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Sports Massage Therapy

Ixion Holdings Ltd
Course summary
3 months
2,225 GBP excl. VAT
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Professional Training
Sports Massage Therapy

Course description

Sports Massage Therapy (Diploma/blended)

Whether you are looking to embark upon a new career, or add a new skill to help you in an existing role in the health and fitness industry, the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy could be a great option.

The qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to provide sports massage therapy to clients including sports performers, athletes and individuals suffering from day to day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and fatigue.

The qualification is recognised by the Complementary and Natural Care Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT).

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements:

  • Whilst there are no other specific entry requirements an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) is involved and learners should have basic skills in
    communication pitched at level 3.
  • Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out.


  • Learners need to be 19+.

Who it's for:

The qualification has been designed for:

  • Individuals who wish to work and/or seek employment as a sports massage therapist.
  • Individuals considering a career in active leisure.
  • Individuals already working in the active leisure sector e.g. personal trainers wishing to enhance their career progression opportunities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Type: Diploma
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Awarding Body: VTCT

Training Course Content

During the qualification you will be expected to complete modules covering:

  • Anatomy and physiology required to be able to apply sports massage.
  • How to carry out a range of assessments.
  • How to collect information relating to the client’s current condition and status (including the identification of conditions that would be inappropriate for treatment by someone at this level of qualification).
  • How to distinguish between acute injury and soft tissue dysfunction.
  • How to recognise when to defer treatment or when to refer to a more qualified massage or healthcare professional.
  • How to select appropriate massage techniques for a range of clients.
  • How to apply sports massage techniques safely and effectively, understanding the potential effects.

Course delivery details

Delivery: Remote delivery, with gym-based learning and assessment sessions.

About provider

Ixion Holdings Ltd

Ixion are a national, not-for-profit, Ofsted 'Outstanding' training provider of learning and skills. Enabling full potential and equipping teams with the skills to be effective in their roles is what we do. Ixion deliver tailored training solutions to individuals and...

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Ixion Holdings Ltd

Halford House, 2nd Floor, Coval Lane
CM1 2RH Chelmsford Essex

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