long after realized that it was not the career path she desired. From a young age, she had been fascinated in the holistic approach to Sport and Well-being.

Flavia used to be a professional Latin dancer but sadly was forced to give up because of injury. Starting a rehabilitation program she develop a big interest in therapeutic massage therapies and Pilates practice, which then lead her to make a lifestyle change and qualify as a Holistic and Sport Massage Therapist and Pilates Instructor. She relocated to London from Italy in 2014 where she started her new career. She worked for Cowshed and Neal’s Yard where she developed interest in Facials Massage and skin care.

She currently works in two clinics across London. Flavia plans to continue her training path, but she is also very passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience.

Flavia teaches Facials Acupressure & Natural Face Lift Massage.

 Baby Massage courses lecturer

Nicky Pai
Baby Massage, Pregnancy Massage, ITEC Massage, ITEC Reflexology & Thermal Auricular Therapy

With over 15 years of experience, Nicky has a keen passion and interest in holistic therapies, healing and meditation. After qualifying in 2003, she started off working for Steiner on-board a cruise ship in Hawaii. This is where her journey began as a massage therapist. Working in the most idyllic settings on various Hawaiian islands offering different massage and beauty therapies, was a fantastic opportunity.

Nicky followed this work by pursuing her next dream of working in a special needs school. Over the 12 years working at the school she introduced massage therapy and meditation sessions for the children and staff.

Nicky is currently practising as a freelance therapist offering massage and meditation therapy to people at their homes, places of work and at various events. She is an independent consultant for Neal’s Yard Organic Remedies and uses their extensive range of skincare and massage oils within her treatments. Being a part of Neal’s Yard has added to her knowledge of their organic skincare and beauty therapy products as well as knowing about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils for healing.

Her part-time role in Mothercare has given Nicky further experience of being around expectant mothers and babies. She regularly delivers workshops and demonstrations of Pregnancy and Baby Massage during VIP shopping events for customers at Mothercare.


Yogesh Dave Massage courses lecturer Birmingham

Yogesh Dave BSc.
ITEC Massage, Indian Head Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Oncology Massage & Connective Tissue Massage

Yogesh initially trained and qualified within the Pharmaceutical Industry specialising in respiratory and cardiovascular medicines before embarking on his journey in complementary medicine.

Having sustained a serious back injury and benefitting greatly from massage therapy treatment, he decided to change his career path.

Yogesh has been qualified for over 16 years and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge having trained professionally in Massage, Sports Massage, Oncology Massage as well as other therapeutic disciplines.

He is currently researching the history and development of Connective Tissue Massage and will be delivering this revived therapeutic modality as a full diploma course.

Yogesh is a qualified teacher, as well as an Assessor and Internal Verifier for the Vocational Training Charitable Trust.

He teaches the diploma courses in Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Indian Head Massage as well as running his own successful complementary clinic in the East Midlands, UK.


Ellie Lucy
ITEC Massage, Aromatherapy, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Pregancy Massage, Baby Massage Instructor, Thai Massage.

Before joining the London School of Massage, Ellie started her career in the Creative Industries. She discovered her passion of complementary therapies through use in her personal life and decided to embark on a career change in 2015. Soon after qualifying in Holistic Massage, Ellie became fascinated with the body and the use of therapies and natural remedies to help bring balance to the body and mind.

Studying at various schools in the UK and Thailand, she moved back to Kent in 2020 where she has her private practice. Ellie continues to be part of the London School of Massage as a trainer and centre coordinator. She teaches the VTCT Aromatherapy and ITEC Massage courses.

Her main passion lies with medicinal herbs and foods, sharing her Aromatherapy knowledge and massage experience. She is due to start her Herbal Medicine training with the aim of incorporating a fully holistic approach to her practice.



Patsy Jawo

Lomi Lomi Massage, ITEC Level 3 Sports, BTEC Level 5 Clinical & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, Pregnancy Massage

Previously a Computer Programmer and then a Wealth & Investment Management Consultant, Patsy brings her cheerful personality and dedication to great service to the London School of Massage as a Trainer.

Patsy was active in sport and dance from an early age taking part in athletics, distance running, volley ball, tennis and weight lifting. So her body has been through the paces and she understands the importance of staying healthy.


Patsy gained her certification in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi on the Island of Puna in Hawaii and in addition to this has an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage, a Diploma in Pregnancy Massage and a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy.