"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. JoshiBSc. 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 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).
Tony Sharkey ITEC Trainer, Reiki Master, Vodder MLD Holistic & Therapeutic Massage,
Reiki, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, 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 8 years, he has qualified in Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Vodder Lymphatic Drainage, BTEC therapeutic massage, Sport Massage, Oncology Massage 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, ITEC Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Cancer Massage.
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 D'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.
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.
Josh is a Chartered Physiotherapist who completed his degree at King’s College London. Perks of his training was taken place at the Royal Ballet School where he dedicated his time in biomechanical analyses and holistic management of dancers.
Josh believes in the boundlessness of human potential and strives to develop his others passions such as dancing/choreographing, street music and filmmaking. As a therapist/lecturer, Josh believes that strong clinical knowledge is crucial, but only with an innovative and holistic approach can the true power of therapy shine.
Josh is now the sole therapist of Studio 68 - a renowned modern dance studio in London, where he helped setting up a sports injury clinic to promote medical and self-management in the community. Josh also works for Leyton Orient FC.
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.
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.
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.