Massage Training - Worcester

                                        Call Sarah 01386 861931


BCMB offers Professional, Introductory and Advanced CPD Training at the Fold

Professional Massage Diploma Training with Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork at The Fold - next course starts 18th February 2017 - 

 BCMB offers a dynamic and creative person centred approach to massage. Courses are held here at the Fold and lead to the nationally accredited MTI diploma.

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 and can lead to a rewarding 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 include:

•detailed massage techniques for the whole body
•stretches and mobilization
•body image and body reading
•subtle energy, including the aura and charkas
•professionalism and ethics client handling
•practice management and business skill
together with

•grounding, meditation and self awareness work
•students personal development throughout the course
•emphasis on student’s own body use, enabling us to develop safe, dynamic and rhythmical expression at the massage table
•Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology taught in a practical, hands-on way and always closely related to massage practice
•3 sessions of supervised clinical experience
•Appointed Person’s course in First Aid
•Close supervision and support throughout the course
•Maximum group size is 22 with a course tutor and  2 assistants
More details can be found on the BCMB website

And why are we different?

•We have a well grounded programme honed and evolved over 20 years
•Our course is 205 hours including a residential weekend, the industry standard is 140 and the MTI minimum 160
•Our graduates have the confidence to go straight into professional practice on qualifying and very many do
•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.
•Self awareness and personal development - an essential and well supported part of the training
•Anatomy, physiology and pathology taught in a thoroughly dynamic fun way and always related to massage practice
•High staff:student ratio - a minimum of 1 tutor and 2 assistants to 22 students and often higher
•Excellence is our standard
•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
•At the end of the course each graduate has developed their own personal style, all different
•The whole teaching team is ridiculously passionate about massage and massage teaching!
Applications are currently being accepted for the next course starting in February 2012

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

Sarah Cohen 01386 861931 More information can be found on the college website – - where you can also apply online


Why not come on one of our introduction to Massage weekends to experience our approach, and just get started?

Introduction to Massage - 2 days at The Fold

An innovative 2 day course teaching massage as a creative process. See for more information. 10am to 5.30pm each day. £120 (£100 concessions). Sarah Cohen - 01386 861931.

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

More information can be found on the college website –

Next introductory workshops

28/29 January 2017

See website for current dates or to book online - 

or contact Sarah Cohen or 01386 861931

CPD workshops for qualified practitioners

Deep Tissue Massage with Andy Fagg

20th and 27th March and 3rd April  3 day course

Many clients ask us for Deep Massage. How can we do this effectively without straining ourselves? How can we engage with clients in a focused, creative manner that brings lasting release?

This workshop will include:

Muscle physiology and palpation skills;
Emphasis on good posture and movement;
Ideas for progressively deeper massage and detailed stretching, leading to…
Work with Trigger Points in muscle fibres and tendons;
The principles and application of neuromuscular technique (NMT) and muscle energy technique (MET);
Using them to release deep localised tensions and to normalise associated muscle function.
Whilst this approach can be used anywhere in the body, we will also look at 3 vital postural muscle releases – the piriformis, psoas and diaphragm.

These techniques can help to relieve common symptoms including back pain, sciatica, respiratory problems, poor circulation, joint stiffness and general fatigue.

The workshop is open to all massage therapists and is an excellent stepping stone to our Remedial and Sports Massage Diploma for those who with to take things further.

£195 if booked and paid in full by 31 December 2016, £225 early bird if booked by 20 Feb, £240 thereafter

Supervision with Sarah Cohen

Sarah also offers group supervision at the Fold monthly on Wednesday mornings 

Supervision is a forum to enable practitioners to get their personal and professional needs met in a massage community setting. This may include sharing, celebrating, asking questions, practising techniques and experimenting – all within a safe, supportive and facilitated environment.

Supervision sessions also count towards Continuing Professional Development requirements for the Register of the MTI Professional Association.

Contact Sarah to find out more about supervision  01386 861931/07976 169066

Massage therapy courses available at The Fold Natural therapy Centre in Bransford, midway between Worcester & Malvern.

Easy access Ledbury, Hereford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol & Birmingham

Introduction to Massage Therapy and Professional Massage training at The Fold Natural Therapy Centre .. midway Worcester & Malvern.  

Contact Sarah Cohen for more information: 01386 861931 or see


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