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Massage Certificate & Sports Massage Diploma

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Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma

The diploma is specifically designed for those who are looking to
use massage professionally and aim to develop advanced Sports
and Remedial Massage techniques.
This course Accredited by the Sports Therapy Association and
the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Level 3 Massage Therapy Certificate

The certificate offers a detailed introduction to massage therapy which will enable you to provide a full-body therapeutic massage treatment, along with some basic sports massage techniques.



The Jury's Inn Hotel,
Flemming Way,

Easy access from the M4 via junction 15 and 16.
*Free parking is available.
Five minutes walk from the mainline train station, with direct
links from London, Reading, Bath, Bristol and more.

Course Prices:

Level 3 Sports Massage: £987.00
Level 4 Sports Massage: £987.00
Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma: £1,897.00

(Our 2018 combined Diploma is currently reduced by £200 and our
Level 4 course is currently reduced by £110)

Book Now with a £99 course deposit:
Secure your place on our upcoming course with a £99 course deposit.
The remaining balance can be paid in one go, or via interest free instalments.

Course Dates 2017

Level 3: 16th - 18th June & 21st - 23rd July (Fully booked)
Level 4 : 8th - 10th Sept & 6th - 8th Oct (Fully booked)
Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma = all long weekends as above (FB)

Course Dates 2018

Level 3: 5th - 10th February 2018
Level 4: 12th - 17th March 2018
Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma = both February & March dates.

Level 3: 18th - 20th May & 22nd - 24th June 2018
Level 4: 20th - 22nd July & 7th - 9th September 2018
Combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma = all May, June, July & September dates

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Teaching Methods

Courses are taught using a hands-on approach, therefore you will be providing massage therapy throughout the teaching days, whilst receiving ongoing input from the tutor.

You will work with different members of the group throughout the weeks to acquire experience massaging different body types and the different ways people hold muscle tension.
This will provide experience in adjusting the depth of massage to fit different needs.

Course Tutor

Taught by Dawn Morse BSc, PGCE, MSc who has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, is a qualified teacher, Sports Massage Therapists and Sports Scientist.

Dawn has been working within the field of Sports Massage Therapy and Sports Science for over fifteen years and has over nine years of experience as a Sports Science and Therapy Lecturer and Programme Leader for the University of Bath Sports Therapy Foundation Degree. Dawn has ran a Sports Massage Therapy Clinic for many years and now teaches on the the Open University Sports Science degree.


Massage Course Outline

The Sports Massage Therapy Diploma and Certificate is taught over a weekly format or over long weekends depending on the course dates selected.
Both course formats require independent reading and massage practise to be completed prior to training assessments. Pre- course reading is also required and will be sent out in good time prior to course start dates.

Due to the nature of massage therapy, a large proportion of the course is practical-based allowing you to gain as much hands-on practice and confidence as possible.

Level 3 Sports Massage Certificate

Techniques include:
  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Friction technique
  • Basic PNF stretching
  • Basic scapula release
  • Basic ITB release
  • Anatomy and Physiology for massage therapy.
Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma

Techniques include:
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Myofascial Release techniques
  • Neuro Muscular Techniques (NMT)
  • Trigger pointing
  • Positional release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Deep frictions
  • Theromodalities (Hot & Cold therapy)
  • PNF stretching
  • Introduction to Kinesiology taping
Other topics include:
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Injury process and considerations for treatment.
  • The consultation process
  • Postural assessment including examination and assessment for injury
  • Treatment design and management
  • Health and safety,
  • Code of conduct
Course prerequisites

Students are required to be 18 years or above to study both the Level 3 and Level 4 course.
Students should have a adequate level of English to be able to complete the written course assessments.
There are no other prerequisites to study the Level 3 only course or the combined Level 3 & 4 Diploma.
However students should be prepared to complete self study hours.

An accepted Level 3 sports massage or massage qualification is required to study the Level 4 only in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy and students should be 18 years or above.

Students should however, be prepared to complete self study hours.

Our Level 3, Level 4 and Combined Level 3 and 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma training courses, are accredited by both the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Therapy Association.

Course graduates can join either the FHT or the STA and gain insurance to practise, via the FHT , STA or directly with Balens.

Book Now with a £99 course deposit and the outstanding balance can be paid via interest free instalments
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