- Introduction to Massage
- Effects of massage
- Therapeutic massage techniques
- Deep tissue massage techniques
- Application of massage techniques to various muscles
- Muscle trigger points and treatment
- Massage for the general population
- Understanding the athlete
- Understanding the sport and periodisation in the application of massage
- Pre-event massage treatments
- Post-event massage treatments
- Maintenance treatments
- Alternative treatments basics
- Strapping and Taping
- Myofascial release
Although there are no entry requirements, a basic knowledge of human anatomy would be beneficial.
Courses are very practical and therefore spaces are limited (min 6 – max 12 people) You will be required to be both a patient and therapist during practical sessions
Theory studying will be required as there is a theory exam on the last day of the course.
Practicing the techniques will be required on a weekly basis
After completion of the course:
Additional hours to receive your certificate* – this will be done in your own time and appropriate venue
- 40 practicing hours
- 10 case studies
- Video submissions for the practical exam
Course Fees are p/person
This course is presented by Nicola Macleod.
Nicola Macleod has an honours degree in Biokinetics, more than 10 years in private practice ranging from, rehabilitation due to a variety of injuries and conditions, to high performance strength training for Olympic Gold medalist.
With more than 15 years experience in massage of which more than 9 years has included elite athletes both locally, on training camps and at international competitions. The courses that I present are both comprehensive and practical. Previous students have gone on to pursue careers as biokineticists, physiotherapist and chiropractors with this course giving them a solid foundation.
*Important Information: Short courses in massage are currently not recognized for accreditation, only a 2 year full-time course would allow people to register with the Allied Health Professions Council as a Massage Therapist.
On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance and/or completion of a short course in Sports and Deep Tissue Massage.