Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists

Diploma & CPD

ISRM Schools such as The School of Soft Tissue Therapy - London (LSSM), Cambridge School of Sports Massage and the Oxford school of sports massage offer a mixture of BTEC level 5 diploma & Continual Profesional Development (CPD) courses.


ISRM membership has many benifits, so see what these are please click the link below.

ISRM Membership is available to anyone who has completed a recognised ISRM Diploma course or completed an assesment or Bridging course.


ISRM Schools are in various locations in the UK and we have members in most areas.

For more information and to see all the schools on a map please click the link below.

GO TO the Main ISRM Website

The ISRM's main objectives are:

  • To unite independent schools under a single, externally validated Soft Tissue Therapy qualification, ensuring quality of training
  • To represent therapists who employ a range of assessment and remedial techniques to effectively treat a variety of soft tissue conditions
  • To implement research projects for the greater understanding and development of the validity of Soft Tissue Therapy. 

The ISRM has been formed by Mel Cash (Head of LSSM). Although recently established, the origins of the Institute go back to 1989 when the LSSM set up the first externally validated qualification in Sport & Remedial Massage: a qualification that is now the benchmark for quality training in this sector of complementary healthcare. It is this very well established training programme with its proven verification process that is the foundation on which the ISRM is now built.

Giving Soft Tissue Therapists a Voice...

Many Soft Tissue practitioners employ a range of additional assessment and remedial techniques to effectively and quickly treat a wide range of conditions occurring in their client's, both sports and non sports people, providing both an independent remedial massage service, and working with other health care professionals as appropriate to their clients need. The ISRM has been created to give these remedial massage therapists a voice and identity within the rapidly growing sports massage profession.   We aim to give formal recognition to those therapists who have been trained to effectively assess clients independently, and use a range of remedial techniques to assist their recovery.

"If you are booked onto an ISRM Diploma course you will automatically get 1 year's student membership when
your course starts. Please do not apply here as this will duplicate your record. Thanks."