THE NORTHERN INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE – THE LATTER YEARS. BLACKPOOL 1981 My association with the Northern Institute of Massage started in 1981 at the Blackpool premises over William Hills on the corner of Lytham Road and Waterloo Road. The Principal was a slightly forbidding character, Ken Woodward, who could silence a group of students in Continue reading »


    Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you may already have heard, the Northern Institute of Massage (established 1924), is for sale. The sale is a little complicated in so far as both NIM and the property in St Mary’s Place may be sold separately or together. There have been enquiries but nothing definite. However, we have Continue reading »

  • Dec News 2017

    DECEMBER NEWS 2017  **COURSE FOR BEGINNERS at NIM, Bury** REMEDIAL MASSAGE DIPLOMA COURSE Registrations for the above Course are currently being taken. The first three Practical Class dates for this Course are Tues 23rd Jan – Thurs 25th Jan, 2018. For a prospectus, the full dates list or any further details, please contact the office Continue reading »

  • What is Remedial Massage?

    REMEDIAL MASSAGE? By Eddie Caldwell, FNAMMT Massage comes under a variety guises. For example, a group of students at the Northern Institute of Massage were set a task a few months ago: research the local media and find out how many varieties of massage were available within a twenty mile radius of the Institute. They Continue reading »


    ABDOMINAL MASSAGE – A VALID TECHNIQUE ! Abdominal massage has been taught at the Northern Institute since it was based in Manchester under the legendary Mr Harry Prince (1924-1955). Some of my contemporaries at the ‘Northern’ in Blackpool (1980s) were a bit tentative about performing/receiving abdominal massage but we mostly persevered and it became part Continue reading »


      MASSAGE COURSES FOR BEGINNERS **OFFERS UNTIL FRIDAY 11th AUGUST, 2017** Courses – Outlines and Options. BURY CLASSES ONLY   4-DAY CERTIFICATE IN BASIC MASSAGE No qualification awarded but the 4 days can be counted towards either the Massage Therapy Course or Remedial Massage Course at a later date. Attendance only, no home study, no Continue reading »

  • K-TAPING WORKSHOP – 09/09/17

    K-TAPING TECHNIQUES With COLIN PEARSON 9th September 9.30am start The Northern Institute is now able to announce the return of one of our most popular workshops: Kinesiology Taping (K-Taping) presented by our expert, Colin Pearson. Kinesiology Taping is a relative newcomer (but very welcome) to our therapy but has proved itself very popular and successful Continue reading »

  • SKILL – JUNE 2017

    SKILL BULLETIN ISSUE NO: 220 JUNE 2017 AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRINCIPAL Welcome to the current edition of SKILL BULLETIN. I have been personally involved with the Northern Institute for 24 years as a student, a Tutor, a Director of Northern Institute of Massage Ltd and, for the last twelve years as the Principal Continue reading »


    SUMMER CPD WORKSHOPS AT NIM IN BURY Therapists are required by their professional associations, professional insurance companies, General Council for Massage Therapies and the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council to complete a certain number of Continuing Professional Development hours to reinforce and add-to their theoretical knowledge and manual skills. The Northern Institute has arranged Continue reading »


    ABOUT ARTHRITIS There are dozens of types of diseases that come into the field of arthritis and perhaps as many as 10,000,000 sufferers in the UK. Perhaps the best known are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis being the most common by far with approximately 8,000,000 cases. Osteoarthritis Many cases probably go undiagnosed and are Continue reading »