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Discover proven and effective massage and stretching skills to treat injuries, promote recovery and improve performance.
The role of a sports massage therapist is an all-encompassing one and can be as much about treating injuries as it is preventing them. There are also aspects of assessing conditions, aiding rehabilitation and dealing with the emotional side of pain.
Sports massage isn’t solely reserved for elite athletes and sportspeople and while it can be incredibly effective for these groups, massage techniques can be adapted for everyone from occasional gym goers to office workers.
Due to the sheer variety of people that massage can benefit, employment opportunities are never in short supply. Developing your own clinic or practice in a self-employed capacity is an incredibly popular route. There’s also the option to work for an existing establishment or find work at sporting events, such as marathons and triathlons.
Massage therapy also presents a fantastic CPD opportunity for already qualified personal trainers, Pilates instructors and yoga teachers.
Our sports massage course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by both CIMSPA and REPs. Currently, we deliver in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, with more venues across the UK to be announced very soon.
Sports massage is an inherently hands-on discipline so it’s only right that the course reflects that. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain during your journey will empower you to achieve great success and truly impact the lives of your clients.
Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll encounter:
In conjunction with the above, you’ll also learn about all-important health and safety, the history of and development of sports massage, and more.
To make things as engaging as possible and to give you the best chance of passing first time, we’ll give you the chance to demonstrate your theory and practical knowledge in a range of ways.
To enrol on this course you’ll ideally possess a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification in the context of Exercise to Music or Gym.
Before you embark on your first practical weekend, we normally recommend at least 8 weeks of home study and that’s based on an hour a day.
During this time, you’ll have opportunity to familiarise yourself with your bespoke manuals and the various resources available on LES (the Learner Engagement System).
For a comprehensive breakdown of your personal training course, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us an email using the form above for your free study guide.
Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.
Discover how to expertly support your clients with their exercise goals and in their recovery with this diploma.
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