COVID-19 Update

22 February 2021 – Update.  Following the recent government announcement, BCMB will re-open for teaching on Monday 8 March.   We would like to reassure all our students and visitors that we will continue to operate to our stringent Covid safety measures, following government and professional body advice including:

  • Pre-screening before attendance
  • Temperature taken on arrival
  • Social distancing and masks worn in communal areas
  • Small group teaching bubbles
  • Full PPE when massaging
  • Blended learning mixing face to face and online learning.

We are currently welcoming applications for our Holistic and Remedial and Sports Massage diploma courses and our Indian Head Massage certificate starting in 2021.

View our Covid-19 safety protocols

Teaching update: As soon as we are able, we will return to our blended learning approach to massage teaching.  For us, this means teaching much of our theory content on line using the Zoom platform, and practical skills will be taught and practised in small bubbles of students using full PPE here in the College.  You can find out more about our approach in our plan.

We have gone to great effort to make sure that BCMB is a safe environment for students, clients, practitioners and staff.  You can view our Covid-19 risk assessment and procedures here.  When we are able to re-open, please abide by these when at BCMB so we can all help to keep each other safe.

I have loved every second of this course, I have acquired life-changing skills, I don’t want it to end.  The learning experience has been enriching, supportive, wonderful.
– Elly


Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork is a not for profit company offering massage training in Bristol and Worcester.  Founded by Andy Fagg in 1986, we provide a high quality, person-centred approach to massage and bodywork at introductory, practitioner and advanced levels.


Introductory Holistic Massage Workshops in Bristol and Worcester.
The 2-day workshops will give you effective massage skills to use with friends and family.
Also a great taster should you be interested in training further with us.

Massage Practice Days and Massage Supervision Groups to refresh your skills.
Advanced CPD Workshops, for professional bodyworkers, to extend your skills in specific areas.

Members of our teaching team are available during the week for massage treatment sessions in Bristol.
We also run low cost regular clinic sessions with our students and graduates.