Sports Massage Practitioner Course

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What Will You Learn?

Take your massage therapy business further with the Sports Massage Practitioner Course. You’ll learn how sports massage differs from other massage types, the theories you need to be aware of, the techniques used, client expectations and how to align with them, and how to run an effective business within this subset of your profession.

You’ll start out with the basics - what a sports massage is, how it differs from other massage types and how it evolved into the practice it is today, before learning about sports massage’s subtypes and the purposes of individual techniques.

The effects of sports massage are not singular but can be broken down into three components: physiological, physical, and psychological. The course explains how sports massage benefits each area and details particular benefits to the body, both before and after a sports event.

The Sports Massage Practitioner Course guides you through the massage techniques used in this therapy, covering Myofascial Release (MFR) Technique, Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, and Tapotement, along with other massage techniques. You’ll learn how each works and the different methods used within each type.

With the Sports Massage Practitioner Course, you’ll be taken beyond the theories and techniques of the practice, as you learn how to take these skills and apply them in your own sports massage practice. You’ll discover what it takes to be successful in the industry, how to create an environment that is aligned with your clients’ goals and expectations, and the equipment you’ll need, both day-to-day and for specific treatment types.

You’ll learn about the professional principles that need to be put in place and adhered to, in order to run a business that demonstrates integrity, professionalism and competence - providing high-quality treatments to every client and encouraging customer retention.

Another important and often overlooked area that the Sports Massage Practitioner Course covers is the keeping of client records. As with any data, it is important to know what information is required to best serve client needs and how this data is to be treated. You’ll learn what information is to be collated and the legal requirements regarding the storage and disposal of business records.

Sports Massage Practitioner Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Sports Massage?
  • Part 2: How is Sports Massage Different From Other Massage Types?
  • Part 3: The Purpose of Sports Massage
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Different Types of Massages
  • Part 2: Different Types of Sports Massage
  • Part 3: Post-Event Sports Massage
  • Part 4: Restorative Sports Massage
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Physiological Effects of Massage
  • Part 2: Physical Effects and Benefits of Massage
  • Part 3: Psychological Effects of Massage
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Efficacy of a Pre-Event Sports Massage
  • Part 2: Efficacy of a Post-Event Sports Massage
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Story of a Satisfied Client
  • Part 2: Relaxation Response
  • Part 3: Mechanical Responses
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Video - Myofascial Release
  • Part 2: Video - Effleurage
  • Part 3: Video - Petrissage
  • Part 4: Video - Tapotement
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Useful Information
  • Part 2: The Equipment Needed
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Principles
  • Part 2: Personal and Clinical Standards
  • Part 3: Importance of Communication in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Importance of Record Keeping in Sports Massage
  • Part 2: Massage Strategy Plan
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Course Overview
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Sports Massage Practitioner Course is designed for practising massage therapists and massage business owners looking to upskill and add additional services to their current offering. The course is also useful for sportspersons and those already working in the sports industry who would like to broaden their skillset and gain more knowledge of the body and the benefits of sports massage.

Sports Massage Practitioner Course
Accreditations

The Sports Massage Practitioner Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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