Skip to content
Skip to navigation
Join the team
Back to home
Back to news
View full sitemap
Massage students take inspiration from Paralympian
In July, RNC's Massage and Complementary Therapies students were excited to take part in a two-day workshop hosted at the College by practising Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist, Anthony Kappes MBE.
A variety of visiting speakers and professional practitioners are regularly invited to the College, across many subject areas, to bring real life experience into the classroom. However, as a result of the pandemic, it has been a while since students had the opportunity to learn and work alongside experienced professionals, like Anthony.
Anthony trained at RNC, graduating in 2004, and now works from a very busy practice in Buxton, Derbyshire. He is a great role model and delivered a fascinating workshop. Students were able to discuss and practise massage techniques and ask questions about real world scenarios, which will certainly enhance their learning and help them to become confident and well-rounded practitioners of the future.
If this wasn't motivating enough, Anthony is also a three-time Paralympic cycling gold medallist. He represented Great Britain in the velodrome in Beijing 2008 (winning gold in the Kilo and Sprint) and London 2012 (winning gold in the Sprint). Following his success in Beijing, Anthony was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.
We were thrilled that Anthony was able to finally join us on campus and we are hugely grateful to him for sharing his skills, enthusiasm, knowledge and insight with our students.
If you would like to find out more about the courses on offer at RNC, please click
The picture below shows Anthony sitting on a massage table with Jane Crabtree, Head of Massage and Complementary Therapies and five of the students who joined Anthony's workshop
[Photo credit: Jay Watson Photography]