Inspiring you to be the best in your field: Professional training in Massage, Fascial Release & Advanced Bodywork in Central Exeter. 

Here at the School of Bodywork we are dedicated to ensuring your success as a therapist by teaching you proven, dynamic techniques  to enhance your clients health and wellbeing.

We welcome all students; those with little or no experience of bodywork, to those who have begun to explore the world of touch therapy. Our progressive range of courses will enable you to become a qualified, confident, and successful practitioner.

School of Bodywork provides a range of advanced workshops to take your career to the next level. Our tutors are dedicated to the industry, their own self development, as well as Continued Professional Development, keeping abreast of changes in the industry. Understanding and support is given to students with any learning difficulties.

Established in 2009

Passionate and inspirational tutors

Inspiring you to be the best in your field

Commence or continue your career here

Celebrating the Individual

Individual support from enrolment

Equipping you with tools to work professionally

Specialising in progressive training

Small groups for individual attention

Confidence to build a private practice

Why Choose Us?

Here at School of Bodywork, we are dedicated to ensuring your success, using dynamic teaching methods and passionate tutors. We aim to bring out your unique strengths, equipping you with exceptional skills and the confidence to market yourself and work professionally. Find out more on our Graduate Stories page.

My career change path started a year ago with SOB, and it was the best decision I could make. Louise and Pat are very dedicated tutors, sharing knowledge and experience and supporting students with the highest standards at all times. I really enjoyed my journey during Diploma in Therapeutic Massage and have already booked my space for future courses. I highly recommend everyone, from total beginners as I was to fully qualified therapists looking to boost their skills. Great job, ladies!read more
Roksana Perłowska
Roksana Perłowska
I had the privilege of attending the School of Bodywork, where the teachings go beyond mere lessons – they embody true therapeutic values. Louise and Pat, our remarkable tutors, patiently shared their wealth of knowledge and made the learning experience not just insightful, but also profoundly authentic. Their personal experiences added a unique touch that truly enriched my journey as a student. This school is a gem where education and empathy seamlessly blend.read more
Adam Kocinski
Adam Kocinski
I began training in the Complete Bodywork Diploma in 2019 and have since completed the Remedial Diploma & Fascia Diploma, alongside the valuable online training courses. Studying with SOB has been life changing both personally and professionally. The standard of training and depth of knowledge Emma humbly shares is incredible. Not only that but she has helped me in her own time with setting up my business & also finding employment as a therapist. I would highly recommend learning with SOB to anyone who wishes to be well supported and succeed in their bodywork therapist ventures.read more
Liv B
Liv B
I recently completed the Diploma in Therapeutic Massage with Emma and Louise at the School of Bodywork. I enjoyed it immensely and can honestly say it was a life-changing experience. Emma and Louise teach to the highest standards in a holistic and individualised way. They are both inspiring and encouraging. I recommend the course to anyone who is looking to begin a career in Bodywork.
Joanne Sullivan
Joanne Sullivan
Emma has a real passion for what she does and it shows in her teaching.She and Louise are full of knowledge and work really well as a pair.The group I was in are all still in touch and we have created a real bond together. The venue is really convenient.Learning to massage is a real privilege, whether you make it a new career or just want to learn a new skill for fun and to use on your family, this course is really worth it.read more
Emily Stone
Emily Stone
Having completed the Complete Bodyworker Diploma with anatomy & physiology. I can't wait to go back to continue my learning with their wide range of CPD courses. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable & encourage you to develop yourself as an individual therapist, supporting you throughout your studies & beyond. I would highly recommend the School of Bodywork for those who are considering entering into any aspect of bodywork/massage therapy.read more
Rachel Pebworth
Rachel Pebworth
Really enjoyed my first course at the School of Bodywork! Great tutors who offer a lot of advice and support and expanded my understanding of massage in a calming environment. Highly recommend as I feel much more confident in my abilities as a therapist and will definitely come back for future CPD!
Indiana Red
Indiana Red
I loved my time doing the complete bodyworker diploma. Im looking forward to the hot shone course and the MFR course! All the tutors are approachable with any problems and are very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Shane Vaughan
Shane Vaughan
I would recommend the School of Bodywork to anyone considering a career move into the therapeutic world. As a secondary school teacher, I was consistently impressed by the quality and depth of resources provided to support students through their Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology. My exam results arrived this morning and I have passed all parts of the exam with flying colours! I have been exceptionally well supported throughout the course both on a personal and a professional level. Its been a privilege to work alongside professional therapists who find real joy in their work and I am so looking forward to the next chapter... Remedial Massage! Thank you Emma, Sarah, Ruth, Joy and Belle for sharing your passion for therapeutic touch across the Complete Bodyworker course.read more
Rachel Woods
Rachel Woods
Absolutely fabulous courses and ongoing support. I would recommend to anyone who was interested in either pursuing a career in massage, or wanting to enhance their existing skills. A huge range of courses on offer, with more always being added. Fantastic tutors who make you feel part of the team and not just a number like some other courses I have experienced.
Louise Mockford
Louise Mockford
Thoroughly enjoyed my time studying with the School of Bodywork. Such a nurturing learning environment with tutors who are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects.
Lisa Stanzl
Lisa Stanzl
A friendly, relaxing place to study with exceptionally knowledgeable & warm tutors/mentors. Learning anatomy, physiology & massage at The School of Bodywork was a wonderfully enriching experience. Not only did I graduate with results that surpassed my expectations & grew enormously as a person, but I got to meet some very interesting individuals & make some great friends along the way 🙂
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