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btm_logo Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB)

Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork is a not for profit company, founded by Andy Fagg in 1986, to provide a high quality, person-centred approach to massage and bodywork at introductory, practitioner and advanced levels.

For those new to massage, they offer fun Introductory Workshops in Bristol, Devon and Worcester, giving you some effective massage skills to use on friends and family, and a taste of their massage and teaching style. If you wish to go further, they run a Professional Training Course in Bristol or Worcester which will enable you to become a fully qualified massage therapist.

If you have done some massage before, they also offer Massage Practice Days, which are an opportunity to refresh and build on your skills, according to your individual needs. They also run a post-graduate Advanced Workshop programme for professional bodyworkers to help you extend your skills in specific areas.

Massage Training Institute (MTI)

MTI is a national examining body specialising in holistic massage. We accredit training schools offering practitioner level courses leading to the MTI Diploma in Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology and the MTI Certificate in Indian Head Massage.

MTI accreditation is the gold standard for holistic massage training in the UK.

What makes MTI holistic massage courses so different to other massage courses?

MTI develops students to become therapists who can work with a wide range of people and offer massage that really attends to clients’ wants and needs.

Graduates report feeling well-prepared to start their own professional practice.

Central to the training is students’ work on their own personal development and self-awareness.

We emphasise the need for practitioners to look after their own bodies when giving a massage, including how to avoid over-use of hands and joints, and using movements and body weight effectively.

Clinical practice with real clients during the course prepares students for the practical exam, and for starting up their own practice once qualified.

The theoretical part of the course (anatomy, physiology and pathology) is taught in tandem with the practical massage techniques. For example, the physiological effects of different massage strokes, or the rationale behind contraindications is considered a vital part of a practitioner’s training.

MTI-trained practitioners are highly regarded for the quality of their treatments, their breadth of knowledge and their excellence in client care.

logo-cnhcComplementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC)

CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.

Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC. The CNHC quality mark is being recognised as the hallmark of quality for the sector. This means that the general public, and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare, will be able to choose with confidence by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

The key function of the voluntary regulator (CNHC) is to enhance public protection. This will be achieved by working with the professions to maintain and improve standards, by providing a route for enquiries about registered complementary healthcare practitioners, and, if necessary, for managing a complaint about a practitioner.

CNHC strongly encourages practitioners on its Register to be a member of a relevant professional association.

The key function of the professional associations will be to continue to provide support for the practitioners themselves. This will be achieved variously in the form of standard setting, provision of courses, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a range of other services, such as information and insurance services. The professional bodies play a crucial role in supporting practitioners and in furthering their professional development.

Representatives from many professional associations have helped set up the CNHC register, and have worked hard as part of the Federal Working Group and beyond to develop this approach. They continue to be involved via CNHC’s Profession Specific Boards (PSBs). Several Professional Associations have also been working with us to communicate the professional advantages of registration for their members. We see this as a good example of the mutually beneficial relationship between CNHC and the professional associations in the complementary healthcare field.

CNHC’s bottom line will always be that only those who meet the CNHC criteria/standards for entry will be admitted to the register. CNHC, as the regulatory body, will continue to work very closely with professional associations on a variety of professional issues.

nav_flowerVitality Holistic Therapy

Vitality holistic therapy is a Northamptonshire based holistic training company, run by Susan Davis. She has written her own Holistic Therapy courses, and offers fully accredited one, two and three day Holistic Massage and Beauty courses from her training rooms in Rothwell. All of her courses are accredited by The Guild of Holistic Therapists and The Guild of Beauty Therapists.

For more information, please contact Samantha:
Email: || Tel: 07854 173 955