Gentle Touch

Therapy Training College

Gentle Touch

Sports Massage – 4-days – £450



Sports massage has a number of benefits including preventing injury, restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue, boosting performance, maintaining the body in overall better condition and extending the life of your athletic career.

The first day of this 3-day course covers massage techniques for Pre-Sport and Post-Sport Massage, equivalent to warming-up and cooling-down muscles all sportspeople need to get the best performance possible.

This includes:

Core Manual

    • Health & Safety
    • Hygiene and Sanitation
    • Personal Appearance
    • Professionalism
    • Personal Safety
    • Consultation
    • Insurance
  • Introduction to Sports Massage
  • Benefits of Sports Massage
  • Consultation
  • Contraindications
  • Consultation form
  • Contra-actions  /Aftercare advice
  • Planning for a Sports Massage
  • The Sports Massage Techniques
  • Oils for Massage
  • The Sports Massage Routines for:
    • Pre-event
    • Post-event
    • Training/maintenance
  • Sports Injuries

The 2nd and 3rd days of this course in Sports Massage concentrates on specific muscle groups and covers the Sports Massage routines to assist with:

    • Iliotibial band syndrome
    • Hamstrings
    • Calf Strain
    • Achilles Tendon
    • Buttocks
    • Upper Back and neck
    • Lower Back
    • Arms

The 4th day is your assessment day, after your have completed your case studies.

Pre-Requisite:  There is a pre-requisite of Swedish Massage course, or similar full-body Massage, prior to taking this course.   A qualification in Anatomy & Physiology is also required.  If you do not have these yet, please see our Sports Massage Package under “Specialist Course Packages”. 

Attendance:      3 days  + assessment day

Case studies:    20 treatments,  to be done outside the classroom

Assessment: Students have 6 months from initial training date to complete case studies and assessment otherwise you must repeat Day 2 at further cost.

Accreditation: Complementary Medical Association, IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine), IOATh

Insurance:  Towergate, Balens, Westminster Indemnity

CPD points:   38

What is included:

  • Training manual.
  • Fully qualified tutor for the practical training.
  • An accredited certificate on successful completion of the course.

To Book: Contact us to arrange your dates, then pay the Booking Fee of £110 via this website.   The balance of £340 is payable to your course tutor, no less than 10 days before the course starts.

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