Michael Gibbons MAMP, CST, IIST, IHBC, IIHHT

College Principal

Michael Gibbons is the College Principal and co-founded the College of Classical Massage in 1999.  He is an exceptional and highly experienced Bodywork Practitioner and Teacher. He has gained extensive knowledge over his 30 years in the Bodywork Industry. Originally training in Body Massage and Sports Massage, he has further developed his skills and experience with his training as a Mc Timoney Practitioner , studying for 4 years at the McTimoney College in Oxford. Gaining a Diploma in 1999. He has also trained in Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy.

Michael is trained as an Adult Education Teacher and teaches Holistic and Sports Massage, and a variety of Advanced Massage courses. He lectured for over 10 years on the Foundation Degree in Complementary Healthcare, for Sussex Downs College, validated by the University of Brighton.

From all his different trainings he considers himself to be a well rounded body therapist and from it he now practices and teaches Structural Rebalancing and healing bodywork.

Michael is a member of the Association of McTimoney Practitioners MAMP.

Michael is passionate about his clinic work and his teaching. It gives him great pleasure to be able to impart his knowledge to others and to play an important part in the development of their skills.

He believes in working ethically, competently and safely and since 1991 has continued to run his Bodywork practice and the massage college based on these values. Michael can be contacted on 01273 758424 or 07949 674524 to answer any enquiries or to make appointments.

Michael Gibbons



Aromatherapy Tutor

Tisserand Institute Diploma of Holistic Aromatherapy
Certified Infant Massage Practitioner
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

Jo graduated from the Tisserand Institute of Holistic Aromatherapy in 1996 and set up in private
practice. She returned to The Tisserand Institute in 1999 to teach Essential Oil Therapeutics and
remained there until its close in 2004. Whilst at the Institute she trained to teach baby massage with
the International Association of Infant Massage. She also teaches on the Neal’s Yard Remedies
Aromatherapy Diploma and teaches massage at Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and
Aromatherapy. In 2010 she obtained accreditation from IFPA to teach CPD, and offers courses
throughout the year.
She is currently employed as Tisserand’s’ Essential Oil Expert and advises on blends and
development for new products.
Jo has lectured on the benefits of Aromatherapy and has had articles published in America, Taiwan
and the UK on the benefits of aromatherapy. She is a contributing author to ‘Aromatherapy for
Health Professionals 4 th Edition’ and is currently writing a book on baby massage. She appears
regularly on the Chrissy B Show talking about using essential oils to support well being
Jo runs her own private practice, from the seed aromatherapy in Brighton, East Sussex

Nadia Al-WaggA MAR

Reflexology Tutor

Nadia first experienced reflexology whilst travelling in Bali and was impressed with the knowledge the practitioner had of her health at the time by only touching her feet. On her return to Bath she decided to study reflexology and also took courses in massage and aromatherapy. After completing these she worked at the spa in the Royal Crescent Hotel and set up her own practice at home. After reading about the Hawaiian massage Lomi Lomi she traveled to Hawaii to take a course and work at a retreat centre initially for 3 months. This became an extended stay of 12 years during which she continued to practice at the retreat centre where reflexology remained her passion. When a massage training was set up she taught the reflexology component over 5 years. Since her return to England 6 years ago she has been working in a Steiner school and is very happy to continue her teaching of reflexology and sharing the knowledge and experience  she has gained over the past 21 years.

Ben Gibbons

Qualifying from the College of Classical Massage in ITEC Body Massage in 2015, I further trained in Structural Rebalancing, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Onsite Chair Massage.

I am passionate about my practice and it gives me great pleasure to be able to help others.  

I am delighted to now be teaching for the College of Classical Massage

Sophie Pritchard ITEC Diploma

I initially trained, 9 years ago, at The College of Classical Massage (based in Brighton) under College Principal Michael Gibbons.  I then further developed my skills training in:

✔️Diploma in Sports & Injury massage 2010
✔️Pregnancy massage
✔️On-site massage
✔️Myofascial Release
✔️Reiki 1
✔️Bach Flower Remedy courses 1 & 2.
I am a member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)

Kelly Horne Dip CM, Dip IHM, Dip Aroma, AIPTI

Course Tutor

Kelly started working in the complementary medicine field in 1999, qualifying in Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy. She has since trained in Ayurvedic Facial Massage, Thai Foot Massage and Hot Stone Massage. Kelly teaches in Sussex at a number of venues teaching within Adult Education and within the community. Her work is focussed a lot on community work, where her ethos is accessibility to all. She has worked with the RNIB, Sussex Beacon, St John’s Centre, Whitehawk Training Centre and various residential care homes for the elderly. Kelly works to encourage students to use their creativity, originality and

She offers Aromatherapy at the Brighton and Hove breast cancer support group. Kelly has been working at Neals Yard Remedies in Brighton since 2004 and works on product training with the staff. She has a successful private practice in Sussex and offers home visits.

Kelly lives in Sussex with her husband and two children.

Amy Ku Redler MA, ITEC, Dip Thai Yoga.

In 1991, I trained in Thai Yoga Massage, and as part of my training I embarked on a one- month vipassana retreat in Thailand. Mind/body techniques have been at the heart of my practice for the last 27 years due to the nature of my trainings. During this time, I have worked with a wide range of people in all walks of life; from editors of mainstream newspapers, journalists, venture capitalists, barristers, parents, various business professionals to drug & alcohol rehab.

I set up a Thai yoga massage private practice in 1991. the roots of this practice lie in Buddhist meditation and yoga philosophy, so it is not just seen as a mere job, but as a physical application of loving kindness, and applied meditation (Metta meditation). In 1994, I embarked on a two-year yoga teacher training course, my teacher required me to do 4 years training with her prior to this hence it was extremely thorough. In 1999, I set up a training school to run Thai Yoga Massage Diploma Training within the UK, which I continue to teach.

In April 2018 I graduated with an MA in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation from East Asia at SOAS University London.

For the last 11 years I have run an annual Pilates & Yoga retreat abroad. I am running retreats in Crete and Sussex over the next 12 months. I also run Thai Yoga Massage workshops and intend to run another Diploma Course this year.

I have developed confidence, motivation and business skills in management, communication and public relations and have a real passion for working with people. I have a ‘hands on’ approach.

Over the years my work has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, Vogue, The London Evening Standard, Shape magazine, Time Out, The List, The Scotland on Sunday as well as appearing on breakfast television and BBC radio Scotland.

Anna Lane


Anna Lane has been a qualified massage therapist since training with the College of Classical Massage in 1999.
Since then she has gone on to work in the industry, where she works in 2 clinics in East Sussex alongside chiropractors and sports massage therapists.
Anna now has her own Treatment Tent company that she takes to festivals, corporate days and events. Anna’s love of massage leads her to teach, turning practical skills into knowledge and understanding of the human body.

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