by the London School of Sports Massage
It all began in September 1989 when Mel Cash started the first ever Sports Massage course in London. This has remained the leader and pioneer of the Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy sector in the UK ever since. And our great reputation attracts students from all over the country so we train more than just Sports Massage therapists in London.
Our Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy qualification now covers a wider and more advanced range of clinical skills than when we started so long ago. With this we are creating a new category in modern healthcare, providing good, effective treatment for people suffering with muscular pain. And we achieve this using traditional hands-on skills that Physiotherapy no longer uses, even though they have proved to be so effective for centuries.
Along with our Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage courses in London the LSSM has been instrumental in spreading our qualification through a number of other massage training centres in the South of England with plans to support more throughout the UK.
We run Introductory Massage courses (one weekend) which covers all the basic massage techniques applied to all the main areas of the body. Enough to give a good general massage treatment to friends and family this also helps people decide if they have the aptitude and desire to train further with us.
Our Level 5 Diploma course in Soft Tissue Therapy includes Sports Massage at the beginning and teaches this as part of a support package for athletes, helping them prevent injury and enhance performance. We then develop more Remedial Massage skills which can treat the painful symptoms caused by any stressful lifestyle factor affecting the wider population. We then introduce a range of injury assessment skills combined with highly advanced soft tissue techniques needed to effectively treat them. And we put all this together into a very person-centred approach to the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of minor and chronic musculoskeletal pain and injury.
So what started off as a Sports Massage course in London has come a very long way.