NLSSM The School of Sports Massage is the training ground for people dedicated to becoming remedial soft tissue specialists.

Our courses are run at two London locations - the University of Westminster and Tottenham

For those wishing to be inspired and develop their soft tissue skills we also offer continuing professional development courses throughout the year.

We're proud of the reputation that NLSSM holds within the industry and that our graduates are highly sought after within both the sport and health care industries.



Our sports massage courses lead to a level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy.

This qualification will give you the skills needed to practice as a professional advanced soft tissue therapist in which you are able to design and implement appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans.

 No prior training needed or qualifications, you will receive expert training that will develop your skills to the highest level.  



The Sports Massage Diploma is accredited by BTEC/Edexcel.

Upon completion of the sports massage course, graduates may apply for membership with the Sports Massage Association and/or LCSP and will be eligible to register with CNHC

The Sports Massage Introduction Courses  develops the foundational skills for students to work deeply, sensitively while maintaining ease with their own bodies. It serves as an excellent starting point for those considering a career in this profession.

The Sports Massage Diploma Course provides a combination of theory and practical hands on experience to equip soft tissue therapists to provide advanced remedial skills.


At NLSSM we are passionate about helping our students to be their very best.

Time and again, research has shown that people remember things best when they learn by doing.  Not just once or twice, but repeatedly and regularly.

Intensive courses, by their nature, do not create the best environment for learning. They may seem convenient but that convenience comes at a high price - your standard of education.

We take our lessons from athletes who consistently train using repetition over a longer period of time, this allows for the muscles to adapt in the same way that our practical skills need to develop. To run a marathon requires more than 3 weeks training to be top in the field.

We also choose to offer single days rather than 2 day weekend courses to our students. Our experience has shown us that students are able to retain a greater amount of information as well as it better develops their hands on skills through regular contact. This atmosphere of encouragement helps our students to keep on an even keel and remain highly motivated.

BTEC Level 5 is a professional qualification, so it's only fitting that we teach them professionally, and that's why we will never offer our courses as an intensive option.


Why and what is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

As in all health care professions, CPD's are a lifelong process of broadening your knowledge and hands on skills. As professionals we have a responsibility to stay abreast of new information and research. At NLSSM we want to inspire you, refresh, revive and revitalise your massage and soft tissue skills. Increase your client care and rehabilitation success rates. Our aim is to make this an experience that you will want to repeat, to motivate you to be the best you can be!

NLSSM has a wide choice of remedial and rehabilitation courses that will broaden your expertise, exercise the mind and inspire your hands to try different approaches - all the while improving your client outcomes. You can browse through the individual courses at the side or see what's coming up in our month-by-month listing.

NLSSM also offers a Bridging Program than can be specifically designed for you should you want to take your CPD courses and turn them into a BTEC level 5 Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy qualification. You will find further information under the Bridging Program section of this website.


If you would like to discuss any of the courses we have to offer please contact us on:

0208 885 6062



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