1 Day Introductory Courses to
Sports Massage - Levels 3 and 4

 

Not sure whether sports massage therapy is for you, or continuing on to Level 4? Find out more about training to become a sports massage therapist and book onto our 1 day introduction to sports massage course, or Level 4 Taster Day.

 

 

Many of our students enrol straight away onto either our level 3 sports massage course, or from here to our Level 4 Sports Massage Course, but there are often many questions you may want answered before you enrol. Many of your questions may be answered on our respective course webpages about starting or continuing your sports therapy journey, but if you want to experience more about each course, why not join our 1 Day Introduction to (Level 3) Sports Massage Course, or our Level 4 Sports Massage Taster Day ?
 

1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage


Why not try out our courses by attending this 1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage? We will guide you through the key concepts behind sports massage and provide you with  some basic hands-on skills..

  • Sports massage explained
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Course structure and requirements
  • History taking and communication
  • Anatomical language
  • Joints and actions
  • Bony prominences and palpation
  • Sports Massage - some basic techniques


 
Registration 9.30 am – course close at 5.00pm.

You will also receive a Certificate of Attendance by Sports Therapy UK.
 

Course Dates

2018 

  • Friday  May 18   
  • Friday  Jun 15   

 
Course Fee


£85.00 including VAT - this includes course notes and light refreshments.
 

Course Progression

 
The 1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage is the first day of the level 3 sports massage course. If you choose to enrol on the full course within 6 months, you will be credited £85 against your course fee. You may continue your training on the next available course or return at a later date and attend day 1 again at the start of another course.
 

Ready to Enrol?

 
Please click below and complete the online booking form. Once we receive your application and payment, we will reply within 2 working days to confirm your place and provide you with course instructions and guidance notes.

 
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Level 4 Sports Massage Taster Day

 

If you are studying for or already completed your Level 3 Sports Massage course and are not sure whether to stop there, or take the next step, this one-day course is just for you. We will give you as much insight to our Level 4 course content as we can get into one day, and provide you with plenty of opportunity to listen, practise, and ask questions.

 

And if you decide not to take the next big step, you will leave with some more knowledge and skills to enhance those you have already acquired at Level 3.

 

Talk: Course Structure & Content – preview and discussion.
 
  • All methods of client assessment
  • All advanced techniques
  • Course Aims
  • Exams, assignments and course criteria
   
Talk:  Structure and Function of The Spine
   
Practical: Client Assessment – Static Observations
   
  • Posture types
  • Spinal alignment
  • Anterior / posterior tilt and effects
  • Lower X Syndrome
   
Talk:       Combined Muscle Actions and Firing Patterns
   
Practical:          Client Assessment – Dynamic Observations
 
  • Gait
  • Movement patterns
  • Sit & Reach
  • Back mobility
  • Firing Patterns
   
Practical: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation & Post Isometric Relaxation
  Theory and Practical Applications
   

Talk:

Client assessments, analysis and findings
   

Talk:

Questions, Answers and Feedback

     

Course Duration:

Our Level 4 course includes 16 days of practical training over either 8 weekends, or 4 x four-day modules - see L4 Course for full details.


Awards


Upon successful completion you will receive both the:

  • VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage Award
  • Sports Therapy UK Diploma in the Science and Application of Advanced Manual Therapy

  

Course Dates

 

  • Monday 30th April 2018

 
Course Fee


£85.00 inc' VAT - this includes course notes and light refreshments.
£25.00 for Sports Therapy UK Level 3 Attendees

Ready to Enrol?

 
Please click below and complete the online booking form. Once we receive your application and payment, we will reply within 2 working days to confirm your place and provide you with course instructions and guidance notes.

 
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Levels of Training

 
There are three levels of nationally recognised awards in soft tissue therapy. Completing your level 3 sports massage course will allow you to work on uninjured tissue so you will be able to help prevent injury and enhance performance. You will learn about professionalism, ethics, insurance, anatomy and physiology, palpation, massage techniques, their effects and how to adapt these for a range of client types, and in different situations such as clinical, pre and post competition.
 
You must complete level 3 before moving to your level 4 sports massage course, when you will study more about the effects of trauma and overuse on soft tissues, a broader range of assessment techniques, client analysis, plus more advanced manual therapy techniques designed to further enhance physical wellbeing, and encourage recovery from injury.
 
At level 5, you will expand your range of skills and knowledge still further to become a more diverse and accomplished practitioner. You will learn more about injuries, specialised client assessments such as gait analysis, treatment planning and rehabilitation.
 
 

Recognised Qualifications

 
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Ofqual is an independent body reporting directly to parliament.

In October 2015, Ofqual officially launched the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

"The framework should help people understand all the qualifications we regulate, general and vocational in England, and vocational in Northern Ireland, and how they relate to each other. Its intention is to improve consistency around how awarding organisations describe the size and challenge, or demand, of the qualifications they offer." Ofqual
 
You should choose a course that carries a nationally regulated qualification on the RQF. This will mean your training will culminate in gaining a qualification by one of several awarding organisations such as the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT).

Make sure you choose the right provider as there are a number of available sports massage courses that claim to be registered level 4, or level 5 qualifications – if you see the word ‘endorsed’ this is not the same as the course being regulated. Be sure to check the status of these before registering.

We can guarantee the regulated status of ALL our qualifications and the significant currency that these carry across Europe.
 

Professional Organisations

 
The Sports Massage Association are the recognised membership body for this form of manual therapy in the UK. They provide a range of benefits and protect the interests of their members who may become eligible to join at varying levels depending on qualifications and experience.
 

What Makes a Good Quality Course?

 
All worthwhile course will comprise both extensive theory and a range of practical skills. Training will take place over an extended period for good reason as there is much to learn and the manual skills you are taught will take time to develop.
 

Our Courses

 
We constantly strive to provide high standards of training. Our flexible training options, recognised awards, experienced tutors and long-term reputation appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds - check out our video above to hear some of our student stories. We look forward to supporting you and helping you achieve your aspirations.
 

Our Training Venue

 
We have 2 lecture rooms and 2 treatment clinics at our training venue, BeActive Clinic in the centre of Hertford, Hertfordshire. This pretty town has excellent transport links and local amenities making your stay on our courses that much more enjoyable. To find out more about our location, click here.
 

Our Guarantee

 
We offer a 'no quibble' course guarantee, giving you the comfort of knowing that if you're not happy you can get a refund and avoid wasting your time, effort and money on a course that's not right for you - please see our level 3 sports massage course page for further details.
 
Our guarantee applies to full courses only and does not apply to the introductory day below.
 

Ready to Enrol?

 
If you want to join our 1 Day Introduction to Sports Massage Course please click below and complete the online booking form. Once we receive your application and payment, we will reply within 2 working days to confirm your place and provide you with course instructions and guidance notes.

Book Online

 

Intro Day Dates

2018 

> Friday Jan 5 
> Friday Feb 16
> Friday Apr 6 
> Friday Jun 15 


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Intro Day Fee

 

> £85


Course Location

 

 

We run our courses from the BeActive Clinic in Hertford, near London. Easy access by car and train and only 20 miles from both Luton and Stansted airports.

 

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Intro Day Dates

 

> Friday Jan 5 

> Friday Feb 16

> Friday Apr 6

> Friday Jun 15


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Course Location

 

 

We run our courses from the BeActive Clinic in Hertford, near London. Easy access by car and train and only 20 miles from both Luton and Stansted airports.

 

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