Trevor Gorard

A promising amateur competitor in cross-country from his mid teens and midfield soccer player for Reigate Town and Merton Admiral were both cut short due to recurring injury which required extensive knee surgery. But it was his participation in martial arts, first as a student, competitor and eventually instructor that drove him to the world of massage. In 1999, seeking answers to the wear and tear full contact karate places on the body, he enrolled on an holistic massage course. Qualifying as a practitioner in 2001 he was persuaded by his tutor, Nicola Jenkins, to “go teach others”.

In 2003 he was appointed as a massage instructor and A&P lecturer at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham. In 2004, while still teaching at St Mary’s, he was invited to join Ina Jansen in her School of Natural Therapies as A&P and business lecturer. Ina sold the school in 2009 to Marc Innes who immediately set about increasing the courses on offer by embracing Sports massage. In 2012, after extensive retraining, along with Alison Dalziel, and under the watchful eye of Mel Cash, Trevor became lead tutor for the new Level 5 Sports and remedial massage course. Moving to East Sussex, he began tutoring in A&P at The Wilbury School in Brighton.

In 2013 he took over the school’s Sports massage course. At the same time he became A&P lecturer and Sports massage instructor at Kingston Adult Education. With a thriving sports and remedial clinic in Sussex, Trevor left SNT in 2014. In January 2016, Trevor was invited to return to SNT to become part of the new teaching team now led by his former student, Joseph. “I can’t express how good it feels to be back at SNT with Joseph.

He is an excellent course director. I find his enthusiasm and curiosity to be so infectious. Being a martial artist as well as a therapist and tutor, there is nothing more rewarding than when a student becomes the master. It is a return to the beginning. It provides the opportunity to re examine my words and teaching and share in the experiences and knowledge Joseph has acquired beyond my sphere of influence.

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5 star rating

As a therapist, I had the privilege of being taught by two incredible instructors, Trevor and Josef, who have inspired me and taken my skill set to an unimaginable level. I can confidently say that if you are looking to excel in the field of sports massage, you need not look any further.

Trevor is a standout instructor for his expertise, insight, patience, and flexibility. His teaching style is engaging and always keeps the class motivated. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that his students understand the material and feel confident in their abilities. His dedication to his students is evident through his willingness to adjust his teaching methods to fit the learning style of each individual.

Joseph is equally exceptional, sharing with us his vast experience and providing his expertise and understanding of the field. He backs his students and provides the necessary support to ensure their success. His knowledge of the body and how it works is unparalleled, and he is always willing to answer any questions his students may have.

Together, Trevor and Joseph make a formidable team that will leave you feeling confident and empowered in your abilities as a sports massage therapist. Through their guidance and instruction, I have developed a deep love for the profession and a passion for helping people. Their enthusiasm for the field is contagious, and they have ingrained in me a drive to constantly improve and strive for excellence.

If you are feeling stuck and repeating the same treatments with no improvements, then this place is for you. Trevor and Josef will provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in your practice and help your clients achieve their goals. I highly recommend them as instructors to anyone seeking to advance their skills in sports massage.

Karima Benaicha (April 15, 2023)

5 star rating

Fantastic course expertly delivered by well informed and experienced Melanie and Trevor. I gained valuable hands on skills of massaging safely and effectively.

Ola Balme (October 25, 2022)

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 am very grateful to Helen, Suz, Trevor and Melanie. They gave me confidence to achieve the diploma, being a mother and not being at work for long time, a housewife loses confidence in herself. but SNT restored my confidence and help me to achieve to became a massage therapist🤗 Thank you all.

Dora Aram (February 5, 2022)

5 star rating

Excellent work very professional and very friendly!

Christos Boukouvalas (April 24, 2021)

5 star rating

Professionals with a high level of knowledge.
Thank you very much Joseph, Trevor, Iris.
See you soon in my next course

Damir (May 4, 2019)