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Solo Training in Sports Massage - 2 Days Diploma Course £590

Accredited Sports Massage Diploma Course
in London  Glasgow  Leicestershire  Nottinghamshire  Staffordshire  Wigan  Worcestershire  Yorkshire 

Great For Intermediate or as a refresher

Accredited for insurance purposes by: Accredited by the IICTAccredited by the INHA

Our 2 day intensive Sports Massage course is ideal if you have already studied body massage and wish to progress your understanding of therapeutic treatment. You will learn a form of Deep Tissue Massage, which is designed to give you the basic requisite understanding of the skills required to work as a Sports Massage Therapist on non-pathological tissue (non-injured).


Once you have completed this diploma course, you will be able to apply preventative and post-event treatment that encourages the health of both muscles and connective tissue, help improve the range of your client’s movement as well as the tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture.


This course will help to develop your understanding of the theory that forms the foundation for Sports Massage Therapy. Subjects that will be studied along with the course include nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the various stages of healing. In addition, you will develop the understanding, skills and techniques that will allow you to plan, prepare for and apply a range of sports massage methods to your uninjured clients.


One-to-one tuition gives you the opportunity to focus upon individual requirements and the course will be tailored to your skill level and previous experience.


You need to have a qualification in body massage in order to participate with this course.


We arrange SOLO tuition for you at a date that suits you best.


  • Quick Overview

  • Sports massage Diploma.
    Friendly & informal instruction.
    Classroom tuition.
    Individual attention from your tutor.
    Easy & fun to learn.
    You need a qualification in body massage in order to participate with this course

  • How It Works

  • The theory test: Study your course manual at home and complete a theory test paper online. You can retake the test as many times as you like until you reach the pass mark and at no extra charge.


    2 days practical: Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm you will be taught all of the practical skills you will need to deliver a range of sports massage treatments. There is no practical test. Instead we assess your understanding and ability of each treatment technique as it is taught. Students practice upon one another so no need to bring a massage model.

    Course Modules

    This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 8-12 hours of study time. For some people it may a little take longer.

    Module 1
    Introduction to Sports massage therapy


    Module 2
    The role of the Sports massage therapist
    Limitations and referrals


    Module 3
    Effects and benefits in detail


    Module 4
    Indications for Sports massage
    Postural assessment


    Module 5

    Module 6
    Classifications of injuries

    Module 7
    Pre exercise: warm up
    After exercise: cool down
    Re-assessing clients


    Module 8
    Setting up for treatment
    Client preparation
    Informed consent
    Before and after treatment protocols
    Massage mediums


    Module 9
    Sports massage techniques

    Module 10
    Front body massage
    Back body massage
    Massage techniques at a glance

    Reference material
    How to use your manual before and after training
    Treatment options
    Pre-event massage
    Post-event massage
    Massage during training
    The importance of correct breathing
    Posture and postural defects
    Gender-specific characteristics
    Categories of body shape
    Notes on body weight
    Muscle fatigue 
    Nutrition and hydration

    Additional information
    Suggested reading and reference material
    Your notes and questions
    Client consultation form

    Accreditation & Diploma

    Therapy Training School is an approved training provider, and our training courses throughout the UK are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies such as: The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and the INHA. Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via Towergate Insurance and Westminster Indemnity. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.

    Accredited by the IICTAccredited by the INHA

    How To Book

    Complete the registration form by selecting a venue

    Read & agree to the terms and conditions

    Make sure you have no contraindications

    Submit the registration form

    Then wait to hear back from us

    We will then arrange a suitable date for your training

    Then make payment to confirm your course

    Full payment gives you access to all training materials

  • More Information

  • Course practical: 2 days
    Test paper: Complete online from your home
    Membership & Insurance: Available from IICT
    Insurance: Also available from Westminster Indemnity, or Towergate Insurance
    Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed, mobile therapist and most types of employment
    Previous experience: You need to have a diploma or other adequate qualification in full body massage


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