Remedial Massage Diploma

Remedial Massage Diploma APNT accredited.

Improve your clinical results and client base by addressing musculoskeletal conditions. Enrol on our – updated for 2018 – 12 day Remedial Massage Diploma to achieve better results for a wider selection of patients. The diploma course is designed to enable you to treat injuries, whether sustained through sport, work, lifestyle or posture. Develop your existing skills, build confidence, refresh your knowledge, improve your clinical results, your client base and therefore increase income.

During the Remedial Massage Diploma you will develop your anatomical knowledge and improve practical skills to enhance your working practice. Learn advanced massage techniques and increase your confidence, whist paying attention to body mechanics. Learn how to take an analytical approach to common pathologies that are likely to present in practice. Build a range of advanced skills and understanding required to assess problems, develop and apply an appropriate treatment plan. All of these skills are especially relevant if your patients are presenting with complex pathologies.

Remedial Massage Diploma: Student interaction.

The remedial diploma has given me a whole new set of skills and the confidence to use them appropriately with my clients. The teaching as always with the School of Bodywork has been nurturing and inspirational. It has been a great help to have the support of my teachers. The back up from professionals is priceless. Thank-you very much.

Belinda Silcox

Remedial Massage Diploma: Leg mobilisation.

My certificate arrived yesterday – I cannot believe I got 85%. I am really chuffed with my result. Thank you, you really are a fab teacher and I could not have done it without your support and enthusiasm. You are a star.

Karen P

Remedial Massage Diploma: Assessment.

Ruth is a fantastic tutor, passionate and inspirational. I felt totally supported throughout my time of study.

Helen Watts

Remedial Massage Diploma: Leg mobilisations.

I am so pleased that I joined the Remedial Massage Diploma.  I felt as though I wanted to step up a level with my practice, to understand the conditions that people were presenting with, in more depth and have a greater understanding of what the causes of the problems are, and how to treat them.  This is exactly what the course provided!  The way in which we were taught showed us how to keep an open mind with the conditions people are presenting with, how to examine different possible causes and treatment options, how to thoroughly assess before, during and after treatments, and how to use advanced techniques to gain even better results.  I am already finding that it makes a great difference to my work with clients.  The course has expanded my knowledge base by about ten fold and made me enjoy giving massage even more, with a greater knowledge base and understanding of the impact my work is having on clients.  The teaching of the course was inspirational as ever with the School of Bodywork.  I cannot recommend this course highly enough for anyone wishing to take their massage practice to the next stage.

Tia Tamblyn

Course details

Take your massage practice to the next level with this brilliant diploma course. Combine a hands-on approach to advanced massage techniques alongside in-depth anatomy and physiology. The Remedial Massage Diploma is a natural progression from Swedish or Holistic Massage. If you are ready for the next step in your professional development, this is the course for you.

It is essential to always consider the body as an integrated whole, however, we have devised individual workshops to enable you to focus on one area at a time. As a result you will really get to grips with the relevant and advanced techniques for specific body areas before moving on.

Entry requirement

A respected Massage Qualification, plus a level 3 Anatomy and Physiology qualification. We recommend six months clinical experience. Please email a copy of your qualifying certificate to

Individual Study Days

Invaluable techniques to keep your patients active and mobile; thus improving your clinical results. You can take these days separately and spread your Remedial Diploma over a longer period if you are not able to complete the Remedial Diploma in one term. Please see the CPD Massage Workshops page for more details.

Day 1, October 30th 2018: Deep Tissue Massage for Back: Back-ache is the most common complaint we are presented with as therapists. Review back muscles and earn to effectively address common back patholagies. Learn to assess and re-assess patients, therefore recording clinical improvement. Review your posture as a therapist to enable deep work without injury to self.

Day 2, November 6th 2018: Deep Tissue Massage for Neck & Chest: Review muscles and address muscular imbalance with safe, effective deep tissue techniques. Learn invaluable techniques, for those difficult to shift neck & chest problems, including common disorders such as whiplash and breathing restrictions. Effectively treat the evasive scalenes! Learn to asses and re-asses, and therefore witness the effectiveness of your work.

Day 3, November 27th 2018: Deep Tissue for Shoulder & Arm: in-depth anatomy of the rotator cuff muscles and more. Investigate common disorders, such as frozen shoulders. Learn to effectively assess and treat the whole shoulder girdle.

Day 4, December 11th 2018: Deep Tissue Massage for Hip & Legs:  Learn in-depth anatomy for the powerful hip and leg. Discuss common disorders, assessment and treatment.  Safe, effective deep tissue massage techniques to include forearm work. Learn to palpate and release different layers of muscle tissue.

Day 5, January 8th 2019: Body Reading & Postural Observation: This invaluable workshop teaches you to “read” the body and what to do with the information acquired. Recognise, postural compensations and their knock on effect through the body. Observe where superficial tissues are stuck and how to resolve this, thus bringing pain relief to patients. Assess where patients hold their weight and what muscles are therefore overworked or compromised.

Day 6, January 22nd 2019: A full day for skills integration, a discussion of case studies which should be commened after this session

Day 7, February 5th 2019 Injury management: Acute, Post-Acute and Chronic: Study will include detailed physiology, common pathologies and causes, assessment, relevant treatment of injury and referral. Understanding injury management will improve you clinical results. Introduction to heat and cryo-therapy.

Day 8 & 9: February 26th & March 5th 2019 Advanced techniques: To reduce pain and increase mobility whilst protecting your body. Myofascial Release techniques including sacro-lumbar disengagement. Incredibly effective MET’s (muscle energy techniques for adductors, hamstring, quads, hip flexors, various neck muscles and the rotatores of the Erector Spinae). Stretch and advanced Mobilisations. STR (soft tissue release) and NMT (neuro-muscular techniques).

Day 10, March 12th 2019: Home care advice, referral and re-booking: principles for home care, assessment, guidelines, practitioner responsibility and referral. Learn some really effective home care techniques to support your clinical work and empower patients.  

Day 11, March 26th 2019: Skills integration. Consolidation and review. Mock exam with internal examiner.

Day 12, April 2nd 2019: External examination and group feedback. MORNING ONLY.

Professional APNT Diploma also requires the completion of treatment diary and Case Reports.

Results: 100% pass rate

Ruth, an inspirational tutor who inspires students & helps them achieve great results.

Remedial Massage Diploma

Next Course Begins: 30th October 2018, full dates above

Duration: 12 days over 7 months: 10-5pm

Course Fee: New price for longer course £1100

Exam Fee: £95

Deposit: Required to reserve a place

Your deposit is non-refundable. If at least 4 weeks notice is given your deposit can be transferred to another course. Your deposit will confirm your place on the course and your commitment to training. In the unusual event that you cannot complete the course your balance of course fees is still payable in full.

Remedial Massage Diploma: Musculo-skeletal system.
Remedial Massage Diploma: Palpation
Remedial Massage Diploma: Leg traction.

To complete the Remedial Diploma: attend all days, complete homework & case studies plus attend 1 hour practical exam.

Treatment Journal:

You are expected to keep an on-going treatment journal, to record the treatments given and encourage reflective practice.

Case Studies
6 treatment reports giving a synopsis of three treatments to cover:
• assessment.
• objectives.
• overview of techniques used.
• results obtained.
• home-care advice.

To be presented no more than 6 months post exam day (case reports will not be returned).