***Please note, this blog is dated 15th September 2017; The Training Room no longer offer the Sports Massage course***
Sports massage therapy is a fast-emerging profession, with the benefits of sports massage receiving continued recognition in the health and fitness industry. The benefits of this therapeutic treatment for professional athletes and novices alike is phenomenal, and more people look to Sports Massage Therapists to alleviate pain and enable greater sporting performance. These benefits are not just being noted by professionals, but also by those who engage in regular physical activity as part of their fitness program.
If you’re passionate about health and fitness, and are motivated by supporting people on their fitness journey, you might be wondering how you can turn your interests into a viable career path. We’ve recently introduced our sports massage course to help you get level 3 qualified and achieve a career you’ll love.
We’ve carefully selected our course to provide you with a broad range of skills that will aid you in your career move, helping you to secure your role as a Sports Massage Therapist when you graduate. When you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll be qualified with an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage; this means you’ll be ready to start work in sports massage in no time!
Looking for a career that will bring you great earning potential? Look no further! As a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, you could expect average earnings of £35,000 a year* (which increases with experience), and as a private therapist in a clinic, you could achieve £25-£60 an hour!**As the majority of Sports Massage Therapists are self-employed, your pay fully depends on the number of clients you attract and retain – the harder you work, the greater your earning potential!
What benefits can Sports Massage Therapists bring?
When you’ve qualified as a Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, you’ll be equipped with the skills to start changing people’s lives. This may sound inflated, but sports massage holds so many benefits to so many people; from physiological to psychological benefits, sports massage has been known to greatly improve people’s health and wellbeing.
Here are our favourite*** top 5 benefits you can bring to your clients as a Sports Massage Therapist:
- Detoxing - encouraging blood flow through massage promotes the removal of waste and toxins, lowering heart rate and improving wellbeing
- Faster recovery – increased blood circulation from massage reduces muscle tension and leads to quicker recovery; this improves the range of motion too!
- Stay focussed – massage creates a sense of relaxation and lowers tension which helps maintain a focussed mind – perfect in the lead up to an important sporting event!
- Happy feeling – by increasing relaxation your parasympathetic nervous system is activated, this increases dopamine and serotonin levels which promotes a feeling of happiness
- Build muscle – massage promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the cell that converts nutrients into energy, which helps to increase muscle mass
Ready to start developing your sports massage skills?
As our Sports Massage course runs over a 6-week period, in our academies across the UK, you can be qualified and ready to get start working in a relatively short period of time. The course gives you a thorough understanding of all you need to perform as a successful Sports Masseur, so whether you’re new to the industry, or have previous experience, this course is the ideal addition to your knowledge-base.
The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy allows you to master the following:
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
The principles of health and fitness
The professional practice in sports massage
Sports specific massage techniques
Understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction
Soft tissue release
Manual lymphatic drainage
Sports massage treatments
The course boasts flexibility – you’ll attend 2 workshop days a week, with a recommended 16 hours of home study a week. This means you can complete the course part-time whilst working, if you choose to, so there’ll be no loss of earnings while you’re learning.
As standard, you’ll receive our dedicated career support to help you land that all important role when you graduate. We’ll get in touch soon after you join us to offer our support, from pinpointing your career goals, to helping you polish your CV to get you noticed, we’ll be there for up to 3 years from enrolling. Our leading corporate partnerships means we can put you in touch with big names in the industry, so whether you’re looking to work in a gym, health club, sports club, or freelance in your own sports massage clinic, we can help you get up and running as a Sports Massage Therapist!
We’re making it easier than ever to achieve an incredible career, in an industry you’re passionate about. Our loan options support you into taking the next step in your career, without being held back by financial constraints – take a look at our funding options for more information.
To learn more about developing your skills in sports massage, visit our course page, or get in touch with the team.
*figure obtained here and serve as a guide; actual earnings differ.
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