Our Ethos

We are proud of our ethos. We believe in sharing all of our knowledge and experience with our learners in an open and friendly way, allowing them to achieve their goals and aspirations within the sports massage industry, whilst giving them piece of mind that we are always here to support them.


Not only are we here to support you through your course, we also offer mentoring as long as you need it. You will gain life long access to our forums where past and present students can make contacts, get help, advice and network with each other creating a community of like minded people.


Over 35 years of industry experience in a range of massage settings, including self employed and multi-disciplinary environments, treating a range of clients including professional athletes and championship winning teams, has given us an extensive knowledge of the industry.


At the School of Sports Massage we have tried to develop accessible content, allowing you to study around other commitments, while still having structure, expert feedback and contact days.

Why Choose Us?

Outstanding Tutorage and Support
You will get expert tutorage from our highly qualified and experienced tutors. We offer individual tutor support when needed, access to online resources, seminars, and contact days along with a whole host of industry knowledge and support.

Top Quality Teaching Aides and Tutorials
All of our online teaching aides, videos and seminars have been developed in house, to create a bespoke environment that meets our extremely high standards.

Ongoing Support
Once your sports massage qualification has been completed you wont be on your own. Not only will you still have access to the forum and online resources, but you will have access to us through our mentoring program.

Our Courses

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
A nationally recognised, accredited qualification which enables you to provide sports massage for athletes and the general public, in order to enhance their mobility, wellbeing and function. Once you have completed this qualification you will be able to begin working within the industry and continue to further your skills with the level 4 qualification. Read more…

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
A nationally recognised but more in-depth accredited qualification in sports massage therapy, allowing you to use more advanced techniques to address complex issues and rehabilitation. Once completed you will have the qualification required for employment within a sports and clinical enviroments. You will need to have completed the level 3 or equivalent qualification first. Read more…

We are able to offer bespoke training opportunities, in order that you can refresh, develop or learn new sports massage skills. These courses are suitable for new and existing therapists as well as individuals wanting to look after their family and friends.

Meet the team

All of our team are extremely qualified in their field, although some of them are slightly more forthcoming with information than others, ahem, Paul.
Tamsin with a Buffy sat on her head

Tamsin Slavin

Lead Tutor

Tamsin has over 25 years experience in the massage industry. She has been a qualified tutor for 10 years and held the lead tutor role at the University of Bath for 7 years. During this time she continued as a massage therapist at the sports injury clinic within the university, dealing with everyone from Gold medal winning athletes to the general public.

Charlotte Doel and her horse Steve

Charlotte Doel

Lead Tutor

Having completed a sports science degree, Charlotte has been working as a sports massage therapist for 11 years. This has included working with professional sports clubs and athletes as well as recreational athletes and the general public. During this time she has worked alongside Tamsin teaching massage at the University of Bath and took over the lead tutor role.

Paul Slavin


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What our students say

Just a few words from our very happy ex students...
Lance Woodham

Lance Woodham

Engineer / Sports Massage Therapist

I have found both Tamsin and Charlotte to be professional, respectful, and attentive when talking through and demonstrating the various massage techniques to the group. They were both very knowledgeable about all aspects of the subject matter from muscle origins, insertions, advance massage techniques and to dealing with clients for the first time.

Alex Penning

Alex Penning

Sports Massage Therapist / Personal Trainer

I did my level 3 & 4 sports massage therapy course with Tamsin and Charlotte. Their knowledge of the subject and experience is incredible.

They are both very patient, and use a variety of techniques to help you understand the subject. It has set me apart from other sports therapists in my area.

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Tamsin: +44 7947 697814
Charlotte: +44 7970 546814
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