The School was set up in 2008 by Anna Maria Mazzieri as an extension to The Massage Clinic to offer qualification courses in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. After having explored different qualifications and accreditation processes Anna Maria decided that the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM) qualifications was the one which reflected the most her view of Massage Therapy. The ISRM has been the pioneer in the field of Massage Therapy for over 25 years raising the benchmarks of practice and professionalism. The qualification was the only one at that time to be accredited by BTEC at level 5.
Accredited by the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage as one of only 5 schools in the UK to deliver the innovative BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy (formerly known as the Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy) The School provides training which is evidence informed and relevant to clinical practice to ensure our graduate will have a successful and rewarding career.
The School also delivers clinically relevant CPD courses including Rehabilitation from injury, Joint Assessment and Treatment, Pain Science for the Manual Therapists, Rocktape, Breathing Pattern Disorders.
"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!"
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.
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.
Soft Tissue Therapist