Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage
Dates : Thursday Evenings - Dates to be confirmed - however we are hoping to run this course from February 2021 - Please message us if you are interested.
Pre - requirements: Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
Building on knowledge gained from the Level 3 qualification and hopefully your own experience working as a Sports Therapist, this course aims to qualify you in a further range of massage techniques to include connective tissue, soft tissue release, corrective frictions, trigger points and muscle energy techniques.
You will develop your subjective and objective assessment skills to include clinical reasoning and the use of special and functional muscle tests. You will be able to give advice on treatment modalities used to support soft tissue repair at each stage of injury. In addition you will explore a wide range of pathophysiology and acquire a deeper knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the practical application of the newly acquired objective tests.
At this college your tutor will also give you additional training in advanced massage techniques such as myofascial techniques , - which is usually reserved for level 5 Sports.
There a number of professional associations that offer membership to qualified sports massage therapists. Individual associations often have their own membership entry requirements - but advice on this will be given by the tutor - Hannah Freimanis - on this course. However, you are strongly advised to obtain and maintain your first aid training.
Usual Class size is 6 students
Booking well in advance is advised. Please complete the Registration Form - (click on button) and send in to the college with your deposit to reserve your place.
Fees: £850 including VTCT fee
Deposit: £250 (Payments by instalments for the balance are available for this course)
Level 4 Testimonial
Having previously studied Indian Head Massage, and Level 3 Sports Massage at Alliance, I found that I had a solid basis to begin practising as a part time therapist myself. I decided to enrol on the Level 4 Sports Massage qualification, as I really wanted to add to my skills, and acquire further knowledge, in order to enhance my therapy techniques. The Level 4 course equipped me many new skills and techniques, enabling me to provide and advanced massage to my clients. The course tutor Hannah is skilled and knowledgeable, and it was a really positive experience to be taught by a practising therapist, who is so passionate about her subject area. Hannah always takes time to ensure all students are supported in a nurturing environment, and genuinely wants them to succeed. Studying with Alliance has been a real journey for me, where I have gained confidence in my own abilities, and have now taken the steps to becoming a full time self-employed therapist.
Annmarie J Brown