Advanced Workshops


Who can benefit?

Our Advanced workshops in Bristol and Worcester are designed to extend the skills, experience, and the creative possibilities open to qualified practitioners of massage.  Please contact us if you are unsure whether you qualify.

As well as our own in-house workshops led by our tutors, we have a number of visiting tutors who run their own courses at BCMB (see ‘External Workshops’ below). These are experienced teachers and we are confident that they are fully aligned with the BCMB/MTI ethos as well as leaders in their fields of expertise.

As well as our own in house massage workshops at BCMB, we are very pleased to host a number of other experienced workshop tutors who run courses from BCMB, many of whom are leaders in their fields.   These workshops are open to qualified massage or other bodywork practitioners only.


Ruth Duncan – Myofascial Release UK

Ruth Duncan is the leader of Myofascial Release UK and an internationally renowned expert in Myofascial Release.  Ruth runs courses for those new to myofascial work and for experienced practitioners looking to extend their skills including a Myofascial Diploma.

Next courses at BCMB:

5 – 8 February 2022

8 – 11 October 2022

11 – 14 March 2023

30 Sept – 3 Oct 2023

> Bookings, dates and details


Leora Sharp – Hands Free Massage

Leora teaches Hands Free Massage technique as developed by Darien Pritchard.  Hands Free Massage uses the forearm and elbow for applying firm pressure in massage.  This 8 day course will enable you to maintain your career as a massage practitioner by saving your thumbs and wrists, the most common areas of work-related strain.

Next courses at BCMB:

January – April 2022

Nov 2022 – February 2023

> Bookings, dates and details


Nicolle Mitchell – Massage For Dementia

Join Nicolle on her an award winning course providing you with a toolbox of specialist massage & communication techniques to give you the confidence to connect meaningfully with persons who live with dementia, enabling them to enjoy positive touch on their terms. Open to bodyworkers, dementia professionals, carers, friends & family.

Next course at BCMB: 4 March 2022

> Bookings, dates and details


Heidi Armstrong – Moxa for Reflexologists and 5 Elements for Reflexologists 

As well as teaching massage workshops at BCMB focussed on women’s health and Eastern influenced technique, Heidi runs her own workshops for reflexologists.  Heidi has been working as a therapist for nearly 30 years and is  qualified in massage, Shiatsu and reflexology She has been devising and teaching her own courses for 14 years, including running the Bath School of Reflexology. Heidi sits on the Board of the Association of Reflexologists

Next courses at BCMB:

Moxa for Reflexologists – 15 February 2022

5 Elements for Reflexologists – 4 day course 7/8 March, 9/10 May 2022

Bookings, dates and details – please contact Heidi on

The programme brings together a highly experienced and talented team of tutors, each of whom has at least 10 years experience in their own field.

These tutor team comprises both BCMB tutors and Guest tutors.


Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
Lower Ground Floor
109 Pembroke Road
Bristol BS8 3EU


The Fold
Bransford Rd
Worcester WR6 5JB

Cancellation Policy

  1. If we have incorrectly described a Workshop, you may have a legal right to end the contract between us (or we may place you onto an alternative Workshop that satisfies your requirements).
  2. If you change your mind and want to cancel a Workshop more than 14 days before a Workshop is due to start, we will offer you a full refund less any fees we have been charged by the card payment company for processing the booking.This is usually 3.98% of the ticket price paid plus £0.40.
  3. If you change your mind and want to cancel a Workshop within 7 to 14 days before a Workshop is due to start then provided we can refill your space, we will offer you a full refund less any fees we have been charged by the card payment company for processing the booking. This is usually 3.98% of the ticket price paid plus £0.40. If we cannot refill your space you will not be entitled to any refund.
  4. No refund is offered for cancellations received by us within 7 days of when a Workshop is due to start or for any no shows on the day.

Please read the full Cancellation Policy here >

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions on which you must comply with when accessing our Website and booking a workshop. They incorporate our Privacy Policy, Cookies Policy, and tell you who we are, the workshops, other services we offer, how to book Workshops with us, details of how you and we may cancel Workshops and Appointments, what to do if there is a problem, and other important information. You will also need to register for an individual account if you want book any Workshops with us.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions here >

Important – when you register to book on our system it will ask you if you’d like to receive notifications and reminders and account management information. Please tick ‘yes’ for this. It is not an opt-in for marketing – it allows the system to send you your booking confirmation, joining instructions and a reminder for your course, as well as notifications for waiting list places if you are on one.  You will not receive these otherwise and people have on rare occasion missed their workshop because of this.

It will also ask you whether you want to receive newsletters and promotions.  This is a marketing opt-in and please only say yes to this if you wish to receive emails about our courses.

CPD points

Participating in one of these workshops gains a Certificate of Attendance and meets MTI (Massage Training Institute) /GCMT (The General Council for Massage Therapy) further training requirements.

Each hour of any workshop accumulates 1 CPD point.


We are following strict Covid-19 guidelines from the government and the Massage Training Institute to make sure that we are operating safely.  We expect all attendees to adhere to our Covid-19 protocols when in the building.


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