Reminder – Workshop Price Rise

Just a reminder  that from January 2017, the following prices rises will occur:

Introductory Workshops:

Current Price – £120 or £100 concessionary rate
New Price – £130 or £110 concessionary rate

Advanced Workshops:

Current Price – Early Bird Price of £65 per day, Full Price of £70 per day
New Price – Early Bird Price of £75 per day, Full Price of £80 per day

Massage Practice Days:

Current Price – £59 or £49 concessionary rate
New Price – £69 or £59 concessionary rate

Want to book onto a course next year but not pay the higher prices?  Book and pay before 1st January and we’ll honour our current prices. Book online now:

Book onto an Introductory Workshop here

Book onto an Advanced Workshop or Massage Practice Day here

Workshops Price Changes from January 2017

From January 2017, the following prices rises will occur:

Introductory Workshops:

Current Price – £120 or £100 concessionary rate
New Price – £130 or £110 concessionary rate

Advanced Workshops:

Current Price – Early Bird Price of £65 per day, Full Price of £70 per day
New Price – Early Bird Price of £75 per day, Full Price of £80 per day

Massage Practice Days:

Current Price – £59 or £49 concessionary rate
New Price – £69 or £59 concessionary rate

2017 Advanced Workshops

We’re pleased to be finalising the details of next years advanced workshops. You can now find further information and book onto workshop until June 2017.  We will continue to add further workshops in the following weeks.  Here’s a summary on what’s available:

Date Course Location
2nd July 2016 Cranial Touch
with Jessica Pailthorpe
The Fold, Worcester
2-3 July 2016 Introduction to Remedial and Sports Massage
with Adam Carter
BCMB, Bristol
15 July 2016 Massage for Women’s Health
with Heidi Armstrong
BCMB, Bristol
23 July 2016 Chair Massage
with Jacquie Kelly
BCMB, Bristol
24 July 2016 Reflexology for Massage Practitioners
with Gill Ayshford
BCMB, Bristol
3rd September 2016 Massage and Pregnancy
with Heidi Armstrong
BCMB, Bristol
30th September 2016 Improve Your Online Presence
with Leora Sharp
BCMB, Bristol
28th-30th October 2016 Deep Tissue Massage
with Andy Fagg
BCMB, Bristol
4th November 2016 Intro to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
with Rosalie Samet
BCMB, Bristol
21st & 28th November 2016 3D Side Lying Massage
with Andy Fagg
BCMB, Bristol
7th January 2017 Chair Massage
with Jacquie Kelly
BCMB, Bristol
13th January 2017 Acupressure Facial Release
with Heidi Armstrong
BCMB, Bristol
20th January 2017 Releasing the Neck
with Andy Fagg
BCMB, Bristol
28th-29th January 2017 Introduction to Remedial & Sports Massage
with Tim Bartlett
BCMB, Bristol
30th January 2017 Effortless Massage
with Sarah Hoare
BCMB, Bristol
10th February 2017 Freeing the Shoulders
with Darien Pritchard
BCMB, Bristol
11th-12th February 2017 Massage for People with Cancer
with Andy Fagg
BCMB, Bristol
10th February 2017 Acupressure Facial Release
with Darien Pritchard
BCMB, Bristol
25th February 2017 Intro to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
with Rosalie Samet
BCMB, Bristol
26th February 2017 Beyond Trauma
with Kathryn Smith
BCMB, Bristol
25th March 2017 Mobilising Massage
with Andy Fagg
BCMB, Bristol
7th April 2017 Intro to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
with Rosalie Samet
BCMB, Bristol
19th May 2017 Lower Back and Hips
with Darien Pritchard
BCMB, Bristol
20th-21st May 2017 3D Side Lying Massage
with Andy Fagg
BCMB, Bristol
20th-21st May 2017 Introduction to Thai Massage
with Yvonne Cattermole
BCMB, Bristol
9th June 2017 Shiatsu for Massage Practitioners
with Heidi Armstrong
BCMB, Bristol
19th & 26th June 2017 Postural Analysis
with Anna Orren
BCMB, Bristol

Workshops typically cost £65-£70 per day but please click the workshop title to find out more information and check the cost.

NEW Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

Hawaiian MassageNEW One Day CPD Introductory Workshops with Rosalie Samet

Bring the Blessings and Wisdom of Aloha into your Massage

Friday 4 Nov 16,   Saturday 25 Feb 17,    Friday 07 April 17

Accredited by the CThA & FHT.

You will be amazed and delighted how easily you can enhance your understanding and skills while immersing yourself in the joyful secrets of Aloha and this ancient style of massage from Hawaii.

In the Workshops you:

  • Experience the paradise of Hawaiithrough guided visualization
  • Receive and give basic Hawaiian Massage to back of body
  • Use hands, forearms and body weight to create the long, flowing, continuous and beautiful strokes unique to this style of massage
  • Advance bodywork to new levels of depth and connection
  • Bring to life the Spirit of Aloha giving nourishment, revitalization, inner calm and relaxation
  • Move with dance-like grace, ease and good posture

> Book Now


How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork

with David Lauterstein, RMT, Cert.ZB

Wednesday AUGUST 17th – Saturday 20th, 2016

At the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork

If you touch the tissues in a manner that causes the nervous system to relax and energy to flow, you will have the optimum therapeutic benefit. “Deep” is not about pressure; it is about cultivating the individual touch interface that optimally responds to dis-ease, dis-position and destiny. DL

Deep Massage – ‘The Lauterstein Method’, enables the massage therapist to engage with the logic, vitality and beauty of the human body and is David’s unique approach to structural and energetic bodywork. It has its roots in the traditions of Zero Balancing, Rolfing and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

David Lauterstein

David Lauterstein is author of The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork, Co-founder, The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, recipient of the 2012 and 2013 “Educator of the Year” awards in the U.S. from the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education and AMTA. He has been an enamoured friend and student of Fritz Smith since 1986 and ZB faculty member since 1996.

The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School: www.tlcschool.com


The Venue:

The Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
109 Pembroke Road,
Bristol BS8 3EU


The Dates: Wednesday 17th August, 9.00am for 9.30 start.

Finishing on Saturday 20th August, late afternoon, around 5.30pm.

The Cost: Earlybird £320 before March 1, 2016   (£360 thereafter).


Prerequisites: Basic Deep Massage

The prerequisite for Basic Deep Massage is that your scope of practice includes touch.   Zero Balancers, Massage therapists, Chiropractors, nurses, and other hands-on health professionals are all welcome.

The Deep Massage Book is required course material for all participants. The cost is £35 including p&p and is available from Sue English. s.english@zen.co.uk.

David’s teaching will broaden your anatomical knowledge, and your understanding of the dynamic life of soft tissue. The effect of the work is unique and deeply satisfying to the mind and spirit, giving your clients a new sense of themselves. Participants will practice with each other enabling them to get valuable feedback as they work.

Deep Massage I

This will give students the skills to complete a Deep Massage session that addresses the entire body. At the heart of this method is the ability to touch energy as well as structure, simultaneously and consciously, with soft tissue fulcrums. This will include an exploration of David’s model of Seven Dimensions of Touch. They will also learn how to use working signs to optimize touch and session design. You will be able to give your clients a complete session when you leave the course.

Prerequisite: Massage or Zero Balancing, or other bodywork qualification, see above.

Deep Massage II

This will introduce different ways to address specific areas of the body – building on what has been previously learnt. You will refine your understanding of Deep Massage theory, learn techniques for deeper muscles and ways to work in side-lying and seated positions.

Prerequisite: DM I

Deep Massage III

There are the words, then there is the song. DM III both deepens and elevates the theory and practice of Deep Massage. Students will explore how to integrate the fulcrum and the Seven Dimensions of Touch into their massage, adding wisdom and artistry to their work, and deeper satisfaction and wellbeing to their clients. DMIII includes tutorials with individual attention.

Prerequisite: DM I and II

These three classes will run concurrently, joining the three groups together for most lectures and discussions, with participants at the different levels working in their individual groups for their hands-on practice.

This workshop will offer 26 hours CPD

There is a three-workshop program leading to certification in Deep Massage: the Lauterstein Method. Those who have already taken Deep Massage workshops with David can count them towards the process.


For Information and Registration: e-mail zannaheighton@gmail.com.


“This course is now fully subscribed.  Please contact Zanna Heighton (zannaheighton@gmail.com) to be included in an early mailing list for David Lauterstein’s 2017 course at the BCMB  dates 9th – 13th August.” 

New Workshops to Support New Therapists

Next year BCMB will be able to further support new massage therapists with two new workshops:

Marketing Your Practice: The Essential Beginners Guide with Leora Sharp

This one day workshop on Friday 29th January will support you through the minefield of marking by covering topics such as:

  • Websites – where to start
  • Target market/client group
  • Your special qualities and unique selling point
  • How to attract clients
  • Domain name and email address
  • Key aspects of a successful site/web presence
  • Can/should you build your own website?
  • What to look for in a web designer?
  • What you need ready before contacting a designer?
  • Website content and images
  • Social media
  • Branding
  • Non internet related marketing to boost business
  • And more…

> Book Now

Regulation to Support Inspiration with Catherine Fray

On Friday 12th February, Catherine will guide you through the jungle of legislation required to start running your own business, as a Complementary Therapist.

All the topics are covered briefly, and you are given a comprehensive booklet for future reference. Subjects include:

  • Health and Safety at Work and First Aid.
  • Income Tax and National Insurance.
  • Record Keeping and Banking.
  • Insurances, Special Treatment Licence.
  • Data Protection, Consumer Rights, Trades Description and Equality Acts.
  • Sales and Marketing, PPL Licence, and much, much more.

There will be games, exercises and group work to support your learning.

> Book Now

NEW to BCMB – Massage in Schools Programme

We have a special opportunity at BCMB this year. We are able to offer the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), open to practising Massage Therapists, teachers or indeed anyone who might be interested in becoming a Massage in Schools Instructor. We are very lucky to have Rod Davies, President of MISA International, with us in Bristol.

MISP is a child-to-child massage programme, developed as an inclusive strategy for reducing children’s stress levels, aggression and bullying. Well structured, simple yet highly effective, the programme is supported by extensive research. This shows amongst other things improved concentration and motor skills, reduced bullying and aggression, better cooperation between children.

The clothed, peer massage is:

  • For children 4-12 years old
  • Given and received with the child’s permission
  • Given by the children, to each other
  • On the back, head, arms and hands
  • 10-15 minutes daily

All children ask permission from each other before they start and say ‘thank you’ at the end.

Much more information here: www.misa.org.uk and here: http://www.massageinschools.com


Date: 19/20 December 2015

Venue: BCMB, Lower Ground Floor, 109 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3EU

Times: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Cost: £195 inc manuals, certificate and refreshments

Click here to book


  • Recognized for CPD purposes by the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
  • Completing this programme enables you to offer this programme within schools.
  • There is an additional MISA membership fee of £15 for people who wish to use these skills in practice.
  • This is an extremely good value opportunity, as trainings usually cost around £350 per person.

Rod Davies

Rod is an Educational Consultant specialising in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). He is a retired Headteacher and has worked in a major SEBD primary school in London, managing PRU, Behaviour Support Team, and Primary Learning Achievement Centre (PLAC), also Head at the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, PMLD, SLD, MLD, and autism. He has worked in the secondary sector as Head of Upper School and in a Local Authority SEN Advisory Service. Rod trained as a MISP Instructor in 2002 and became a MISP trainer in 2005. He is President of MISA International, a member of the International Trainers’ Development Group, working alongside MISP founders Sylvie Hetu and Mia Elmaster and a director of MISA.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Free Workshop at BCMB

Introduction to the Alexander Technique

 For Massage Therapists and Body Workers

with Veronica Pollard BSc ITM

I am offering a free Introductory Workshop for people who use their bodies to do what they love.

– Are you aching when you work and after you work with clients?

– Would you like to come and try something that looks at the cause of your trouble and invites you to help yourself to banish your pain and discomfort.

– Would you like to try something that can help you work for longer and improve the work you do with your clients?

If so come along for my free Introductory Workshop.

It’s on Wednesday 30th April at 2pm – 4pm at BCMB in Bristol

I am also offering a follow up 10 week Introductory Course. Full details will be available at the workshop.

To book a place on the workshop, or for more information please call or email Veronica:

0117 9664797  /07791 785 850



Mobilising Massage

Some great feedback from the Mobilising Massage workshop that Andy ran a couple of weeks ago…

“I thoroughly enjoyed the mobilising massage workshop and learnt an incredible amount of new techniques. I was very impressed with BCMBs premises and Andy’s enthusiasm in his teaching was truly inspirational and I now want to do every workshop on the curriculum and look forward to participating in the deep tissue workshop in May.”

“Mobilising Massage is inspirational and fun, great techniques that help both the client and the practitioner. Highly recommended”

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