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. Emma is an advanced bodywork therapist with a background in Sports Massage, currently specialising in Fascia Informed Bodywork. 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.


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.


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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Louise: Adv Dip APNT, BSc(Hons), EBW, BCMA Reg

Louise has been a bodywork therapist for over 15 years, initially qualifying as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and spent many years teaching riders about the biomechanics between horse and rider. Since then she has furthered her study to include humans, completing the Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, Diploma in Fascia Informed Bodywork and Deep Tissue Certificate with the School of Bodywork. Louise has always had an interest in Psychology and completed her Honours Degree at Reading University as a mature student in 2007, with the intention of becoming a Clinical Psychologist, but thankfully life took a different turn and with her experience she now firmly believes that hands on therapy is the best approach to help others physically, psychologically and emotionally. Louise has a private practice in Ilminster, South Somerset and is delighted to be combining her passion for teaching and bodywork with School of Bodywork. Louise is very approachable and has a calm, friendly presence.

Assistant Tutor: Diploma in Therapeutic Massage

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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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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.