Injury rehabilitation, sports and remedial massage courses in The South West

Welcome To The school

training professional soft tissue therapists

Dedicated to promoting the highest standards of education & training in Soft Tissue Therapy through the development of high quality practitioners.

About The School

Established in 2008 by Anna Maria Mazzieri, The School exists to deliver the highest standards of Soft Tissue Therapy education and excellence in musculoskeletal (MSK) care.

Under the directorship of Anna Maria, The School has a dedicated team of experienced tutors, all experts within their distinct specialities ranging from pain science to rehabilitation. All our tutors are practising therapists with their own successful therapy businesses. Being hands on day-to-day with clients ensures that our tutors remain integral to the industry. 


A two-day course to introduce the principles of Soft Tissue Therapy. A very hands-on course teaching basic practical massage skills, this course can be completed as a taster for the Level 5 Diploma or as a stand alone workshop, allowing you to give massage on a recreational level to family and friends.



One of only 5 training centres nationally to be accredited by the Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM) to deliver the innovative BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy.  A part-time course spread over 13 weekends – prepare to upgrade your current skill set or embark on an entirely new career


Latest Courses


We offer a  constantly evolving, comprehensive and varied programme of CPD workshops. 



For those people who already hold a relevant qualification and want to upgrade.



We have an experienced team of tutors at The School, with qualifications in teaching alongside their Soft Tissue expertise.  Each also has their own successful clinical practice – find out a little more by clicking on them below:

Anna Maria Mazzieri

Anna Maria Mazzieri


Emma Heath

Matt Scarsbrook

Coordinator & Tutor

Melanie Ward-Nicholls

Melanie Ward-Nicholls


Sharon Roberts

Sharon Roberts


Becs Stanlake

Becky DeMott Horton

Administrator & Tutor

The Massage Matters Podcast

Get In Touch

For more information or any questions please email or contact us online using our contact form.


"I just wanted to share my thoughts about the standards of teaching at The Massage Training School, Exmouth & Bristol. Today I attended the BTEC level 5 therapists in their final assessment and I commend both your tutors and your students. Whilst I've no idea about the world of massage therapy, I teach and assess students at degree and masters level and was credibly impressed with their level of knowledge, the attention to detail from tutors and the students' professionalism. I also have to say that just 5 minutes of sports & remedial therapy on my shoulder has achieved more than hours of other therapy. A credit to the standards at the school. Many thanks!"
James Hester

Head of Drums at BIMM Bristol & Triathelete (PACTri)

Anna-Maria is an incredibly knowledgeable tutor and her passion for the industry is completely evident in the way she delivers each session. She seamlessly includes critical thinking and challenges her students to do the same and this element becomes more of a focus as the course develops. The School is forward thinking in its approach to evidence-based practice with a client-centred approach and I continue to benefit from the latest learning by attending CPD events. As a past student, it is great to know that high quality content is still available, as is the growing community of ISRM members.
Chris Lander

Pulse Therapy

I found the CPD format very easy to follow and was very impressed by how interactive it was. The content was thorough, yet simple to understand. I found this style to be less intimidating as a newly qualified STT which allowed me to get involved in the polls and questions. I found the 3 tutors presenting to have the perfect mix of personalities, knowledge and delivery.
Leila Jackson

Soft Tissue Therapist