As rugby players, we know just how much pressure we put our muscles under during sport. At Gold Coast Breakers we’ve all spent time on the sports massage table getting much needed relief to our aching muscles. I was speaking to my massage therapist about how she got into the line of work and it was and interesting story. I asked her to write an article on the topic of sports massage courses and here is what she provided for me. I hope you like it.
Choosing your future career can be hard as something may not be as good as it seems. That’s why FLM training provide arrange of fantastic courses to help you get practical with what you want to do, this lets you make sure this is what you really want to do; they teach physical work as there’s only so much to learn from books.
At FLM training they offer a level 3 diploma in sports massage therapy course available to those aged 16 years old and over, there are no specific entry requirements but it will help you if you have basic people skills and if you have a GCSE in biology or human biology or a certificate in anatomy and physiology. To do this course it will cost you £1,199, it will last 6 days and then a day for completing the assessment.
In these 6 days you will learn about anatomy & physiology, post event techniques and a various methods for dealing with a variety of injuries; as well as much more. This course is extremely practical, so the best way for you to learn is for you to do it yourself. All of their tutors are well experienced in working with professional athletes and professional sports teams. This course is available in Manchester and Cardiff
Sports massage therapy is one of many different types of massage, two other popular ones being body massage and Indian head massage. This type of massage can improve muscle and skin tone, relieve aches associated with muscle tension and provide an increased ability to rid the body of toxins. Your clients would include people who are ill or recovering from sickness, those suffering from anxiety or depression and many others. This course will allow you to gain confidence when working with clients. You will learn how to treat sporting injuries like ankle sprains, collateral knee ligament sprains, lower back pain and much more.
This course was designed for those considering a career in active leisure or those who already work in active leisure and want to expand their skills. You will need to have good people skills and to be physically fit enough to complete the course and activity. Most sports massage therapists get to choose the hours they work but these still tend to be evenings and weekends as these are when their clients can make the sessions, they don’t earn a set wage as they chose an hourly wage and it depends on the amount of clients but on top of their wage can earn tips and commission; this wage can be around £25 an hour or more.
This qualification will allow learners to work as sports massage therapists in many organisations like spas, rehabilitation clinics and coaching facilities. Sports massage can help clients post injury, relieve stress and help those with repetitive strain injury. If you’re already a personal trainer then this will add to your skill set, which means you will get more business and won’t have to refer clients to other people.