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ISRM Education

The ISRM qualification in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage has evolved over 20 years to best meet the needs of the client and it has become the benchmark for quality training in the UK. It has been developed by working therapists who really understand what it takes to provide good Remedial massage therapy and build a successful practice

Almost all massage therapists are self-employed and work in the private sector of healthcare so our vocational training is centred round this. It enables therapists to safely and effectively treat clients from all walks of life, suffering a variety of musculoskeletal as well as medical conditions. This offers the therapist the greatest potential for success in a career that can be immensely satisfying and enjoyable.

The ISRM qualification is externally validated by Edexel/BTEC at Level 5 which is the highest available in the UK. It is recognised nationally and in many other countries too.

The qualification operates through a small number of validated schools and ISRM work very closely with them to ensure that high standards are achieved and improved on. We believe that it is not what you teach, but how you teach it that makes all the difference. So it is very important that our tutors are also working therapists with proven clinical success.

  ISRM Professional Association for Therapists

Full membership of ISRM is available to therapists with the ISRM/BTEC qualification or equivalent, and valid insurance to practice. Members are also required to carry out continued professional development CPD.

All students on ISRM/BTEC courses get free student membership.

ISRM represents its therapist members and works to protect and support their professional interests. It sits on the Sport and Remedial Therapies Council SRTC. This is recognised by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council CNHC which is the new government-backed regulatory body for the industry. ISRM full members are eligible to register with CNHC.

Members can obtain their professional indemnity insurance on the ISRM Block Policy with Balens Ltd.

Members also get:
  • Clients through the “Find a Therapist” website directory
  • Job adverts posted on the member’s noticeboard.
  • Work at sports events like the London Marathon.
  • Newsletters
  • Email updates and information
  • Forums and conferences
What is Sport & Remedial Massage?

The ISRM qualification centres round “Remedial” massage therapy, which simply means using manual therapy techniques to try to “remedy” a problem. But to offer a remedy you must do more than just relieve pain; you must also be able to understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in the future. To achieve this, our training covers a range of massage and advanced soft tissue techniques set within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation procedures. As well as dealing effectively with a variety of musculoskeletal problems this can also be used to help in recovery and reduce the symptoms in many medical conditions too.

We include Sports massage as a specialist area within Remedial massage therapy which applies all the same techniques and principles in a way that best meet the specific needs of the athlete. ISRM does not recognise “Sports massage” as a single subject without the remedial skills because although this could be enough to take away an athlete’s pain at the time this does not offer them a remedy.

ISRM continues to lead the way in developing a higher clinical level in the massage profession through the new book by Mel Cash (director of ISRM). Not only is it the most advanced book on the subject, it is also the textbook that matches the ISRM training programme. If you are thinking of training with ISRM then buy a copy of this book to see the scope and depth of our course.

LSSM continues to lead the way in developing a higher clinical level in the massage profession through the new book by Mel Cash (the Principal Tutor). Not only is it the most advanced book on the subject, it is also the textbook that matches the LSSM training programme. If you are thinking of training with LSSM then buy a copy of this book to see the scope and depth of our course.

Advanced Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy:
The aim of the therapist is to treat and 'remedy' a client’s problem; but to offer a real remedy you must do more than just relieve pain; you must also understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in future.

Advanced Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy develops a deep understanding of the way the musculoskeletal system functions and dysfunctions. It also describes a range of advanced treatment techniques within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation. The guidance in this book will enable therapists to work safely and effectively with a very wide range of conditions suffered by people from all walks of life. Illustrated with 200 photographs and 75 diagrams it has clear concise text written by a therapist for the therapist. This highly informative guide is a must-have both for students and therapists of remedial massage, physiotherapy, Osteopathy and all other forms of manual therapy.

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.This means CNHC has met the PSA’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

CNHC has agreed that ISRMmay verify applications for CNHC registration.
To find out more about the CNHC visit www.cnhc.org.uk 

 

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ISRM is on the Sport and Remedial Therapies Council which is recognised by CNHC as the lead body in the sector.

 

 

Seeing Hands

The ISRM is delighted to be involved with Seeing Hands Nepal, which is a charity training blind people in Nepal to give 'western' style massage to tourist/trekkers. Instead of living in extreme poverty, dependent on their family or forced to beg, the first few therapists are now earning money. (And giving a good massage service to tired trekkers too.)
ISRM is helping in the design and delivery of an effective training programme and training volunteer tutors. 

This really is a wonderful project and we hope you will take time to look on their website to find out more. [click here]