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Why train with MTI?

Listen to member Claire Feldkamp talk about the benefits of our training:

  • Our diplomas are externally verified and recognised as being of an extremely high quality. They lead to a nationally recognised qualification which is equivalent to Level 4 or 5 on the National Qualification Framework
  • All our tutors undergo an in-depth assessment before being accepted to lead an MTI accredited course and must have at least three years’ experience as a therapist and a teacher before they can apply
  • Once qualified, you can further your knowledge by enrolling on advanced courses offered by MTI schools. Graduates can join the MTI practitioner association, which promotes MTI practitioners to the public. It also provides professional insurance through a centrally negotiated scheme and many other member benefits
  • MTI develops students to become therapists who can work with a wide range of clients in many different settings: our links within the complementary therapy industry mean that our graduates are well-placed in work in the NHS, as mobile therapists, onsite in offices, as well as in private practice
  • Students are encouraged to find their own way within massage, not follow routines or copy the tutor. Our diplomas offer a diverse range of approaches and techniques, giving students a ‘toolbag’ to choose from when they start to practise
  • Central to the training is students' work on their own personal development and self-awareness, and many report experiencing life-changing realisations. Not all our graduates become massage practitioners; many do the training for their personal growth
  • We emphasise the need for practitioners to look after their own bodies when giving a massage, including how to avoid over-use of hands and joints, and using posture, movement and body weight effectively
  • The theoretical part of the course (anatomy, physiology and pathology) is applied to the practical massage element and not taught as dry knowledge. For example, the physical effects of different massage techniques and why certain conditions prevent the client receiving massage
  • Clinical practice with real clients during the course prepares students for the practical exam, and for starting up their own practice once qualified.
  • You can also hear members talk about why they are proud to be part of MTI and read testimonials here.

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