Is Sports Massage Therapist The Career For You?

sportsmassage5This career is perfect for those who want to purse or further a career in sports massage; you need to be at least 16 or over to do this course and have to be psychically fit enough as this is physical activity. This means providing sports massage therapy to a wide range of clients such as inclusive sports performers, athletes and individuals suffering from day to day problems. This qualification will be recognised by the general council for massage therapies (GCMT).

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, although communication will be involved so you needs to have at least some basic skills in communication. This is also suitable for those who are considering a career in active leisure or those already working in active leisure but want to enhance their career progression opportunities. This qualification will enable learners to work as a sports massage therapist in a wide variety of organisations; such as fitness facilities and rehabilitation clinics.  The sports massage course in Manchester is available to those who want to start a career in the fitness sector or already have one in this area. Sports massage can help to relieve stress and helps clients recover, both between training sessions and post injury. If you already work as a personal trainer or fitness coach adding this to your set of skills means that you won’t have to refer clients to other people.

This course is delivered over 6 days and then an additional day for the assessment. Over these six days you will cover anatomy and physiology, how to assess clients and how to deal with different injuries and strains; as well as much more. Their course is very practical as they believe you can only learn so much from a book and that the best way to learn is to do. All of their tutors have a lot of experience working with the NHS, professional clients and even at the Rugby World Cup with professional sports teams. This course is available in Manchester and Cardiff.

The benefits of sports massage is that it can improve muscle and skin tone, relives aches and provides an increased ability to get rid of body toxins. Clients could include those recovering from sickness, adults who want to manage stress better or people who want to be able to relax more. There are other types of massage you could specialise in as well such as body massage and Indian head massage. Most massage therapists are self employed and work their own hours although this tends to be evenings and weekends, as its when clients are free. You could earn anywhere from £25 to £60, although this isn’t a set amount it could easily be more or less, an hour as well as tips and possibly commission if they sell beauty products for a company.

When you enter this course it could help you if you have a GCSE in human biology or human biology, or if you have a certificate in anatomy and physiology; although you don’t need any of these. For more information please visit FLM Training today.