Listen to member Claire Feldkamp talk about the benefits of
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
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 and
well as in private practice.
Students are encouraged to find their own way
within massage, not follow routines or just copy the tutor. Our diplomas offer
a diverse range of approaches and techniques, giving students a ‘toolbag’ to
choose from when they start to practice.
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.