Level 4 Massage Therapy for Sports





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Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy, Ashford, Kent

The main aim of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable students to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide sports massage therapy. It has been designed for practitioners currently working in sports and active leisure, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapists, and massage therapists. Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy gives you the basic understanding to get working as a therapist; however, from experience, you will be asked and will get common injuries or dysfunctions with clients. Level 4 will give you the extra confidence to ensure you can deal with these clients and give them specific treatment, not just sports massage.

The purpose of this specialist qualification is to enrich practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological, and pathological principles relevant to the application of sports massage. It will provide learners with advanced palpation skills and those needed to analyse posture and range of movement. It will also provide practitioners with a range of advanced skills and massage techniques to prevent and manage injuries in sports and active leisure.

Once qualified, you will learn to critically evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform future treatments.

Learners will cover:
  • Understand the Clinical Procedures for Client Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Conduct Objective Physical Assessments
  • Understand the Purpose of Neuromuscular and Tissue mobilisation Techniques in Sports Massage and the Skills to be able to Apply Effective Neuromuscular and Tissue mobilisation Techniques
  • Utilise Soft Tissue Techniques Appropriate to Specific Clients
  • Understand Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair
  • Treat and/or Seek to Correct Common Patterns of Dysfunction and Suitable Pre-Diagnosed Injuries
  • Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessments
  • Provide Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage injuries.
  • Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair

Course Duration

The course is 8 days long, including assessments. You will need to be a practicing therapist to join this course. If you have been out of practice, please contact us to do a 1-2-1 session to bring you up to speed before attending level 4, so you get the most from this. You would need time to practice and ensure you are proficient in the special tests and advanced techniques over the course, as you will be continually assessed.

Course Assessments
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Assessments
  • Joint palpation tasks
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
Progression Route
  • Level 5 Sports Massage Therapy
  • Personal training
  • Taping and Strapping
  • Education and Training Qualifications (PTLLS)
  • Assessors
The course price includes
  • Registration
  • Assessments
  • Certificate
  • A course manual and a reading list will also be available to assist you in reading about the subject after the course.
Entry Requirements

You must be 18+ and hold a recognised Level 3 Sports Massage qualification.
e.g. an equivalent or a good understanding of techniques.


Full price: £1650. Please contact us for any current discounts.

Currently, level 4 is combined with level 3 sports massage. A Level 4 date could be arranged if you register your interest with andy@kentsportsacademy.co.uk

Also, booking both levels 3 & 4 together gives you further savings: www.kentsportsacademy.co.uk/level-3-and-4-sports-massage-therapy.  

Additional information


7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th February, 1st March 2024 (8 days)