Massage diploma courses and massage training in Worcestershire Herefordshire & West Midlands

Bristol college of massage and bodywork

Professional training


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BCMB offers a dynamic and creative person centred approach to massage enabling you to have a rewarding full or part time career in massage.  This can be self employed, in a clinic or visiting clients at home. 

Courses are held either at the Fold near Worcester or in Bristol and lead to the nationally accredited MTI diploma.  Visit the college website

Next course in Worcester starts February 2016

The year long course is held over 11 weekends and comprises 205 hours of contact time.  It aims to lay a strong foundation in the principles and practice of holistic massage to a

high professional standard leading to a career in massage and bodywork.

By investigating the four principles of awareness, touch, rapport and movement,

we can make discoveries about ourselves and develop our massage style. 

We also aim to have fun!

The course will

  1.     detailed massage techniques for the whole body

  2.     stretches and mobilisations

  3.     body image and body reading

  4.     subtle energy, including the aura and chakras

  5.     professionalism and ethics

  6.     client handling, practice management and business skills

together with

  1. grounding, meditation and self awareness work

  2. students personal development throughout the course

  3. emphasis on student’s own body use, enabling us to develop safe,

              dynamic and rhythmical expression at the massage table

  1. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology taught in a practical,

              hands-on way and always closely related to massage practice

  1. 3 sessions of supervised clinical experience

  2. Appointed Person’s course in First Aid

  3. close supervision and support throughout the course

  4. maximum group size is 12 with a course tutor and assistant

More details can be found on the BCMB website

And why are we different?

  1. We have a well grounded programme honed and evolved over 20 years

  2. Our course is 205 hours including a residential weekend, the industry standard is 140 and the MTI minimum 160

  3. Our graduates have the confidence to go straight into professional practice on qualifying and very many do

  4. Good body use is the basis of our course.  This means you don’t damage your own body leading to pain and early retirement from massage.  It also improves the quality of your massage.

  5. Self awareness and personal development - an essential and well supported part of the training

  6. Anatomy, physiology and pathology taught in a thoroughly dynamic fun way and always related to massage practice

  7. High staff:student ratio - a minimum of 1 tutor and 1 assistant to 20 students and often higher. Currently this comprises myself as tutor and Jeremy Dymond and Tara Kane as assistants.

  8. Excellence is our standard

  9. We don’t teach a routine, our massage is person centred, you have a tool box from which you can give an individual massage each time

  10. At the end of the course each graduate has developed their own personal style, all different

  11. The whole teaching team is ridiculously passionate about massage and massage teaching!

Applications are currently being accepted for the next courses starting in Worcester in February 2015 Bristol in October 2014

For dates, fees and more information for the Worcester course click here

Apply online at

or find application form here

Give me a ring or email if you would like to know more.

Come on one of our introductory to weekends to experience our approach, and just get started!