This sports massage course has been designed to enable therapists to gather greater knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a sports massage therapist (SMT) and appreciation of the specific needs of sports participants in the preparation for, during, and recovery from strenuous activity.
The main focus of sports massage is to help alleviate aches and pains through manipulation, massage and rehabilitation techniques. It can effectively deal with a variety of musculoskeletal problems; it will significantly aid recovery, reduce symptoms/pain and improve sporting performance.
The course will cover:
Anatomy & Physiology of Sports Massage Therapy
Health & Fitness
Professional Conduct as SMT
Sports Massage Treatments
Duration: Anatomy & Physiology assignments must be completed one month prior to the practical course. Three full days practical training with case studies (25 treatments) and assessment. An additional half-day will be required for your theory exam and your practical exam which consists of pre-sports massage, post-sports massage and ‘maintenance’ massage. This can only be completed when you have conducted all of your case studies and all your theory work has been marked; the examinations date can be arranged to suit your learning needs and around your personal schedule.
Entry Requirements: A recognised Body Massage qualification (available with Solace if needed)
Tutor: Elaine Colwell
Location: The Gorge Therapy Centre at Jackfield, Telford.
Other dates are available outside of the scheduled dates.