Trevor has been a practicing massage therapist for many years and began teaching in 2003 at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, tutoring Therapeutic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology; he was also asked to deliver the Business Awareness module to complete all three required units of the ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma.
Attending many additional courses to develop his knowledge and skills including: Hands-free massage with Sarah Shears, Kinesiology – Touch for Health with Marcia Fletcher, Stress management through Aromatherapy and Muscular Aches & Pains and Remedial massage for the Back with Nicola Jenkins as well as a number of CPD workshops with Mel Cash. He is currently teaching an Embody accredited Muscular Aches & Pains CPD course.
Trevor's study of anatomy and practical biomechanics goes back over 25 years and is the culmination of half a lifetime's interest. As a practicing martial artist he became interested in performance, endurance, injury and recovery.
Trevor is also the co-founder and creative director of corporate communications consultancy Gorard Dean, started with his co-director in 1987. Together they have built up a client base of blue chip companies. His responsibilities include creating brand strategies, overseeing design teams and controlling the creative output of the company.
I just wanted to thank you and your team for the great experience I had, studying the Level 5 Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage course with you and all these fantastic new skills I now possess.
I am so glad I did the course. Particularly the level 5 part of it really brought things together for me and made me feel that I can make a difference and that I have the tools to treat clients as individuals with very different clinical histories, scenarios and needs. It is incredible how much we have learned on this course.
I remember the very first day and for the first time making an attempt at effleuraging someone’s leg and getting a little scared, realizing just how new and alien this craft was to me. And now I feel confident will all these techniques. It’s simply fantastic!!!
But in the main, I just wanted to let you know what a great team of tutors Alison and Trevor are. I think I can speak for most of the group by saying that we all absolutely adore both of them. They are both such different people and their teaching styles are also so very different. But I found this makes them an amazing team.
Trevor is always energetic and fun. He creates a relaxed, positive and fun atmosphere and his passion really comes across and inspired us all. He is so knowledgeable, but also honest and human and made us feel comfortable with not being perfect straight away and keeping practicing and trying to get better.
Alison is more serious (but still fun!!) and more importantly, calm and organised. She always made sure we remained focused and got stuff done. Her demonstrations and advice were always clear, consistent and constructive. Her skill and knowledge is inspiring and she made us want to up our game and work harder.
When the two of them worked together it was a wonderful mix of both their strengths. After learning from them for nearly a year I feel very strongly that I will miss them and grew to like them an awful lot.
I have to say I also am a huge fan of Julie Anne too. I love the way she taught us in her calm, clear and jolly manner and her knowledge and skill always impressed me.
So thanks again for supplying these great tutors and an amazing course!!!
Level 5 Graduate – July 2014.
Submitted by Kristin Loeer (Jul 23rd 2014)
I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot and have already been able to incorporate the techniques that Trevor showed us into my treatments.
Submitted by Valerie Hart, Practicing therapist - CPD (Jul 15th 2012)
Trevor's teaching of practical is thorough and he's very constructive with his comments. His descriptions and tips for posture and pressure were very helpful and easy to remember. Excellent, friendly, creative, informative, easy to understand, patient.
Submitted by Natali O’Farrell, CPD student Muscular Aches & Pai (Apr 9th 2012)
I got a credit!!! You have been a superb teacher. Thank you very much for all the hard work and effort you have put into the course for us, it is sincerely appreciated. Who would have thought that A&P could be fun? Not me for sure!!!!
Submitted by Melissa Meyeringh, A&P student SNT (Apr 1st 2012)
I have long meant to find the way to express my thanks to you for your fabulous teaching and support in helping us pass our exams last summer. I have found that the course has given me the confidence to provide my clients with a very good service. I already have paying clients which justifies the training. Thank you again
Submitted by Elena Ranier APHM student St. Mary’s College (May 21st 2011)
Just thought I would drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for all your excellent teaching and support over the last seven months. I was delighted with my results. I couldn't have done it without you.
Submitted by Michelle (surname withheld), A&P student SNT (Mar 13th 2011)
Louise here - just to say that I was so delighted to get my distinction in my exam. I can't thank you enough for all your help and advice. But most importantly, for making it fun!
Submitted by A&P student (surname withheld), SNT (Mar 4th 2011)