What's been happening?

Here we provide you with information about our past work with charities, future student clinics and relevant topics around massage and bodywork therapies.

Coming in October 2023 - Advanced Soft Tissue and Remedial Massage Diploma

Following requirements of core changes to content taught on the level 4/5 Sports and Remedial Diploma course, the Midlands School of Massage and Bodywork is currently revisiting the content of our existing course and updating the syllabus. 

The new course is now in the final stages of development and planned to launch in October 2023. Naturally, we are very excited to be offering this level 5  course again in the Midlands and look forward to sharing the learning experience and journey with qualified massage and body work therapists. 

This professional course will be accredited by the Massage Training Institute and Federation of Holistic Therapists. If you have in interest in advancing your training as a massage therapist, please contact us directly to register your interest. 

Welcome Back - Student Clinic Practice

After a temporary suspension due to Covid-19, Student Clinic Practice is now back. Special thanks to those members of the public who attended our first student clinic practice day on 18th June 2022. And a big thank you to all the students schools students who enthusiastically delivered the treatments.

The next student practice clinic will be held on 9th October 2022 where you can experience a reduced price holistic and therapeutic massage – £25 for 55 minutes.

News item posted 12th August 2022

Community Care with Midlands School of Massage and Bodywork

We aim to play an active role in supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals within our community with massage therapy. If possible, we aim to assist you in realising your potential in supporting others. Whilst we do not have limitless funds at our disposal, our tutors, graduates and students do have plenty of enthusiasm and willingness. For students, these work experiences provide an opportunity for them to work under tutor supervision with a diverse range of client needs and gain practical experience too. If you would like to talk with us about your future event, please contact us.

Christmas 2017 with Crisis in Coventry and Birmingham

Our thanks go out to Harleen and her team for welcoming us to the Coventry branch of Crisis, on their Christmas Wellbeing week. Many thanks too to our volunteers who provided nurturing safe touch in a very busy environment! We look forward to returning next year. (Although we did return in 2019, we were unable to do so in 2020 and look forward to when restrictions ease)

Our thanks also go out to Sam Pagett from Crisis for inviting us to work at their wellbeing week in Birmingham City Centre. Our belief in the importance of therapeutic touch was reinforced by one particular client that explained as a homeless person the only time they received touch, was when somebody wanted something. Truly mindful touch is a gift to be shared. We look forward to returning next year!

Lloyds Bank 3 Day Charity Event for Mental Health UK

Thank you to our therapists for giving their time to support athletes on the second leg of the Lloyds Bank 3 day charity fund raising event for Mental Health UK.

“I was organising a large 100 mile charity bike ride. Julie and her student team provided a wonderful post-ride therapeutic massage service to the riders. The size of the queue was testimony to the wonderful treatment provided and Julie and her team really helped the riders’ recovery. Many thanks for supporting the event.

Pink Ribbon Walk Berkswell Derby 2017

Many thanks to Breast Cancer Care for inviting our student team to provide pre and post event massage to participants at the Pink Ribbon Walk in Berkswell

As always it was a privilege for us to work with those that took part and allowed us to work with them, supporting their recovery from a few aches and pains after the event. Thank you Sports and Remedial students for giving up your day. It was a fun day and lovely to share nice weather with a great team!

Christmas 2016 At the CRISIS Centre

At Christmas some of our therapists worked with the CRISIS homeless charity massaging their service users at a mindfulness week. Samantha Pagett, Christmas Coordinator in Birmingham, was kind enough to send a letter of thanks:
“Please accept my sincerest thanks, on behalf of Crisis and all who benefit from your work for supporting us by donating your time to deliver massages on our mindfulness day. The feedback we got from the day was all really positive, with massage being an all-round favourite! Skilled volunteers such as yourselves made our members feel valued and improved their wellbeing.”
We would like to say a big thank you to all our students and graduates for using their skills to help make a difference.

ABplus, Birmingham - Student Work Experience 2016

This year our students have been working voluntarily once a month for the charity AB Plus in Birmingham’s city center. Many thanks to this charity for giving our students such a warm welcome and a fantastic opportunity to broaden their horizons in work experience.

Following regular trips by a variety of student and graduate therapists to ABplus,  Maria Marras, Healthier Together Coordinator & Fareshare Supervisor, kindly wrote:

“I would like to express my deepest thanks to you and your team of students for the excellent service you provided to ABplus’ members and the staff that took part in ‘Healthier Together’ programme, from January to July 2016.

The monthly massage therapy sessions gave a very relevant contribution to the people affected by HIV’s life style, reducing stress and promoting mind and body relaxation. Your holistic approach not only helped to alleviate worries and pains of the moment, but also encouraged individuals to develop healthier lifestyles for the long-term.

As a mobile massage service, you visited us at our place, which allowed ABplus’ service users to be surrounded by a welcoming location, familiar to them.  Moreover, your professional yet friendly manner fostered a comfortable and safe environment for our members, ensuring a climate of absolute confidentiality and discretion. As a result, the feedback I received from our service users was so good that we had to double the sessions in order to meet their demand. Therefore, I would like to thank you for the dedication and kindness you manifested to support our programme and take care of our members