The Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage course provides in-depth, practical tuition in both Remedial and Sports massage by building on Swedish massage methods - by introducing a wide range of highly effective new techniques.
• advanced consultation skills and appropriate safety checks
• assessment procedures to accurately identify conditions and injuries
• myofascial, neuromuscular and muscle energy techniques (MET)
• trigger point therapy
• proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
• active, passive and resisted mobilisations
• joint and spinal mobilisation techniques
The treatment of many common disorders and injuries is covered along with a specific module dedicated specifically to Sports Event Massage - working with athletes in competition and training.
Further study in relevant Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology accompanies the extensive 'hands-on' sessions ensuring the student gains the necessary experience to practise successfully in both the remedial and sports fields.
The Diploma is a professionally accredited qualification - allowing the graduate to gain professional indemnity insurance and to go straight into practice as soon as they graduate.
The course is accredited by Glasgow Caledonian University and attracts:
60 credits at SCQF Level 8
Diploma in Remedial & Sport Massage (DRSM)
A recognised, accredited diploma in Swedish or Therapeutic massage, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu or equivalent. These must have included an appropriate level of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
Nine weekends over a nine-month period.
Glasgow Caledonian University (City Campus)
The Western School’s thorough assessment processes ensure excellence among graduates and help earn the School’s unrivalled reputation.
As with many schools, award of the diploma is based on a process of continuous assessment throughout the course, but additionally, and very importantly, home exercises, final oral, written and practical examinations and the completion of formal case studies ensure that the graduate is fully prepared to enter the profession as a demonstrably highly-skilled therapist.
The premises at GCU used for Western School courses have full disabled access. Additionally, the school has a commitment to working with students with special needs. A significant number of therapists who have graduated from the Western have done so despite challenges such as dyslexia and visual impairment.
Students can benefit from the strong relationships between the Western School and professional sports organisations. Everyone has a chance to work alongside the physiotherapists of teams like Glasgow Warriors and Glasgow Hawks in training and competition environments.
If you would like to come along to a current course and ‘sit-in’ for all or part of a morning, you would be most welcome. This is a good opportunity to meet the tutors, see the location, look at course notes, chat with the other students and generally get to know more about the school and the course. Just give us a ring on 01292 285609 and we can arrange a suitable date and time.
WESTERN SCHOOL LINKS TO SPORTS
The Western School has links with several sports organisations where both students and graduates have or are currently working - a wonderful way to gain great experience at the highest levels of sport and a great enhancement to their CVs.
Many Western School graduates were selected as Sports Massage Therapists to work at the 2014 Commonwealth games while John Lamont, our co-founder, worked for over two years assisting the Commonwealth Games Medical Clinical Expert Committee on the selection of Sports Massage Therapists for CG14.
Western graduates working at Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
WHAT COULD YOU LEARN
On the Diploma in Remedial & Sports Massage?
Reduce Pain, Restore Balance, Increase ROM & Improve Performance
To assess, differentiate and identify conditions such asmuscular problems, ligament problems & joint capsule problems. To utilise active, passive and resisted test and mobilisation techniques and safety check techniques for contraindication identification. In-depth anatomy of the main joints of the body, their ligaments, the muscles acting and the common injuries & conditions which affect them.
Practical treatment techniques including:
advanced soft tissue, trigger point therapy, muscle energy (MET), PNF stretching, neuromuscular, myofascial, spinal mobilisation, peripheral joint mobilisation and traction.
Specific treatment protocols for many conditions including:
tennis elbow & ankle sprain, low back pain & pelvic issues, muscle impingement sciatica, frozen shoulder and iliopsoas tension disorders.
Massage in sport including:
specific sporting injury treatments, psychology of sports massage, rehabilitation and sports event massage.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...
"The most positive and effective course I have been on!"