How To Become A Sports Massage Therapist

How To Become A Sports Massage Therapist

Published in Fitness
on 28/06/2018 by Gary Wiswell

How To Become A Sports Massage Therapist

If you are interested, We hope this short article will point you in the right direction to begin your new career as a Sports Massage Therapist!

Are you curious about how to become a Sports Massage Therapist but are unclear where to start? Then read on as we point you in the right direction of becoming a sports massage therapist. 

You obviously have a passion for sports and a desire to learn more about the human body and how to help fix those aches and pains to get people back on the road to recovery.

The first step in becoming a sports massage therapist is that you’ll need to get qualified. You can’t practice as a Sports Massage Therapist or get insurance if you don’t hold an approved certification.


The Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy will provide you with a combination of knowledge and skills to be recognised as a qualified sports massage therapist and allow you to provide sports massage therapy services to a wide range of clients, inclusive of sports performers, athletes and individuals suffering from day to day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and fatigue.


Once you’ve successfully completed the courses it will provide you with a licence to practice as a sports massage therapist enabling you to access the massage register regulated by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The qualification is designed to offer entry to employment and progression in employment; however, once you’re qualified at Level 3 this would then enable you to enrol on the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy to further your knowledge and skills.


 Are you already a Personal Trainer? A large number of our students who have completed a Personal Training Course with us carry on their training to become Massage qualified so they can offer their clients TWO services, which keeps them ahead of the pack in a competitive industry!


The qualification is recognised and supported by the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and General Counsel for Massage Therapies (GCMT) allowing you to gain Insurance to practice which is a vital step for becoming a sports massage therapist.


Another question to ask when it comes to how you can become a sports massage therapist is what equipment will you need? You’ll obviously need to purchase a massage table, but you’ll need to consider what sort. Will you be mobile? If so you won’t want to be purchasing a heavy cumbersome table and likewise, if you intend to be based in one facility you’ll want to invest in a sturdy fixed table. Towels, oils, creams and lotions can be bought in a variety of sizes and don’t forget the hypoallergenic and organic products for your sensitive clients. Our friendly tutors will advise you on what to purchase and where to get the best deals, the best part is you don’t need to purchase anything on one of our courses as everything is provided for you.

Obviously, we’ve only covered the basics here and there’s a lot more to consider as you start out on your new career, but we cover everything you need to know on the Sports Massage Course.

To find out more about the course and how it can help you, get in contact with one of our friendly teams today.

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