Joseph O'Dwyer

Joseph’s interest in massage was first evoked following years of unresolved back pain.

Having always been involved in sport ….  spending his youth as a competitive Judo player, his University years as a powerlifter and the last 15 studying Kempo Jujitsu, Joseph had unwittingly imbalanced his musco-skeletal system.

His overuse injury had not only been a painful but expensive journey, which finally ended as he sought answers at the School of Natural Therapies.

“Having felt ‘at home’ from the first day of attending the SNT, I realised I was in the company of true professionals who detected and addressed my back issue with ease. I needed no more convincing of the value of massage therapy and it’s associated skills …. I was hooked and haven’t stop studying, practising and delivering treatments since.

It’s an absolute honour and privilege to be back at the School of Natural Therapies as a tutor. My intention is to bring my own passion and style to lift the skills of all our students to reach their full potential during their learning experience.”

Joseph’s Qualifications:

  • ITEC Anatomy & Physiology -School of Natural Therapies – 2011
  • ITEC Holistic Massage -School of Natural Therapies – 2011
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • BTEC Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage -School of Natural Therapies – 2013
  • PTTLS Teacher Training Certificate -Advanced Training Academy – Croydon – 2013
  • BA Theology and Philosophy
  • Member of ISRM
  • Kempo Jujitsu Instructor
  • Qualified with John Gibbons as a ‘Bodymaster Method ® Practitioner
  • Osteopathic Articulation
  • Medical Acupuncture

Student Reviews

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5 star rating

Just did a level 3 sports massage course here, with brilliant class mates and thoroughly enjoyed it! My fellow classmates and me were so lucky to have Joseph and Trevor, beautiful lris and Melanie as our tutors.
Enthusiasm, encouragement and support to ensure his students success is rare to find and I feel truly blessed to have Gifted tutors !
Definitely I will be back to get new skills for sport massage practice.
5 Stars for this school – SNT and tutors !!!

Romena G (May 24, 2022)

5 star rating

I ended one of the most beautiful and beneficial experiences of my life
a 2-day deep tissue massage course. It seems like a trivial thing, but I had a great experience thanks to my mentor, the teacher ,Joseph O’Dwyer. He is an extraordinary man, with a special charisma, the kind of man who will stay in your memory for life. Thank you Joseph for sharing your experience with us and see you at the next course. Surely!

Marius Gabriel Sava (May 6, 2022)

5 star rating

Its was such a nice experience!! Joseph is an amazing and kind tutor, i ve learned new technics and improved my knowleges. I recommend this school 100%

Siham Farid (October 15, 2021)

5 star rating

Thank you Joseph

I really enjoyed the Deep tissue course , I was amazed how many things and techniques you can learn in just few days .
You give us a really great experience and hopefully I can put into practice very soon

Thank you again

Francesca collu (April 27, 2021)

5 star rating

Excellent work very professional and very friendly!

Christos Boukouvalas (April 24, 2021)

5 star rating

I found the course the most engaging, practical and student focused that I have experienced.
This is the third massage training institute in London I have been to, and is without a doubt the best experience.
The most prominent features are:

– the teaching methods – Joseph was engaged throughout which was really motivating. There was limited, specific theory learning, rather than the more common PowerPoint streams.
During the practical sessions Joseph was observant and able to give tailored feedback, answer questions and offer reassurance that we would be able to attain and improve on the skills with more practice.

– the location and room setup – it was nice to have most items provided as part of the course. The location is really nice, quiet and accessible. The class size was really impressive and it felt more like 1-2-1 training

Joseph shared a lot of your knowledge and experiences which is invaluable information to a newer therapist like myself – it helps to put the theory into context/practice.

I really enjoyed your holistic approach, you don’t teach routines and treat each case individually.
This is credit to your ability, and inspiring to see in action.

Your professionalism and genuine interest in the industry are incredibly inspiring to be around.
It’s clearly not a job for you and the course is tailored as such.

Thanks for a wonderful introduction to real deep tissue massage!
Hope to see you on another course one day!

Lucy Craven (Massage Therapist) (April 15, 2021)