Remedial Massage Therapy Diploma


New classes starting

Derry/Londonderry - September 2019

Antrim - September 2019

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a patient may be presenting. If a patient has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury. A remedial therapist must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to determine where to treat patients. Their services must be based on best practice principles and before any remedial massage treatment begins, a thorough patient consultation and assessment is to be performed to ascertain the patient’s current health status. If the patient is suitable for remedial massage and relying on the patient’s feedback to identify the areas that require attention, the therapist can then apply the relevant and appropriate treatment.


We are excited to announce we are now providing Massage training from our facility in Antrim as well as Derry/Londonderry.



  • Learn all about Massage: Its origins, history, philosophy and styles.

  • Use towels to safegaurd client’s privacy and comfort.

  • Learn the techniques of Massage; Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction and Tapotement.

  • Learn Massage procedures for specific areas of the body; leg, back, neck & shoulder, arm & hand, abdomen and foot & ankle.

  • Indications and Contraindications to Massage.

  • Introduction to the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology.

  • How Massage can help relieve symptoms of stress & anxiety and enhance relaxation.

  • How to put together a systematic ‘full body’ Massage routine.

  • Setting up your own Practice / Clinic; medical ethics, record keeping and patient confidentiality.

  • Relationships with other Healthcare Professionals, eg, GP’s.

  • Opportunity to work on Clinic patients at the College under Tutor supervision.

  • Provision of course booklets including; ‘Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy’ (paperback) ‘History of Massage’

  • Provision of ‘Home Study’ booklets and full guidance and support in their use.


The learning and instruction is done in parallel methods, firstly by direct ‘face to face’ teaching at the Northern Institute of Massage and, secondly, by a Theoretical ‘Home Study’ course that you can complete in your own home.

The teaching of both the theoretical and practical components of the course is reinforced by theoretical notes and hand-outs from the Tutors and by published articles relevant to massage.  Teaching is by direct lecture, Tutor demonstration and supported by work booklets, Tutor generated hand-outs, reproductions of research reports and guided reading.



You will have Tutor support during classes and from home by either phone or email. Guidance will be available on which route to take should you wish to further your Massage education. Help is also offered in setting up your own Clinic / Practice.

You will also be advised and kept up to date about professional matters such as membership of professional bodies and associations and the designation of letters after your name, eg, NAMMT(MTh), professional insurance and even eventual registration with the Government sponsored Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, (CNHC).