Why you should study to become a Sports Massage Therapist… - Performance Training Academy

Why you should study to become a Sports Massage Therapist…

The fitness industry has definitely become more diverse over the last decade. It is no longer just about joining a gym and being given a generic programme. These days you are offered Personal Trainers, Kettlebell Classes, Outdoor Boot Camps, CrossFit Centres, Strength and Conditioning Gyms and so much more. The common trend that all these offer, and rightly so, is functional training. Individuals are being offered so much more variety and given more of a chance to train like an athlete.

This is great for the industry, great for fitness professionals and obviously great for the clients.

Though with individuals training at a higher intensity, does come with the occasional strain or injury to the body. This is common place, just take a look at some of the top athletes to see how often they will be on the treatment table having tight muscles worked on or injuries rehabilitated.

Wether you are an endurance athlete, cross fit participant, regular gym user or a regular sports player, I am sure at one time or another you will have utilised the service or advice of a physio, chiropractor or a sports massage therapist.

So therefore it seems only fitting that a fitness professional should be able to advise in injury rehabilitation and be able to offer sports massage sessions.

Not only does this qualification enhance a Personal Trainers skills and knowledge of the human body, it will also add an extra income whilst allowing you to stand out against other fitness professionals.

Our YMCA Awards accredited Diploma in Sports Massage  Therapy will teach you the necessary skills to work as a stand alone ‘Sports Massage Therapist’, or to combine your sports massage with ‘Personal Training’ to increase your income.

You will learn the following units:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and sports massage
  • Sports massage techniques
  • Assessing clients and treatment planning
  • Assisting tissue repair
  • Providing professional practice
  • Providing post-treatment care

Our course is delivered over six days and includes home study to back up what is taught in class and to practice the techniques. As with all our courses, ongoing post course guidance is always available.

Our Exeter facility, Barefoot Physio, even offers you the option to hire a treatment room on a ‘pay as you use’ basis. So as soon as you are qualified you will have everything you need to start offering this service.

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