Course overview

Diploma in Performance Massage City of Bristol College

This qualification enables learners to perform massage at a fundamental level on nonpathological tissue, perhaps as an adjunct to a personal training or gym session.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide massage for preparation and recovery from strenuous activities. It also meets the pre-entry requirement for the new YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Dysfunction) – the only qualification mapped to the new NOS that meets the requirements for entry to SMA for membership as a sports massage therapist.

Dates and applications

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Diploma in Performance Massage SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMP1437D01-1
Dates
03/10/2024 - 12/06/2025
Duration
30 weeks
Days
Thurs
Hours per week
5.20
Start Time
14:30
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £1417. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMP1437D01-1 03/10/2024 - 12/06/2025 30 weeks Thurs 5.20 14:30 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £1417. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

For people that are looking to build skills and knowledge in sports massage, personal trainers looking to build their business or beauty therapist looking to offer deeper therapies.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the skin and major body systems including the cardio-respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, and urinary systems
  • Understand the interaction between the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the effects of exercise on body systems
  • Understand soft tissue dysfunction, the process of soft tissue repair and the effects of performance massage on body systems
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating, how to promote a healthy lifestyle and the effect that lifestyle can have on the effectiveness of performance massage treatments
  • Understand legislation and standards relevant to the massage profession, including the scope of practice and the principles of professional practice
  • Conduct client assessments, design performance massage treatment plans and perform performance massage treatments
  • Apply the principles and methods of post-treatment care and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans

Course entry requirements

You must be 16 + to apply for this course and have good fitness to perform massage and basic communication skills. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This is delivered through a range of face to face tasks , practical work and theory.

Future career and study opportunities

The YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Performance Massage is a pre-entry requirement for the YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sport Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Dysfunction).

The Level 4 qualification is required for industry recognition as a sports massage therapist.

 

These qualifications may be used to support access towards degree studies related to Sports Therapy and/or Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course.

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