College Principal

Michael Gibbons is an exceptional and highly experienced Bodywork Practitioner and Teacher.  He has gained extensive knowledge over his 27 years in the Bodywork Industry.  Originally training in Body Massage and Sports Massage, he has further developed his skills and experience with his training in Mc Timoney Chiropractic, studying for 4 years at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic 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.

Michael is a member of the Association for Classical Manipulation and the British Complementary Medicine Association. These run strict codes of conduct and govern insurance to all their members.

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 lives in Sussex with his wife and children.

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.

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)

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.

Ben Gibbons

Qualifying from the College of Classical Massage in ITEC Body Massage in 2015, I further trained in 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 currently training in Structural Rebalancing and Sports Massage.

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

Matt Phillips Sports Therapist & Running Injury Specialist

Sports Fitness Specialist

Sports Therapist & Running Injury Specialist

Matt has worked in the Health & Fitness Industry for over twenty years. Originally a strength & conditioning coach with the National Academy Of Sports Medicine, Matt turned his attention to massage in 2004 and became a student here at The College of Classical Massage in Brighton. He went on to study Sports & Remedial Massage and Sports Therapy and is today part of a team of sports therapists, massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths and podiatrists at Studio57clinic in Hove. Working particularly closely with runners, Matt uses the gait lab facilities of StrideUK to provide full body running technique analysis.

A popular presenter at national conferences such as Therapy Expo, Matt is also running injury specialist for UK magazine Running Fitness and a regular contributor at the website Runners Connect. He delivers his ‘How’s Your Running’ CPD workshops to both therapists and runners across the UK and in 2017 will be presenting in Amsterdam. For more information, visit Matt’s website: www.sportinjurymatt.co.uk

Andrew Chick

Andrew Chick I.I.S.T. I.I.H.H.T. M.I.C.H.T

Course Tutor

Andrew is a full time practitioner specialising in structural integration and myofascial release.

He started his bodywork practice as a massage therapist and went on to become certified in sports massage and deep tissue massage; he has also studied myofascial release and craniosacral therapy as well as attending numerous workshops in myofascial approaches.

He is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and International Council of Holistic Therapists.

For more information or to contact Andrew please visit his website at www.structuralbodywork.co.uk

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