Diploma in Remedial Massage


Designed to cover a ten month period, this course provides all the fundamental techniques, knowledge and procedures to practice as a massage therapist. Full body massage is taught including techniques for the back, arms, legs, neck and face along with remedial techniques, orthopaedic tests and basic neurological examination.

The course involves twenty days tuition and practical experience over the ten months together with assignments following each module.  Students should expect a minimum of 200 hours home study during the course.  In addition to these hours there are also practical assignments totalling some 36 hours throughout the academic year.


A Diploma in Remedial Massage is issued once the examining body is satisfied with a student’s competence. Students may then practice as remedial massage practitioners.

The successful candidate can use the letters Dip RM (MSM) after their name on completion of this course and apply for full membership of the NAMMT and CNHC registers.


Module 1 = Massage
Module 2 = Body Tissues
Module 3 = Musculo-Skeletal System
Module 4 = Nervous System
Module 5 = Circulatory System
Module 6 = Digestive System
Module 7 = Respiratory, Excretory & Endocrine Systems
Module 8 = Integumentary & Reproductive Systems, Consultation & Referral & Record keeping
Module 9(i) = Professional & Ethical issues and Self motivation.  Practical Examinations
Module 9(ii) = First Aid Emergencies, Business Practice, CPD & Professional Registration


– Students must complete the required number of hours of attendance, i.e. 10 weekends
– Each assignment requires a 65% grading to pass
– All assignments, including log books, must be completed
– 65% must be achieved in the practical examination

Examination is by continuous assessment and a practical examination of a student’s skills at the end of the course. Students who fail to attain the required standard may be asked to attend further seminars until that standard is reached. In the early stages of the course students work on one another. Towards the end of the course members of the general public, known and approved of by the School, are brought in for students to evaluate and work on under supervision. Students also have a log book to complete with records of treatments they have conducted on friends. These are discussed with the students as part of their clinical experience.


Total course cost = £1720.

Students may make payment in full at the commencement of the course by cheque or credit card.

Fees are non-refundable in the event of non-attendance but in certain circumstances a student may have their course temporarily suspended. Fees are subject to revision at any time except for students already enrolled. Enrolment is deemed to have lapsed after 12 months of non-attendance.


The next available course is in Ruddington, Nottingham commencing September 2019

Commencing September 2019

Subject  2019-2020
1 Massage  Sept 7/8
2 Body Tissues  Oct 5/6
3 Musculo-Skeletal System  Nov 2/3
4 Nervous System Nov 30/Dec 1
5 Circulatory System TBC Jan 2020
6 Digestive System  TBC Feb
7 Respiratory, Excretory & Endocrine Systems  TBC Mar
8 Integumentary & Reproductive Systems
Consultation & Referral
 TBC Apr
9 (i) Professional & Ethical issues, Practical Examination  TBC May
9 (ii) First Aid Certification, Business Practice & CPD obligations TBC Jun



Although no qualifications are required, the school needs to be satisfied of an applicant’s capacity to learn and of their aptitude for massage and manipulative therapy skills. To this end, students will be called upon to attend an informal interview.  This is also a prime opportunity to discuss individual needs and ensure the course of your choice is right for you. 

To apply for the Diploma in Remedial Massage course, please complete the application form available on the Apply Now page.