Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Course

Course Scope
  • 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
    •     Stretching
    •     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.

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