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
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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 as muscular 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.
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