All our tutors at MSCM are highly experienced practising therapists who teach with great passion and enthusiasm.Their knowledge and love of their subjects shines through in each teaching session and by guiding and nurturing those that they teach they strive to achieve our ultimate goal of helping therapists become the best they can be. If you come to learn at MSCM you will be in very safe hands.
My journey into this wonderful world started back in 1988 when a desire to understand how essential oils could be so potent and therapeutic led me to my first courses in complementary therapies. To my surprise at the time I fell in love with anatomy and physiology and the wonders of the human body and its innate ability to heal itself. The massage and aromatherapy courses that followed took me from being curious and interested to absolutely hooked! I knew this was the world I wanted to be in. To everyone’s surprise I walked away from my lucrative corporate career and set up in practice full-time. Further training followed culminating in qualifying as an Osteopath.
The knowledge I gained along the way gave me the desire and skill-set necessary to set up a training programme specifically for complementary therapists. At the time, good quality training was hard to find, standards were questionable and although the interest was growing in complementary therapies there was a shortage of good schools. MSCM was born and the rest is history.
I am so proud of all we have achieved at MSCM; the many thousands of therapists we have been privileged to teach, our amazing teaching team whose passion and enthusiasm knows no bounds, the lives we have changed, the incredible therapists we have come to know and love, but most importantly it is an honour to realise that we have made a difference! Every student who passes through MSCM and goes on to share their gift of therapies to others is paying it forward and making the lives of others better. I am honoured to have helped make this happen.
Did you know? My interest lies in pain management – possibly due to many years as an Arsenal fan!
For me, the joy of being a tutor with MSCM is having the privilege to see people develop and flourish as they absorb new skills. Whether it be that they are discovering touch and Reflexology for the first time or that they are adding new techniques to their repertoire, it is one of the greatest feelings that there is.
My background is in Energy Healing, developing from a natural upbringing and a grandmother who recognised the flow of energy in me as a child. I have always had a fascination for the body and its ability to heal itself when given the chance to do so. Eventually Energy Healing took me on a journey to discover subtle therapies such as Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology and Aromatherapy and whilst working as a dental nurse, I realised that anatomy and physiology knowledge would be a good idea. I enrolled on an Anatomy and Physiology course with MSCM in 1998 and went on to qualify in Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.
Having worked at MSCM since 2006 as our Training Co-ordinator, I am now amazed and happy to also be a tutor in Reflexology, Facial Reflexology (part 1 & 2), Reflexology for Babies, Reflexology for Fertility, Crystal Reflexology, Craniosacral Techniques, Healing Techniques, Ear Candling, Carrier Oils and other reflexology workshops.
Did you know? I was named Lucy because of my mother’s love of CS Lewis’ Narnia books which she has read again and again – she passed the love on to me! The girl who believes in magic and that nothing is impossible.
I have been associated with the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine since 1997 when I started my training, this was for something different to do from my normal day to day life as a police officer. I fell head over heels with the whole concept of complementary therapies. I continued with my training in various techniques in massage and Indian Head Massage, and my passion just grew and grew. In 1999 I resigned my 20-year career from the police and I joined the school as a member of staff. I went on to study reflexology and became absolutely intrigued by this therapy.
I was soon encouraged, to start teaching, a very scary thought initially but once again, I just loved it and have continued to remain passionate and excited about sharing my knowledge and skills. I teach the Massage and Reflexology course as well as the Anatomy and Physiology course, also the advanced massage and some of the advanced reflexology courses. To see the students, develop their application and passion for the therapies they train in is an absolute delight. I continue to work as a mobile therapist offering massage and reflexology.
Did you know? Before my massage course I had never received a professional massage, something was obviously guiding me in the right direction
I have been working within the education sector since 1990 as a private high school teacher, further education lecturer and an IFA examiner specialising in science, aromatherapy and other complementary therapies.
I completed my formal education with a Master’s Degree in Science (and teaching) from University of Warsaw. Once settled in London, I soon qualified as an aromatherapist (IFA) and set up my own practice. The portfolio of my skills and qualification still keeps growing. I passionately follow new scientific discoveries pertaining to all aspects of aromatherapy, nutrition and natural cosmetic formulation. Over the years I have written numerous articles on chemistry and other subjects and contributed to many publications. I have been a keynote speaker at conferences and lectured for a variety of complementary medicine schools and colleges (including the University of Bedfordshire and University of Cornwall).
Passion for travel takes me to different corners of the world where I investigate various aspects of complementary medicine (e.g. the sandalwood situation in India, etc.). I have been instrumental in the development of MSCM Educational Tours, which offer therapists the opportunity to study overseas, such as aromatherapy study tours in Kerala.
I joined our MSCM teaching team in 2009. I greatly enjoy planning and teaching courses and workshops and am renowned for my passion and enthusiasm. I am committed to the MSCM ethos of helping therapists to become the best they can be.
Did you know? I live in Hillingdon but some suspect I actually live in Kew Gardens. I love natural scents, especially those classified as… indolic.
Based in the United Kingdom (UK), I am a writer, lecturer and bodyworker, specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. In recent years I have concentrated on blending movement with manual therapy to create a new approach, ‘Active Fascial Release’.
Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of mine since I first started practicing bodywork over 25 years ago. Throughout my career I have travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, Art Riggs, and Gary Gray. Tom Myers and I authored Fascial Release for Structural Balance, a definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.
My vision of what manual therapy could look like in the 21st century led to the founding of Anatomy Trains UK and Ultimate Massage Solutions in the early 2000’s. With the growing demand for movement and manual therapy blends, I am now concentrating on finding new approaches to understanding how to apply movement and myofascial principles to bodywork.
Having helped build the reputation of Anatomy Trains for Tom Myers through the UK, Europe and worldwide, I now teach a range of my own courses, and am a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the globe. Renowned for my relaxed and humorous style, my subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists.
Did you know? Once upon a time, I trained in fire-eating…until I got my first girlfriend - she didn’t like the smell of burning flesh!
I started my career as a Fitness instructor with Nottingham based SHAPE Fitness in 1990, teaching a range of classes around the East Midlands and in the mid-nineties ‘down south’ in London.
Fitness led to Massage, Reflexology and Sports Therapies with a host of other Holistic skills. During this time discovering MSCM, attending several of their excellent courses.
In 2003 I undertook a career change and following the successful completion of my Teacher Training Qualifications, took up post as Lecturer in Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Practice at East Berkshire College in Slough, all whilst still practising Fitness and Complementary Therapies – a busy time!
In 2015 again looking to develop my role within healthcare, I Joined the Ambulance Service as front line staff and now enjoy a career combining all aspects of Health & Social Care.
I am a father to four teenage children and teaches Sports Massage, Warm Bamboo Massage, Onsite Massage, Kiniseo Taping and Thai foot Massage with MSCM
Did you know? I used to share a flat with George Michael (the popstars') Sister, met the star and attended several Wham concerts as a VIP guest.
It’s a scary thought but I have been teaching and assessing First Aid for over 20 years! During which time there have been many changes. Some of my knowledge came from nursing, having been a Ward Sister & Nurse Tutor plus from my ongoing experience as a first aider at sporting and corporate events. I am also a complementary therapist having originally trained in aromatherapy & reflexology but like many therapists my portfolio has grown having attended many other courses including Reiki, baby massage, Indian Head Massage…….
I love teaching first aid because the dynamics of every group is different all bringing and sharing their own knowledge and experiences. Knowing that potentially any of my students could actually save someone's life or support someone through sudden injury or illness is so rewarding. As professionals it is vital that all therapists recognise the importance of being confident & competent in first aid as we can often be treating clients with complex health needs but could also be faced with the unexpected.
I deliver my courses in a relaxed, light-hearted fun way to help aid learning of a subject that can be quite frightening, but also to compensate for having to study at a weekend and to encourage students to return to renew their certificate every three years - always great to see familiar faces as well as new ones!
Did you know? My daughter was delivered naturally less than three hours after arriving in hospital with no painkilling drugs/gases due to, I believe, REFLEXOLOGY through my pregnancy. Thank goodness for Complementary Therapies
I have trained with MSCM since 2010 and run a practice at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire offering Facials, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and Crystal Healing. I have worked with several productions including Big Brother, The Crown, and Strictly Come Dancing. My educational background includes Media Studies and Psychology and I have worked for the NHS as a Senior Health Care Assistant as well as a Children’s Bookseller.
I currently teach Reiki at MSCM which I always feel is akin to being blessed with a little inner magic. Working with energy is a deeply connecting practice and allows you to find greater meaning and joy. The method of using Reiki raises your personal vibration and assists with grounding and stability, it is a fabulous way to heal and, more effectively, show others how to heal themselves. I love teaching because I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm with like-minded individuals and together we can celebrate our passions and achievements.
Did you know? My middle name, Helen, was my father’s suggestion as an ode to Helen of Troy - “the face that launched a thousand ships.”
My name is Jacqueline and I run my own small business offering complementary therapies. I have been a therapist since 1997 and still have a massive passion for my work, specialising in Fertility, Pregnancy and Women’s Health. I have continued my training over the years and gained qualifications in a huge array of subjects including Hot Stones Massage, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Baby Massage Instructors, Angelic Reiki, Heated Bamboo therapy as well as advanced workshops on Pregnancy, Fertility Massage and Reflexology. I am currently very interested in Women’s Health, particularly menstrual issues and menopause, helping my clients manage both of these with hopefully ease and comfort. I have found myself using more crystals in my work of late and am slowly enhancing my knowledge and use of these.
A number of years ago I developed a keen interest in Mindfulness and Meditation, I found it very difficult to meditate, I thought I had to sit there with my eyes closed and keep my mind still - I have since learnt a number of different ways to meditate that in fact are quite the opposite of this image - sound/gong baths and trance dances are my 2 favourites.
Since gaining my AET qualification in teaching I have run a few small retreats, chakra dancing and meditation workshops which I have thoroughly enjoyed, I always try to make my classes informative, interactive and fun.
Did you know? – In 2012 I decided I wanted to play netball. I didn’t want to join a club so decided with a friend to start my own club; I didn't know the rules and could barely play. I now have 5 teams that play as part of my club - although I do know the rules, I still can't play very well :-)
I have been qualified in massage therapy for the past 17 years, I’m also a graduate Psychologist and teach in the field of Stress Management, Meditation and Relaxation techniques in the corporate field and in private homes.
I have specialised in deep tissue massage, Swedish, European neuromuscular, trigger pointing and muscle energy techniques and have found my own unique way of blending them in order to help relieve my clients from a range of different ailments such as TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Chronic back and neck pain, Chronic fatigue, tooth ache, migraine, etc... I've written a piece for Holland and Barratts Healthy Magazine and I absolutely love my job!
I’m currently enjoying a lucrative career in the booming mobile massage industry and have a few years’ experience navigating some of the popular platforms which you've no doubt seen advertised on the underground or on social media.
I teach how you how to use these platforms, how to maximise them to grow your income and business and most importantly, how to look after yourself whilst doing so. I have seen the industry dramatically shift over the last 5 and often therapists can feel left behind wondering how to use their skills when like me they might not be so social media savvy, well you don’t have to be to do well in mobile massage.
Did you know? I once ordered a nice cold glass of fish sauce thinking I was ordering water when I first moved to Thailand. (I knew I should have subscribed to Rosetta Stone) :)
Careers with MSCM
Do you have a passion for teaching?
We welcome enquiries from tutors interested in becoming part of the MSCM teaching Team. Due to increasing demand we are expanding the number of courses offered at the MSCM and are looking for more tutors to teach part time. If you are interested in teaching or already teach a course that you would like MSCM to offer, please email Lynn Vereenooghe, MSCM Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with a few details about yourself and she will respond to discuss further.