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.
You need to have a qualification in body massage in order to participate with this course.
No. You need to have a qualification in body massage in order to attend this course.
Yes of course. Our classes are small (between 2-8 participants) and so you'll receive focused guidance and individual attention from our teacher. You will also be taught a complete therapy treatment routine for delivering to your clients. And because students practice upon one another, you will also experience for yourself how amazing and effective this treatment can be.
You will learn the same practical skills as with a longer course but you'll need to practice the treatment routine upon friends and family, using your manual and (where available) our on-line tutorial videos for further assistance after your practical training in order to perfect the techniques.
You're always welcome to return and attend only the practical training again. This is known as a refresher course and allows you to brush up on the techniques you have learned with us. Refresher courses are only available to students who have previously completed their course with us, and substantial discounts are offered.
No, this is a Diploma course. Diploma courses are also known as ‘short courses’ or ‘fast-track training’. However, the treatment techniques you'll learn are similar, and in some cases more extensive than on a level 3 course.
Sports massage Diploma.
Friendly & informal instruction.
Small class numbers.
Individual attention from your tutor.
Easy & fun to learn.
You need a qualification in body massage in order to participate with this course
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.
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 take a little longer.
Introduction to Sports massage therapy
The role of the Sports massage therapist
Limitations and referrals
Effects and benefits in detail
Indications for Sports massage
Classifications of injuries
Pre exercise: warm up
After exercise: cool down
Setting up for treatment
Before and after treatment protocols
Sports massage techniques
Front body massage
Back body massage
Massage techniques at a glance
How to use your manual before and after training
Massage during training
The importance of correct breathing
Posture and postural defects
Categories of body shape
Notes on body weight
Nutrition and hydration
Suggested reading and reference material
Your notes and questions
Client consultation form
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.
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 a qualification in body massage
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Costs start from £590
We offer one-to-one training options for those of you who are always mega busy with work and lifestyle activities.
It's worth keeping in mind that we can deliver bespoke training for you in just TWO DAYS in sports massage at most of our venues.