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Sports Massage Refresher

Course Overview

Refresh and add to your Sports Massage treatment…    

This workshop is aimed at:  

Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapists who have not used their skills for a while,  perhaps having had a break from the industry and looking to refresh their hand skills and assessment techniques.

Course Syllabus

  • Range of Movement (ROM), Passive, Active and Resisted
  • Postural Assessment (Asymmetry)
  • Massage techniques/hand skills
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) (for Level 4 therapists)
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR) (for Level 4 therapists)
  • Assessment Special Tests - Shoulder, Pelvis, Knee and Ankle (for Level 4 therapists)
  • Support in marketing and structuring your business plan to re-enter the industry (if needed)

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will receive your Cotswold Academy Certificate at the end of the day to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

Cotswold Academy Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.  You will be asked to supply evidence of your qualification after enrolment.

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like-minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

About Your Tutor(s)

Chris Phillips


The Academy has a proud history as a private training provider in the complementary health sector for the last twenty five years.

One of my core beliefs at The Academy concerns training standards. I believe there is a real need to further raise and develop credibility in our industry, so that more clients can benefit from high professional standards. We can contribute to this by sharing our knowledge and working experiences with each other. This is the main drive behind my weekly evening groups; Thursday Evenings.

I trained as a Massage and Sports Therapist in 2000 and have been developing my private practice from my home just outside Northleach in the Cotswolds ever since. In 2006 I completed my Certificate in Further Education Teaching (CFET1) and I have been teaching Sports and Remedial Massage ITEC Level 3 & 4 here at the Academy since. I have a background of working with young troubled people and their families in a therapeutic setting, both as key worker and as a manager and supervising and training staff.

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