Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma (ITEC)

Train to be a Sports Massage Therapist


Do your clients have injuries and pain and you’re unsure of how to help them?
Are your clients asking you questions you don’t know how to answer?
Are you ready to 
take your skills to the next level?

Yes? Then you’re in the right place. 

On our Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma course you’ll get both the assessment tools and practical skills to help your clients with their pain and injuries.

This course is for you whether your clients are sporty or not, and your skills and knowledge will develop incrementally as you progress through the three levels.

The Level 3 massage diploma course enables you to do pre-event, post-event, and maintenance massage. For example, massaging before or after a marathon, a football match, gym session or any other event. Level 3 also includes deep tissue massage, Postural Assessment, use of cryotherapy and thermotherapy, palpation, training and fitness principles, and more. With Level 3 you can work on non-pathological tissue and it provides the grounding for the next two levels.

The Level 4 and 5 massage course 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. For example, RSI from typing, arthritis, etc.) 


Why do this course?

  • You’ll get a high level of training from expert tutors
  • When you qualify you’ll be able upgrade your insurance to practise sports massage as a professional
  • You’ll benefit from a low student/tutor ratio
  • You get access to our Members Area where you’ll find videos, templates and info to help you learn
  • You’ll learn how to use your body mechanics to provide longevity in massage practice
  • You’ll get a high level of support with your learning
  • You’ll learn in a relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere
  • Our students often say that the group is like a family
  • You’ll learn how to tailor your massage treatments to suit the client’s specific needs
  • You’ll get a comprehensive course manual
  • We provide massage tables, couch roll, bolsters, trolley and oils to use in class
  • Learn massage in London
  • Our venues are very close to tube and train stations




Check out what you’ll learn


Level 3:

  • Pre-event massage
  • Post-event massage
  • Inter-event massage
  • Maintenance massage
  • Connective tissue massage
  • Sports and deep tissue massage
  • Postural Assessment
  • Palpation
  • Cryotherapy and thermotherapy
  • Treatment protocols
  • Consultations
  • Red and yellow flags
  • Intro to pathologies
  • Intro to biomechanics
  • Training and fitness principles


Level 4/5:

  • Assessment and treatment of injuries
  • Massage techniques and their applications
  • Stretching techniques and their applications
  • Active range of movement tests (AROM)
  • Passive range of movement tests (PROM)
  • Active resisted muscle tests (ARMT)
  • Muscle length tests. E.g. for hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, piriformis, tensor fascia latae
  • Orthopaedic tests. E.g. Phalen/Reversed Phalen tests for carpal tunnel syndrome, Valgus Stress test for MCL injury, Neer test for shoulder impingement
  • The gait cycle and implications
  • Maintenance massage as prevention/rehabilitation
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Strain Counter Strain
  • Positional Release
  • Neuro-Muscular Techniques (NMT)
  • Trigger points
  • Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Passive joint mobilisations
  • Pathology of musculoskeletal conditions. For example, sciatic, shin splints, tennis elbow, RSI
  • Consultations, assessments and planning treatments
  • Aftercare and homework advice
  • Rehabilitation tools and exercises
  • Clinic sessions with injured clients


Who accredits our Sports Massage Diploma course?

You can be safe in the knowledge that all of our diploma courses are professional, registered and accredited with recognised and reputable exam boards. This course is accredited by ITEC (International Therapies Examination Council) at Levels 3, 4 and 5.



Who are the teachers?

Meet us: Doreen Uzice and Alan Rowe. Together we have bucket loads of experience in both sports massage and teaching. We love to make learning clear and easy for you. Check out student testimonials towards the bottom of this page and also here.







How long is the course?

The Level 3/4/5 course is 18 days over 9 months and takes place at weekends.
It’s possible to do the Level 3 course as a standalone and that’s four days.
If you’re new to massage check out our Holistic Massage Diploma first.






Ready to enrol on the course?

Click on the buttons on the right side of the page on computer or at the bottom of the page on mobile.
If you’d like to ask any questions or to visit the school contact us.


What else?

  • Instalment plans are available to help you with the course fee
  • We let you know about massage work opportunities that are sent to us by clinics, spas and massage agencies looking for massage therapists
  • After you qualify we’re still happy to answer any questions that come up when you’re working as a Sports Massage Therapist
  • We offer CPD workshops and other Diploma courses to help you further develop your skills
  • You can find answers to other questions on our FAQ page

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.

Steve Swords


Levels 3/4/5


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Investment: £2200
Including £400 enrolment fee

Venue: TBC

Note: Combined Levels 3, 4 and 5 Course. Exam fees for Level 4 and 5 not included.
The course is a blend of in person and online (live with a tutor) training.



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Investment: £735
Including £400 enrolment fee
Including exam fee

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Note: Must hold a Diploma in Massage 

Levels 4/5


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Exam date: TBC
Investment: £1695

Including £400 enrolment fee

Venue: TBC

Note: Must hold Level 3 certificate. Exam fees for Level 4 and 5 not included.
The course is a blend of in person and online (live with a tutor) training.



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Investment: £600
Including £400 enrolment fee

Venue: TBC

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