The Art of Holistic Massage

Celebrating over 30 years of excellence in delivering Holistic and Therapeutic Massage courses in Oxford

We have now commenced enrolment for our 2022 Holistic Massage Therapy Diploma, and there is an early bird booking discount available.

Please get in touch to ask us about the course, to register your interest, or to have a chat about how we might be able to work with you on your journey into holistic massage therapy.
Sarah Toplis
School Principal

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, all our staff have received Coronavirus training, and we have undertaken a rigorous risk assessment of every aspect of the School's operation. We have adopted best practice protocols to maintain a safe environment in our therapy rooms, and adapted our massage and other routines to ensure you can practise safely.

The School

Since 1988, OSM has been a centre of excellence for massage training, priding ourselves in offering small classes, with highly experienced tutors who will coach and support you throughout the duration of your qualification and beyond, in a friendly and caring environment.

We offer high quality accredited training courses in which we recognise the importance of the link between the physical body, the mind, and the emotions of both the therapist and the client in delivering a truly holistic massage treatment.

In addition to running our ITEC accredited Holistic Massage diploma, we are  developing a wide range of CThA-approved continuing professional development courses for qualified massage therapists. We also offer Introduction to Massage courses throughout the year, which are open to everyone.

I believe COVID-19 will change the landscape of the complimentary therapy industry. We are navigating through uncharted waters.

Even as many feel that things are 'getting back to normal', we face new questions about our practice as therapists, and it is still too early to say what long-term changes may be required.

The call to social distancing is the most effective means at curtailing COVID-19 and ensuring our NHS does not become overwhelmed. Looking at what we must deal with right now and in the coming months, there are options available that can make our practices safer without being a heavy burden on therapists.

It's been wonderful to welcome students back into our therapy rooms and to get back to being able to offer hands-on treatments, and we are still very mindful of the differing impact COVID-19 has had on every individual. 

We will continue to work with our industry regulators and courses accreditors to ensure our course material is updated and we will keep the latest guidance under review.


Sarah Toplis
School Principal

CThA Network

The CThA are the leading professional association representing sports, spa and complementary therapists in the UK and Ireland.

OSM are delighted to be working with the CThA to establish an Oxfordshire support group to provide qualified and students an opportunity to meet and network with other therapists, attend quarterly seminars with speakers specialising in areas related to working in the complementary therapy field and access CPD courses.

To find out more about joining the Oxfordshire CThA Support Group and the benefits of a CThA membership, email here