Jing was founded in 2003 by directors, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, who met in New York City while working as massage therapists. Both Rachel and Meghan have extensive experience in teaching, community development and business and between them have more than 30 years experience in the massage industry working as advanced therapists and trainers.
Their aim was to start a revolution in the massage therapy in the UK and provide the type of advanced massage training available in other countries such as the USA. In 2003 Rachel and Meghan ran 3 short weekend workshops in the cutting edge techniques that had helped make their own practices successful. The feedback was phenomenal and students started to build their own successful practices using proven Jing protocols incorporating trigger point therapy, myofascial release, advanced stretching and hot stone massage.
Jing became a place to not just learn great massage techniques but to meet like minded friends, build businesses, network and share passion about bodywork. The rallying cry of “Join the revolution” spread and Jing started growing into a passionate, dedicated community of students and teachers who wanted to make a difference.
Eleven years on we now offer over 30 CPD courses and several longer advanced postgraduate qualifications including our acclaimed degree level BTEC level 6 in advanced clinical and sports massage. Rachel and Meghan are sought after guest lecturers for institutions such as the International Dermal Institute and the FHT, write regularly for professional trade magazines including Choice Health and Wellbeing, and annually contribute to a large workshop programme at the CAM Expo tradeshow. Our student body is ever growing and expanding and we have trained over three and half thousand students.
Our goal is to see the profession and you, the professionals obtain the expertise and acknowledgement that you deserve. We couldn’t have done it without the help of so many incredibly talented people. We are humbled by the success of the Institute and give many thanks to every single person that has helped it grow, those that we know and those we have yet to meet…
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