GCMT Mission Statement - We are the Views of the Profession
The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies is the only forum where Professional Associations who represent massage and soft tissue therapies can come together to discuss and resolve industry issues. We aim to represent the views of the whole spectrum of massage and soft tissue practitioners by working collectively in the best interests of the profession.
GCMT members define the massage core curriculum which is now used as a key requirement of Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration.
The GCMT is the governing body for massage and soft tissue therapies that form all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. We are a non-profit making body with the following aims and objectives.
For a long time, treatment of cancer was purely medical. Now, however, there is more understanding that treating the person holistically, involving support with diet advice, physical activity and massage, in addition to the medical... Read More
In this week's Massage Monday video Susan gives a short example of a post marathon massage. Brought to you by Susan Findlay from the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM).
Endurance athletes, while being incredibly fit, are not necessarily very healthy. The demands placed on their bodies by intense and prolonged training regimes can leave them with high levels of inflammation – something that is... Read More
Each week Susan Findlay, the director of the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) releases weekly videos giving advice and practical tips on massage therapy. We've compiled a few of the best here. They're... Read More
Does stretching the iliotibal band (ITB) conjure up scenes of torture? For many clients it seems to be a rite of passage, if the treatment has not taken a client’s breath away it can lead... Read More
In the previous issue (sportEX dynamics 2015;43:8–11 (Jan 2015)), Brad Hiskins wrote about the situation concerning professional standards in the soft tissue industry in Australia. In a response to his article, Paul Medlicott voices his... Read More
Paul Medlicott MBA, MSMA is chair of the Sports Massage Association (SMA), chair of the General Council for Massage Therapies and a profession specific board member for massage for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Before becoming a soft tissue therapist in 2002 he worked for Barclays Bank, Santander, Flemings, Chase Manhattan and JP Morgan specialising in change management and strategic planning and has an MBA from Loughborough University. He has retired from 'hands on' work to focus on industry issues and is passionate about the 'professionalisation' of the soft tissue industry and the organisations that represent it.
Susan Findlay BSc RGN, Dip SMRT, MSMA, MCNHC, MLCSP, Director NLSSM, is director of the North London School of Sports Massage, where she is a sport and remedial massage therapist and lecturer. Susan’s experiences as a ballet dancer, gymnast, personal trainer, and nurse have allowed her to develop both an applied and a clinical understanding of human movement, physical activity, anatomy, and physiology. Susan is the co-founder of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. She also serves as chair of communications on the General Council of Massage Therapies and as an educational advisor to the Sport Massage Association. In her free time, Susan enjoys motorbiking, cycling, and yoga.
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