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Certificate in  Sports Massage Therapy Level 3 ITEC  is a fantastic qualification to start your career in the growing sports industry. Once qualified you will be able to earn between £35-£45 per hour for massage treatment.  You will be fully qualified as per industry standards and can chose to apply for jobs or start up your own business.The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a vocational qualification recognised by Ofqual within the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council,  which maintains a national list of practitioners that work with NHS, recognises this qualified.

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  • Cost includes
  • Exams
  • Progression

The course will cover:

  • Sports Massage Therory and Practice
  • History & development of  Sports Massage; Why and how it works,  Massage Benefits and  Principles of Sports  Massage
  • Pre event sports massage
  • Post event sports massage
  • Massage contraindications; Awareness of muscles / bones on human body; Anatomy; Pathology and Physiology (done Online with recapping in class), Cell Structure, Skin Cellular Composition, Muscular and Skeletal Systems, Cardiovascular - Heart and Blood Circulation, Lymphatic System - Lymph glands and production of Tissue Fluid; Neurological System - Brain and Nervous Tissue; Endocrine System - Main endocrine organs and role of hormones, Respiratory System - Lungs and air pathways; Reproductive system and Urinary System - Kidneys and water metabolism 
  • Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies and Business Practice Units

Course Units:  416- Functional Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition for Sports Massage

                      417-Applying Sports Massage Methods to Non-Pathological Tissue



At Affable Therapy Training, we understand the need to conduct classes in small groups.  We also understand that learners learn differently therefore course material is delivered in various ways, e.g. PowerPoint  presentation, group work, detailed course manual with diagrams, other activities to keep learners engaged throughout the day. Our teachers are qualified and have years of experience in their chosen field.  They bring their knowledge and passion to the class to inspire and encourage the learners.  Lessons are carefully planned around learner needs making our  courses very effective.

Its professional course for beginners  wishing to start a career in sports massage  therapy.It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSE’s at grade A*-C prior to commencing the ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage 

  • Course books
  • Access to online learning portal for Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exam fees
  • Use of equipment etc. during training
  • Business and equipment advice
  • Learners will be required to bring own towels and oil for mock and final exams.

Functional Anatomy, physiology and Nutrition for sports Therapeis : 25 Multiple choice questions

Apply sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue: 25 Multiple choice questions, 15 evidence of treatments and practical exam.

Once Learners have achieved the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Spa Treatments they may progress on to other ITEC or equivalent qualifications at Levels 3 and 4, for example:


  • Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching
  • Level 3 Diploma in Thai Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Infant and Child Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Reiki
  • Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy



Mason Miller

Affable Therapy was the perfect team to support me for learning the techniques of sports massage therapy with theory and practice. As a beginner I pursued Level 3 ITEC course in sports massage.
22/12/2014 02:57:19

Emily Moore

I found the classes at Affable Therapy extremely helpful. I pursued a Level 3 ITEC Diploma course in Sports Massage. There is a lot of support from the staff and they helped me start my career in massage therapy. I would recommend Affable Therapy to anyone wishing to start a future career in sports massage.
19/11/2014 04:41:47

Emily Jones

Brilliant Course! Thank you very much! I have learned a lot and the staff and instructors have been friendly. The massage therapy course I pursued is really worth the money!
28/08/2014 01:59:35


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