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Simon Gall, a holistic therapist working in London and the South East, is the the founder and Principal of The London School of Traditional Massage (LSTM). He has over 15 years of education and experience in Holistic Health & Fitness. His holistic approach combines massage, exercise prescription, and nutrition, for the benefit of individual and corporate clients at his practice in Kent, and on site throughout London and the South East. Simon has trained as a yoga teacher, is a qualified Pilates instructor, Nutritional Therapist, and Sports Massage Therapist.

Simon began his training in Traditional Massage at the Institute of Thai Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand, and soon returned to continue his training to advanced practitioner, and instructor level with the previous head teacher at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai. He has since trained to advanced practitioner level at Wat Po, an impressive Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, and the home of Thai Massage in Southern Thailand. He returns regularly to Thailand to continue his studies.

Simon Gall
Ba (Hons)
School Principal
Thai Massage,
Thai Foot Massage, Chavutti Thirumal, Seated Acupressure Massage

He initially founded the London School of Thai Massage, to promote Thai Massage in the UK, and has now expanded the curriculum, with the help of other tutors who are experts in their fields, to offer training in traditional massage techniques from around the world.

Simon teaches courses in Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Chavutti Thirumal and On-Site Seated Acupressure Massage. Simon is a qualified teacher of adults, and a member of the Association of Therapy Lecturers (ATL). He is also an active member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) where he is a part of their National CPD Seminar Programme.



Paula Lloyd is a well qualified, practising Aromatherapist and Reflexologist, with a strong interest in Nutrition and Ayurvedic Medicine.

Paula has taught the practical elements of reflexology training for the last 7 years with ARC reflexology who have now combined with The London School of Traditional Massage (LSTM).

In 2002 she opened The Therapy Centre in Shortlands, which provides consulting rooms and therapies in a wide range of disciplines and space for classes, workshops and training in many areas of health and healing.

Paula Lloyd

Vice Principal



Heather Gillett (tutor) Heather joined the school as a main course tutor in September 2003.

Students benefit from her experience as a practitioner of Reflexology and other therapies and her teaching experience for a Harley Street School.

Heather is a verifier for the AOR and membership secretary for Association of Reflexologists

Heather Gillett




James graduated in Management Studies from the University of Stirling in 1984, developing a succesful career in Personnel Management & Training in the NHS and Computer Industry, before re-training as a Complementary Therapist and Teacher.

He has over 10 years practitioner experience in a range of therapies including Reflexology , Swedish Massage, Thai Massage, Reiki and Spiritual Healing. Also with a keen interest in Flower Essences, Dowsing and Psychic Intuition.

Courses taught at London School of Traditional Massage include Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, & Anatomy & Physiology.

He is also a healing workshop leader both in the UK and USA.

James Philip Anatomy &
Physiology, Reflexology, Swedish Massage & Reiki



Andy is a qualified teacher of Physical Education and Science with a BA (Ed) Hons. from Exeter University. He has twelve years teaching experience and spent six years working at the internationally renowned sporting school of Millfield in Somerset. While at Millfield teaching PE, science and games he also worked alongside the school's physiotherapist designing recovery programmes for the elite performers.

He has taught Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology to A-level students for seven years. Andy has over two years of soft tissue therapy experience and is currently a third year student at the College of Osteopaths accredited by the Middlesex University.

Andy also runs his own sports injuries clinic in Radlett, Hertfordshire and has developed close links with local sports clubs, associations and athletes. The Sports Massage Course is taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with up-to-date teaching methods. Sessions are predominantly practically based with some theory.

Andy Gall BA (Ed) Hons

Sports Massage



Marianne Bayes trained at the London School of Sports Massage and is a full time therapist working for over 5 years in a private physiotherapy clinic in London.  She is squad masseuse to the GB Disabled swim team and travels the world with them to International competitions, she has lots of experience in working with athletes with disabilities and being involved with the British Paralympic Association.  She is a senior lecturer at the London School of Sports Massage and we are excited that she is running our Sports Massage Diploma at the LSTM.

She is a keen triathlete but admits to spending more time on the bike than the road as the knees have taken their toll over the years !

Marianne Bayes

Sports Massage


Mark is a fully qualified Chinese Medical Practitioner (acupuncture, herbs and Tuina) in China and England, with over 6 years experience and a thriving clinic in Peterborough.

Mark has travelled to China on many occasions to work on a voluntary basis at the Hang Zhou Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) Hospital which is one of the top 7 rated hospitals in China for TCM training. Dr Qiang, the head of the Tuina department is one of the most respected doctors in his field in China, especially in the prolapsed disc arena. Each year he is very pleased to see them, to see how much they have improved and to hear they are using his techniques in their clinic with much success and he goes on to show some more of his best techniques.

Mark's background in instructing martial arts, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong give them a very approachable air and classes are run informally and with a sense of humour.

Mark Corcoran

Tuina (Chinese Massage)



After qualifying in Anatomy & Physiology & Massage in 1998, Marney opened a complementary Therapy Centre in SE London which she ran for 4 years.

Marney trained in Indian Head Massage in 1999 and started teaching it a year later. Marney trained in Thai Foot Massage in 2004 and joined the LSTM team in 2005, having worked at our Therapy Centre for 3 years.

Marney is also a baby massage teacher and runs a successful mobile practice and busy clinic at The Therapy Centre.

Marney Lawson

Indian Head Massage


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Our centres are accredited, and our courses are recognised and or validated by one or all of the following:

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR)