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A warm welcome to Massage and Bodywork in North Devon.

Looking for your first course in touch therapy?  We provide high-spec, thorough, student-centred training in massage and bodywork to Diploma Level 4.  Our aim is to equip you with detailed skills, knowledge, the ability to reflect, and to inspire you to feel confident to work with many individual clients with their differing needs; and in various settings, from self-employment to formal organisations seeking bodywork practitioners.  We are fully accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI) and Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

We love this work!  Lorraine Horton, our Course Director, has been a massage practitioner for 26 years gaining much experience, including a background within the NHS.  She is passionate about sharing these skills and has been a tutor in bodywork for 16 years.  Lorraine established Meridian School of Massage & Bodywork in the Midlands in 2004 and having moved to Devon 6 years ago, she brings all of this experience to the training programmes offered by Devon School of Massage and Bodywork (DSMB).  

None of our courses are basic – though they are accessible at whatever stage you are at in your bodywork experience and your individual learning style.  This includes the Level 4 Diploma in Holistic and Therapeutic Massage Therapy; weekend introduction to massage tasters and for those wanting to massage family and friends; advanced continuing professional development courses to support qualified practitioners; bespoke courses for organisations within the care field and for individual people who would like to increase the awareness of their personal carers in quality touch.  We also collaborate with others to provide workshops for those wishing to explore the synergy between massage touch, meditation, movement, mindfulness, compassion (to name but a few!)

All are welcome – and of course, we offer plenty of massage too!

Here you will find details about:

Me – background, history and the values that are important to me in my massage and bodywork practice

Massage and Bodywork Treatments - a description of the various approaches available

Specific Work for Specific Needs - Including work with learning disabled people, with people experiencing mental ill-health and with children and young people

What happens in a session? - if you are new to massage therapy or are new to me,  you might want to know what to expect and how the session is conducted

Training in Massage  - a guide to the accredited training Diplomas we provide for those wanting to become Professional Massage Practitioners; to our advanced training programme for qualified practitioners and to our informal introductory workshops for those  wanting to use massage with family and friends or to attend a taster of what the Diploma might be like.