Sports & remedial massage at the highest level

NLSSM is the training ground for people dedicated to becoming remedial soft tissue specialists


We have carried out a full risk assessment to ensure that the highest standards of safety are in place for everyone coming in to the school, the decisions were based on the location, the layout and how we could modify the interior set up so that it meets the new health and safety requirements.


NLSSM is the training ground for people dedicated to becoming Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue specialists.

All of our courses are run from our North London location in The Annexe. 

For those wishing to be inspired and develop their soft tissue skills, we also offer continuing professional development (CPD) 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 massage courses lead to a level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Sports Massage & Remedial Soft Tissue 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 Professional Diploma is accredited by BTEC/Edexcel.

Upon completion of the Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy course, graduates may apply for membership with the Sports Massage Association and/or LCSP and will be eligible to register with CNHC.

The  Massage Introduction Course  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 and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy Diploma 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 massage 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 massage qualification, so it’s only fitting that we teach them professionally, and that’s why we will never offer our soft tissue massage 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.

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