Join us for our Advanced Massage Workshops, each focusing on different areas of the body. Choose which areas interest you, enabling you to help your clients more specifically with their conditions.

Here at the School of Bodywork we always take a holistic view when working with the body, so although these workshops are broken down into specific areas of the body, you will also find some reference to the wider body. We also take into account the Biopsychosocial Model of Care which is essential to our understanding of how to help clients in their healing. We look at posture, gait, quality of movement, homecare and so much more on these very comprehensive courses.


In order to truly benefit from these weekends you will need to join us on our Deep Tissue & Advanced Techniques weekend first which will give you all the theory and application of techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques, Soft Tissue Release, Trigger Points, Positional Release Techniques and so on. If you feel you already have training in these advanced techniques then please contact us to discuss as you may not need to attend this workshop. Scroll down for each of the workshop details.


These workshops also make up our Advanced Remedial Massage Diploma which you can sign up for straight away or convert on to as you complete the weekends should you wish. Otherwise, please feel free to attend any of the workshops that interest you! Please CLICK HERE to find out more about the Advanced Remedial Diploma.

Advanced Remedial Massage Workshops

You will receive access to our online theory modules within 2 weeks of the start of each course so that you are equipped with all the information you need to utilise the time spent hands-on in the classroom where you can refine your techniques and focus more on the practical. You will be able to go away after each of the workshops with a whole host of tools to help your clients. All the workshops are BCMA Approved and you will receive a certificate on completion.

Deepen your practice and join us for these fun and informative weekends led by Ruth Bell and Louise Mockford – you won’t regret it and it may open up a whole new world for you!

  • Dates:

    See table below for 2024/2025 course dates and to book your place

  • Fees:

    £295 for each 2-day in person workshop

    Series of 6 workshops: £1595 - Pay in full for all 6 workshops and SAVE £175

  • Time:

    10am to 5pm each day

  • Venue:

    Exeter, Devon. UK

    CLICK HERE for details

  • Important - please read:

    Students must hold a recognised minimum of a Level 3 Massage Diploma and Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.

    You MUST attend a Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage Techniques weekend workshop prior to any of the other workshops or before starting the Level 4 Advanced Remedial Massage Diploma (ARMD). This will introduce you to the techniques that we build upon throughout the Diploma course.  

    If you have already attended the previous School of Bodywork Advanced Techniques workshop, or our Level 3 Remedial Diploma or similar training elsewhere, then you may not need to attend this workshop first. Please contact us to check.

    Upon booking your place on any of our courses, you will automatically receive a receipt and an email containing course information. Please ensure that you check your spam folder as this email contains vital information about attending your course, what to bring and how to access online course material that may form part of your course. Please inform us if you haven't receive anything within 24 hours of booking.

    Please ensure that you read our Terms & Conditions prior to booking onto this course.

Ruth teaching

Join us for all 6 workshops, pay in full and SAVE £175 OR see below to book individually


Deep Tissue and Advanced Techniques
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2024

Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage Techniques 

MUST be attended before other weekends to give you a solid foundation in Advanced Techniques such as STRs, METs, PRTs etc. If you feel you already have a good understanding of these then please get in touch so that we can discuss whether you need to attend.

This workshop will give you some general Deep Tissue and Advanced Techniques to take away and utilise in your practice straight away, and will revolutionise the way you work!


Advanced Workshop 1
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2024 Understanding & Treating Back Pain

We will look at detailed anatomy relating to the lower back as well as understanding and treating common presenting conditions such as Sciatica, Disc issues, Facet Joint Syndrome that you are likely to see in clinic, considering pain science and the Biopsychosocial Model of Care. We will also look at standing and moving postural assessment.


Advanced Workshop 2
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2024 Understanding & Treating the Pelvis

For this weekend we will be looking at detailed anatomy for the Pelvis & Hip, discussing and treating common presenting conditions such as Trochanteric Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Gluteal Tendinopathy and Hip rotation, considering pain science and the Biopsychosocial Model of care. We will also look at movement analysis and functional rehabilitation as well as much more!


Advanced Workshop 3
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2025 Understanding & Treating the Shoulder

This weekend will include detailed anatomy for the Shoulder, looking at common presenting conditions like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff tears. As always, we will consider pain science and the Biopsychosocial Model of care, movement and assessment. Shoulders are a complex area - let us help you get to grips with them!


Advanced Workshop 4
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2025 Understanding & Treating the Neck & Upper Thoracics

We will look at detailed anatomy and common presenting conditions such as Forward Head Posture, Osteoarthritis, Disc Conditions, Headaches/Migraines and Whiplash and how/when to treat them. We also carefully consider breathing function and the effect on the muscles. As with each weekend we will consider factors other than the physical and look at movement to bring a holistic approach to treatment.


Advanced Workshop 5
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March 2025  Understanding & Treating the Limbs & Joints

We will look at detailed anatomy and common presenting conditions such as Runners Knee, Achilles Tendinopathy, Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciopathy and how/when to treat them. We will also be covering topics such as Gait Analysis, joint mobilisations and pain patterns. 


Advanced Workshop 6
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May 2025 The Principles of Rehabilitation , Tissue Healing & Repair

Looking at tissue repair and the rehabilitation process including assessment, treatment, exercises, and rehab planning. We will consider conditions from previous weekends looking more specifically at the injury and recovery protocol as well as a more detailed look at consultation taking, how many treatments, etc. There will be lots of practical and playful exercises included to share with your clients!


Join us for all 6 workshops, pay in full and SAVE £175

Here at the School of Bodywork we are all about Therapist longevity and so whilst we teach you how and when to use techniques, we also think about your body mechanics and practitioner presence. Being an excellent therapist is so much more than simply applying techniques and we encourage our students to develop their own unique style throughout our trainings, but with a strong foundation in the clinical skills and understanding of when and why you would use them.

We anticipate places selling fast for these weekends, as well as for the Advanced Remedial Massage Diploma so be quick to secure your place!