This job is ideal for anyone who works/seeks employment as a sports massage therapist, those considering a job in fitness and leisure and those who already have a job in active leisure and want to gain more skills in this job. You can do this by taking a course and gaining a qualification for sports massage therapy. This course will be anywhere from 6 days to a few weeks long, depending on who you complete the course through, and then you have to add on the day or a few needed for completing the assessment. This type of course suitable for those who are looking to start a career in sports massage therapy or those wanting to further a career in massage therapy. You will be providing this skill to a selection of clients such as athletes and inclusive sports performers. If you then chose to do this job you would help to relieve people from aches and pains associated with muscle tension such as headaches and increase the ability to rid the body of toxins. Your clients would include individuals such as athletes, sports performers and those recovering from sickness. You would learn to treat those with injuries such as calf muscle strain, whiplash, shin splints and much more; you will be taught techniques like joint mobilisation and deep friction. Also for those based in Manchester, here’s an offer for sports massage courses in Manchester.
If you decide you want to have a job in sports massage therapy then it will help you to have a GCSE human biology or biology, or a certificate in anatomy and physiology. During your training you will study areas such as first aid, how to assess clients and post/pre event techniques; as well as much, much more. You could then go on to specialise in a specific branch of massage as well as sports, such as Indian head massage or body massage.
A fantastic training provider to complete a sports massage therapy course with would have to be FLM training. Their course is level 3 diploma in sports therapy and costs £1199. This course will supply learners with knowledge and skills to be recognised as a sports therapist. This qualification will be recognised by the complementary and natural core council. This course is only available for those aged 16+ years old. This will be a physical activity and learners will need to physical fit to complete this. The main topics you will cover in this time are anatomy and physiology, post event techniques, various methods and more. Sports massage can help relieve stress and help clients with recovery. If you’re already a personal trainer this will give you another skill to offer.
Most massage therapists are self employed so they choose their own hours, although these hours do tend to be evenings and weekends as clients appointments tend to be when they aren’t working and then or only available after work. There is no set wage for sports massage therapists as they can earn anywhere between £25 and £60 an hour as well as extra money like tips, this all depends on how much they charge and the amount of clients that they have. It will be helpful if you can drive if you go for this career as sometimes you will have to travel to client’s homes and take equipment so this will make it easier for you.
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