Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma

The course leads to a practitioner’s qualification that will enable you to practice professionally as a Sports Massage Therapist. Your skills will develop incrementally as you progress through the Levels. The Level 3 course will enable you to do pre-event, post-event, and maintenance massage. (E.g. massaging before or after an athletics meeting or marathon; before or after a football event or dance training.) It also includes deep tissue massage, postural assessment, use of ice/heat, palpation, training principles and physiological implications, soft tissue dysfunction, soft tissue injuries.

With Level 3 you can work on non-pathological tissue and it provides the grounding for sthe next two levels.

Level 4 and 5 enables you to work on pathological tissue (injuries) and trains you in more advanced techniques. You’ll learn how to both assess and treat injuries. The injuries can be brought about through sport or other pathologies unrelated to sports (e.g. RSI from typing, arthritis, etc.) Here’s some of what you’ll learn: range of movement tests (active, passive, active resisted muscle testing), orthopaedic test (e.g. McMurray’s test for meniscal tears, Thomas test for short/tight hip flexors, etc.), NMT (Neuro-Muscular Technique), Jones Strain and Counter strain, STR (Soft Tissue Release), MET (Muscle Energy Techniques), Positional Release, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Faciliation (PNF), rehabilitation tools and exercises, and more – including other Deep tissue techniques.

Accredited by the International Therapies Examination Council (ITEC) – Levels 3, 4, 5

What you’ll learn on this course?

  • Specific Sports and Remedial massage techniques and their application: Treatment of injury; Pre-event, during/between event, post event; Corrective, preventative conditioning massages, Cross fibre friction; Lymphatic Drainage; Neuro-Muscular Technique (NMT); Strain and Counter strain.
  • Specific stretching techniques: Soft Tissue Release (STR); Connective Tissue Massage (CTM); Muscle Energy Technique (MET) including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Myofascial Release.
  • The theory and application of massage pre and post event.
  • Sports Massage related to maintenance between events, as a preventative measure, as part of rehabilitation.
  • Passive joint mobilisations.
  • Postural assessment.
  • Specific orthopaedic tests; e.g. McMurray’s test for meniscal tear, Apley’s distraction test.
  • Principles to define bone, muscle, tendon, or ligament injury.
  • Pathology of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions e.g. sciatica, shin splints, tennis elbow, RSI. Over 40 pathologies will be covered.
  • Consultations, assessment and planning treatments.
  • Red and Yellow Flags
  • Rehabilitation tools & Exercises
  • Clinic day

How long is the course?

If you have a qualificaition in Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, the course is 18 days over 9 months and takes place at weekends. If you’re new to massage check out this page as the Diploma in Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology is the first one to do: Diploma in Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Who is the course for?

  • You’re a massage therapist who wants to expand your skills and broaden your knowledge and understanding of how to help with musculoskeletal disorders, postural issues and a range of pathologies
  •  You’re a massage therapist who wants to work with a wide variety of clients, including those who participate in sport
  •  You’re a massage therapist who works with clients who have injuries and you’re unsure how to help them
  •  You’re a massage therapist who wants to increase your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and have a deeper understanding of the human body and the effects of your massage
  •  You’d like to give clients better advice
  •  You’re thinking of a career change.


What else?

  • Course fee includes exam fees for Level 3 
  •  There is an additional exam fee for Level 4 and 5
  • You’ll receive a high standard of tuition and excellent support and guidance from the tutors

“In-depth, precise, fun, energetic, fantastic ways of learning, and brilliant tutors. The Sports Massage course is all this and more. The course was jam-packed full of new techniques and methods of assessment and took my skill set to the next level. A must do”



19/20 January 2019
16/17 February

Investment: £635
Including £400 enrolment fee

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Studios
Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, NW1 3FE



19/20 January 2019
16/17 February
2/3 March
23/24 March
13/14 April
4/5 May
25/26 May
8 June
27 July
1 September
28 September

Investment: £2165
Including £400 enrolment fee

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre
Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, NW1 3FE

Note: Combined Levels 3, 4 and 5 Course. Exam fees for Level 4 and 5 not included.


27 July 2019
1 September
28 September

Investment: £600
Including £400 enrolment fee

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre
Regents’ Place, 201 Drummond Street, NW1 3FE

Note: LEVEL 5 (must already hold Levels 3 and 4) – Fees include exam fee.