The Tutors

The Tutors here at School of Bodywork are dedicated to your learning, all highly experienced and experts in the modality in which they tutor.

The enthusiasm and passion of our tutors is infectious; providing you with new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for your career.

Emma Gilmore APNT, iMFT, BCMA Reg, CST, BCST

Director & Senior Tutor at School of Bodywork, which she established in 2009. She is an advanced massage therapist with a background in Sports and Remedial Massage, currently specializing in Myofascial Release. Her study of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy greatly deepened her knowledge of human anatomy, fascia and the delicacy of the human condition. Emma shares her knowledge of how physical and emotional trauma manifests in our physiology causing pain, discomfort and pathologies, as well as the potential for its release through bodywork.

 

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National Massage Championship

Emma’s passion for the benefits of bodywork are enthusiastically transmitted through her national and international teaching. She has been selected by the International Massage Association as an Educational Ambassador, recognising her as one of the key players in the International Massage Profession. She has been selected as head judge for the 2021 National Massage Championships, is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society (FRS) and writes regularly for Massage World Magazine and Positive Health Online.  She is currently researching a book on fascia and the body-mind complex.

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Having been a bodywork therapist for 25 years, Emma shares her detailed knowledge in an accessible and engaging way. She encourages all students to develop their own style, drawing on their personal knowledge and experience when dealing with patientsCurrently teaching the Diploma Fascia Informed Bodywork.

Emma’s journey through the world of bodywork has been a very personal one of self-development and healing and it is with this understanding and sensitivity she shares her knowledge.

“I am deeply grateful to you as a teacher, attending your beautifully held Fascia Diploma has elevated my practice to a place where I can now see myself growing within and through my work for my lifetime.  My practice is now full to bursting, I’m not taking on new clients until September (written in May) and I have a dozen people on my waiting list all the time.  I just thought I’d let you know that the Fascial Therapy has really enhanced what I do and makes me feel that I have a really resilient, thriving and massively rewarding business as a result." Carina S 

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Cathy: APNT Dip

Cathy has a successful massage practice offering a range of therapeutic treatments, for Cathy this was a welcome change of career after children. Having travelled extensively, she finds herself drawn to non-western modalities. Cathy has studied the Complete Bodyworker Diploma and Myofascial Release at the School of Bodywork and has been totally inspired by the teaching. She brings common sense and practical skills to her teaching, she is kind and patient. Cathy is passionate about giving her students everything they need to be able to confidently work as a therapist on completion of their studies.

Tutor: Introduction to Massage

 

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Thea: APNT Dip

Thea has been involved with School of Bodywork for 7 years. Initially training in Therapeutic Massage & later in Fascia Informed Bodywork. Thea’s practice now involves offering an integrated treatment, as she values and enjoys both modalities. She works under Wellhouse in Kingsbridge and also from home.

Alongside Bodywork, Thea works as a doula, supporting women and families to  prepare for birth, meet the birthing process and landing with their family and its new constellation after. In addition Thea is a potter, keen on beauty in function.
These three jobs all require ongoing development in the art of listening. Feeling when to be still, but attentive, when to be directive and when to allow and support what is being expressed, whether in clay, or verbally or through the tissues of the body.

Thea has been assisting Emma for several years, both in the Fascia training and more recently in the Therapeutic Massage Diploma, she brings a wealth of experience and great insights to the trainings.

Assistant Tutor: Diploma in Therapeutic Massage & Fascia Informed Bodywork Diploma

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Joanna: BA(hons), PGCE, PG Dip. Vocal Studies (TCM), Hornsby Dip.

Holistic Massage & Aromatherapy, APNT Indian Head Massage, Massage for Pregnancy, Eastern Facelift Massage, Deep Tissue & Advanced Massage, Soft Tissue Release & Fascia Informed Bodywork.

Jo grew up in the beautiful Dart Valley in South Devon where her Mum still practises as a Herbalist & Reflexologist. Jo’s leaning towards natural medicine, developed into a passion for bodywork and the power of vital touch during her post graduate classical singing training at Trinity College of Music, London. By this time she was also a Secondary School Teacher, becoming further interested in how stress effects our physiology. Jo went on to specialise in working with students with Dyslexia whilst continuing to sing and train as a Massage Therapist & Aromatherapist.

Jo currently has a thriving Massage Therapy business in Ashburton and has recently launched her own natural product range: BUFF Natural Body Care available in 99% plastic free packaging. She is delighted to be joining the School of Bodywork as a tutor to combine her love of bodywork and teaching.

Tutor: Rejuvenating Facelift Massage, her flawless complexion speaks volumes for the efficacy of the Facelift Massage.

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Rachel: Business Manager

Rachel is a Complete Bodyworker graduate and joins the School of Bodywork team with a wealth of business administrative experience having worked in a variety of settings, most recently for Devon Partnership NHS Trust. She is extremely organised, friendly and will be a welcoming first point of contact for you for any questions and queries.

Rachel has completed the Rejuvenating Facelift Massage and plans to complete many more of our CPD courses. She has a special interest in Women's Health as well as trauma-based body therapy such as Fascia Informed Bodywork which links in with her mental health service experience. She has her own massage clinic; Solis Massage Therapy in south Devon.