For individuals looking to improve upon their skills as fitness authorities, The Deep End Training Academy offers a course to earn an ITEC Level 3 (QQI Level 5) Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Course. This is an Ideal course for Personal Trainers and Fitness Professionals.
Successful completion of the course will give candidates the opportunity to offer a full treatment plan for soft tissue, muscular and nerve pain, and dysfunction to the client/patient on an individual basis. Candidates will be able to do this either as part of corporate business team, or within their own private practice, and will be able to provide Sports Massage Therapy as a professional.
It has been designed to provide learners with the requisite knowledge, understanding, and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non-injured) tissue.
Sports Massage applied skillfully is the most effective way of releasing muscular tension and preventing injury to the muscular-skeletal system, and is extremely rewarding to the practicing therapist.
Graduates from this course will have the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose acute/chronic pain and injury, and offer effective treatment to their patients.
The primary focus of this course, will be in assessment and hands-on skills, to successfully treat and be able to achieve a therapeutic outcome for the client/patient.
This course will cover all relevant areas of massage therapy, sports therapy, and manual techniques for acute/chronic pain.
These are just some of the modules that will be covered in the course:
• Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage.
• Principles of Health & Fitness
• Professional Practice in Sports Massage
• Understand the Principles of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
• Sports Massage Treatments
Included in the above are:
• The Skeletal System
• The Muscular System
• The Blood and Circulatory System
• The Respiratory System
• The Nervous System/ Nerve mobilization
• Sports Massage Techniques
• Postural Assessment and muscle/joint/and neural testing.
• Soft Tissue Release techniques
ITEC qualifications are recognised worldwide as the syllabus, theoretical testing and practical assessment is always the same which ensures consistent standards and are recognised within the fitness industry in the U.K. and further afield.