Level 4 Sports Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy (4SM0220)

  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 9:45 AM
  • 26 Jul 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • 79 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL
  • 1


  • includes 10% discount



The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich Practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.

To ensure our graduates are 'ahead of the game' within the Sports Massage industry, we go above and beyond the normal Sports Massage syllabus and include a wider range of myofascial and soft tissue techniques.   Graduates will receive an additional Level 4 Soft Tissue Therapy Diploma.


There is no prerequisite for this course, however you will need to attend an introduction to sports massage weekend on 1st and 2nd of February 2020, if you do not hold a massage qualification. 


The main skills you will learn are:

  • Sports Massage

  • Pre/Post/Inter Event Massage

  • Advanced Massage Techniques

  • Soft Tissue Manipulation*

  • Soft Tissue Release

  • Trigger Point Therapy*

  • Myofascial Release*

  • Myofascial Postural Restructuring*

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • PNF

  • Static Stretching

  • Postural Assessments

  • Clinical Orthopedic Assessments

  • Hot and Cold Therapy

  • Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

  • Sports First Aid**

  • Business, Marketing & Social Media**

    *  Unique to AHG
    ** Optional Modules - free of charge

Scope of Qualification (Practice)

At level 4 a Sports massage therapist’s role includes, planning, providing and evaluating sport massage treatments. Treatments in context; sports massage can be carried out for pre, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focus on muscle and paratendon pathologies), using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.

Scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue and on recent non acute injuries or with pre-existing conditions. 


A minimum of 12 days in-class days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies. 

All dates are plus 1 additional consolidation and assessment day*, taken upon completion of home study/written assignments and case studies.

Course Date:

Weekends: 1st and 2nd February***; 22nd/23rd February; 21st/22nd March; 25th/26th April; 9th/10th May; 27th/28th June; 25th/26th July.



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