Training professional massage therapists with sensitivity, creativity and integrity


Quantum Metta School of Massage

Address: Diorama Arts Studios, 201 Drummond Street, London NW1 3FE
Tel: 020 8527 5024

About the School

Quantum Metta School of Massage aims to inspire students to make a difference in their world, both in their own life and in the lives of others; one massage at a time.

Following NLP and brain-friendly principles ensure courses are always student-centred and designed to make it easier to learn and to increase learner retention. The courses are in-depth, fun, motivating, interactive, focused, exciting and practical.

About the Tutors

Dympna O'Brien

Dympna O'Brien is originally from a teaching background and is a co-founder of Quantum Metta.

She started training and practising massage in 1993, starting with Holistic Massage.

She has since qualified in many other types of bodywork and healing including: Thai Yoga Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Aromatherapy.

She is also an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and Feng Shui practitioner.

Dympna has been facilitating massage courses and various workshops for more than 20 years and teaches using accelerated learning principles.

She has a special interest in ‘language’ and its therapeutic impact. She is the principal tutor on the Holistic Massage Diploma and Thai Yoga Massage Diploma.

Doreen Uzice

Doreen Uzice has been practising massage since 1993 and teaching since 1994.

She started teaching fairly soon after qualifying, and fortunately had a career in management training and development in a former life to support her teaching practise.

In partnership with Dympna, she founded Quantum Metta in 2003. She is the principal tutor on the Holistic Massage Diploma and Aromatherapy course.

She has qualified in many types of bodywork and healing including Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage and Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki and Acupressure.

She's an international examiner for Aromatherapy courses, and also a Chi Kung teacher, an NLP practitioner and professional organiser and Clutter Clearer.

Karen Yarnell

Karen Yarnell began her career as a massage practitioner in 1997, having previously worked in retail management.

Since then, she has added a host of other therapies to her toolkit, including: Aromatherapy, Bowen Technique, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Sports Massage and Thermal Stone Therapy.

As well as working as a therapist, she is a teacher of anatomy, physiology and pathology and massage courses including Stone Therapy.

Karen is a current director of the MTI board, a member of the exams and schools councils, and is also an examiner for MTI.

She is also an assessor and internal verifier for City & Guilds and the Vocational Training Charitable Trust.

Alan Rowe

Alan Rowe qualified in Holistic Massage in 2001.

His thirst for knowledge led him to Sports and Remedial Massage, and then Osteopathy. He became a qualified osteopath in 2009.

Alan has been teaching since 2004 and owns a multidisciplinary clinic in Croydon, which he set up soon after completing his first qualification in massage.

He was the team 'physio' for Crystal Palace ladies football club for five seasons.

He has treated professional skiers, semi-professional triathletes, body builders and personal trainers, as well as patients aged from 13-85 years old with a wide range of conditions.

Tatiana Semprini

Tatina Semprini came to massage in 1999.

She has since trained in a number of bodywork modalities including: Sports and Remedial Massage, Aromatherapy, Chair Massage, No Hands Massage and Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling).

She has worked as a full-time massage therapist in various clinics since 2001.

Treating dancers is one of her specialities: she works with the Royal Ballet dancers and a major professional dance school in London.

Tatina teaches Sports Massage Therapy and a number of Quantum Metta CPD workshops.

Jane Johnson

Jane Johnson is a Chartered Physiotherapist, expert and international speaker and author of many massage related books.

She is a guest teacher on our CPD workshop programme.

Holistic Massage Diploma

This 22-day course (11 weekends) covers the theory and practise of Holistic Massage including the study of anatomy, physiology and pathology. The course will give students the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a professional therapist who is able to massage clients in a way that is holistic, individual, relevant and balancing to the mind, body and spirit.

Students will learn how to look after themselves as a massage therapist (posture, alignment, movement, balance, being grounded and centred), gain an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, have supervised clinic sessions giving them experience of working with 'real clients', how to start out in business and more. As well as a comprehensive course file, there are videos supporting the practical massage to help the initial learning. The course is interactive, engaging and enjoyable.

Other Courses and Workshops

  • Introduction to Massage
  • Sports Therapy Massage
  • Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Stone Therapy
  • Postural Assessment
  • Massage in Pregnancy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Tips and Tricks for Therapists
  • Chi Kung and Meditation
  • Appointed Persons First Aid
  • Teach the Teachers (for anyone wanting to give talks or present courses)
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