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. 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.

To explore what’s on offer and to book please use the links below

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, including the use of PPE when giving/receiving massage during CPD workshops.

We have added an optional PPE supplement to the cost of our workshops. You are welcome to bring your own gloves, mask apron and visor to your workshop if you have them – please bring enough of each to last the day.  Alternatively, you can pay £5 for use of all gloves, masks and aprons while you are on the workshop plus an additional £5 for a re-usable visor which you then keep.  Please note that the use of PPE is not optional.

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: August 2021 and March 2022

> 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 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 course at BCMB: January 2022

> Bookings, dates and details

Nicolle Mitchell – Massage For Dementia

Nicolle runs an award-winning course for therapists, caregivers and families and friends of people with dementia.

Next course at BCMB: March 2020

> Bookings, dates and details


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 >


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