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 your already working as a personal trainer or fitness instructor, adding this to your skills set means you will get more business as you have more to offer, and you want have to worry about referring your clients to somebody else. If you’re just starting as a massage therapist without going through personal training courses first, then you will probably be self employed which means you can choose your own hours, although this will depend on when your client is available so mostly weekends and nights as they’ll mostly work during the week. Your hourly wage isn’t a set amount it can be anywhere from £20 up or possibly a it less and you may gain tips or make commission of selling products which could help clients
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.
If you would like to do this course an amazing training provider would be FLM training, they provide a Level 3 Diploma in sports massage therapy, this course cost £1199, it includes 6 days of physical training and a day for completing the assessment. To do this course you need to be at least 16 years old. Performing sports massage is a physical activity so you need to be psychically fit enough to complete it. When doing this job you can work in a variety of organisations such as rehabilitation clinics, sporting organisations and more. This course is available in Manchester and Cardiff.
This course is very practical, they think you can only learn so much from a book and they think the best way to learn is to do be able to do it yourself. All of their tutors have a lot of experience working with companies such as NHS, Private clients and even athletes.