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Sports Massage

This Course At A Glance

  • The ideal way to build a foundation knowledge of sports massage
  • Boost your confidence ahead of higher-level training
  • Understand the benefits of sports massage and how to massage different areas of the body
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About The Sports Massage Certificate

With sports participation rates at an all-time high in the UK, and more people engaging in physical activity, there’s a growing need for injury prevention and rehabilitation services. Sports massage therapists play a crucial role in keeping individuals and athletes performing at their best and recovering from injuries. As the benefits of sports massage become increasingly realised, it’s a great time to make a move into this in-demand career.

If you want to become a sports massage therapist, then our sports massage home learning course is the perfect way to get started. The material is spread across 10 online modules, each covering a different area of sports massage. Throughout these modules, you’ll explore everything from basic massage techniques to the best methods of treating specific body parts and sports injury massage.

Who Should Study This Course?

This course is aimed at individuals with an interest in training to become sports massage therapists. It can be studied alongside your current career, and if you’re an already qualified massage therapist, the course material has also been designed to help you channel your previous massage experience into a sports setting.

What Happens After The Course?

Please note that this is a knowledge-based course, so it will not qualify you as a sports massage therapist. It is intended as the ideal introduction to this area of massage, so you can make an educated decision as to whether this career path is the right one for you.

To work as a sports massage therapist, you will need to complete a qualification that includes practical training to hone your skills and have your assessments signed off by an expert in this field. This enables you to secure the insurance you need to work professionally. These qualifications are typically either a sports massage degree at university or a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage.

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Module 1: Introduction - Basic Massage Techniques

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe Petrissage briefly
  • Define your understanding of Tapotement including Hacking
  • Summarise your interpretation of fibrositis
  • Identify superficial kneading massage and explain why the body should be covered for a period after massage treatment

Module 2: Specific Movement for Massage

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss what Cross Fibre massage is mainly effective on
  • Describe how you would interpret Compression massage
  • Summarise muscle stripping and its benefits
  • Analyse mechanical massage showing the important advantages

Module 3: Contra-Indications to Massage

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • List the contra-indications to sports massage
  • Discuss six instances when you would refer an injury for medical opinion and explain why
  • Summarise why is it important to warm up before exercise and outline two effects warm up has on the body
  • Define the benefits of ice treatment

Module 4: Sports Injury Massage

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the six rules for pre-sport massage
  • Explain the benefits of post sport massage and give four of the rules        
  • Analyse what massage treatment you would use on a patient with Plantar Fasciitis
  • Discuss what treatment would be beneficial to a sufferer of Tendonitis

Module 5: Massage of the Knee

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Define symptoms and treatment of the following conditions:
    • Medial Ligament Strain
    • Cartilage Problems
    • Patella Tendonitis
    • Iliotibial Tract Pain
  • Evaluate Osgood Schlatters condition in brief

Module 6: Massage of the Leg

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the procedure used when giving massage to the entire leg
  • Identify the anterior and posterior muscles of the lower leg         
  • Summarise the hamstring muscles, where they are found, their functions and how you would treat them in case of an injury, with massage

Module 7: Massage of the Arm, Elbow and Wrist

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the biceps muscle and show how they are inserted into the radius and ulna
  • Summarise Carpal Tunnel Syndrome describing what it is and how it can be treated
  • Judge how injuries can occur to the Triceps muscles giving recommended treatment

Module 8: Massage of the Neck and Shoulders

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss procedures you would follow before starting any work around the neck area
  • Analyse the two main muscles of the neck           
  • Explain the function of the Scalenus Muscle and indicate where it is found

Module 9: Massage of the Back and Buttocks Area

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe which other part of the body should be treated alongside lower back problems and give reasons
  • List the five conditions to referral including instances other than muscular problems
  • Analyse poor posture and give three treatments for deeper chronic injuries to a muscle
  • Discuss Trigger Points

Module 10: Massage of the Chest and Abdomen

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the pectoral muscles are treated by the massage therapist
  • Introduce the diaphragm and its importance in respiration           
  • Identify how you as a massage therapist would work on the diaphragm of a client
  • Define how you would advertise your business

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

 

Entry Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

 

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Sports Massage.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Career

By the end of this course, you will have a broad understanding of sports massage theory. If you enjoyed studying, you may decide to progress to university-level education or complete a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. Many of our students choose to study sports science or physiotherapy at university and go on to gain professional accreditation.

If you want to find work right away, your newly acquired knowledge and enthusiasm for this career path could help you secure entry-level roles in environments related to sports massage. This could be working as a gym or leisure centre receptionist, or customer service roles in a sports therapy clinic, all of which would provide you with valuable experience.

If you already have a job as a masseuse, the skills you gain in this course can help to develop your career by broadening your service offering.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June

Sports Massage

This Course At A Glance

  • The ideal way to build a foundation knowledge of sports massage
  • Boost your confidence ahead of higher-level training
  • Understand the benefits of sports massage and how to massage different areas of the body
  • Perfect your skills from home
  • Complete the course online
  • No experience required

About The Sports Massage Certificate

With sports participation rates at an all-time high in the UK, and more people engaging in physical activity, there’s a growing need for injury prevention and rehabilitation services. Sports massage therapists play a crucial role in keeping individuals and athletes performing at their best and recovering from injuries. As the benefits of sports massage become increasingly realised, it’s a great time to make a move into this in-demand career.

If you want to become a sports massage therapist, then our sports massage home learning course is the perfect way to get started. The material is spread across 10 online modules, each covering a different area of sports massage. Throughout these modules, you’ll explore everything from basic massage techniques to the best methods of treating specific body parts and sports injury massage.

Who Should Study This Course?

This course is aimed at individuals with an interest in training to become sports massage therapists. It can be studied alongside your current career, and if you’re an already qualified massage therapist, the course material has also been designed to help you channel your previous massage experience into a sports setting.

What Happens After The Course?

Please note that this is a knowledge-based course, so it will not qualify you as a sports massage therapist. It is intended as the ideal introduction to this area of massage, so you can make an educated decision as to whether this career path is the right one for you.

To work as a sports massage therapist, you will need to complete a qualification that includes practical training to hone your skills and have your assessments signed off by an expert in this field. This enables you to secure the insurance you need to work professionally. These qualifications are typically either a sports massage degree at university or a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage.

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Module 1: Introduction - Basic Massage Techniques

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe Petrissage briefly
  • Define your understanding of Tapotement including Hacking
  • Summarise your interpretation of fibrositis
  • Identify superficial kneading massage and explain why the body should be covered for a period after massage treatment

Module 2: Specific Movement for Massage

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss what Cross Fibre massage is mainly effective on
  • Describe how you would interpret Compression massage
  • Summarise muscle stripping and its benefits
  • Analyse mechanical massage showing the important advantages

Module 3: Contra-Indications to Massage

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • List the contra-indications to sports massage
  • Discuss six instances when you would refer an injury for medical opinion and explain why
  • Summarise why is it important to warm up before exercise and outline two effects warm up has on the body
  • Define the benefits of ice treatment

Module 4: Sports Injury Massage

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the six rules for pre-sport massage
  • Explain the benefits of post sport massage and give four of the rules        
  • Analyse what massage treatment you would use on a patient with Plantar Fasciitis
  • Discuss what treatment would be beneficial to a sufferer of Tendonitis

Module 5: Massage of the Knee

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Define symptoms and treatment of the following conditions:
    • Medial Ligament Strain
    • Cartilage Problems
    • Patella Tendonitis
    • Iliotibial Tract Pain
  • Evaluate Osgood Schlatters condition in brief

Module 6: Massage of the Leg

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the procedure used when giving massage to the entire leg
  • Identify the anterior and posterior muscles of the lower leg         
  • Summarise the hamstring muscles, where they are found, their functions and how you would treat them in case of an injury, with massage

Module 7: Massage of the Arm, Elbow and Wrist

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the biceps muscle and show how they are inserted into the radius and ulna
  • Summarise Carpal Tunnel Syndrome describing what it is and how it can be treated
  • Judge how injuries can occur to the Triceps muscles giving recommended treatment

Module 8: Massage of the Neck and Shoulders

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss procedures you would follow before starting any work around the neck area
  • Analyse the two main muscles of the neck           
  • Explain the function of the Scalenus Muscle and indicate where it is found

Module 9: Massage of the Back and Buttocks Area

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe which other part of the body should be treated alongside lower back problems and give reasons
  • List the five conditions to referral including instances other than muscular problems
  • Analyse poor posture and give three treatments for deeper chronic injuries to a muscle
  • Discuss Trigger Points

Module 10: Massage of the Chest and Abdomen

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the pectoral muscles are treated by the massage therapist
  • Introduce the diaphragm and its importance in respiration           
  • Identify how you as a massage therapist would work on the diaphragm of a client
  • Define how you would advertise your business

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

 

Entry Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Sports Massage.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Career

By the end of this course, you will have a broad understanding of sports massage theory. If you enjoyed studying, you may decide to progress to university-level education or complete a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. Many of our students choose to study sports science or physiotherapy at university and go on to gain professional accreditation.

If you want to find work right away, your newly acquired knowledge and enthusiasm for this career path could help you secure entry-level roles in environments related to sports massage. This could be working as a gym or leisure centre receptionist, or customer service roles in a sports therapy clinic, all of which would provide you with valuable experience.

If you already have a job as a masseuse, the skills you gain in this course can help to develop your career by broadening your service offering.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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